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28th Jan '18 10:06:55 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver1980'': 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.

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* ''Series/MacGyver1980'': ''Series/MacGyver1985'': 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.
28th Jan '18 10:06:27 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.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': ''Series/MacGyver1980'': 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.
7th Jan '17 12:57:11 PM NNinja
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* The Diamond in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAveAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''. It's worth 2 million dolars and serves as motivation for Mellisa Foster's start of darkness. That's all that is important about it.

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* The Diamond in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAveAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''.''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''. It's worth 2 million dolars and serves as motivation for Mellisa Foster's start of darkness. That's all that is important about it.
7th Jan '17 12:56:43 PM NNinja
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* The Diamond in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAveAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''. It's worth 2 million dolars and serves as motivation for Mellisa Foster's start of darkness. That's all that is important about it.
1st Jan '17 11:45:24 AM MCanter89
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* ''Film/ASimplePlan'' is about a group of characters who find a wrecked plane full of cash (which turns out to be [[spoiler: the ransom from a kidnapping]]).

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* ''Film/ASimplePlan'' is about a group of characters who find a wrecked plane full of cash (which turns out to be [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ransom from a kidnapping]]).



** 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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** In ''Lebowski'''s case [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the briefcase was actually full of phone books from the beginning, and the money had already been embezzled.]]



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* Harpagon's cash-box with a ten thousand crowns in ''Theatre/TheMiser''.

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* Harpagon's cash-box with a ten thousand crowns in ''Theatre/TheMiser''. \n



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* In the third case of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', [[KillerGameMaster Monokuma]] offers ten billion yen to the first student to murder a classmate and escape [[ClosedCircle the school]]. As it turns out, [[spoiler: the killer in that case never cared about the money and just really wanted out.]]
* ''VideoGame/FallOut2'' features a treasure that's stuck down in a well - a load of cash! After buttering up the ghoul that buried it for its location and hiring a treasure hunter to help find it, the Chosen One gets their hands on [[spoiler:10,000 bottlecaps - which was an incredibly valuable treasure about 80 years ago while bottlecaps were legal tender, but became worthless when enough technology was restored to make new caps - forcing the NCR to re-open a number of [[GoldSilverCopperStandard gold mines]]. Hope the Chosen One held onto them, as the Brotherhood of Steel blew those mines up just a few years later, forcing people back to bottle caps again.]]

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* In the third case of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', [[KillerGameMaster Monokuma]] offers ten billion yen to the first student to murder a classmate and escape [[ClosedCircle the school]]. As it turns out, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the killer in that case never cared about the money and just really wanted out.]]
* ''VideoGame/FallOut2'' ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' features a treasure that's stuck down in a well - -- a load of cash! After buttering up the ghoul that buried it for its location and hiring a treasure hunter to help find it, the Chosen One gets their hands on [[spoiler:10,000 bottlecaps - which bottlecaps--which was an incredibly valuable treasure about 80 years ago while bottlecaps were legal tender, but became worthless when enough technology was restored to make new caps - caps, forcing the NCR to re-open a number of [[GoldSilverCopperStandard gold mines]]. Hope the Chosen One held onto on to them, as the Brotherhood of Steel blew those mines up just a few years later, forcing people back to bottle caps again.]]
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17th Nov '16 9:54:38 PM jboone93
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* The titular PirateBooty treasure in ''Manga/OnePiece'' is ''probably'' this trope, given the genre trappings, but as yet no one really knows for sure.

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17th Nov '16 9:52:36 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': "The Homecoming Job" ends up being a shipping container full of stolen cash from Iraq. In this case the money isn't really what's important, the two bad guys, a congressman and CEO for some PrivateMilitaryContractors, have plenty, it's the fact that it's cash, which makes it a giant, untraceable slush fund.

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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': "The Homecoming Job" ends up being a shipping container full of stolen cash from Iraq. In this case the money isn't really what's important, important - the two bad guys, a congressman and CEO for some PrivateMilitaryContractors, have plenty, plenty - it's the fact that it's cash, which makes it a giant, untraceable slush fund.
17th Nov '16 9:51:38 PM FordPrefect
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* This was the [=MacGuffin=] used to drive the action in ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''. At a few points, characters end up needing to spend some of it after getting themselves in a tight spot.



* This is the basis of several [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers 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.]]

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* This is the basis of several [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen Brothers]] films including ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', ''Film/{{Fargo}}'', ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''Film/BloodSimple''. Although ''Film/BloodSimple''.
** In ''No Country for Old Men'', at a few points, characters end up needing to spend some of it after getting themselves
in a tight spot.
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''Lebowski'''s case [[spoiler: the briefcase was actually full of phone books from the beginning, and the money had already been embezzled.]]
2nd Nov '16 11:51:16 AM Discar
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->''Fifteen million dollars is not money. It's a motive with a universal adaptor on it.''

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->''Fifteen ->''"Fifteen million dollars is not money. It's a motive with a universal adaptor on it.''"''
30th Sep '16 6:57:45 AM johnnye
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->'''Kasper:''' Mr. Spade, have you any conception of how much money can be got for that black bird?
->'''Sam''': No.
->'''Kasper:''' Well, Sir, if I told you, if I told you ''half'', you'd call me a liar.
-->-- ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''

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->'''Kasper:''' Mr. Spade, have you any conception of how much money can be got for that black bird?
->'''Sam''': No.
->'''Kasper:''' Well, Sir, if I told you, if I told you ''half'', you'd call me
->''Fifteen million dollars is not money. It's a liar.
motive with a universal adaptor on it.''
-->-- ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''
'''Joe Sarno''', ''Film/TheWayOfTheGun''
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