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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.
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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* 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.
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