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21st Sep '16 1:49:35 PM StFan
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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."

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* In an episode of Mission: Impossible ''Series/MissionImpossible'', 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."

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-->There was a checkpoint Charlie
-->He didn't crack a smile
-->But it's no laughing party
-->When you've been on the murder mile
-->Only takes one itchy trigger
-->One more widow, [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles one less white nigger]]

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** ''{{Champions}}'' supplement ''Red Doom''. In one of the adventures the superhero {{PC}}s have to smuggle a defecting superhero out of the Soviet Union. If the {{PC}}s head west they'll probably end up trying to cross the East/West German border.

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** ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' supplement ''Red Doom''. In one of the adventures the superhero {{PC}}s have to smuggle a defecting superhero out of the Soviet Union. If the {{PC}}s head west they'll probably end up trying to cross the East/West German border.



* ''TopSecret'' module "Operation Fastpass". The spy {{PC}}s must help a defector escape from behind the Iron Curtain. In order to do so they must get across the border into friendly territory.

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* ''TopSecret'' ''TabletopGame/TopSecret'' module "Operation Fastpass". The spy {{PC}}s must help a defector escape from behind the Iron Curtain. In order to do so they must get across the border into friendly territory.

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* ''[[{{VideoGame/PapersPlease}} Papers, Please]]'' is a game all about playing a faceless official manning one of these in a fictional Communist nation.
** With the extra tip of the checkpoint being between [[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall East and West Grestin]].

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* ''[[{{VideoGame/PapersPlease}} Papers, Please]]'' ''VideoGame/PapersPlease'' is a game all about playing a faceless official manning one of these in a fictional Communist nation.
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nation. With the extra tip of the checkpoint being between [[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall East and West Grestin]].Grestin]].
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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.
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