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18th May '16 11:12:54 AM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/Marvel1602'', the Thing is BuriedAlive in Doom's castle. Less this trope and more as a way to pass the time (and piss off Doom), he leans from side to side with enough force to echo in the castle.
12th Apr '16 1:05:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ending of ''Series/ThePoseidonAdventur'' featured this as the way the band of survivors was rescued.

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* The ending of ''Series/ThePoseidonAdventur'' ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' featured this as the way the band of survivors was rescued.
12th Apr '16 1:04:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played unusually in ''Film/{{U571}}'', as the German captive on their sub isn't BangingForHelp, [[spoiler: he's banging out Morse code: "I am U-571, destroy me."]]
* The ending of ThePoseidonAdventure featured this as the way the band of survivors was rescued.

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* Played unusually in ''Film/{{U571}}'', ''Film/{{U 571}}'', as the German captive on their sub isn't BangingForHelp, [[spoiler: he's banging out Morse code: "I am U-571, destroy me."]]
* The ending of ThePoseidonAdventure ''Series/ThePoseidonAdventur'' featured this as the way the band of survivors was rescued.



* ''NancyDrew'' is especially notable in that she (in at least one instance) combines this trope with her knowledge of Morse code.

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* ''NancyDrew'' ''Literature/NancyDrew'' is especially notable in that she (in at least one instance) combines this trope with her knowledge of Morse code.
20th Feb '16 2:32:06 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': In "A Certain Samaritan", the VictImOfTheWeek is thrown off an overpass and lands on top of a truck passing underneath. He breaks his back in the fall and raps on the top of the truck in an attempt to attract attention. The truck driver hears the banging but ignores it and the victim dies.
24th Jan '16 6:49:13 PM nombretomado
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* Julie Yamamoto in ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' does this after being bound, gagged and locked in a closet by Elena in "Revenge of the Swarm". It worked.

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* Julie Yamamoto in ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' does this after being bound, gagged and locked in a closet by Elena in "Revenge of the Swarm". It worked.



* In the ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS1E6FeedingTime Feeding Time]]", Superman bangs out "SOS" on the pipe that [[VampiricDraining Parasite]] tied him to to get ComicBook/JimmyOlsen's attention. He succeeds.

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* In the ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS1E6FeedingTime Feeding Time]]", Superman bangs out "SOS" on the pipe that [[VampiricDraining Parasite]] tied him to to get ComicBook/JimmyOlsen's attention. He succeeds.
19th Jan '16 2:09:35 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''FrogAndWombat'', an independent kid movie about two middle school {{Kid Detective}}s who solve a murder, has "Frog" tied and gagged by her school principal, and using her toe to push a button on a walkie-talkie to try to get the attention of her friend "Wombat".

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* ''FrogAndWombat'', ''Film/FrogAndWombat'', an independent kid movie about two middle school {{Kid Detective}}s who solve a murder, has "Frog" tied and gagged by her school principal, and using her toe to push a button on a walkie-talkie to try to get the attention of her friend "Wombat".



* In ''Series/TheXFiles'', a bound and gagged Agent Scully bangs to attract the attention of a police officer when locked in the trunk of Duane Barry's car who kidnapped her. Unfortunately, this leds to the cop being distracted enough that Duane can shoot and kill him.

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* In ''Series/TheXFiles'', a bound and gagged Agent Scully bangs to attract the attention of a police officer when locked in the trunk of Duane Barry's car who kidnapped her. Unfortunately, this leds leads to the cop being distracted enough that Duane can shoot and kill him.



In ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|MilesEdgeworth}} 2'', [[spoiler:Sebastian Debeste]], who was left BoundAndGagged in [[spoiler:''his own garage'' after being mistakenly kidnapped by his corrupt father's men]], does this to get the attention of Edgeworth and Kay, who are in the middle of investigating ''another'' kidnapping case and are therefore around to hear him.

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|MilesEdgeworth}} 2'', [[spoiler:Sebastian Debeste]], who was left BoundAndGagged in [[spoiler:''his own garage'' after being mistakenly kidnapped by his corrupt father's men]], does this to get the attention of Edgeworth and Kay, who are in the middle of investigating ''another'' kidnapping case and are therefore around to hear him.
1st Oct '15 4:22:13 PM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs in the ''OutlawStar'' episode "The Strongest Woman in the Universe". Aisha tries to [[MuggedForDisguise pose as a wrestler]] named Firecat, and during a locker room scene, the ''real'' Firecat bangs for help and manages to fall out of the locker she was left BoundAndGagged in. She tries to call for help but Aisha quickly stuffs her back inside.

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* Played for laughs in the ''OutlawStar'' ''Anime/OutlawStar'' episode "The Strongest Woman in the Universe". Aisha tries to [[MuggedForDisguise pose as a wrestler]] named Firecat, and during a locker room scene, the ''real'' Firecat bangs for help and manages to fall out of the locker she was left BoundAndGagged in. She tries to call for help but Aisha quickly stuffs her back inside.
13th Jun '15 8:48:14 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS1E6FeedingTime Feeding Time]]", Superman bangs out "SOS" on the pipe that [[VampiricDraining Parasite]] tied him to to get JimmyOlsen's attention. He succeeds.

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* In the ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS1E6FeedingTime Feeding Time]]", Superman bangs out "SOS" on the pipe that [[VampiricDraining Parasite]] tied him to to get JimmyOlsen's ComicBook/JimmyOlsen's attention. He succeeds.
25th May '15 1:25:54 PM BobtheQuigs
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* Played for laughs in the ''OutlawStar'' episode "The Strongest Woman in the Universe". Aisha tries to [[MuggedForDisguise pose as a wrestler]] named Firecat, and during a locker room scene, the ''real'' Firecat bangs for help and manages to fall out of the locker she was left BoundAndGagged in. She tries to call for help but Aisha quickly tapes her mouth shut and stuffs her back inside.

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* Played for laughs in the ''OutlawStar'' episode "The Strongest Woman in the Universe". Aisha tries to [[MuggedForDisguise pose as a wrestler]] named Firecat, and during a locker room scene, the ''real'' Firecat bangs for help and manages to fall out of the locker she was left BoundAndGagged in. She tries to call for help but Aisha quickly tapes her mouth shut and stuffs her back inside.
12th Apr '15 10:46:50 PM nombretomado
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* Happens several times on ''CaseClosed'' to alert Conan, who has HyperAwareness, that somebody's in serious trouble somewhere.

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* Happens several times on ''CaseClosed'' ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' to alert Conan, who has HyperAwareness, that somebody's in serious trouble somewhere.
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