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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'' had a rather gruesome example of this in the episode "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E11380 .380]]". [[ThePunisher Frank Castle]] lures two hitmen to a diner with Karen Page being none-the-wiser. The hitmen come inside and Frank savagely beats and kills them both while a horrified Karen watches.
23rd Jun '16 8:33:22 PM AP
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* Narrowly averted in ''Film/{{Drive}}'', where the main character is spotted by an old client in a diner. The Driver threatens to beat the client if he says another word to him, so the client stands down immediately,

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* Narrowly averted in ''Film/{{Drive}}'', where the main character is spotted by an old client in a diner. The Driver threatens to beat the client if he says another word to him, so the client stands down immediately,immediately.
* In ''Film/JackReacherNeverGoBack'', Reacher takes down a group of thugs outside a diner in a small town as a gambit to take down the corrupt sheriff in the town by drawing him out to the crime scene.
1st May '16 12:13:34 PM Beedle
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** Later, during the battle in Smallville, Clark fights Faora in an IHOP restaurant.
21st Jan '16 9:56:04 AM Piando
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* {{Defied}} in ''The Basalt City Chronicles''. Two rival gangs of teens are in Bev and Dev's Cafe. They don't ''hate'' each other, but they'd be up for a good brawl. Problem: [[TheBigGuy I'Brolent of the I'Brel Tribe]] is sitting between them. None of the teens in the cafe has any trace of doubt that [[OneRiotOneRanger I'Brolent can mop the floor with everyone if they try anything.]]

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* {{Defied}} {{Defied|Trope}} in ''The Basalt City Chronicles''. Two rival gangs of teens are in Bev and Dev's Cafe. They don't ''hate'' each other, but they'd be up for a good brawl. Problem: [[TheBigGuy I'Brolent of the I'Brel Tribe]] is sitting between them. None of the teens in the cafe has any trace of doubt that [[OneRiotOneRanger I'Brolent can mop the floor with everyone if they try anything.]]

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* The JamesDean movie ''Film/{{Giant}}''. Seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ptm6F2KHQ here.]] Rock Hudson is the one delivering the beating, however.

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* The JamesDean Creator/JamesDean movie ''Film/{{Giant}}''. Seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ptm6F2KHQ here.]] Rock Hudson is the one delivering the beating, however.




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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', the main characters run into a diner to escape the Death Eaters, but two show up because they are able to track anyone who speaks Voldemort's name.
* ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet A Nightmare on Elm Street: Perchance To Dream]]'' has a Fast Food Restaurant Brawl, caused by everyone being rendered edgy, paranoid and violent due to Jacob Johnson stopping everyone in Springwood from dreaming for at least a month (to protect them from Freddy). Later on in the police station patrons are still fighting, with several cops now involved.
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* An early storyline of ''{{ER}}'' had a doctor and her husband being diagnosed with HIV. The husband had not known about this and accidentally infected a co-worker during a work-related accident. The co-worker saw the doctor and her husband in a diner in one episode and began to harass them until the husband stepped in and fought him. It was one of the more dramatic examples of this trope.

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* An early storyline of ''{{ER}}'' ''Series/{{ER}}'' had a doctor and her husband being diagnosed with HIV. The husband had not known about this and accidentally infected a co-worker during a work-related accident. The co-worker saw the doctor and her husband in a diner in one episode and began to harass them until the husband stepped in and fought him. It was one of the more dramatic examples of this trope.



* In the first episode of ''TheAquabatsSuperShow!'', "[=ManAnt!=]", the extremely famished band attempts to order at a deserted burger joint when [=ManAnt=]'s henchmen show up to attack.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', the main characters run into a diner to escape the Death Eaters, but two show up because they are able to track anyone who speaks Voldemort's name.
* ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet A Nightmare on Elm Street: Perchance To Dream]]'' has a Fast Food Restaurant Brawl, caused by everyone being rendered edgy, paranoid and violent due to Jacob Johnson stopping everyone in Springwood from dreaming for at least a month (to protect them from Freddy). Later on in the police station patrons are still fighting, with several cops now involved.

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* In the first episode of ''TheAquabatsSuperShow!'', ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow!'', "[=ManAnt!=]", the extremely famished band attempts to order at a deserted burger joint when [=ManAnt=]'s henchmen show up to attack.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', the main characters run into a diner to escape the Death Eaters, but two show up because they are able to track anyone who speaks Voldemort's name.
* ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet A Nightmare on Elm Street: Perchance To Dream]]'' has a Fast Food Restaurant Brawl, caused by everyone being rendered edgy, paranoid and violent due to Jacob Johnson stopping everyone in Springwood from dreaming for at least a month (to protect them from Freddy). Later on in the police station patrons are still fighting, with several cops now involved.

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* This happens in two Fleischer ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoons ''We Aim To Please'' and ''What - No Spinach?''.
* ''DanVs'' has one. Well, dinner theatre brawl actually, but pretty much the same. Incited by Dan.

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* This happens in two Fleischer ''{{Popeye}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons ''We Aim To Please'' and ''What - No Spinach?''.
* ''DanVs'' ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has one. Well, dinner theatre brawl actually, but pretty much the same. Incited by Dan.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', the first time [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] first confronts the villain, the Absorbing Man, they are in a diner. Sure enough, Banner is soon tossed through the front door and has a HulkOut.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', the first time [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] first confronts the villain, the Absorbing Man, they are in a diner. Sure enough, Banner is soon tossed through the front door and has a HulkOut.

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28th Nov '15 5:10:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSecretSaturdays'': Zak and Fisk cause one at the start of "Cryptid vs. Cryptid".

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* ''TheSecretSaturdays'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': Zak and Fisk cause one at the start of "Cryptid vs. Cryptid".
14th Oct '15 9:13:51 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Film/StreetsOfFire'', we're introduced to our hero Tom Cody when he arrives at a diner and finds some 50s-style bikers getting out of hand. He beats them all up and makes a big mess of the joint. It turns out that the hostess is his sister and a little annoyed that he trashed her business while protecting her honor.

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* In ''Film/StreetsOfFire'', we're introduced to our hero Tom Cody when he arrives at a diner and finds some 50s-style bikers unruly greasers getting out of hand. He beats them all up and makes a big mess of the joint. It turns out that the hostess is his sister and a little annoyed that he trashed her business while protecting her honor.
10th Oct '15 8:02:25 AM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', the first time [[{{Hulk}} Bruce Banner]] first confronts the villain, the Absorbing Man, they are in a diner. Sure enough, Banner is soon tossed through the front door and has a HulkOut.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', the first time [[{{Hulk}} [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] first confronts the villain, the Absorbing Man, they are in a diner. Sure enough, Banner is soon tossed through the front door and has a HulkOut.
31st Aug '15 7:41:33 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In LJN's ''[[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture1989 Back To The Future]]'' for the NES, one of your goals is to fight off Biff's goons at Lou's Cafe, using milkshakes as weapons.
31st Aug '15 6:58:27 AM Arivne
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* Played for laughs (note the obvious stunt double) in ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' when Mr. Big's goons arrive at a local diner to beat up Jack Spade. Luckily Jack's mother is there to protect him, much to Jack's chagrin. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lwyXHj5qXs Watch it here,]] 6:45-7:45. Includes a BarSlide.

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* Played for laughs (note the obvious stunt double) in ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' when Mr. Big's goons arrive at a local diner to beat up Jack Spade. Luckily Jack's mother is there to protect him, much to Jack's chagrin. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lwyXHj5qXs Watch it here,]] 6:45-7:45. Includes a BarSlide.
10th Jun '15 8:50:52 AM erforce
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* In the first ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' movie, Biff and his gang bully George [=McFly=] while in a diner and then turn their attention to Marty once he tries to stand up to them on behalf of his dad. Later, the characters go back to the same diner to beat up George only to have Marty trip them and sucker-punch Biff. This leads to the famous chase sequence outside.
* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', it's Biff's grandson who bullies Marty's son, leading to a similar sequence of events.

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In the first ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' movie, Biff and his gang bully George [=McFly=] while in a diner and then turn their attention to Marty once he tries to stand up to them on behalf of his dad. Later, the characters go back to the same diner to beat up George only to have Marty trip them and sucker-punch Biff. This leads to the famous chase sequence outside.
* ** In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', it's Biff's grandson who bullies Marty's son, leading to a similar sequence of events.



* ''AHistoryOfViolence'' has a very violent, yet important instance of this trope. After the main character kills two robbers in his diner, it begins a cycle of violence and unearths his shady past.

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* ''AHistoryOfViolence'' ''Film/AHistoryOfViolence'' has a very violent, yet important instance of this trope. After the main character kills two robbers in his diner, it begins a cycle of violence and unearths his shady past.
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