History LoopholeAbuse / LiveActionFilm

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?"
26th Dec '15 8:13:03 AM Blazer
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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]] 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.
26th Dec '15 8:12:45 AM Blazer
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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.
16th Sep '15 10:10:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Several times in ''Film/FrightNight2011''. Vampires can't enter residences [[VampireInvitation without an invitation]], but there's nothing against [[spoiler: pretending to be delivery boys, attacking victims in abandoned houses or '''blowing their homes up'''.]]

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* Several times in ''Film/FrightNight2011''. Vampires can't enter residences [[VampireInvitation [[MustBeInvited without an invitation]], but there's nothing against [[spoiler: pretending to be delivery boys, attacking victims in abandoned houses or '''blowing their homes up'''.]]
20th Jul '15 12:03:45 AM Statzkeen
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* Done by Harry himself in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', in order to free Dobby.
5th Jul '15 6:15:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film, the Kobayashi Maru test. Starfleet actually had to add a "no reprogramming the simulator" rule after Kirk's shot at it, and according to the ExpandedUniverse, this kicked off a whole tradition of loopholing the scenario.
** Not only that, but it became an expectation of any student to find a way to beat the simulation with outside-the-box thinking.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film, the Kobayashi Maru test. Starfleet actually had to add a "no reprogramming the simulator" rule after Kirk's shot at it, and according to the ExpandedUniverse, this kicked off a whole tradition of loopholing the scenario.
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scenario. Not only that, but it became an expectation of any student to find a way to beat the simulation with outside-the-box thinking.



** Combination of TruthInTelevision and artistic license. You would be hard-pressed to find a "the players have to be humans" rule. However, most schools have rules preventing pets from being taken onto the premises and rules governing the handling of live animal mascots. Bud would never have been allowed on the court, except perhaps for a half time stunt.



** To be fair, even if there had been rules, Butch wouldn't have cheated in the knife fight. He cheated immediately before the knife fight.



** Still, {{NASCAR}} rules work much differently in real life. In the 2009 Aaron's 499 at Talladega, Carl Edwards was turned by Brad Keselowski in the tri-oval on the last lap, clipped Ryan Newman, and flew into the catchfence as Keselowski and his Nationwide team owner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. crossed the finish line 1-2. After coming to a rest on the track, Edwards climbed out of his car and sprinted the rest of the way to the finish line before taking a mandatory ride to the infield care center. He finished 23rd, first car not on the lead lap, and was not penalized.
** If such an incident happened the way it does in the movie, the race would be over the moment the two cars flipped, and NASCAR would utilize video replays and scoring loops to determine which car was in front at the instant the caution flag waved.



** Note that the loophole abuse was ''not'' winning posthumously; Dodge was intended to play the role of a renegade who might very well be making a suicide run. The loophole was winning by ''destroying the target''. The normal wargame rules of engagement specified to compute a standard firing solution for a torpedo and radio it over, on recipient of which everybody would agree the targeted vessel is "dead". Dodge realized his submarine couldn't survive long enough to go through that process. He also knew his target was an unmanned mockup and that he had two live torpedos which could be fired ''without'' proper programming and which had some chance of hitting the intended target and a good chance of missing everything else in the harbor. He got lucky.
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