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14th May '16 5:27:24 PM Geoduck
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* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' does this... though [[DownerEnding It Doesn't End Well]]

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* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' does this... this, though [[DownerEnding It Doesn't End Well]]the boat was the characters' intended destination all along rather than a lucky coincidence.. and their using it [[BolivianArmyEnding doesn't end terribly well]].
28th Mar '16 3:35:44 PM eroock
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28th Mar '16 3:12:00 PM eroock
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* Subverted in ''Film/WhatsUpDoc''. The chase scene ends [[https://youtu.be/abYamYSx9o4?t=198 at a pier]] where a ferry is departing but the beetle can't make the gap and dashes into the water, same as with the pursuers.
28th Mar '16 3:00:28 PM eroock
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* This is also done in the movie ''Film/SomeLikeitHot,'' where Jack Lemmon's "Fiance" just happens to be there waiting for him in a boat.

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* This is also done in the movie ''Film/SomeLikeitHot,'' ''Film/SomeLikeItHot,'' where Jack Lemmon's "Fiance" just happens to be there waiting for him in a boat.



* Subverted and inverted in Film/TheGhostWriter. The main character is being tailed and manages to get on board the only ferry off the island. [[HopeSpot His pursuers are prevented from boarding at first]], until he looks back and the guard reluctantly lets them on. He still manages to give them the slip, and [[InvertedTrope leaps off back onto the island]].

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* Subverted and inverted in Film/TheGhostWriter.''Film/TheGhostWriter''. The main character is being tailed and manages to get on board the only ferry off the island. [[HopeSpot His pursuers are prevented from boarding at first]], until he looks back and the guard reluctantly lets them on. He still manages to give them the slip, and [[InvertedTrope leaps off back onto the island]].
6th Feb '16 4:30:47 PM TimG5
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This also counts if you drive off a bridge and a barge shows up below. Very rarely is the subject of how the escapee gets off the boat addressed-- ''they'' might end up swimming back to shore, too. Sometimes justified by having the pursuers cuss about how their quarry not only got away, but stole their boat as well. Another frequent example is a rowboat or motorboat being left unattended with the oars left or sufficient fuel near lakes and rivers.

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This also counts if you drive off a bridge and a barge shows up below. Very rarely is the subject of how the escapee gets off the boat addressed-- ''they'' might end up swimming back to shore, too. Sometimes justified by having the pursuers cuss about how their quarry not only got away, but stole their boat as well. Another frequent example is a rowboat or motorboat being left unattended with the oars left or sufficient fuel near lakes and rivers.
rivers. Can also extend to pre-maid rafts.


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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioSticker'': There's a level in World 5 that has Mario going down a river there just happens to be raft floating around for him to use.


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* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' : If Dora and her friends run into a body of water blocking their path like a lake or river with no bridge, don't be surprised if there's a rowboat nearby to help them out.
6th Feb '16 4:27:02 PM TimG5
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This also counts if you drive off a bridge and a barge shows up below. Very rarely is the subject of how the escapee gets off the boat addressed-- ''they'' might end up swimming back to shore, too. Sometimes justified by having the pursuers cuss about how their quarry not only got away, but stole their boat as well.

Often subverted by having the jumper land on the boat, only to discover that the boat is pulling ''in'', not out. Closely related to its action-movie brethren {{Roofhopping}}, TrashLanding, and TrainEscape. Car examples may include a RampJump.

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This also counts if you drive off a bridge and a barge shows up below. Very rarely is the subject of how the escapee gets off the boat addressed-- ''they'' might end up swimming back to shore, too. Sometimes justified by having the pursuers cuss about how their quarry not only got away, but stole their boat as well.

well. Another frequent example is a rowboat or motorboat being left unattended with the oars left or sufficient fuel near lakes and rivers.

Often subverted by having the jumper land on the boat, only to discover that the boat is pulling ''in'', not out. In the case of rowboats or motorboats, it's common for the boat to either be busted up and sink immediately or missing or oars or fuel. Closely related to its action-movie brethren {{Roofhopping}}, TrashLanding, and TrainEscape. Car examples may include a RampJump.
27th Dec '15 8:18:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Psych}}'': In "You Can't Handle This Episode" Juliet's secret-agent brother Ewen is introduced by having him jump obstacles and dodge bullet fire while being chased. He runs onto a public beach, jumps into the water, knocks a civilian off of a Jet Ski and zooms off to safety. ''All while having a conversation Juliet on the phone''.

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* ''{{Psych}}'': ''Series/{{Psych}}'': In "You Can't Handle This Episode" Juliet's secret-agent brother Ewen is introduced by having him jump obstacles and dodge bullet fire while being chased. He runs onto a public beach, jumps into the water, knocks a civilian off of a Jet Ski and zooms off to safety. ''All while having a conversation Juliet on the phone''.
24th Aug '15 9:57:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* This happens in ''WhiteLightning'', and inspired a similar act in ''TheSimpsons'' (see below)
* Happens in ''InBruges'' when Colin Farrell's character is attempting to outrun [[spoiler:Ralph Fiennes, the boss of his crime syndicate]].

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* This happens in ''WhiteLightning'', ''Film/WhiteLightning'', and inspired a similar act in ''TheSimpsons'' (see below)
* Happens in ''InBruges'' ''Film/InBruges'' when Colin Farrell's character is attempting to outrun [[spoiler:Ralph Fiennes, the boss of his crime syndicate]].



* This is also done in the movie ''SomeLikeitHot,'' where Jack Lemmon's "Fiance" just happens to be there waiting for him in a boat.

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* This is also done in the movie ''SomeLikeitHot,'' ''Film/SomeLikeitHot,'' where Jack Lemmon's "Fiance" just happens to be there waiting for him in a boat.



* Parodied in ''FiftyFirstDates'' when Adam Sandler's character pretends to be a CIA agent, he leaps off the dock and onto some guy's jet ski. He bribes the guy to just keep driving as if this was normal.

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* Parodied in ''FiftyFirstDates'' ''Film/FiftyFirstDates'' when Adam Sandler's character pretends to be a CIA agent, he leaps off the dock and onto some guy's jet ski. He bribes the guy to just keep driving as if this was normal.



* The bridge version turns up in the ActionPrologue of ''TheMechanic'' (2011), though it's clear the barge passing beneath the bridge is a regular event that the hitman has planned for.
* Used in ''TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree''. The hijackers [[RunawayTrain send the subway train down a line leading to the harbour]] so the police will think they're escaping via boat, when they've actually got off the train already.

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* The bridge version turns up in the ActionPrologue of ''TheMechanic'' (2011), ''Film/TheMechanic2011'', though it's clear the barge passing beneath the bridge is a regular event that the hitman has planned for.
* Used in ''TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree''.''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree''. The hijackers [[RunawayTrain send the subway train down a line leading to the harbour]] so the police will think they're escaping via boat, when they've actually got off the train already.
12th May '15 1:28:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Happens repeatedly in TimDorsey's Serge Storms novels, although sometimes Serge arranges things in advance, as in ''Electric Barracuda.''

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* Happens repeatedly in TimDorsey's Creator/TimDorsey's Serge Storms novels, although sometimes Serge arranges things in advance, as in ''Electric Barracuda.''



* Subverted in ''[[BloodyJack Under the Jolly Roger]]'': Jackie takes advantage of the carnage and chaos of a sea battle to seize a convenient lifeboat, but doesn't get too far before realizing the ''Wolverine'' is sinking. So she comes about and returns, even though she knows she's likely to be hung for piracy.

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* Subverted in ''[[BloodyJack ''[[Literature/BloodyJack Under the Jolly Roger]]'': Jackie takes advantage of the carnage and chaos of a sea battle to seize a convenient lifeboat, but doesn't get too far before realizing the ''Wolverine'' is sinking. So she comes about and returns, even though she knows she's likely to be hung for piracy.
8th Apr '15 7:07:32 AM DracMonster
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* The absence of one of these is a source of profound shock in ''ThePyrates''. As Colonel Blood says:

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* The absence of one of these is a source of profound shock in ''ThePyrates''.''Literature/ThePyrates''. As Colonel Blood says:
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