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1st Sep '17 4:04:13 PM eroock
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* In ''Videogame/ThimbleweedPark'', Ransome's wall safe in his trailer is hidden behind a clown poster. Likewise, Chuck's safe in his room is hidden behind a painting.
25th May '17 6:05:34 PM Madrugada
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To be fair, a painting is probably the most obvious object to hide a safe behind; on the other hand, a painting is consequently the most obvious place to look for a safe. People rarely seem to consider installing safes behind other common objects hanging on walls, such as mirrors and tapestries.

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To be fair, a painting is probably the most obvious easiest object to hide a safe behind; on the other hand, behind a painting is consequently the most obvious place to look for a safe. People rarely seem to consider installing safes behind other common objects hanging on walls, such as mirrors and or tapestries.



* Biff's office in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''.
* ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'' does this.
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' also does this.
** ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' has a secret map behind a painting, showing top secret locations.

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* %%* Biff's office in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''.
* %%* ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'' does this.
* %%* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** %%** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' also does this.
** * ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' has a secret map behind a painting, showing top secret locations.



* In [[{{Novelization}} the novelization]] of Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' story, there's a safe behind a painting in one of Wayne's offices. The safe is actually just another layer of distraction to protect the real secret: the spare {{Franchise/Batman}} costume folded up in the picture frame.

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* In [[{{Novelization}} the novelization]] of Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' story, there's a safe behind a painting in one of Wayne's offices. The safe is actually just another layer of distraction to protect the real secret: the spare {{Franchise/Batman}} Batman costume folded up in the picture frame.



* An episode of ''Series/TheMonkees'' had a safe behind a painting of a safe behind a painting. That is, the "regular" painting was removed from the wall to show a painting of a safe, which was removed to show a real safe.

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* An episode of ''Series/TheMonkees'' had a safe safe, behind a painting of a safe safe, behind a painting. That is, the "regular" painting was removed from the wall to show a painting of a safe, which was removed to show a real safe.



* Interestingly inverted on ''Series/{{Hustle}}''. [[spoiler: Their mark had stolen a new security system that was effectively unbeatable and was now marketing it by offering to secure a painting and cover the theft liability without insurance. Because the system couldn't be defeated due to being sewn into the painting itself, they build a false wall in front of it to avoid detection and blackmail the mark with his "stolen" painting due to the fact that the mark would be liable for the multimillion quid cost.]]

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* Interestingly inverted on ''Series/{{Hustle}}''. [[spoiler: Their mark had stolen a new security system that was effectively unbeatable and was now marketing it by offering to secure a painting and cover the theft liability without insurance. Because the system couldn't be defeated due to being sewn into the painting itself, they build a false wall in front of it to avoid detection and blackmail the mark with his "stolen" painting due to the fact that the mark would be liable for the multimillion quid cost.]]



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* [[http://www.valuesafes.com/wall_safes.html Still used]] in RealLife. Model 20720 comes with a built-in frame to conceal the door, and a remote control. This trope is mentioned [[http://wallsafestore.com/ by this seller]] and [[http://www.discounthomeoffice.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=49_53 this one]].
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[[folder:TruthInTelevision]]
* [[http://www.valuesafes.com/wall_safes.html Still used]] in RealLife. Model 20720 comes with a built-in frame to conceal the door, and a remote control. This trope is mentioned [[http://wallsafestore.com/ by this seller]] and [[http://www.discounthomeoffice.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=49_53 this one]].
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9th May '17 1:44:01 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/HudsonHawk''. The auction house Eddie and Tommy break into hides its safe behind a large painting.

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* ''Film/HudsonHawk''. The auction house Eddie and Tommy break into hides its safe behind a large painting. The safe holds the "Sforza", the horse statuette that they're there to steal.
9th May '17 1:41:44 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/HudsonHawk''. The auction house Eddie and Tommy break into hides its safe behind a large painting.
16th Apr '17 12:56:57 AM Arivne
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16th Apr '17 12:55:28 AM Arivne
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** In the episode "That Darn Catwoman" stately Wayne Manor has a wall safe hidden behind a painting.

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** In the episode episodes "That Darn Catwoman" and "Flop Goes The Joker", stately Wayne Manor has a wall safe hidden behind a painting.
22nd Feb '17 12:30:12 PM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': inside the Redoran manors in Ald'rhun a door is hidden behind tapestries.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': inside the Redoran manors in Ald'rhun There is a secret door is hidden behind tapestries.a tapestry in Venim Manor. [[spoiler: You'll need to rescue someone from this hidden room to advance in the House Redoran and Redoran Hortator questlines]].
29th Jan '17 2:03:48 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In "Terminal Velocity", Mack Bolan breaks into a safe hidden in the office of a KGB honcho, but thanks to a continuity error it changes from a picture of Lenin to one of Brezhnev, then back again.
15th Dec '16 1:52:56 PM ngh93
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* Franchise/WallaceAndGromit had this in ''Film/TheWrongTrousers''. Wallace hides his piggy bank in a safe, behind a picture of a piggy bank.



* Franchise/WallaceAndGromit had this in ''Film/TheWrongTrousers''. Wallace hides his piggy bank in a safe, behind a picture of a piggy bank.
29th Nov '16 5:50:06 PM timotaka
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* Parodied on ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' in the episode "Dennis Moore" where a safe is hidden behind... a painting of a safe.
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