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31st Jan '15 6:51:48 AM efay
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* ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft has a variation of this trope. The protagonist is fleeing the eponymous TownWithADarkSecret and hears his pursuers approaching, so he jumps into a ditch. The huge search party just passes him by, even after he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation faints from horror]].

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* ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft has a variation of this trope. The protagonist is fleeing the eponymous TownWithADarkSecret and hears his pursuers approaching, so he jumps into a ditch. The huge search party just passes him by, even after he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation faints from horror]].
horror]] at the sight of them.
31st Jan '15 6:51:17 AM efay
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* ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft has a variation of this trope. The protagonist is fleeing the eponymous TownWithADarkSecret along an abandoned railroad. He hears his pursuers approaching and jumps into a ditch. The huge search party just passes him by, even after he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation faints from horror]].

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* ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft has a variation of this trope. The protagonist is fleeing the eponymous TownWithADarkSecret along an abandoned railroad. He and hears his pursuers approaching and approaching, so he jumps into a ditch. The huge search party just passes him by, even after he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation faints from horror]].
31st Jan '15 6:50:27 AM efay
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* ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft has a variation of this trope. The protagonist is running along an abandoned railway that leads out of Innsmouth. He hears his pursuers approaching and jumps into a ditch. The huge search party just passes him by, even after he [[GoneMadFromTheRevelation faints from horror]].

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* ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft has a variation of this trope. The protagonist is running fleeing the eponymous TownWithADarkSecret along an abandoned railway that leads out of Innsmouth.railroad. He hears his pursuers approaching and jumps into a ditch. The huge search party just passes him by, even after he [[GoneMadFromTheRevelation [[GoMadFromTheRevelation faints from horror]].
27th Jan '15 10:36:55 AM efay
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* ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft has a variation of this trope. The protagonist is running along an abandoned railway that leads out of Innsmouth. He hears his pursuers approaching and jumps into a ditch. The huge search party just passes him by, even after he [[GoneMadFromTheRevelation faints from horror]].
1st Jun '14 10:41:30 AM eroock
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* An important plot device in ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'', where Bastian escapes his bullies by hiding in a bookstore, while his chasers rush by. The following encounter with the bookstore owner sets off the story.
1st Jun '14 2:40:29 AM Arivne
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* Happens in an episode of ''/Series/{{Friends}}'', "The One in Barbados, Part 2". Ross and Charlie enter a room down the corridor while their pursuers continue down the hall.

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* Happens in an episode of ''/Series/{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', "The One in Barbados, Part 2". Ross and Charlie enter a room down the corridor while their pursuers continue down the hall.
1st Jun '14 2:39:58 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/AlarmFurCobra11''

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* ''Series/AlarmFurCobra11''



* All the time in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''.

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* All the time in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''.
1st Jun '14 2:30:24 AM Arivne
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/TheHire: Star'', where an incredibly abusive singer's driver decides to have some fun at her expense, leading her bodyguards (trying to catch up in an SUV) in a high speed chase through a city, at one point backing into an alleyway to see if they'd "lost them".
** The guards drive past, and he proceeds to tear out of the alley, pull up along side them, [[IShallTauntYou wink at them]], and then take off again.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/TheHire: Star'', where an incredibly abusive singer's driver decides to have some fun at her expense, leading her bodyguards (trying to catch up in an SUV) in a high speed chase through a city, at one point backing into an alleyway to see if they'd "lost them".
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them". The guards drive past, and he proceeds to tear out of the alley, pull up along side them, [[IShallTauntYou wink at them]], and then take off again.
1st Jun '14 2:30:03 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/EscapeFromSobibor'': One of the guards goes into a senior officer's office [[spoiler:and discovers him by spotting blood and following its trail, marking the turning point of the escape when they had previously gotten along without widespread discovery.]]

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* ''Film/EscapeFromSobibor'': ''Film/EscapeFromSobibor''. One of the guards goes into a senior officer's office [[spoiler:and discovers him by spotting blood and following its trail, marking the turning point of the escape when they had previously gotten along without widespread discovery.]]



* In the ''[[Literature/TimeMachineSeries Blade of the Guillotine]]'', it's used to escape an angry royalist blacksmith.

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* ''Literature/TimeMachineSeries''. In the ''[[Literature/TimeMachineSeries Blade ''Blade of the Guillotine]]'', Guillotine'', it's used to escape an angry royalist blacksmith.



* Happens in an episode of ''{{Friends}}'', "The One in Barbados, Part 2". Ross and Charlie enter a room down the corridor while their pursuers continue down the hall.


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* Happens in an episode of ''{{Friends}}'', ''/Series/{{Friends}}'', "The One in Barbados, Part 2". Ross and Charlie enter a room down the corridor while their pursuers continue down the hall.

hall.



* In the second episode of ''ThereSheIs'', the cat is trying to deliver the cake to his bunny girlfriend and hides in an alley from the rhino, dog, and other animals chasing him.

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* In the second episode of ''ThereSheIs'', ''WebAnimation/ThereSheIs'', the cat is trying to deliver the cake to his bunny girlfriend and hides in an alley from the rhino, dog, and other animals chasing him.
1st Jun '14 2:28:01 AM Arivne
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* A game mechanic in the Franchise/AssassinsCreed series. Get out of the guards' line of sight, jump into a convenient well or haystack, and wait for the guards to [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy lose interest]].

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* A game mechanic in the Franchise/AssassinsCreed ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series. Get out of the guards' line of sight, jump into a convenient well or haystack, and wait for the guards to [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy lose interest]].
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