History ChekhovsGun / Film

30th May '17 6:26:58 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'' features a literal example in the SawedOffShotgun that John Kelley always carries around with him. One scene heavily features Kelley cleaning it, and he uses it to shoot [[spoiler: Robert Ford]] in the final scene.
29th May '17 12:25:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'', as soon as we see the flashback where [[spoiler:Jamal mentions he doesn't know the name of the third musketeer]], we know that it will be the final question on ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''.

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* In ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'', as soon as we see the flashback where [[spoiler:Jamal mentions he doesn't know the name of the third musketeer]], we know that it will be the final question on ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''.''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''.
29th Apr '17 12:18:32 PM PhilsLover
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* Used with a couple props in Billy Wilder's ''Film/TheApartment'', before [[spoiler: pointedly inverting the trope with an actual gun.]]



* From ''Film/TheCrow'': Eric learns all that Shelly went through before she died - a 30 hour ordeal - by laying his hands over Albrecht's head and eyes ('seeing' through his eyes how much Shelly suffered, and what's more, feeling it as well. At the film's climax, Eric finishes off Top Dollar, the BigBad, by putting his hands on the villain's head and sharing the same experience with him. While Eric is able to withstand the pain, Top Dollar is not.



* The gun in ''Film/DesertHeat'' comes in the form of a fighter jets that always fly by at the same time each day.



* ''Dirty Mary Crazy Larry'' [[spoiler:opens with a shot of the freight train that the protagonists drive into at the very end of the movie.]]



* In the live-action adaptation of ''Film/TheGuyver'', Fulton Balcus keeps and uses the old toaster Dr. Segawa swapped the Guyver out with. Much to his annoyance, though, it burns his toast..



* In ''Film/KissOfTheTarantula'', Nancy's airtight glass coffin ends up being shared by [[spoiler: Susan's creeper uncle, Walter.]] She stuffs him in underneath Nancy's body, after he attacked Susan and ended up paralyzed after getting shoved down a flight of stairs.



* Film/{{Paycheck}} has the main character ending up with his memory wiped after working on a top secret project [[spoiler: involving seeing the future]] and then finding out that his pre-memory wipe self sent his post-memory wipe self an entire ChekhovsArmory full of random, seemingly useless crap to keep himself alive when things go south. Perhaps the most {{Egregious}} gun in the armory, though, is a digital watch that doesn't work that seems to serve no practical purpose even within the armory [[spoiler: until it beeps and reads "GO" when the main character happens to find himself on a catwalk with a gun pointed at him.]]



* to a lesser extent [[spoiler: the Tivo box used to stop the RPG round aimed at the helecopter.]]

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* ** to a lesser extent [[spoiler: the Tivo box used to stop the RPG round aimed at the helecopter.]]



* ''Film/TheWomanInRed'': Charlotte's robe is lying on the bed.



* The gun in ''Film/DesertHeat'' comes in the form of a fighter jets that always fly by at the same time each day.
* ''Dirty Mary Crazy Larry'' [[spoiler:opens with a shot of the freight train that the protagonists drive into at the very end of the movie.]]
* Film/{{Paycheck}} has the main character ending up with his memory wiped after working on a top secret project [[spoiler: involving seeing the future]] and then finding out that his pre-memory wipe self sent his post-memory wipe self an entire ChekhovsArmory full of random, seemingly useless crap to keep himself alive when things go south. Perhaps the most {{Egregious}} gun in the armory, though, is a digital watch that doesn't work that seems to serve no practical purpose even within the armory [[spoiler: until it beeps and reads "GO" when the main character happens to find himself on a catwalk with a gun pointed at him.]]
* In the live-action adaptation of ''Film/TheGuyver'', Fulton Balcus keeps and uses the old toaster Dr. Segawa swapped the Guyver out with. Much to his annoyance, though, it burns his toast..
* Used with a couple props in Billy Wilder's ''Film/TheApartment'', before [[spoiler: pointedly inverting the trope with an actual gun.]]
* In ''Film/KissOfTheTarantula'', Nancy's airtight glass coffin ends up being shared by [[spoiler: Susan's creeper uncle, Walter.]] She stuffs him in underneath Nancy's body, after he attacked Susan and ended up paralyzed after getting shoved down a flight of stairs.
* From ''Film/TheCrow'': Eric learns all that Shelly went through before she died - a 30 hour ordeal - by laying his hands over Albrecht's head and eyes ('seeing' through his eyes how much Shelly suffered, and what's more, feeling it as well. At the film's climax, Eric finishes off Top Dollar, the BigBad, by putting his hands on the villain's head and sharing the same experience with him. While Eric is able to withstand the pain, Top Dollar is not.
* ''Film/TheWomanInRed'': Charlotte's robe is lying on the bed.
4th Apr '17 5:18:33 PM nombretomado
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* The fine folk at {{Pixar}} are masters of this, and most of their films have at least a few examples.

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* The fine folk at {{Pixar}} Creator/{{Pixar}} are masters of this, and most of their films have at least a few examples.



* Done by the Creator/{{Pixar}} staff for ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', as an aspect of the film is Tow Mater's habit of fanciful storytelling. Since this was a trait not shown in the first film, it was feared that the sudden appearance would look like an AssPull, so the [[PixarShorts "Mater's Tall Tales" shorts]] were created to establish this ''two years in advance.''

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* Done by the Creator/{{Pixar}} staff for ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', as an aspect of the film is Tow Mater's habit of fanciful storytelling. Since this was a trait not shown in the first film, it was feared that the sudden appearance would look like an AssPull, so the [[PixarShorts [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts "Mater's Tall Tales" shorts]] were created to establish this ''two years in advance.''
29th Mar '17 1:31:49 PM Rebu
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** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' has the usual Q gadgets, including a remote-controlled car. It also has a wire cutter underneath the BMW emblem, just in case Bond needs to sever a wire at a very specific height. Conveniently, the bad guys put a wire across Bond's path at ''exactly'' that height.

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** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' has the usual Q gadgets, including a remote-controlled car. It also has a whole host of gadgets that we aren't told about ahead of time, including a wire cutter underneath the BMW emblem, just in case Bond needs to sever a wire at a very specific height. Conveniently, the bad guys put a wire across Bond's path at ''exactly'' that height.
29th Mar '17 1:05:35 PM Rebu
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** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' has the usual Q gadgets, including a remote-controlled car. It also has a wire cutter underneath the BMW emblem, just in case Bond needs to sever a wire at a very specific height. Conveniently, the bad guys put a wire across Bond's path at ''exactly'' that height.
29th Mar '17 2:01:01 AM Hashil
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* ''Film/{{Dope}}'' features [[spoiler: an actual gun]] placed in a bag along with the titular dope early in the film. [[spoiler: The hero Malcom uses it to scare off some bullies and would be thieves from from robbing him and his friends near the end of the film.]]
12th Mar '17 3:56:04 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/ToCatchAThief'', one of the members of the heist team keeps saying that a compartment in the trunk is too obvious, it's even his catchphrase for a good portion. The villain finds it.[[spoiler: ..and the other heist teammate looks at him, he winks. He put in another compartment and didn't tell anyone.]] Also, the fact that a more major character sells bootleg videos isn't ever really important, but is worth mentioning: All the people who joined in the heist were picked by looking at which movies they bought.



* In ''Film/WaynesWorld'' Wayne and Garth meet up with a security guard after coming out the stage exit during a rock concert, and this guard just so happens to have a lot of information about the big-wig record producer's travel itinerary, including the fact he drives everywhere in his expensive limo with a big satellite dish right on top. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Wayne when Garth figures out a way to use this to further the plot.

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* In ''Film/WaynesWorld'' ''Film/WaynesWorld'', Wayne and Garth meet up with a security guard after coming out the stage exit during a rock concert, and this guard just so happens to have a lot of information about the big-wig record producer's travel itinerary, including the fact he drives everywhere in his expensive limo with a big satellite dish right on top. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Wayne when Garth figures out a way to use this to further the plot.
25th Feb '17 3:40:03 PM nombretomado
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** This was referenced in an EddieIzzard bit where he points out that Bond never returns and says "Q, I've got a lot of stuff I didn't even fucking use!"

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** This was referenced in an EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard bit where he points out that Bond never returns and says "Q, I've got a lot of stuff I didn't even fucking use!"
25th Feb '17 1:06:30 PM nombretomado
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* From Wolfgang Petersen's ''Film/{{Troy}}'': Briseis's virginity. Established early for the sole purpose of ensuring that BradPitt takes it later.

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* From Wolfgang Petersen's ''Film/{{Troy}}'': Briseis's virginity. Established early for the sole purpose of ensuring that BradPitt Creator/BradPitt takes it later.
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