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14th Apr '18 4:06:06 AM JackG
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* ''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.]]

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* ''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 virtual reality TrickAndFollowPloy, so it's justified.]]
19th Feb '18 2:30:07 PM eroock
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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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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}}, HeroStoleMyBike, TrashLanding, and TrainEscape. Car examples may include a RampJump.
17th Feb '18 2:52:19 AM eroock
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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/indy_boat_escape.jpg]]]]

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13th Nov '17 5:27:57 PM foxley
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* ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'': After escaping the alligator farm and burning down the drug lab, Bond steals a convenient escape boat to flee the bad guys. This leads to an awesome chase across the bayous as Bond is pursued by the villains and the police.
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]].
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