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5th Feb '17 11:21:25 PM weirdfantasy
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* In ''Film/StrokerAce'', the eponymous character tries to find his way out of an unfair contract which his sponsor uses to promote business more aggressively. Lugs tries to have five or six different lawyers find these in the contracts wording only to be told that Stroker's best chance is to get Clyde Torkle to fire him (quitting activates a clause which says Stroker can't race for the next three years). Stroker then starts using the contract to his advantage by humiliating Torkle with a couple idiotic advertising gags (the contract only says that he has to sell chicken; it fails to mention ''how'' he should do it) and hiring Pembrook as part of his pit crew just to piss Torkle off.
28th Jan '17 1:31:52 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'', this is the reason for [[AIIsACrapshoot the Red Queen]] deciding to [[EnemyMine team up]] with Alice. Her programming keeps her from harming Umbrella Corporation employees, even though she wishes to stop their EvilPlan, but Alice isn't tied by any such {{Restraining Bolt}}s, so providing her with vital information helps the Red Queen carry out her desires by proxy. Also, in a similarity to the ''Film/RoboCop1987'' example above, during the climax [[spoiler: [[TokenGoodTeammate Alicia Marcus]] takes the time to remind everyone she owns half of Umbrella, and promptly fires [[TheDragon Wesker]]; as he's now technically no longer in Umbrella's employ, the Red Queen is able to deploy her security measures and kill him.]]
12th Dec '16 6:39:18 AM carouselambra
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* This is the big problem in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'': God is infallible. Whatever He[[spoiler:/She]] says, goes and if two Angels are to be banished to Wisconsin for all eternity, so be it. However, a church in New Jersey is celebrating its 100th anniversary and allowing those who enter its church to be absolved of all sins. Loki and Bartleby's plan is to essentially dump their wings, pass through into the church and viola, purged of all sins and allowed to get back into Heaven. Of course, by doing that, it proves God is fallible and destroys reality as a result.

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* This is the big problem in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'': God is infallible. Whatever He[[spoiler:/She]] says, goes and if two Angels are to be banished to Wisconsin for all eternity, so be it. However, a church in New Jersey is celebrating its 100th anniversary and allowing those who enter its church to be absolved of all sins. Loki and Bartleby's plan is to essentially dump their wings, pass through into the church and viola, voilà, purged of all sins and allowed to get back into Heaven. Of course, by doing that, it proves God is fallible and destroys reality as a result.
5th Dec '16 3:20:25 PM TheWanderer
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* ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' "Rules!? In a knife fight!? [[GroinAttack No rules!]]"

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* ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' "Rules!? In ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', Butch is about to participate in a knife fight!? fight with [[ChallengingTheChief Harvey, a member of his gang challenging him for leadership]]. Butch starts walking towards Harvey and claims that first they have to get the rules straightened out. Harvey thinks the idea of rules in a knife fight is so dumb that he lowers his guard and bellows that there are no rules. Butch immediately [[GroinAttack No rules!]]"kicks Harvey in the groin]], states that if there aren't going to be any rules it's about time to start the fight, and finishes off Harvey before he can recover from Butch's sneak attack.
8th Oct '16 2:25:16 PM Eddy1215
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----> '''Jones:''' "Then you were a poor captain, but a captain nonetheless! Have you not introduced yourself all these years as ''Captain'' Jack Sparrow?"

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----> '''Jones:''' "Then you were a poor captain, but a captain nonetheless! [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Have you not introduced yourself all these years years]] as ''Captain'' ''[[InsistentTerminolgy Captain]]'' Jack Sparrow?"


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** In the same film, Jack tires to invoke this with Jones, saying that their debt was settled when he was taken to the Locker, [[RevivalLoophole no one said he had to stay there]]. Jones didn't agree to it and took him prisoner.
8th Jun '16 8:00:44 PM Blazer
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** Later on, the ''Vengeance'' is bearing down on the ''Enterprise'' and turning it into swiss cheese. Carol races onto the bridge and begs to contact Admiral Marcus, who is not only captaining the ''Vengeance'' but also [[spoiler:her father and he wouldn't attack them if she was on board]]. Marcus' solution? Teleport her over to the ''Vengeance'', ''then'' keep shooting.
28th May '16 10:44:28 PM redandready45
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* ''Film/TheTerminal'': Dixon asks for Viktor's help in dealing with a Russian man who went into frenzy when the airport confiscated pills for his father because he didn't have proper documents. After the man is neutralized, Viktor, having read the rules, is able to save the guy by getting him to say the medication is for a goat, since ''animals'' don't require documentation for medicine. Soon afterward, everyone in the airport salutes Viktor as "the goat" for defying airport regulations.
27th Mar '16 5:49:42 PM Geoduck
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* The title character in ''Literature/MisterRoberts'', with the deal he made with the Captain to get shore-leave for the ship's crew: while he agreed to not write any more letters requesting reassignment, he never said anything about not throwing the Captain's prized palm tree overboard.
29th Dec '15 1:36:31 AM maxwellsilver
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---->'''Barbossa:''' Don't dare impugn me honor, boy! I agreed she'd go free and it's free she'll go! It was ''you'' who failed to specify ''when'' or ''where''.
29th Dec '15 1:33:56 AM maxwellsilver
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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', John Connor makes the T-800 swear that he won't kill anyone. Programmed to obey John Connor, the T-800 agrees, and promptly follows it up by shooting out a security guard's ankles, since John only ordered him to [[ExactWords not kill anyone]].

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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', John Connor makes the T-800 swear that he won't kill anyone. Programmed to obey John Connor, the T-800 agrees, and promptly follows it up by shooting out KneeCapping a security guard's ankles, guard, since John only ordered him to [[ExactWords not kill anyone]].



---> '''Barbossa:''' First of all, returning you to Port Royal was never part of our negotiations or agreement, so I ''must'' do nothing. And secondly, you have to be a pirate for the Pirate Code to apply, and you're not. And thirdly - the Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.

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---> ----> '''Barbossa:''' First of all, returning you to Port Royal was never part of our negotiations or agreement, so I ''must'' do nothing. And secondly, you have to be a pirate for the Pirate Code to apply, and you're not. And thirdly - the Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.



--> '''Gibbs:''' "And how do you intend to harvest these ninety-nine souls in three days?"
--> '''Jack:''' "Fortunately, he was mum as the condition in which these souls need be."
--> '''Gibbs:''' " Ah. Tortuga, then?"
--> '''Jack:''' (Wipes slime on Gibbs) "Tortuga."

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--> ----> '''Gibbs:''' "And how do you intend to harvest these ninety-nine souls in three days?"
--> ----> '''Jack:''' "Fortunately, he was mum as the condition in which these souls need be."
--> ----> '''Gibbs:''' " Ah. Tortuga, then?"
--> ----> '''Jack:''' (Wipes slime on Gibbs) "Tortuga."



--> '''Jones:''' "You have a debt to pay. You've been captain of the Black Pearl for thirteen years. That was our agreement."
--> '''Jack:''' "Technically, I was only captain for two years, then I was viciously mutinied upon."
--> '''Jones:''' "Then you were a poor captain, but a captain nonetheless! Have you not introduced yourself all these years as Captain Jack Sparrow?"

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--> ----> '''Jones:''' "You have a debt to pay. You've been captain of the Black Pearl for thirteen years. That was our agreement."
--> ----> '''Jack:''' "Technically, I was only captain for two years, then I was viciously mutinied upon."
--> ----> '''Jones:''' "Then you were a poor captain, but a captain nonetheless! Have you not introduced yourself all these years as Captain ''Captain'' Jack Sparrow?"
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