History ChekhovsGun / Film

5th Oct '17 2:14:10 PM Qrow
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** Really, the whole ending was an entire movie's worth of Chekov's Guns going off one after another in rapid-fire succession. [[spoiler: The rock-hammer he asked Red for? Used to dig a tunnel. The Bible the warden gave him? Hollowed out to hide his rock hammer. The poster he got from Red? Hid the tunnel. The fake identity he used t launder the warden's money? He used it to steal the money to fund his new life, while also exposing the warden]]. Andy was way more of a MagnificentBastard then you would initially believe.
27th Sep '17 7:50:37 PM SirVancelot131
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** An exception to this is the film ''Film/GoldenEye'', where Q explains all the gadgets in Bond's new BMW, none of which are used at all in the film.

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** An exception to this is the film ''Film/GoldenEye'', where Q explains all the gadgets in Bond's new BMW, none of which are used at all in the film. Instead, a tank Bond spots in St. Petersburg ends up being comandeered by him.
30th Aug '17 11:34:24 AM HalcyonDayz
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*** The very fact that John is a cop is what gives him his service weapon as his starting inventory. Perhaps more crucially, [=McClane=] talks like a cop, knows how to spot phony IDs and gather evidence, and knows the emergency channels to summon help. This, in fact, is what clues Allen in on the fact that John is a fellow officer, earning the former's trust.

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*** The very fact that John is a cop is what gives him his service weapon as his starting inventory. Perhaps more crucially, [=McClane=] talks like a cop, knows how to spot phony IDs [=IDs=] and gather evidence, and knows the emergency channels to summon help. This, in fact, is what clues Allen in on the fact that John is a fellow officer, earning the former's trust.



** Also a more explicit example that has some crossover with MacGuffin in the recurring [[spoiler:love letter that is actually the will written in invisible ink.]]

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** Also a more explicit example that has some crossover with MacGuffin [=MacGuffin=] in the recurring [[spoiler:love letter that is actually the will written in invisible ink.]]
25th Aug '17 4:19:26 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', there's a cute scene where Simba and his best friend Nala get into two play fights, which [[IWasBeatenByAGirl Nala easily wins]] by flipping Simba over while he's on top of her then pinning him down once she's on top. [[spoiler:When they end up fighting again years later as adults Nala uses the same move on Simba again and he recognizes her, with the two happily reuniting as lovers. Simba later uses this technique himself to defeat his EvilUncle Scar during their battle]]
-->'''Nala''': Pinned ya ''again''.
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.
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