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29th Apr '16 5:40:41 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", the MacGuffin is a satchel full of CounterfeitCash that the crooks are attempting to retrieve. Any kind of valuable contraband could have served the same purpose.
13th Mar '16 4:58:03 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': The briefcase full of smoits (tokens found on dairy bars and packets of chips and used to buy basically anything a kid could want once enough of them are saved up) serves this function "The Currency of Doubt".

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25th Feb '16 9:50:07 AM Willbyr
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* [[MacGuffinTitle The eponymous treasure of Gold Roger]] in ''Main/OnePiece'' is very much a MacGuffin. Of course, while everyone ''assumes'' it's a vast fortune, the exact nature of it is arguably the greatest mystery in the series. It's merely the prestige of having been the only one since Roger to make it to the end of the world that will make whoever finds it the pirate king. In all likelihood, the actual ''treasure'' (as in silver and gold and all) aspect of the One Piece is probably rather not much. Speculations on what it could be range from a single piece of eight (It is ONE piece, after all) to a one piece bathing suit that Roger was fond of.

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* [[MacGuffinTitle The eponymous treasure of Gold Roger]] in ''Main/OnePiece'' ''Franchise/OnePiece'' is very much a MacGuffin. Of course, while everyone ''assumes'' it's a vast fortune, the exact nature of it is arguably the greatest mystery in the series. It's merely the prestige of having been the only one since Roger to make it to the end of the world that will make whoever finds it the pirate king. In all likelihood, the actual ''treasure'' (as in silver and gold and all) aspect of the One Piece is probably rather not much. Speculations on what it could be range from a single piece of eight (It is ONE piece, after all) to a one piece bathing suit that Roger was fond of.
11th Feb '16 4:28:06 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* [[MacGuffinTitle The eponymous treasure of Gold Roger]] in ''Main/OnePiece'' is very much a MacGuffin. Of course, while everyone ''assumes'' it's a vast fortune, the exact nature of it is arguably the greatest mystery in the series. It's merely the prestige of having been the only one since Roger to make it to the end of the world that will make whoever finds it the pirate king. In all likelihood, the actual ''treasure'' (as in silver and gold and all) aspect of the One Piece is probably rather not much. Speculations on what it could be range from a single piece of eight (It is ONE piece, after all) to a one piece bathing suit that Roger was fond of.
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18th Dec '15 10:05:04 AM johnnye
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* The Scapular with supposedly reveals the secret hiding place of the Treasure of Literature/TheBlackCoats

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* The Scapular with which supposedly reveals the secret hiding place of the Treasure of Literature/TheBlackCoatsLiterature/TheBlackCoats.
15th Sep '15 10:32:45 AM Hanz
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* In the first ''RyuGaGotoku'' (known as ''Yakuza'' in the West), 10 Billion Yen disappears from the Tojo Clan's vault, sending Tokyo teetering on the brink of open gang warfare as everyone hunts down the missing money.

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* In the first ''RyuGaGotoku'' (known as ''Yakuza'' in the West), ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'', 10 Billion Yen disappears from the Tojo Clan's vault, sending Tokyo teetering on the brink of open gang warfare as everyone hunts down the missing money.
21st Jul '15 3:15:37 PM eroock
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->'''Kasper Gutman:''' Mr. Spade, have you any conception of how much money can be got for that black bird?
->'''Sam Spade''': No.
->'''Kasper Gutman:''' Well, Sir, if I told you, if I told you ''half'', you'd call me a liar.

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->'''Kasper Gutman:''' ->'''Kasper:''' Mr. Spade, have you any conception of how much money can be got for that black bird?
->'''Sam Spade''': ->'''Sam''': No.
->'''Kasper Gutman:''' ->'''Kasper:''' Well, Sir, if I told you, if I told you ''half'', you'd call me a liar.
21st Jul '15 3:15:20 PM eroock
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->Mr. Spade, have you any conception of how much money can be got for that black bird?
->No.
->Well, sir, if I told you, if I told you half, you'd call me a liar.
-->-- Film/TheMalteseFalcon

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->Mr.->'''Kasper Gutman:''' Mr. Spade, have you any conception of how much money can be got for that black bird?
->No.
->Well, sir,
->'''Sam Spade''': No.
->'''Kasper Gutman:''' Well, Sir,
if I told you, if I told you half, ''half'', you'd call me a liar.
-->-- Film/TheMalteseFalcon
''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''
7th Jun '15 2:39:31 PM eroock
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* This is the basis of several [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers CoenBrothers]] films including ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', ''Film/{{Fargo}}'', ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''Film/BloodSimple''. Although in ''Lebowski'''s case [[spoiler: the briefcase was actually full of phone books from the beginning, and the money had already been embezzled.]]

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* This is the basis of several [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers CoenBrothers]] Coen Brothers]] films including ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', ''Film/{{Fargo}}'', ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''Film/BloodSimple''. Although in ''Lebowski'''s case [[spoiler: the briefcase was actually full of phone books from the beginning, and the money had already been embezzled.]]
21st Mar '15 2:22:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' has the characters spend much of the early part of the movie gradually progressing from "let's be reasonable" to "screw it, every man for himself" regarding the location of a cache they discover in the opening minutes.

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* ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' has the characters spend much of the early part of the movie gradually progressing from "let's be reasonable" to "screw it, every man for himself" regarding the location of a cache they discover in the opening minutes.



* ''[[OceansEleven Ocean's Eleven]]'' uses this, though it differs from most Thief Caper films in that it was very ''[[ItsPersonal specific]]'' money.
* ''RatRace'' makes pure use of this trope. The object of the whole film is to be the first to reach and open a briefcase with two million dollars in it.
* ''DumbAndDumber'' centers around the protagonists trying to return a briefcase full of ransom money, which they picked up in the belief it was left behind by mistake. [[spoiler:Once they spend it all on luxuries, it becomes a briefcase full of [=IOUs=] instead - and they can't understand why the bad guys won't accept those, since they're practically the same thing.]]
* ''{{Millions}}'' is about a 7-year-old boy who finds a duffel bag full of money, and what he and his brother do with it.
* This is the basis of several [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers CoenBrothers]] films including ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', ''{{Fargo}}'', ''TheBigLebowski'' and ''BloodSimple''. Although in ''Lebowski'''s case [[spoiler: the briefcase was actually full of phone books from the beginning, and the money had already been embezzled.]]
* The NaziGold in ''KellysHeroes''.
* The suitcase full of cash in ''ShallowGrave''. The film is about a group of friends trying to cover up an accidental death in their apartment so they can keep said money.
* TheMalteseFalcon looks like an ordinary statue, but only a few people know that it holds gems under its skin.

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* ''[[OceansEleven Ocean's Eleven]]'' ''Film/OceansEleven'' uses this, though it differs from most Thief Caper films in that it was very ''[[ItsPersonal specific]]'' money.
* ''RatRace'' ''Film/RatRace'' makes pure use of this trope. The object of the whole film is to be the first to reach and open a briefcase with two million dollars in it.
* ''DumbAndDumber'' ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' centers around the protagonists trying to return a briefcase full of ransom money, which they picked up in the belief it was left behind by mistake. [[spoiler:Once they spend it all on luxuries, it becomes a briefcase full of [=IOUs=] instead - and they can't understand why the bad guys won't accept those, since they're practically the same thing.]]
* ''{{Millions}}'' ''Film/{{Millions}}'' is about a 7-year-old boy who finds a duffel bag full of money, and what he and his brother do with it.
* This is the basis of several [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers CoenBrothers]] films including ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', ''{{Fargo}}'', ''TheBigLebowski'' ''Film/{{Fargo}}'', ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''BloodSimple''.''Film/BloodSimple''. Although in ''Lebowski'''s case [[spoiler: the briefcase was actually full of phone books from the beginning, and the money had already been embezzled.]]
* The NaziGold in ''KellysHeroes''.
''Film/KellysHeroes''.
* The suitcase full of cash in ''ShallowGrave''.''Film/ShallowGrave''. The film is about a group of friends trying to cover up an accidental death in their apartment so they can keep said money.
* TheMalteseFalcon Film/TheMalteseFalcon looks like an ordinary statue, but only a few people know that it holds gems under its skin.
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