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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.
7th Aug '16 11:57:35 AM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Fanfic/ShadowAndRose'', when Alistair and his companions rescue Brother Genitivi from Haven, they're lucky enough to find a boat tied up on the dock that they can steal to get the injured monk away from the pursuing mob.
7th Jun '16 11:02:15 AM StFan
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* This happens in ''Film/WhiteLightning'', and inspired a similar act in ''TheSimpsons'' (see below)

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This happens in ''Film/WhiteLightning'', and inspired a similar act in ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (see below)



* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''

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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'':



* OlderThanTelevision: In the Literature/SherlockHolmes adventure ''The Sign Of Four'' (1890), the bad guys try to escape Holmes and the police on a steam boat, but the police have their own patrol boat ready and give chase, exchanging bullets [[ItMakesSenseInContext and poison darts]].

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* OlderThanTelevision: In the Literature/SherlockHolmes adventure ''The Sign Of of Four'' (1890), the bad guys try to escape Holmes and the police on a steam boat, but the police have their own patrol boat ready and give chase, exchanging bullets [[ItMakesSenseInContext and poison darts]].



-->"Whoever heard o' pirate ship without a small boat moored 'neath the stern an' provisioned wi' all necessities, so that fugitives can light out unseen!"

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-->"Whoever -->'''Colonel Blood:''' Whoever heard o' pirate ship without a small boat moored 'neath the stern an' provisioned wi' all necessities, so that fugitives can light out unseen!"unseen!



* When the protagonists of the Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/InSearchOfTheCastaways'' found a [[DeusExMachina convenient pirogue]] on the shore, and an equally convenient ship a bit away, while [[ChasedByAngryNatives being pursued by the Maori]], this was all fine and dandy. What they ''didn't'' expect was the ship being their own ''[[CoolBoat Duncan]]''.

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* When the protagonists of the Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/InSearchOfTheCastaways'' found find a [[DeusExMachina convenient pirogue]] on the shore, and an equally convenient ship a bit away, while [[ChasedByAngryNatives being pursued by the Maori]], this was is all fine and dandy. What they ''didn't'' expect was is the ship being their own ''[[CoolBoat Duncan]]''.



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* In ''TheDreamer'', Alan and Beatrice escape Gen. Howe's ship by boat.

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* In ''TheDreamer'', ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'', Alan and Beatrice escape Gen. Howe's ship by boat.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did it several times. On one occasion, Homer is trying to escape his guilt at not giving his dad a kidney, so he hops onto a departing ship full of "lost souls."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did it several times. times.
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On one occasion, Homer is trying to escape his guilt at not giving his dad a kidney, so he hops onto a departing ship full of "lost souls."



*** Lisa: "Or a fjord."

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*** Lisa: "Or --->'''Lisa:''' Or a fjord."



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.
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