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23rd Aug '17 10:49:20 PM JackG
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* Likewise in ''Shoot to Kill'' aka ''Deadly Pursuit'' (1988). The mysterious killer escapes the police via a boat he has waiting at a pier. However when the police chase it down with their own boat, they find the steering controls have been tied off with ropes, and the killer is actually slipping away beneath the pier on foot. The climax of the movie also has the 'leaping on a ferry as it's departing the pier' version, as a means of [[ThisIsSomethingHeHasToDoHimself splitting the protagonists from the other pursuing officers in the final confrontation with the killer]].

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* Likewise in ''Shoot to Kill'' aka ''Deadly Pursuit'' (1988). The mysterious killer escapes the police via a boat he has waiting at a pier. However when the police chase it down with their own boat, they find the steering controls have been tied off with ropes, and the killer is actually slipping away beneath the pier on foot. The climax of the movie also has the 'leaping on a ferry as it's departing the pier' version, as a means of [[ThisIsSomethingHeHasToDoHimself splitting [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself separating the protagonists from the other pursuing officers in the police]] for their final confrontation with the killer]].killer.
23rd Aug '17 10:47:58 PM JackG
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* Likewise in ''Shoot to Kill'' aka ''Deadly Pursuit'' (1988). The mysterious killer escapes the police via a boat he has waiting at a pier. However when the police chase it down with their own boat, they find the steering controls have been tied off with ropes, and the killer is actually slipping away beneath the pier on foot. The climax of the movie also has the 'leaping on a ferry as it's departing the pier' version, as a means of [[SomethingHeHasToDoHimself splitting the protagonists from the other pursuing officers in the final confrontation with the killer]].

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* Likewise in ''Shoot to Kill'' aka ''Deadly Pursuit'' (1988). The mysterious killer escapes the police via a boat he has waiting at a pier. However when the police chase it down with their own boat, they find the steering controls have been tied off with ropes, and the killer is actually slipping away beneath the pier on foot. The climax of the movie also has the 'leaping on a ferry as it's departing the pier' version, as a means of [[SomethingHeHasToDoHimself [[ThisIsSomethingHeHasToDoHimself splitting the protagonists from the other pursuing officers in the final confrontation with the killer]].
23rd Aug '17 10:47:34 PM JackG
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* Likewise in ''Shoot to Kill'' aka ''Deadly Pursuit'' (1988). The mysterious killer escapes the police via a boat he has waiting at a pier. However when the police chase it down with their own boat, they find the steering controls have been tied off with ropes, and the killer is actually slipping away beneath the pier on foot.

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* Likewise in ''Shoot to Kill'' aka ''Deadly Pursuit'' (1988). The mysterious killer escapes the police via a boat he has waiting at a pier. However when the police chase it down with their own boat, they find the steering controls have been tied off with ropes, and the killer is actually slipping away beneath the pier on foot. The climax of the movie also has the 'leaping on a ferry as it's departing the pier' version, as a means of [[SomethingHeHasToDoHimself splitting the protagonists from the other pursuing officers in the final confrontation with the killer]].
23rd Aug '17 10:41:23 PM JackG
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* Likewise in ''Shoot to Kill'' aka ''Deadly Pursuit (1988). The mysterious killer escapes the police with his stolen diamonds via a boat waiting at a pier. However when the police chase it down with their own boat, they find the steering controls have been tied off with ropes, and the killer is actually slipping away beneath the pier on foot.

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* Likewise in ''Shoot to Kill'' aka ''Deadly Pursuit Pursuit'' (1988). The mysterious killer escapes the police with his stolen diamonds via a boat he has waiting at a pier. However when the police chase it down with their own boat, they find the steering controls have been tied off with ropes, and the killer is actually slipping away beneath the pier on foot.
23rd Aug '17 10:40:28 PM JackG
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* Likewise in ''Shoot to Kill'' aka ''Deadly Pursuit (1988). The mysterious killer escapes the police with his stolen diamonds via a boat waiting at a pier. However when the police chase it down with their own boat, they find the steering controls have been tied off with ropes, and the killer is actually slipping away beneath the pier on foot.
1st Mar '17 5:21:41 AM JackG
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "Hardhome", as the wights ZergRush the palisade there's mass panic among the wildlings with them running for the boats ferrying them to the ships offshore. Despite this there's still one boat left at the pier as [[PlotArmor Snow, Tormund and Edd]] flee the final wight attack. Though it's possible the sailors unloaded their passengers and then rowed back for more.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "Hardhome", as the wights ZergRush the palisade there's mass panic among the with hundreds of wildlings with them running for the boats ferrying them to the ships offshore. Despite this there's still one boat left at the pier as [[PlotArmor Snow, Tormund and Edd]] flee the final wight attack. Though it's possible Presumably the sailors unloaded their passengers and then rowed back for more.those [[HoldTheLine holding the line]].
1st Mar '17 5:19:59 AM JackG
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "Hardhome", as the wights ZergRush the palisade there's mass panic among the wildlings with them running for the boats ferrying them to the ships offshore. Despite this there's still one boat left at the pier as [[PlotArmor Snow, Tormund and Edd]] flee the final wight attack. Though it's possible the sailors unloaded their passengers and then rowed back for more.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. When escaping from a Samaritan facility, Sameen Shaw has a YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe on discovering she's on an island, but then sees a fast boat moored offshore. [[spoiler:However the escape has been arranged by her captors in a TrickAndFollowPloy, so it's justified.]]
19th Jan '17 5:05:29 PM Galadriel
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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. Can also extend to pre-maid rafts.

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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. Can also extend to pre-maid pre-made rafts.
20th Aug '16 9:49:18 AM nombretomado
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* In the first (of many) ''{{Dragonlance}}'' trilogies. Too bad the dwarf had a fear of water.

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* In the first (of many) ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' trilogies. Too bad the dwarf had a fear of water.
12th Aug '16 12:36:50 AM JackG
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* Used in ''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.

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* Used InvokedTrope in ''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.
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