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23rd Jun '16 6:04:43 AM MrLavisherMoot
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* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series. In both ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'', there's a mission where you must put bombs into a dam. Besides, the one featured in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' is an {{Expy}} of the Hoover Dam.

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* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series. In both ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'', there's a mission where you must put bombs into a dam. Besides, the one featured in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' is an {{Expy}} of the Hoover Dam.
24th May '16 1:27:54 AM erforce
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* ''Force 10 From Navarone'': In this FilmOfTheBook (and the original book), a dam is destroyed in order to wash away a bridge and prevent Nazi troops from wiping out a group of Yugoslavian Partisans.

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* ''Force 10 From Navarone'': ''Film/ForceTenFromNavarone'': In this FilmOfTheBook (and the original book), a dam is destroyed in order to wash away a bridge and prevent Nazi troops from wiping out a group of Yugoslavian Partisans.
29th Jan '16 9:09:27 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilterLogansShadow'' has this in the final mission.

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* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilterLogansShadow'' ''[[VideoGame/SyphonFilter Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow]]'' has this in the final mission.
25th Jan '16 10:52:19 AM JBK405
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "Jet" revolves around the titular character trying to destroy a dam.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "Jet" revolves around the titular character trying to destroy a dam.dam so that the resulting flood will wipe out the valley and kill the Fire Nation soldiers occupying a village. Surprisingly, despite Aang and Katara's best efforts they ''fail'' to stop Jet, and the dam is successfully bombed. [[spoiler:Sokka, expecting that halting the destruction might fail, instead got the village to evacuate to safety instead.]]
16th Jan '16 11:06:34 AM Morgenthaler
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16th Jan '16 10:01:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/AftermathPopulationZero'': The Hoover Dam eventually collapses after 200 years, restoring the Colorado river's free access to the sea.
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30th Dec '15 11:04:49 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Before the Flood", the Doctor is trapped in a fake town beneath a dam that knows is going to break and flood the valley.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Before the Flood", the Doctor is trapped in a fake town beneath a dam that knows is going to break and flood the valley. [[spoiler: He ultimately ends up blowing open the dam and causing the flood himself in order to kill the Fisher King.]]
23rd Nov '15 3:54:43 AM erforce
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* The destruction of a Hoover lookalike dam figures prominently in the first ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movie.

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* The destruction of a Hoover lookalike dam figures prominently in the first ''Film/{{Superman}}'' ''Film/{{Superman|TheMovie}}'' movie.



* ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' ended up with the destruction of the power station

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* ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' ended ends up with the destruction of the power stationstation that houses the bad guy's anti-mutant operation.



* The duel at the end of ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' ends in a draw when one of the nearby villagers blow up a dam to drown out Castle Frankenstein and kill the monsters.

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* The duel at the end climax of ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' ends in a draw when one of the nearby villagers blow up a dam to drown out Castle Frankenstein and kill the monsters.



* The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series. In both ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'', there's a mission where you must put bombs into a dam. Besides, the one featured in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' is an {{Expy}} of the Hoover Dam.

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* The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series. In both ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'', there's a mission where you must put bombs into a dam. Besides, the one featured in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' is an {{Expy}} of the Hoover Dam.



* ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany 2'' includes a multiplayer map involving control of a village beneath a dam. If the Americans win, they blow it up.

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* ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany 2'' ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany2'' includes a multiplayer map involving control of a village beneath a dam. If the Americans win, they blow it up.



* In the first ''{{Commandos}}'' game, an early mission has you take out a dam.
* ''DukeNukemForever'' has this in the penultimate level, appropriately titled "Blowin' The Dam".

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* In the first ''{{Commandos}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Commandos}}'' game, an early mission has you take out a dam.
* ''DukeNukemForever'' ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' has this in the penultimate level, appropriately titled "Blowin' The Dam".



* ''DieHard: Viva Las Vegas'' has a series of levels set at Hoover Dam where [=McClane=] has to disarm a virus bomb.

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* ''DieHard: Viva Las Vegas'' ''VideoGame/DieHardTrilogy2VivaLasVegas'' has a series of levels set at Hoover Dam where [=McClane=] has to disarm a virus bomb.



* ''SyphonFilter: Logan's Shadow'' has this in the final mission.

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* ''SyphonFilter: Logan's Shadow'' ''VideoGame/SyphonFilterLogansShadow'' has this in the final mission.
13th Oct '15 1:58:24 PM foxley
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Before the Flood", the Doctor is trapped in a fake town beneath a dam that knows is going to break and flood the valley.
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11th Sep '15 11:46:47 PM DeepRed
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* In 1977, bombing dams was outlawed in the [[UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar Geneva Convention]] "if such attack may cause the release of dangerous forces from the works or installations and consequent severe losses among the civilian population".
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