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21st Jun '17 8:36:05 PM Rotpar
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* In ''Literature/TheBadPlace'', the duffel bag Frank hauls around contains MultipleIdentityIDs and bound twenties and hundreds, he estimates roughly $150,000.
12th Jun '17 7:54:07 PM scooter
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* This is a staple on a number of game shows:
** While the briefcases in ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' actually just contain a card with a dollar amount on it, the allusion to this trope is clear.
** See also: ''Series/DealOrNoDeal''.
** The basic objective of the game show ''Series/TakeTheMoneyAndRun'' for the team of two civilians is to find a safe spot to hide a briefcase containing the $100,000 cash prize, after which the opposing team of two police detectives have 48 hours to try and track down the briefcase and take it for themselves.
** ''Series/SchlagDenRaab'' uses this to represent the ProgressiveJackpot, each suitcase containing 500,000, of course said suitcase may vary in size or there may be more than one suitcase, but it's used as a big cash prize.
** In fact, many game shows used such a prop. Many of them, like the one in ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'', were clear, so you could see the money in them (though it was usually just prop money, or, as could be seen quickly as a FreezeFrameBonus, stacks and stacks of...one dollar bills).
** Parodied on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', where Kenneth has an idea for a game show where models all have briefcases, but one of them is full of gold. Cue a shot of the first episode being produced, where the contestant quickly picks the model who's struggling to hold up her briefcase...



* While the briefcases in ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' actually just contain a card with a dollar amount on it, the allusion to this trope is clear.
** See also: ''Series/DealOrNoDeal''.
** In fact, many game shows used such a prop. Many of them, like the one in ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'', were clear, so you could see the money in them (though it was usually just prop money, or, as could be seen quickly as a FreezeFrameBonus, stacks and stacks of...one dollar bills).
** Parodied on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', where Kenneth has an idea for a game show where models all have briefcases, but one of them is full of gold. Cue a shot of the first episode being produced, where the contestant quickly picks the model who's struggling to hold up her briefcase...



* The basic objective of the game show ''Series/TakeTheMoneyAndRun'' for the team of two civilians is to find a safe spot to hide a briefcase containing the $100,000 cash prize, after which the opposing team of two police detectives have 48 hours to try and track down the briefcase and take it for themselves.



* ''Series/SchlagDenRaab'' uses this to represent the ProgressiveJackpot, each suitcase containing 500,000, of course said suitcase may vary in size or there may be more than one suitcase, but it's used as a big cash prize.
12th Jun '17 7:44:13 PM scooter
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** Parodied on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', where Kenneth has an idea for a game show where models all have briefcases, but one of them is full of gold. Cue a shot of the first episode being produced, where the contestant quickly picks the model who's struggling to hold up her briefcase...
12th Jun '17 1:17:16 AM JackG
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* In ''Assault on a Queen'' (1966) SubmarinePirates plan to rob the [=QE2=] of a shipment of gold bullion, but run into an unexpected hitch when the crates prove too heavy to be carried unassisted. The [=QE2=]'s crew naturally refuse to help, so the robbers have to drag the crates past gaping passengers who until now had no idea a robbery was in progress.

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* In ''Assault on a Queen'' (1966) (1966). SubmarinePirates plan to rob the [=QE2=] of a shipment of gold bullion, but run into an unexpected hitch when the crates prove too heavy to be carried unassisted. The [=QE2=]'s crew naturally refuse to help, so the robbers have to drag the crates past gaping passengers who until now had no idea a robbery was in progress.
12th Jun '17 1:13:42 AM JackG
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* In ''Assault on a Queen'' (1966) SubmarinePirates plan to rob the [=QE2=] of a shipment of gold bullion, but run into an unexpected hitch when the crates prove too heavy to be carried unassisted. The [=QE2=]'s crew naturally refuse to help, so the robbers have to drag the crates past gaping passengers who until now had no idea a robbery was in progress.
2nd Jun '17 9:49:28 PM ImaginationStarts
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This is probably the most common manifestation of AMacGuffinFullOfMoney.

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This is probably the most common manifestation of AMacGuffinFullOfMoney.
AMacGuffinFullOfMoney. Can overlap with HandcuffedBriefcase.
13th Apr '17 11:56:08 AM GuyIncog
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** ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' has them pop up a few times. Literal examples are seen at the beginning and end in the hands of Le Chiffre's clients and Mr. White, respectively. The banker for the high stakes poker game also has a briefcase, though his contains not cash but a [[UpToEleven portable online banking terminal]].
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.
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