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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.
21st Dec '16 12:56:46 PM rafi
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%%* The third episode of the new season on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured this. It goes rather horribly wrong...
%% which season?



* 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.



%%* The third episode of the new season on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured this. It goes rather horribly wrong...
%%which season?
* 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.
21st Dec '16 12:55:57 PM rafi
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* ''Manga/LoveMode'': Naoya and Kichi are innocent victims in a jewelry store heist, leading to a HostageSituation and a [[HotPursuit high speed chase]].



* An episode of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' had a bank robbery hold up with Conan and his friends including Jodie trapped inside. The robbers plot was to transfer money electronically, use hostages without close friends or loved ones disguised as robbers thinking to have died in an explosion accident, and escape as escorted hostages.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
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An episode of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' had a bank robbery hold up with Conan and his friends including Jodie trapped inside. The robbers plot was to transfer money electronically, use hostages without close friends or loved ones disguised as robbers thinking to have died in an explosion accident, and escape as escorted hostages.



* ''Manga/LoveMode'': Naoya and Kichi are innocent victims in a jewelry store heist, leading to a HostageSituation and a [[HotPursuit high speed chase]].






* Done on ''Series/BurnNotice''. Amusing quote about it [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2009/02/burn-notice-bad-breaks-everything-old.html here.]]
* The [=UnSub=] in the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Psychodrama" started out as a bank robber, but ends up degenerating due to a combination of drugs and trauma.
* Arnold and family are hostages in a bank robbery in the ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' episode "The Bank Job".
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Time Heist" has the Doctor, Clara, and two others attempting to rob the Bank of Karabraxos. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out the entire thing wasn't actually a heist, but a rescue mission.]]



* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] once robbed a bank (actually, robbed the would-be-robbers) and [[ShootingSuperman casually shrugged off bullets from dozens of cops]]. [[spoiler:He was affected by red kryptonite.]]



* ''Series/{{Justified}}'':
** The series premiere has Boyd blow up a church, then while the police are all distracted by that, robs a bank. It's said this is not the first time he'd pulled that particular strategy.
** In the second season, Winona is a bystander in a bank robbery, and the robbers take a $100 bill from her that she'd taken out of the courthouse's evidence room. Later, the lead robber sets his accomplices up to be caught in a robbery that's doomed to fail (he gives one guy a "suicide vest" loaded with road flares) while he tries to escape with the money, but Art figures it out and catches him.
** Season six has an interesting variation. The bank Boyd is trying to rob has closed years ago and is now a pizzeria. However, the pizzeria is just a front for Avery Markham, a notorious gangster, who uses the former bank's vault to store millions of dollars he made in the marijuana trade. Markham employs a group of PrivateMilitaryContractors to protect his money and Boyd has to find a way to get to the money without getting himself killed.
* The ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "Whatever the Case May Be" reveals Kate's participation as inside woman in a bank robbery.



* The third episode of the new season on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured this. It goes rather horribly wrong...
* Done on Series/BurnNotice. Amusing quote about it [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2009/02/burn-notice-bad-breaks-everything-old.html here.]]
* The ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "Whatever the Case May Be" reveals Kate's participation as inside woman in a bank robbery.
* Arnold and family are hostages in a bank robbery in the ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' episode "The Bank Job."
* ''Series/TheUnusuals'' episode "Boorland Day" opens with one of these being executed by the Boorland crime family...New York's dumbest family-run mob.

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] once robbed a bank (actually, robbed the would-be-robbers) and [[ShootingSuperman casually shrugged off bullets from dozens of cops]]. [[spoiler:He was affected by red kryptonite.]]
%%*
The third episode of the new season on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured this. It goes rather horribly wrong...
%%which season?
* Done on Series/BurnNotice. Amusing quote about it [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2009/02/burn-notice-bad-breaks-everything-old.html here.]]
* The ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "Whatever the Case May Be" reveals Kate's participation as inside woman
Pops up from time to time in a bank robbery.
* Arnold and family are hostages in a bank robbery in the ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' episode
''PowerRangers''. "The Bank Job."
* ''Series/TheUnusuals''
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 "Boorland Day" opens with one of these being executed by ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' has the Boorland crime family...New York's dumbest family-run mob.villains rob a bank so they'll have cash.



* The season two opener of ''WhiteCollar'', "Withdrawal," pits Neal and Peter against "The Architect," a SmugSnake of a bank robber who leaves literal [[CallingCard calling cards]] at the scenes of his heists.
* 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.
* ''TopGear'' used a bank robbery and getaway as the final test of luxury cars for the Albanian Mafia. Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson managed to escape the police. James May...[[AnyoneCanDie didn't]].
* The [=UnSub=] in the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Psychodrama" started out as a bank robber, but ends up degenerating due to a combination of drugs and trauma.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Time Heist" has the Doctor, Clara, and two others attempting to rob the Bank of Karabraxos. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out the entire thing wasn't actually a heist, but a rescue mission.]]
* ''Series/{{Justified}}'':
** The series premiere has Boyd blow up a church, then while the police are all distracted by that, robs a bank. It's said this is not the first time he'd pulled that particular strategy.
** In the second season, Winona is a bystander in a bank robbery, and the robbers take a $100 bill from her that she'd taken out of the courthouse's evidence room. Later, the lead robber sets his accomplices up to be caught in a robbery that's doomed to fail (he gives one guy a "suicide vest" loaded with road flares) while he tries to escape with the money, but Art figures it out and catches him.
** Season six has an interesting variation. The bank Boyd is trying to rob has closed years ago and is now a pizzeria. However, the pizzeria is just a front for Avery Markham, a notorious gangster, who uses the former bank's vault to store millions of dollars he made in the marijuana trade. Markham employs a group of PrivateMilitaryContractors to protect his money and Boyd has to find a way to get to the money without getting himself killed.

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* The season two opener of ''WhiteCollar'', "Withdrawal," pits Neal and Peter against "The Architect," a SmugSnake of a bank robber who leaves literal [[CallingCard calling cards]] at the scenes of his heists.
* 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.
* ''TopGear''
''Series/TopGear'' used a bank robbery and getaway as the final test of luxury cars for the Albanian Mafia. Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson managed to escape the police. James May...[[AnyoneCanDie didn't]].
* The [=UnSub=] in the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' ''Series/TheUnusuals'' episode "Psychodrama" started out as "Boorland Day" opens with one of these being executed by the Boorland crime family...New York's dumbest family-run mob.
* The season two opener of ''Series/WhiteCollar'', "Withdrawal," pits Neal and Peter against "The Architect," a SmugSnake of
a bank robber, but ends up degenerating due to a combination of drugs and trauma.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Time Heist" has the Doctor, Clara, and two others attempting to rob the Bank of Karabraxos. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out the entire thing wasn't actually a heist, but a rescue mission.]]
* ''Series/{{Justified}}'':
** The series premiere has Boyd blow up a church, then while the police are all distracted by that, robs a bank. It's said this is not the first time he'd pulled that particular strategy.
** In the second season, Winona is a bystander in a bank robbery, and the robbers take a $100 bill from her that she'd taken out of the courthouse's evidence room. Later, the lead
robber sets who leaves literal [[CallingCard calling cards]] at the scenes of his accomplices up to be caught in a robbery that's doomed to fail (he gives one guy a "suicide vest" loaded with road flares) while he tries to escape with the money, but Art figures it out and catches him.
** Season six has an interesting variation. The bank Boyd is trying to rob has closed years ago and is now a pizzeria. However, the pizzeria is just a front for Avery Markham, a notorious gangster, who uses the former bank's vault to store millions of dollars he made in the marijuana trade. Markham employs a group of PrivateMilitaryContractors to protect his money and Boyd has to find a way to get to the money without getting himself killed.
heists.
14th Nov '16 2:53:09 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/LadiesTheyTalkAbout'': Nan goes to jail because of a botched bank robbery.
7th Oct '16 6:30:59 PM Dravencour
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* Michael O'Sullivan and his son, also named Michael from ''ComicBook/RoadToPerdition'' make their business robbing banks. But Michael isn't after any old bank or any old money -- he specifically targets mob banks controlled by Al Capone and John Looney and the off-the-books money that they hold for paying them off. He does this so that Looney and Capone will hand over Connor Looney, the murderer of Michael's wife and other son, to him so that Michael can take vengeance on him.
7th Oct '16 6:25:24 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Film/TheMask'', on his second night with the Mask of Loki, Stanley decides to rob a bank so he can get into an exclusive club ("You can't make the scene if you don't have the green!"), foiling a group of other robbers in the process.

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* In ''Film/TheMask'', on his second night with the Mask of Loki, Stanley decides to rob a bank so he can get into an exclusive club ("You can't make the scene if you don't have the green!"), foiling a group of other robbers in the process. No employees are threatened -- he just busts into the bank and then busts out with the cash.
7th Oct '16 6:22:31 PM Dravencour
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Over the years, banks have developed many ways of foiling bank robbers or at least minimizing their take, and stories involving modern banks will have to come up with ways to defeat those measures. Also stealing gold bars and attempting to fence them is nearly impossible for the average joe without a fence. In many jurisdictions, these measures have resulted in organised criminals moving to the less risky and more lucrative drug dealing.

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Over the years, banks have developed many ways of foiling bank robbers or at least minimizing their take, and stories involving modern banks will have to come up with ways to defeat those measures. Also stealing gold bars and attempting to fence them is nearly impossible for the average joe without a fence. In many jurisdictions, these measures have resulted in organised organized criminals moving to the less risky and more lucrative trade of drug dealing.
7th Oct '16 6:15:48 PM Dravencour
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* ''Film/TheMask'': a brief Bank Robbery by the title character.

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* ''Film/TheMask'': a brief Bank Robbery by In ''Film/TheMask'', on his second night with the title character.Mask of Loki, Stanley decides to rob a bank so he can get into an exclusive club ("You can't make the scene if you don't have the green!"), foiling a group of other robbers in the process.



* The villains' plot in ''Film/GoldenEye'' is essentially a massive, countrywide electronic bank heist covered up by the use of a stolen EMP warhead.

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* The villains' plot in ''Film/GoldenEye'' is essentially a massive, countrywide electronic bank heist covered up by the use of a stolen EMP warhead. Bond even lampshades it toward the end.
-->'''James Bond:''' In the end, you're just a bank robber. Nothing more than a common thief.
7th Oct '16 6:11:48 PM Dravencour
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If the setting includes heroes or villains, and part of the action takes place in a bank, rest assured that the bank ''will'' be robbed sooner or later. No matter how innocuous is the action done in relation to the bank (pay taxes, ask for a loan, have a casual talk in front of it), if the hero goes anywhere near a bank, a villain will try to rob it. It's almost the MurphysLaw of superheroes.

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If the setting includes heroes {{Superhero}}es or villains, {{Supervillain}}s, and part of the action takes place in a bank, rest assured that the bank ''will'' be robbed sooner or later. No matter how innocuous is the action done in relation to the bank (pay taxes, ask for a loan, have a casual talk in front of it), if the hero goes anywhere near a bank, a villain will try to rob it. It's almost the MurphysLaw of superheroes.
14th Aug '16 4:38:26 PM DrFraud
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* In Donald E. Westlake's ''Bank Job'' John Dortmunder and several associates steal the ''entire bank'' - namely, by absconding with the trailer serving as a temporary site for the Capitalists' & Immigrants' Trust. Trouble is, the safe won't open. HilarityEnsues.
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