History Main / BankRobbery

3rd Dec '17 2:53:58 PM FlameyMcShadowface
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* ''Webcomic/ProjectBlackfire'' opens with one of these and features them throughout.



* ''Webcomic/ProjectBlackfire'' opens with one of these and features them throughout.

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* ''Webcomic/ProjectBlackfire'' opens with one of these and features them throughout.
3rd Dec '17 2:53:24 PM FlameyMcShadowface
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* ''Webcomic/ProjectBlackfire'' opens with one of these and features them throughout.
5th Nov '17 10:24:49 AM GuyIncog
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* ''Film/TheTown'' has a pair of bank robbing brothers as its primary characters. Their heists and the police pursuit that follows form the central plot of the film.
28th Oct '17 5:45:29 PM jormis29
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* There are plenty of humorous bank robberies in the old Creator/TexAvery ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short ''Thugs With Dirty Mugs''.

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* There are plenty of humorous bank robberies in the old Creator/TexAvery ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short ''Thugs With Dirty Mugs''.''WesternAnimation/ThugsWithDirtyMugs''.
31st Aug '17 4:27:49 PM StarTropes
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* The ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Collateral Damage" starts with a security guard being shot during a bank robbery. It then turns out that the robbery was a smokescreen for the guard's murder, as he was the target--and ''that'' was the set-up for a hit on his son.
14th Jun '17 7:41:00 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/GoingInStyle1979'': Three senior citizens decide to rob a bank just for the thrill of it. [[Film/GoingInStyle2017 Remade in 2017]].
24th May '17 10:10:02 AM erforce
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* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'': when the gang ask The Jackal how they're going to pay for his services as an assassin, he tells them to use their criminal network to rob a few banks. Which they do.

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* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'': ''Film/TheDayOfTheJackal'': when the gang ask The Jackal how they're going to pay for his services as an assassin, he tells them to use their criminal network to rob a few banks. Which they do.


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* Jack Sparrow and his current crew are introduced in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMenTellNoTales'' by having them commit one. As in, they (accidentally) steal the whole building.
22nd Mar '17 3:32:29 AM Rotpar
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* In ''{{Literature/Banco}}'', Papillon is recruited for a job while working as a TravelingSalesman in Caracas. He's driven a few countries over for a TheConvenientStoreNextDoor heist; renting a house across the street from a bank and tunneling into it while it's closed for the weekend. The heist is foiled by a heavy truck taking a detour over the tunnel and collapsing it.
3rd Feb '17 4:55:47 PM Jacob175
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* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', [[MouthyKid Monica]] has lost her home to arson, and since she is the one who supports herself and her HardDrinkingPartyGirl [[ChildrenRaiseYou mother]] (ordinarily by taking pictures for a small fee), she feels she has no other options. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny So she rides her pet donkey up to a nearby bank...only to be stopped by Daisuke.]]

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* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', [[MouthyKid Monica]] has lost her home to arson, and since she is the one who supports herself and her HardDrinkingPartyGirl [[ChildrenRaiseYou mother]] (ordinarily by taking pictures for a small fee), she feels she has no other options. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments So she rides her pet donkey up to a nearby bank...only to be stopped by Daisuke.]]



[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Episodes 12 and 13 of ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' involve Dr. Wily robbing banks in order to get funds to build his latest robot, as he lacks OffScreenVillainDarkMatter.
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes, "The Red-Headed League"
* The short story "Why Banks is Robbed in Texas"

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes, "The Red-Headed League"
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* The short story "Why Banks is Robbed in Texas"Texas".



* ElmoreLeonard has Jack Foley as his GentlemanThief, who never used a gun on a job and still robbed more than 250 banks. The [[Film/OutOfSight movie version]] was played by Creator/GeorgeClooney.

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* ElmoreLeonard Creator/ElmoreLeonard has Jack Foley as his GentlemanThief, who never used a gun on a job and still robbed more than 250 banks. The [[Film/OutOfSight movie version]] was played by Creator/GeorgeClooney.



* Pops up from time to time in ''PowerRangers''. "The Phantom Phenomenon" in ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' has Divatox and crew try to rob a bank only to be thwarted by the Phantom Ranger. An episode of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' has the villains rob a bank so they'll have cash.

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* Pops up from time to time in ''PowerRangers''.''Franchise/PowerRangers''. "The Phantom Phenomenon" in ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' has Divatox and crew try to rob a bank only to be thwarted by the Phantom Ranger. An episode of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' has the villains rob a bank so they'll have cash.



* The Banque Albert level in [[VideoGame/MonacoWhatsYoursIsMine Monaco: What's Yours is Mine]] is this.
* Thief heroes in ''QuestForGloryV'' can rob the local bank twice. Paladin and Magic User heroes can participate in a sidequest to hunt down an NPC thief who robs the bank in their scenario.

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* The Banque Albert level in [[VideoGame/MonacoWhatsYoursIsMine Monaco: What's Yours is Mine]] ''VideoGame/MonacoWhatsYoursIsMine'' is this.
* Thief heroes in ''QuestForGloryV'' ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'' can rob the local bank twice. Paladin and Magic User heroes can participate in a sidequest to hunt down an NPC thief who robs the bank in their scenario.



** The bank belong to the lawmen / outlaws minor faction which has its headquarter in the same town. Robbing the bank is considered as a declaration of war by the faction. It is actually the easiest way to do it, instead of attacking a party of several dozen of men and risking heavy causualities.

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** The bank belong to the lawmen / outlaws minor faction which has its headquarter in the same town. Robbing the bank is considered as a declaration of war by the faction. It is actually the easiest way to do it, instead of attacking a party of several dozen of men and risking heavy causualities.casualties.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'', you are allowed to rob the bank in Lynchwood as part of a revenge sidequest arc.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', you are allowed to rob the bank in Lynchwood as part of a revenge sidequest arc.



* The "prestige job" near the end of ''InterviewingLeather''.

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* The "prestige job" near the end of ''InterviewingLeather''.''Literature/InterviewingLeather''.



* In the {{Web Serial Novel}} {{Literature/Worm}}, the first crime of the VillainProtagonist is... a bank robbery. The trope is deconstructed; it's noted that the bank, even the biggest bank in the city that they're about to rob, has a positively ''tiny'' output in comparison to other possible targets even if they time their robbery precisely, but also that it puts their names on the front page and is ''amazing'' for their reputation.

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* In the {{Web Serial Novel}} {{Literature/Worm}}, ''{{Literature/Worm}}'', the first crime of the VillainProtagonist is... a bank robbery. The trope is deconstructed; it's noted that the bank, even the biggest bank in the city that they're about to rob, has a positively ''tiny'' output in comparison to other possible targets even if they time their robbery precisely, but also that it puts their names on the front page and is ''amazing'' for their reputation.
7th Jan '17 6:06:32 PM nombretomado
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* The subject of BarenakedLadies's "Bank Job", couched in terms of the blame game in relationships.

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* The subject of BarenakedLadies's Music/BarenakedLadies's "Bank Job", couched in terms of the blame game in relationships.
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