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13th Mar '17 4:37:04 AM Bissek
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* Used in ''Film/OceansEleven'' [[spoiler:as a way for the con men to empty the vault: the fake SWAT team enters with duffel bags full of red light district flyers and swaps them with the duffel bags full of cash in the vault their confederates packed.]]

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* Used in ''Film/OceansEleven'' [[spoiler:as a way for the con men to empty the vault: the fake SWAT team enters with duffel bags full of red light district flyers and swaps them with the duffel bags full of cash in the vault their confederates packed. [[HollywoodDensity The fact that the bags would weigh about 300 pounds each when full of cash, and not much less when full of low-grade paper flyers]] is glossed over.]]
14th Feb '17 5:11:03 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' when Bond adds a C4 charge into the lining of a briefcase full of diamonds which then end up buried in TheDragon's face when Bond sets it off.
* In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', the LawmanGoneBad is paid a suitcase of cash for helping Sanchez escape US custody. [[LaserGuidedKarma Bond later uses it to knock him into a shark tank]].
** This movie actually shows how heavy the case is. Sanchez even says that as it is 2 million dollars in 20 dollar bills, it is very heavy.
** Later on in the movie, Bond goes to a bank manager saying he wants to make a deposit. The manager politely asks why the tellers downstairs can't handle this, when a porter enters and puts down Bond's huge case with a loud ''thump''. Cue immediate fawning from the manager.
* ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'': In the ColdOpen, Bond retrieves a massive pile of cash, which then explodes in Sir Robert's face when he goes to inspect it at the heart of MI6 headquarters.

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Subverted in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' when Bond adds a C4 charge into the lining of a briefcase full of diamonds which then end up buried in TheDragon's face when Bond sets it off.
* ** In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', the LawmanGoneBad is paid a suitcase of cash for helping Sanchez escape US custody. [[LaserGuidedKarma Bond later uses it to knock him into a shark tank]].
** *** This movie actually shows how heavy the case is. Sanchez even says that as it is 2 million dollars in 20 dollar bills, it is very heavy.
** *** Later on in the movie, Bond goes to a bank manager saying he wants to make a deposit. The manager politely asks why the tellers downstairs can't handle this, when a porter enters and puts down Bond's huge case with a loud ''thump''. Cue immediate fawning from the manager.
* ** ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'': In the ColdOpen, Bond retrieves a massive pile of cash, which then explodes in Sir Robert's face when he goes to inspect it at the heart of MI6 headquarters.headquarters.
** ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. Bond witnesses TheDragon paying off a hitman, who casually tosses a wad of bills to a girl from his PaidHarem. After the hitman is killed and his guards are busy chasing Bond, TheDragon takes the briefcase back, even [[EvilIsPetty snatching the wad of bills off the girl]].
12th Feb '17 1:54:27 PM Origin
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* On the ''Series/TopGear'' Vietnam special, the presenters were each given [[RidiculousExchangeRates 15 million dong]] to buy a vehicle: a small box full of bundles of bills. While initially delighted at having "inches of money," they quickly discovered this was worth only about US$1,000. They had to settle for used motorbikes instead of the luxury cars they were expecting.

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* On the ''Series/TopGear'' Vietnam special, the presenters were each given [[RidiculousExchangeRates 15 million dong]] to buy a vehicle: a small box shoebox full of bundles of bills. While initially delighted at having "inches of money," they quickly discovered this was worth only about US$1,000. They had to settle for used motorbikes instead of the luxury cars they were expecting.expecting.
** This was put startlingly into perspective when James May inquired as to the price of a baseline Fiat 500 and got ''560,000,000'' in response. This would equate to - at the time the show was filmed - just over US$37,000. Given Clarkson's allusion to a ''"200% import tax"'' (though likely an exaggerated percentage), the steep price for a car perhaps worth around US$20,000 in the West seems to have been handily explained.
28th Jan '17 2:00:44 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Duffel bags are used to store Cottonmouth's money on the shelves of a storage room at Mariah Dillard's office in Crispus Attucks.
28th Jan '17 1:59:14 PM dmcreif
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* Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in ''Series/BreakingBad'' sometimes have sums of money that would warrant a briefcase, but partly because they're inept (at least at the beginning) and partly because the sight of Pinkman, at least, carrying a briefcase would ''scream'' "drug money" to everyone who saw him, they usually use backpacks and duffle bags instead. Later, the amount of money becomes so large that it requires first a ''shipping pallet'' and then ''seven giant barrels''. By that point, Walt has given up counting the extent of his fortune. By the time it reached shipping pallet levels even Skyler, who as a bookkeeper one might expect to be inclined to precision in such matters, has started estimating the total based on ''weight'' instead of attempting to actually count it.

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* Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in ''Series/BreakingBad'' sometimes have sums of money that would warrant a briefcase, but partly because they're inept (at least at the beginning) and partly because the sight of Pinkman, Jesse, at least, carrying a briefcase would ''scream'' "drug money" to everyone who saw him, they usually use backpacks and duffle duffel bags instead. Later, the amount of money becomes so large that it requires first a ''shipping pallet'' and then ''seven giant barrels''. By that point, Walt has given up counting the extent of his fortune. By the time it reached shipping pallet levels even Skyler, who as a bookkeeper one might expect to be inclined to precision in such matters, has started estimating the total based on ''weight'' instead of attempting to actually count it.


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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E4PennyAndDime Penny and Dime]]", Frank Castle has stashed money he stole off the Kitchen Irish in a briefcase placed in the trunk of his camper van. He's also rigged it up with a bomb to kill the two grunts unfortunate enough to get sent to retrieve it.
16th Dec '16 11:46:59 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''Film/{{Hitman}}'', 47 uses such a briefcase to pay off an arms dealer. He's secretly rigged it with an explosive charge, which he triggers when his cover has been blown and he needs a distraction.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has the "portable money transfer device" ''standardized''. Everyone uses sturdy USB drive-like devices called "[[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credsticks]]" for money, and these come in two flavors. "Personal" credsticks are basically just biometric debit cards. "Certified" credsticks (also known as "checksticks") can be used by whoever picks them up, and have ''absolutely no limit'' on how much currency they can store - essentially cyberpunk bearer bonds. These are what {{Mega Corp}}s regularly use to pay player characters for deniable operations, and demonstrate fairly well why bearer bonds are so rare and regulated in RealLife.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has the "portable money transfer device" ''standardized''. Everyone uses sturdy USB drive-like devices called "[[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credsticks]]" for money, and these come in two flavors. "Personal" credsticks are basically just biometric debit cards. "Certified" credsticks (also known as "checksticks") can be used by whoever picks them up, and have ''absolutely no limit'' on how much currency they can store - -- essentially cyberpunk bearer bonds. These are what {{Mega Corp}}s regularly use to pay player characters for deniable operations, and demonstrate fairly well why bearer bonds are so rare and regulated in RealLife.
16th Dec '16 11:43:13 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'': In the ColdOpen, Bond retrieves such a briefcase, which then explodes in Sir Robert's face when he goes to inspect it at the heart of MI6 headquarters.

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* ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'': In the ColdOpen, Bond retrieves such a briefcase, massive pile of cash, which then explodes in Sir Robert's face when he goes to inspect it at the heart of MI6 headquarters.
16th Dec '16 11:39:37 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* The island governor in ''Film/McHalesNavy'' is bribed with a briefcase full of cash.
10th Dec '16 10:47:13 AM thatother1dude
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--->'''Neal''': ''The bonds are transferable?''\\
'''Diana''': ''No title. Whoever holds ‘em owns ‘em.''\\
'''Jones''': ''Each certificate is worth two hundred grand.''\\
'''Neal''': ''So a stack of a hundred million dollars is '''this''' thick.''(holds finger and thumb less than an '''inch''' apart)

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--->'''Neal''': ''The The bonds are transferable?''\\
transferable?\\
'''Diana''': ''No No title. Whoever holds ‘em owns ‘em.''\\
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'''Jones''': ''Each Each certificate is worth two hundred grand.''\\
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'''Neal''': ''So So a stack of a hundred million dollars is '''this''' thick.''(holds \\
''(Neal holds his
finger and thumb less than an '''inch''' apart)apart)''
1st Dec '16 5:41:08 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* Spoofed in ''WebComic/EverydayHeroes'', when a multi-million dollar shipment of stolen cash is delivered in a bunch of [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=207991 ordinary cardboard boxes.]]

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* Spoofed in ''WebComic/EverydayHeroes'', when a multi-million dollar shipment of stolen cash is delivered in a bunch of [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=207991 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2133449/ch12-32/ ordinary cardboard boxes.]]
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