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30th Jul '16 5:36:42 PM nombretomado
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* According to DaveBarry, using turn signals in Miami amounts to informing [[DrivesLikeCrazy Miami drivers]] that you are a tourist, and that they may therefore help themselves to your cash, electronics, and medically valuable organs. Similarly, he recounts three German tourists in the UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity subway system who politely asked to get off, he believes they probably got let out in the Bronx where they were sold for parts.

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* According to DaveBarry, Creator/DaveBarry, using turn signals in Miami amounts to informing [[DrivesLikeCrazy Miami drivers]] that you are a tourist, and that they may therefore help themselves to your cash, electronics, and medically valuable organs. Similarly, he recounts three German tourists in the UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity subway system who politely asked to get off, he believes they probably got let out in the Bronx where they were sold for parts.
19th Jun '16 12:58:16 PM Morgenthaler
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18th May '16 11:40:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An episode of ''[[{{CSINY}} CSI: New York]]'' discusses this when the VictimOfTheWeek was wearing an "I <3 New York" shirt and was apparently stabbed in a mugging. The victim was mugged, but not only [[MuggingTheMonster was he having none of it, but he was there to find his daughter (who'd been kidnapped and sold into prostitution; her pimp was able to get the drop on him with the knife the muggers left).]]
** Another ''[[{{CSINY}} CSI: New York]]'' example involves a girl who befriends other girls out of state (pretending to be a few years younger than she actually is) and convinces them to come on a trip to New York with her, where they're drugged and forced into prostitution.

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* An episode of ''[[{{CSINY}} ''[[Series/{{CSINY}} CSI: New York]]'' discusses this when the VictimOfTheWeek was wearing an "I <3 New York" shirt and was apparently stabbed in a mugging. The victim was mugged, but not only [[MuggingTheMonster was he having none of it, but he was there to find his daughter (who'd been kidnapped and sold into prostitution; her pimp was able to get the drop on him with the knife the muggers left).]]
** Another ''[[{{CSINY}} ''[[Series/{{CSINY}} CSI: New York]]'' example involves a girl who befriends other girls out of state (pretending to be a few years younger than she actually is) and convinces them to come on a trip to New York with her, where they're drugged and forced into prostitution.
21st Dec '15 11:00:04 AM Dravencour
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Start with a trip; it could be for work, play, study or research. Add a traveler, maybe a couple or a group of friends, or for extra trope points [[CastCalculus a group of friends who are couples.]] They're traveling far from home to someplace remote and rural, a foreign country, or ''both'' for quadruple trope points. So now they're someplace new and exiting and different... where they will be off guard; no one knows them or will notice if they disappear; they have trouble communicating with the locals or there ''are'' no locals with whom to invoke SafetyInMuggles; and there will be no help from home if they get stranded, robbed, kidnapped or killed. [[GoneHorriblyWrong And so they are.]]

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Start with a trip; it could be for work, play, study or research. Add a traveler, maybe a couple or a group of friends, or for extra trope points [[CastCalculus a group of friends who are couples.]] They're traveling far from home to someplace remote and rural, a foreign country, or ''both'' for quadruple trope points. So now they're someplace new and exiting exciting and different... where they will be off guard; no one knows them or will notice if they disappear; they have trouble communicating with the locals or there ''are'' no locals with whom to invoke SafetyInMuggles; and there will be no help from home if they get stranded, robbed, kidnapped or killed. [[GoneHorriblyWrong And so they are.]]
21st Dec '15 10:55:55 AM Dravencour
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Cue the ClosedCircle trapping them and keeping help away, once the trap is sprung any of a hundred {{Drama}}tic and {{Horr|or}}ific developments can pounce on these unwary tourists. Maybe that nice stranger is actually part of a terrorist group and [[MistakenForTerrorist implicates the tourists]]. Or they're marked as easy targets for exploitation and have their stuff stolen, get kidnapped, or sold into slavery. Maybe there's a monster in the cave they're exploring that [[DwindlingParty starts to pick them off one at a time]], or there's cannibal hillbilly zombies in the foothills waiting to eat them. Point is, they're a long way from home and because they don't know the area or aren't as cautious as they should be it leads to some horrible things happening.

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Cue the ClosedCircle trapping them and keeping help away, once the trap is sprung any of a hundred {{Drama}}tic and {{Horr|or}}ific developments can pounce on these unwary tourists. Maybe that nice stranger is actually part of a terrorist group and [[MistakenForTerrorist implicates the tourists]]. Or they're marked as easy targets for exploitation and have their stuff stolen, get kidnapped, or sold into slavery. Maybe there's a monster in the cave they're exploring that [[DwindlingParty starts to pick them off one at a time]], by one]], or there's cannibal mutant zombie hillbilly zombies cannibals in the foothills waiting to eat them. Point is, they're a long way from home home, and because they don't know the area or aren't as cautious as they should be be, it leads to some horrible things happening.
7th Sep '15 1:17:27 PM nombretomado
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* According to DaveBarry, using turn signals in Miami amounts to informing [[DrivesLikeCrazy Miami drivers]] that you are a tourist, and that they may therefore help themselves to your cash, electronics, and medically valuable organs. Similarly, he recounts three German tourists in the UsefulNotes/NewYork subway system who politely asked to get off, he believes they probably got let out in the Bronx where they were sold for parts.

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* According to DaveBarry, using turn signals in Miami amounts to informing [[DrivesLikeCrazy Miami drivers]] that you are a tourist, and that they may therefore help themselves to your cash, electronics, and medically valuable organs. Similarly, he recounts three German tourists in the UsefulNotes/NewYork UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity subway system who politely asked to get off, he believes they probably got let out in the Bronx where they were sold for parts.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' the first time Homer visits UsefulNotes/NewYork his wallet is stolen. He goes to complain to a cop, who steals his suitcase.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' the first time Homer visits UsefulNotes/NewYork UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity his wallet is stolen. He goes to complain to a cop, who steals his suitcase.
31st Aug '15 6:51:08 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/GuysAndDolls'' (1955). In the opening sequence, a man in a tourist group is pick-pocketed by a local while he's distracted. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl6MHgh1vFQ#t=0m20s here]].

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* ''Film/GuysAndDolls'' (1955). In the opening sequence, a man in a tourist group is pick-pocketed by a local while he's distracted. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl6MHgh1vFQ#t=0m20s here]].
14th Jun '15 9:31:21 PM nombretomado
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* The JossWhedon movie ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' deconstructs the horror aspects of this trope, noting that it is necessary to put the vacationers in an isolated place to get them to do wildly incautious things. And then monsters attack.

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* The JossWhedon Creator/JossWhedon movie ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' deconstructs the horror aspects of this trope, noting that it is necessary to put the vacationers in an isolated place to get them to do wildly incautious things. And then monsters attack.
6th May '15 1:26:51 PM Anddrix
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* ''Film/{{Monsters 2010}}'' has a journalist tasked with bringing back his employer's daughter from Mexico. ''After it has been overrun by monsters.''

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* ''Film/{{Monsters 2010}}'' ''Film/{{Monsters|2010}}'' has a journalist tasked with bringing back his employer's daughter from Mexico. ''After it has been overrun by monsters.''
3rd May '15 7:26:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Unknown}}'': Another Liam Nelson, this time pretty much losing everything in his life on a trip to Berlin.

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* ''Film/{{Unknown}}'': ''Film/{{Unknown 2011}}'': Another Liam Nelson, this time pretty much losing everything in his life on a trip to Berlin.
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