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11th Dec '17 5:45:27 PM ElodieHiras
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* Some TV executive really wanted to see if some homeless person who has been dealt a bad hand in life could turn his life around with one million dollars. His boss talked him down to 100,000 dollars, which he put inside, you guessed it, a briefcase he put in a dumpster that said homeless guy often did DumpsterDive into. Said homeless person being GenreSavvy, refused to touch the money until the TV crew announced him it was for him as long as he allowed the camera crew to film how he was spending it, initially believing it was drug money and he would be better served ignoring it lest he would end up killed over it. This would lead to the documentary ''Reversal of Fortune''.
10th Dec '17 1:33:06 AM Medinoc
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* In the French kid novel ''Danger sur les Gratte-ciels'' (Peril on the Skyscrapers) the teenage window washer protagonist indulges in joyriding and one night finds such a briefcase (whose contents he eyeballs at half a million dollars) in the car he just stole. When the gangsters track him down, they send him a note containing only "500100", which he understands as the exact amount therein.
21st Nov '17 4:22:24 AM Kalaong
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* A briefcase full, not of banknotes, but of bearer bonds (which are as good as money) was the subject of the world's biggest mugging; At 9:30 AM on May 2nd 1990, John Goddard, a 58-year-old messenger with money broker Sheppards, was mugged at knifepoint on a quiet side street in the city of London. Mr. Goddard was taking Bank of England Treasury bills and certificates of deposit from banks and building societies. In total, he was carrying ''292 million'' pounds sterling, or '''378 million dollars.''' Best part? At the time of the mugging, '''''[[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime the thief had absolutely no idea what he'd stolen!]]''''' It was the financial equivalent of an EmptyQuiver; the news that it was in the wind brought every criminal syndicate in the world to London in search of the briefcase; the thief was eventually found dead in a bedsit in a slum district, chopped into a million pieces; since then the bonds have been surfacing in every third-world country, starting with Nigeria and most recently in the Cook Islands (in the Pacific, somewhere); the search for the case was allegedly the inspiration for the film "Film/{{Ronin}}".

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* A briefcase full, not of banknotes, but of bearer bonds (which are as good as money) was the subject of the world's biggest mugging; At 9:30 AM on May 2nd 1990, John Goddard, a 58-year-old messenger with money broker Sheppards, was mugged at knifepoint on a quiet side street in the city of London. Mr. Goddard was taking Bank of England Treasury bills and certificates of deposit from banks and building societies. In total, he was carrying ''292 million'' pounds sterling, or '''378 million dollars.''' Best part? At the time of the mugging, '''''[[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime the thief had absolutely no idea what he'd stolen!]]''''' It was the financial equivalent of an EmptyQuiver; the news that it was in the wind brought every criminal syndicate in the world to London in search of the briefcase; the thief was eventually found dead in a bedsit in a slum district, chopped into a million pieces; since then the bonds have been surfacing in every third-world country, starting with Nigeria and most recently in the Cook Islands (in the Pacific, somewhere); the search for the case was allegedly the inspiration for the film "Film/{{Ronin}}".''Film/{{Ronin}}.''
20th Nov '17 4:46:26 PM Kalaong
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* A briefcase full, not of banknotes, but of bearer bonds (which are as good as money) was the subject of the world's biggest mugging; At 9.30am on May 2nd 1990, John Goddard, a 58-year-old messenger with money broker Sheppards, was mugged at knifepoint on a quiet side street in the city of London. Mr. Goddard was taking Bank of England Treasury bills and certificates of deposit from banks and building societies. In total, he was carrying ''292 million'' pounds sterling, or '''378 million dollars.''' Best part? At the time of the mugging, '''''[[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime the thief had absolutely no idea what he'd stolen!]]''''' It was the financial equivalent of an EmptyQuiver; the news that it was in the wind brought every criminal syndicate in the world to London in search of the briefcase; the thief was eventually found dead in a bedsit in a slum district, chopped into a million pieces; since then the bonds have been surfacing in every third-world country, starting with Nigeria and most recently in the Cook Islands (in the Pacific, somewhere); the search for the case was allegedly the inspiration for the film "Film/{{Ronin}}".

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* A briefcase full, not of banknotes, but of bearer bonds (which are as good as money) was the subject of the world's biggest mugging; At 9.30am 9:30 AM on May 2nd 1990, John Goddard, a 58-year-old messenger with money broker Sheppards, was mugged at knifepoint on a quiet side street in the city of London. Mr. Goddard was taking Bank of England Treasury bills and certificates of deposit from banks and building societies. In total, he was carrying ''292 million'' pounds sterling, or '''378 million dollars.''' Best part? At the time of the mugging, '''''[[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime the thief had absolutely no idea what he'd stolen!]]''''' It was the financial equivalent of an EmptyQuiver; the news that it was in the wind brought every criminal syndicate in the world to London in search of the briefcase; the thief was eventually found dead in a bedsit in a slum district, chopped into a million pieces; since then the bonds have been surfacing in every third-world country, starting with Nigeria and most recently in the Cook Islands (in the Pacific, somewhere); the search for the case was allegedly the inspiration for the film "Film/{{Ronin}}".
20th Nov '17 4:45:59 PM Kalaong
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* A briefcase full, not of banknotes, but of bearer bonds (which are as good as money) was the subject of the world's biggest mugging; At 9.30am on 2 May 1990, John Goddard, a 58-year-old messenger with money broker Sheppards, was mugged at knifepoint on a quiet side street in the city of London. Mr Goddard was taking Bank of England Treasury bills and certificates of deposit from banks and building societies. In total, he was carrying ''292 million'' pounds sterling, or '''378 million dollars.''' Best part? At the time of the mugging, '''''[[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime the thief had absolutely no idea what he'd stolen!]]''''' It was the financial equivalent of an EmptyQuiver; the news that it was in the wind brought every criminal syndicate in the world to London in search of the briefcase; the thief was eventually found dead in a bedsit in a slum district, chopped into a million pieces; since then the bonds have been surfacing in every third-world country, starting with Nigeria and most recently in the Cook Islands (in the Pacific, somewhere); the search for the case was allegedly the inspiration for the film "Film/{{Ronin}}".

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* A briefcase full, not of banknotes, but of bearer bonds (which are as good as money) was the subject of the world's biggest mugging; At 9.30am on 2 May 2nd 1990, John Goddard, a 58-year-old messenger with money broker Sheppards, was mugged at knifepoint on a quiet side street in the city of London. Mr Mr. Goddard was taking Bank of England Treasury bills and certificates of deposit from banks and building societies. In total, he was carrying ''292 million'' pounds sterling, or '''378 million dollars.''' Best part? At the time of the mugging, '''''[[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime the thief had absolutely no idea what he'd stolen!]]''''' It was the financial equivalent of an EmptyQuiver; the news that it was in the wind brought every criminal syndicate in the world to London in search of the briefcase; the thief was eventually found dead in a bedsit in a slum district, chopped into a million pieces; since then the bonds have been surfacing in every third-world country, starting with Nigeria and most recently in the Cook Islands (in the Pacific, somewhere); the search for the case was allegedly the inspiration for the film "Film/{{Ronin}}".
20th Oct '17 11:33:52 PM Hanz
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* A case filled with 100 million Yen[[note]]about one million dollars U.S.[[/note]] plays a significant role in the plot of ''[[{{VideoGame/Yakuza}} Yakuza 4.]]''

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* A case filled with 100 million Yen[[note]]about one million dollars U.S.[[/note]] plays a significant role in the plot of ''[[{{VideoGame/Yakuza}} Yakuza 4.]]''''Videogame/Yakuza4''



* ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' features one of these as the MacGuffin in episode one, "[=Zer0=] Sum". Originally intended as payment for a (fake) Vault Key, it's got ten million dollars in embezzled Hyperion funds in it, and gets stolen by bandits and used as the grand prize for [[WackyRacing Murder Rally 12000]]. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it gets blown up when Felix sets off the bomb implanted in the briefcase.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' features one of these as the MacGuffin in episode one, "[=Zer0=] Sum". Originally intended as payment for a (fake) Vault Key, it's got ten million dollars in embezzled Hyperion funds in it, and gets stolen by bandits and used as the grand prize for [[WackyRacing Murder Rally 12000]]. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it gets blown up when Felix sets off the bomb implanted in the briefcase.]] However, if Fiona warned Felix about the explosion, he'll reveal in episode 5 that he actually faked the explosion and ran off with the money]].
16th Sep '17 6:24:01 PM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNutJob2NuttyByNature'': The Mayor has received several "campaign contributions" that way.
10th Sep '17 9:36:20 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"Thank you, Fat Tony. However, in the future I would prefer a nondescript briefcase to the [[ThiefBag sack with a dollar sign on it]]."''

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->''"Thank you, Fat Tony. However, in the future I would prefer a nondescript briefcase to the [[ThiefBag sack with a dollar sign on it]].it."''
4th Sep '17 7:04:05 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''Manga/LinebarrelsofIron'' the BigBad is seemingly going to offer the main character a briefcase full of gold bars as an apparant bribe to get him to join him. But the "gold" is actually cake that he's giving to him regardless of his answer as something for them to snack on as he continues his proposition.

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* In ''Manga/LinebarrelsofIron'' ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'' the BigBad is seemingly going to offer the main character a briefcase full of gold bars as an apparant apparent bribe to get him to join him. But the "gold" is actually cake that he's giving to him regardless of his answer as something for them to snack on as he continues his proposition.
31st Aug '17 2:00:32 PM HalcyonDayz
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* ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' features one of these as the MacGuffin in episode one, "Zer0 Sum". Originally intended as payment for a (fake) Vault Key, it's got ten million dollars in embezzled Hyperion funds in it, and gets stolen by bandits and used as the grand prize for [[WackyRacing Murder Rally 12000]]. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it gets blown up when Felix sets off the bomb implanted in the briefcase.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' features one of these as the MacGuffin in episode one, "Zer0 "[=Zer0=] Sum". Originally intended as payment for a (fake) Vault Key, it's got ten million dollars in embezzled Hyperion funds in it, and gets stolen by bandits and used as the grand prize for [[WackyRacing Murder Rally 12000]]. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it gets blown up when Felix sets off the bomb implanted in the briefcase.]]
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