History Main / BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay

26th Jan '17 2:07:12 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* In the movie ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'' this is parodied by Eddie Valiant pulling out a [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure cartoon gun, with cartoon "bullets" that are alive, that he's able to talk to]]. After he shoots them, they go a distance then stop, trying to figure out which way to go. They make a [[{{Roboteching}} 90 degree turn]], ''the wrong way''. Valiant remarks, "Dum dums."

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* In the movie ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'' this is parodied by Eddie Valiant pulling out a [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure cartoon gun, with cartoon "bullets" that are alive, that he's able to talk to]].to. After he shoots them, they go a distance then stop, trying to figure out which way to go. They make a [[{{Roboteching}} 90 degree turn]], ''the wrong way''. Valiant remarks, "Dum dums."
21st Nov '16 8:32:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos323.html Painfully averted]] in ''AMiracleOfScience''.

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* [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos323.html Painfully averted]] in ''AMiracleOfScience''.''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience''.
14th Nov '16 7:19:13 AM DrSlide
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A bullet is the business end of a ''cartridge'', whose other components include a metal case, either brass or steel, filled with gunpowder, and a primer. When the gun fires, the bullet exits this happy arrangement, leaving the brass case behind, which now must be ejected to make room for another cartridge, either automatically in gas or recoil-operated firearms or manually in bolt-action or pump-action weapons. Most American movies get this part right, and in mystery stories brass cases may furnish important clues for the detective if the killer leaves them behind. But some films show [[CartridgesInFlight the entire cartridge, brass case and all, flying through the air]] toward the target! This gaffe is understandably more common in films from countries where private gun ownership is rare, e.g. China and India.

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A bullet is the business end of a ''cartridge'', whose other components include a metal case, either brass or steel, filled with gunpowder, and a primer. When the gun fires, the bullet exits this happy arrangement, leaving arrangement and leaves the brass case behind, which now must be ejected to behind. To make room for another a new cartridge, that case must be either automatically ejected (automatically in gas or recoil-operated firearms or gas/recoil-operated firearms, manually in bolt-action pump/bolt/lever/break-action firearms), or pump-action weapons.physically moved away from the barrel (revolvers and similar weapons). Most American movies get this part right, and in mystery stories brass cases may furnish important clues for the detective if the killer leaves them behind. But some films show [[CartridgesInFlight the entire cartridge, brass case and all, flying through the air]] toward the target! This gaffe is understandably more common in films from countries where private gun ownership is rare, e.g. China and India.
6th Nov '16 3:09:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{City Hunter}}'': Ryo Saeba ({{Jackie Chan}}'s character) shoots off the BigBad's gun from his hand, juggles it in mid-air with his ImprobableAimingSkills, only for it to fall right back down to the hands of his opponent. HilarityEnsues after the bad guy catches the gun and tries to shoot Ryo, only to find out that the trigger is missing.

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* ''Film/{{City Hunter}}'': Ryo Saeba ({{Jackie Chan}}'s (Creator/JackieChan's character) shoots off the BigBad's gun from his hand, juggles it in mid-air with his ImprobableAimingSkills, only for it to fall right back down to the hands of his opponent. HilarityEnsues after the bad guy catches the gun and tries to shoot Ryo, only to find out that the trigger is missing.
29th Oct '16 9:37:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'' features Rudy, the oldest and most {{Badass}} of the title group of kids, using a silver bullet to kill the Wolfman. What pushes it into this territory is that the bullet in question was not fitted with a cartridge prior to its use, but yet is still somehow capable of being fired from the police-issue revolver that Rudy used in the scene.

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* ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'' features Rudy, the oldest and most {{Badass}} badass of the title group of kids, using a silver bullet to kill the Wolfman. What pushes it into this territory is that the bullet in question was not fitted with a cartridge prior to its use, but yet is still somehow capable of being fired from the police-issue revolver that Rudy used in the scene.
11th Sep '16 8:36:46 PM erforce
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* Averted in ''TheShawshankRedemption'' when the warden shoots [[spoiler: himself]], smashing the window behind.

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* Averted in ''TheShawshankRedemption'' ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' when the warden shoots [[spoiler: himself]], smashing the window behind.



* In the opening scene of ''Film/IronMan'', a soldier is shot and killed as he exits a Humvee. The pellets penetrate the side of the vehicle yet don't harm Tony Stark, who is sitting at the other side.

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* In the opening scene of ''Film/IronMan'', ''Film/IronMan1'', a soldier is shot and killed as he exits a Humvee. The pellets penetrate the side of the vehicle yet don't harm Tony Stark, who is sitting at the other side.
11th May '16 2:00:42 PM erforce
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* Averted in a similar fashion as ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': In the first episode, the crew of the eponymous ship are able to take cover behind a counter in a bar, but that's because the owner had everything bullet-proofed and in at least one instance Revy has a gun fight where she regularly shoots at her target through a thin wall.

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* Averted in a similar fashion as ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': In the first episode, the crew of the eponymous ship are able to take cover behind a counter in a bar, but that's because the owner had everything bullet-proofed and in at least one instance Revy has a gun fight where she regularly shoots at her target through a thin wall.



* Aversion: In Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles premiere, Sarah ducks behind a recliner and is apparently magically safe from a semi-automatic. Police at the scene later disclose that [[CrazyPrepared the chair has been upholstered with Kevlar]].

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* Aversion: In Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' premiere, Sarah ducks behind a recliner and is apparently magically safe from a semi-automatic. Police at the scene later disclose that [[CrazyPrepared the chair has been upholstered with Kevlar]].
13th Jan '16 4:58:04 PM YT45
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When someone is shot in the head in a movie, the bullet will vanish on exiting their skull, leaving the wall behind them perfectly undamaged -- though in sore need of a good wipe down. Also, the bullet will either leave [[PrettyLittleHeadshots a bloody but small hole in the victim's head]] or [[PinkMist completely vaporize it]]. If they take the shot in the torso, rather than the head, they're likely to end up BlownAcrossTheRoom.

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When someone is shot in the head in a movie, the bullet will vanish on exiting their skull, leaving the wall behind them [[DisappearingBullets perfectly undamaged undamaged]] -- though in sore need of a good wipe down. Also, the bullet will either leave [[PrettyLittleHeadshots a bloody but small hole in the victim's head]] or [[PinkMist completely vaporize it]]. If they take the shot in the torso, rather than the head, they're likely to end up BlownAcrossTheRoom.



When bullets fail to penetrate through things that really shouldn't stop them -- such as drywall, car doors, and in many cases, [[BulletproofHumanShield people]], that's ConcealmentEqualsCover.

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When bullets fail to penetrate through things that really shouldn't stop them -- such as drywall, car doors, and in many cases, [[BulletproofHumanShield people]], that's ConcealmentEqualsCover. DisappearingBullets will only damage people, not surroundings.
28th Dec '15 1:12:15 AM trims
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*** Justified, given that the building behind the agent is likely 100+ feet away, and that they're not "mirrors" but standard plexiglass (the building in question being of the "glass" skyscraper variety), it's highly unlikely you'd see the small hole a pistol shot would make at this distance. The "glass" in question is over an inch thick and *very* tough, so it wouldn't shatter, and you'd certainly not be able to see a small hole from that distance (and it's far from certain that a pistol bullet would even make a hole).
25th Dec '15 1:33:42 AM jormis29
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* In one scene of ''Film/{{Hellboy}} II'', our protagonist shoots a tooth fairy with his massive handgun which fires massive bullets. Somehow the bullet doesn't carry on and hit anyone in the large crowd a few feet behind the fairy. The bullets are literally so big that you would be able to see it fall to the ground if it stopped when it hit the fairy. It must have just disappeared.

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* In one scene of ''Film/{{Hellboy}} II'', ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', our protagonist shoots a tooth fairy with his massive handgun which fires massive bullets. Somehow the bullet doesn't carry on and hit anyone in the large crowd a few feet behind the fairy. The bullets are literally so big that you would be able to see it fall to the ground if it stopped when it hit the fairy. It must have just disappeared.
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