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2nd Mar '16 4:33:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* Film/JamesBond in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' arranges for a defector to cross the Czechoslovakian border twice -- first by being shunted through a pipeline and on the second occasion by WeaponisedCar. And a cello.

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* Film/JamesBond in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' ''Film/JamesBond'':
** In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', Bond
arranges for a defector to cross the Czechoslovakian border twice -- first by being shunted through a pipeline and on the second occasion by WeaponisedCar. And a cello.
19th Feb '16 11:36:43 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Funeral in Berlin'', also by Creator/LenDeighton, has a defector being smuggled by faking his death and being taken across the Berlin Wall in a coffin. The idea has been reused several times, such as in the TV series ''Series/JasonKing'' and ''MacGyver''.

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* ''Funeral in Berlin'', also by Creator/LenDeighton, has a defector being smuggled by faking his death and being taken across the Berlin Wall in a coffin. The idea has been reused several times, such as in the TV series ''Series/JasonKing'' and ''MacGyver''.''Series/MacGyver''.
9th Jan '16 8:58:50 AM rjung
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* The RealLife Checkpoint Charlie is a critical locale in ''Film/BridgeOfSpies,'' as it is where [[spoiler:American student Frederick Pryor is released, allowing the spy exchange to take place.]]
1st Nov '15 11:32:06 AM nombretomado
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* Happens several times in the {{Quiller}} series, and often mentioned as a NoodleIncident.

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* Happens several times in the {{Quiller}} Literature/{{Quiller}} series, and often mentioned as a NoodleIncident.
28th Aug '15 7:14:30 AM DDE
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** With the extra tip of the checkpoint being between ''[[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall East and West Grestin]].

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** With the extra tip of the checkpoint being between ''[[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall [[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall East and West Grestin]].
28th Aug '15 7:08:50 AM DDE
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** With the extra tip of the checkpoint being between ''[[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall East and West Grestin]].
27th Jul '15 2:12:44 PM Anddrix
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Monsters|2010}}''. When the protagonists arrive at the huge wall at the US border they find it abandoned, as the aliens have overrun it.

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* Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted]] in ''Film/{{Monsters|2010}}''. When the protagonists arrive at the huge wall at the US border they find [[spoiler:find it abandoned, as the aliens have overrun it.it]].
24th Jun '15 9:13:59 PM MarcInGA
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* In an episode of Mission: Impossible one of the agents (Barbara Bain) is captured in East Berlin. After she is tortured and tells them nothing, the team's leader (Peter Graves) manages to talk them into releasing her. He gives her an overcoat against the cold and they start across to West Berlin when the Germans behind them open fire with machine guns, apparently killing them. They are quite satisfied that it no longer matters who they were or what they were after. When it is clear the agents get up and he explains that he anticipated that and used bulletproof coats. She laughs and says "I thought it felt heavy."
6th May '15 1:29:14 PM Anddrix
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* Subverted in ''[[Film/{{Monsters 2010}} Monsters]]'' (2010). When the protagonists arrive at the huge wall at the US border they find it abandoned, as the aliens have overrun it.

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* Subverted in ''[[Film/{{Monsters 2010}} Monsters]]'' (2010).''Film/{{Monsters|2010}}''. When the protagonists arrive at the huge wall at the US border they find it abandoned, as the aliens have overrun it.
24th Apr '15 5:10:49 AM jormis29
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* ''TheSandbaggers'' has repeated crossings of the Iron Curtain. In one memorable instance in season 3, one of the main characters gets out of Russia on dodgy papers by going for his passport and accidentally-on-purpose showing the officials a sheaf of dirty photographs instead; they're too busy laughing at him to check his actual passport very thoroughly.

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* ''TheSandbaggers'' ''Series/TheSandbaggers'' has repeated crossings of the Iron Curtain. In one memorable instance in season 3, one of the main characters gets out of Russia on dodgy papers by going for his passport and accidentally-on-purpose showing the officials a sheaf of dirty photographs instead; they're too busy laughing at him to check his actual passport very thoroughly.
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