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4th Apr '18 5:12:57 PM nombretomado
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[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with having sex to summon aid]], although that certainly would be something.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with having sex to summon aid]], although that certainly would be something.
21st Feb '18 3:55:31 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/DressedToKill1946'', Holmes and Watson arrive at the Kilgore home to find it seemingly empty. Once inside, Holmes hears a banging noise and discovers the Kilgores' young daughter BoundAndGagged in the cupboard; kicking on the door to attract attention.
22nd May '17 8:50:19 AM Leporidae
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* In the Creator/DanBrown thriller Literature/DeceptionPoint, scientists Rachel Sexton, Michael Tolland, and Corky Marlinson are left for dead on an iceberg in the arctic by a team of Delta Force operatives sent to cover up the results of their investigation. Rachel uses an ice ax to bang out S.O.S. in Morse code to get the attention of the hydrophones listening hundreds of miles away. She doesn't believe that the trio can be rescued before they freeze to death, but she hopes that whoever finds their bodies will dig into the anomaly they were investigating. [[spoiler: They end up getting rescued by the Navy submarine USS Charlotte, which happened to be three miles away on a highly classified lie-and-listen mission.]]
2nd Dec '16 3:25:00 AM JackG
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* In an Italian movie about the Aldo Moro kidnapping, he hears a child bouncing a ball in the apartment above and starts banging on the ceiling with a broomstick to get attention. However the child's mother thinks someone is just complaining about the noise and tells the terrorists that she'll get the child to stop.
12th Nov '16 6:17:06 PM nombretomado
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* JTEdson character Doc Leroy, temporarily working as a lawman, was coshed and immobilised to prevent his interfering with a planned robbery. (The crooks didn't kill him as Leroy had plenty of the kind of friends you don't want to spend the rest of your life running away from.) He was reduced to banging on the floor of the hotel room he was shut up in, hoping to attract attention.

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* JTEdson The Creator/JTEdson character Doc Leroy, temporarily working as a lawman, was coshed and immobilised to prevent his interfering with a planned robbery. (The crooks didn't kill him as Leroy had plenty of the kind of friends you don't want to spend the rest of your life running away from.) He was reduced to banging on the floor of the hotel room he was shut up in, hoping to attract attention.
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.
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