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29th Nov '15 1:36:51 PM eroock
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* In episode 7 of ''Series/DayBreak'', Hopper hijacks the laptop of a pedestrian to read out the data from his USB Stick.
15th Mar '15 4:09:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* For the film ''{{Cellular}}'', this is basically the entire plot: A man is connected to a woman who was kidnapped, and she doesn't know where she is, and he's got the only connection to her, and if his phone runs out, he'll need to beg, borrow, buy or steal another for the battery.
* In ''{{Volcano}}'', the chief of Emergency Services for the City of Los Angeles, confiscates a radio reporter's cell phone when his own becomes unusable.
* In ''TheSting'', Hooker grabs a pay phone away from a woman in order to try to call Luther before he is murdered, then runs off to try and reach him. Hooker's friend is left behind, being swatted by the woman and her purse because she lost her nickel and wants it back.
* ''TheTerminator'' in the first movie hauls a biker type arguing with his girlfriend out of the booth so he can look through the phone book. He can be heard complaining, "Man, you've got a ''real'' attitude problem!" but fortunately for him sticks to verbal abuse.
* In ''HomeAlone'', the family, in a panic, forces a woman at an airport off the phone.

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* For the film ''{{Cellular}}'', ''Film/{{Cellular}}'', this is basically the entire plot: A man is connected to a woman who was kidnapped, and she doesn't know where she is, and he's got the only connection to her, and if his phone runs out, he'll need to beg, borrow, buy or steal another for the battery.
* In ''{{Volcano}}'', ''Film/{{Volcano}}'', the chief of Emergency Services for the City of Los Angeles, confiscates a radio reporter's cell phone when his own becomes unusable.
* In ''TheSting'', ''Film/TheSting'', Hooker grabs a pay phone away from a woman in order to try to call Luther before he is murdered, then runs off to try and reach him. Hooker's friend is left behind, being swatted by the woman and her purse because she lost her nickel and wants it back.
* ''TheTerminator'' ''Film/TheTerminator'' in the first movie hauls a biker type arguing with his girlfriend out of the booth so he can look through the phone book. He can be heard complaining, "Man, you've got a ''real'' attitude problem!" but fortunately for him sticks to verbal abuse.
* In ''HomeAlone'', ''Film/HomeAlone'', the family, in a panic, forces a woman at an airport off the phone.
30th Oct '14 8:58:36 AM LadyJafaria
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Compare HeroStoleMyBike, where a vehicle is taken in an emergency.
2nd Apr '13 5:23:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DieHardWithAVengeance'', [=McClane=] hijacks a car to use a car phone which then dies out. Earlier, Zeus needed to answer Simon's call on a payphone another person is using.

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* In ''DieHardWithAVengeance'', ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', [=McClane=] hijacks a car to use a car phone which then dies out. Earlier, Zeus needed to answer Simon's call on a payphone another person is using.
23rd Feb '13 8:10:23 AM MacronNotes
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John Doe is using a phone, typically now it's a CellPhone, but up until about the 1980s it was a PayPhone or in rare cases, his or another person's home phone. Richard Roe decides he needs to use the phone. Richard will either interrupt the call (for a pay phone or a home phone) or steal or confiscate John's cell phone. If Richard Roe just takes the phone and isn't planning to give it back, that's stealing. If a police officer or public official takes a phone because there's an emergency, that's a confiscation, because presumably the owner will eventually get the phone returned.

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John Doe is using a phone, typically now it's a CellPhone, cellphone, but up until about the 1980s it was a PayPhone or in rare cases, his or another person's home phone. Richard Roe decides he needs to use the phone. Richard will either interrupt the call (for a pay phone or a home phone) or steal or confiscate John's cell phone. If Richard Roe just takes the phone and isn't planning to give it back, that's stealing. If a police officer or public official takes a phone because there's an emergency, that's a confiscation, because presumably the owner will eventually get the phone returned.
1st Aug '12 5:49:39 AM FELH2
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* In the film ''TheMatrix'', Neo grabs a cell phone away from a guy who complains, until Agent Smith morphs into his body.

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* In the film ''TheMatrix'', ''Film/TheMatrix'', Neo grabs a cell phone away from a guy who complains, until Agent Smith morphs into his body.
28th Jul '12 6:14:51 AM AFP
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In a lot of these cases, it might not be an emergency, it might be Richard Roe just needs a phone in a hurry and steals one.

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In a lot of these cases, it might not be an emergency, it might be Richard Roe just needs a phone in a hurry and steals one. In an older work, when seizing control of the payphone, expect Richard to tell the person on the other end "He'll call you back" before hanging up and dialing their own call.
22nd Apr '12 3:58:16 AM erforce
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* In ''DieHard With a Vengeance'', [=McClane=] hijacks a car to use a car phone which then dies out. Earlier, Zeus needed to answer Simon's call on a payphone another person is using.

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* In ''DieHard With a Vengeance'', ''DieHardWithAVengeance'', [=McClane=] hijacks a car to use a car phone which then dies out. Earlier, Zeus needed to answer Simon's call on a payphone another person is using.
19th Apr '12 1:42:08 PM blade4771
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* In ''DieHard With a Vengeance'', [=McClane=] hijacks a car to use a car phone which then dies out. Earlier, Zeus needs to use a payphone another person is using to answer Simon's call.

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* In ''DieHard With a Vengeance'', [=McClane=] hijacks a car to use a car phone which then dies out. Earlier, Zeus needs needed to use answer Simon's call on a payphone another person is using to answer Simon's call.using.
19th Apr '12 1:41:24 PM blade4771
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* In ''DieHard With a Vengeance'', [=McClane=] hijacks a car to use a car phone which then dies out. Earlier, Zeus needs to use a payphone another person is using to answer Simon's call.
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