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27th Mar '17 12:29:47 AM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]]: An offscreen one, when [[spoiler:Kallus beats up the stormtroopers ordered to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock throw him out an airlock]]. We see them going into the elevator, Kallus smirking, and the door close. When we come back, the doors open and Kallus is taking off his handcuffs with the stormtroopers behind him, unconscious.]]

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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]]: An offscreen one, when [[spoiler:Kallus beats up the stormtroopers ordered to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock throw him out an airlock]]. We see them going into the elevator, Kallus smirking, and the door doors close. When we come back, the doors open and Kallus is [[WithMyHandsTied taking off his handcuffs handcuffs]] with the stormtroopers behind him, unconscious.]]
25th Mar '17 11:56:16 PM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E08AnInsideMan "An Inside Man"]]: Kanan and Ezra, [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguised]] as a stormtrooper and scout trooper respectively, wind up in a small elevator with [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Agent Kallus]]]]. When he reveals he knows who they are, Kanan and Ezra start beating [[spoiler:Kallus]] up. When he reveals he's the [[spoiler:ReverseMole]], Kanan and Ezra beat him up some more, because they find it difficult to believe him.

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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E08AnInsideMan "An Inside Man"]]: Kanan and Ezra, [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguised]] as a stormtrooper and scout trooper respectively, wind up in a small elevator with [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Agent Kallus]]]]. When he reveals he knows who they are, Kanan and Ezra start beating [[spoiler:Kallus]] up. When he reveals he's the [[spoiler:ReverseMole]], ReverseMole, Kanan and Ezra beat him up some more, because they find it difficult to believe him.
25th Mar '17 8:05:28 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E08AnInsideMan "An Inside Man"]], Kanan and Ezra, [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguised]] as a stormtrooper and scout trooper respectively, wind up in a small elevator with [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Agent Kallus]]]]. When he reveals he knows who they are, Kanan and Ezra start beating [[spoiler:Kallus]] up. When he reveals he's the [[spoiler:ReverseMole]], Kanan and Ezra beat him up some more, because they find it difficult to believe him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
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[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E08AnInsideMan "An Inside Man"]], Man"]]: Kanan and Ezra, [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguised]] as a stormtrooper and scout trooper respectively, wind up in a small elevator with [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Agent Kallus]]]]. When he reveals he knows who they are, Kanan and Ezra start beating [[spoiler:Kallus]] up. When he reveals he's the [[spoiler:ReverseMole]], Kanan and Ezra beat him up some more, because they find it difficult to believe him.him.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]]: An offscreen one, when [[spoiler:Kallus beats up the stormtroopers ordered to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock throw him out an airlock]]. We see them going into the elevator, Kallus smirking, and the door close. When we come back, the doors open and Kallus is taking off his handcuffs with the stormtroopers behind him, unconscious.]]
19th Mar '17 4:35:12 PM dmcreif
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* MarvelCinematicUniverse:
**''Series/LukeCage2016'': Zip tries to kill Shades in a freight elevator. "Try", as he decides to try strangling him from behind rather than just shoot him in the head. After a lengthy struggle, Shades is able to get his hands on a henchman's gun and kills both of Zip's men, then marches Zip out onto the roof and kills him as well.
**''Series/IronFist2017'': Danny Rand fights his way through a hallway full of hatchet-wielding thugs while one of them tries to drag Joy Meachum to the elevator. The fight continues into the elevator, ending when they get to the lobby.
12th Mar '17 10:41:37 AM flameclaw0x7
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Often parodied by having two combatants fight their way onto the elevator, then [[MidBattleTeaBreak calmly wait for the elevator to arrive to resume fighting.]]

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Often parodied by having two combatants fight their way onto inside the elevator, then [[MidBattleTeaBreak calmly wait for the elevator to arrive to resume fighting.before resuming the fight.]]
12th Mar '17 9:30:33 AM Ragitsu
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** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had one elevator, near the end of the castle. You were ambushed by groups of monks from above, and the best way to deal with these tightly-bunched groups of enemies was via shotgun.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' has a huge spiraling elevator that involves two fights (one after going down and another when you are going back up).
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' has a large circular space with two separate lifts moving on their own separate tracks. The four protagonists are split to a pair per lift and enemies both drop onto the lifts and snipe from a distance.


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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had one elevator, near the end of the castle. You were ambushed by groups of monks from above, and the best way to deal with these tightly-bunched groups of enemies was via shotgun.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' has a huge spiraling elevator that involves two fights (one after going down and another when you are going back up).
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' has a large circular space with two separate lifts moving on their own separate tracks. The four protagonists are split to a pair per lift and enemies both drop onto the lifts and snipe from a distance.
5th Mar '17 7:49:01 PM nombretomado
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** The final level, and indeed the final boss in ''MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' takes place on a gigantic elevator leading to nowhere.

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** The final level, and indeed the final boss in ''MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance2'' takes place on a gigantic elevator leading to nowhere.
20th Feb '17 11:53:34 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E08AnInsideMan "An Inside Man", Kanan and Ezra, [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguised]] as a stormtrooper and scout trooper respectively, wind up in a small elevator with [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Agent Kallus]]]]. When he reveals he knows who they are, Kanan and Ezra start beating [[spoiler:Kallus]] up. When he reveals he's the [[spoiler:ReverseMole]], Kanan and Ezra beat him up some more, because they find it difficult to believe him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E08AnInsideMan "An Inside Man", Man"]], Kanan and Ezra, [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguised]] as a stormtrooper and scout trooper respectively, wind up in a small elevator with [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Agent Kallus]]]]. When he reveals he knows who they are, Kanan and Ezra start beating [[spoiler:Kallus]] up. When he reveals he's the [[spoiler:ReverseMole]], Kanan and Ezra beat him up some more, because they find it difficult to believe him.
20th Feb '17 11:52:10 AM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', the hero unwittingly enters an elevator with no less than five mooks disguised as law enforcement. The mooks make a number of gaffes, betraying that they are neither Americans nor cops, before [=McClane=] notices that one of them is wearing a familiar badge. An elevator gunfight ensues.
* Ethan Hunt, after being slipped a pocket knife, waits until his restraining gurney enters an elevator to make his escape in ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII''. He disables three guards (one with a telephone, yowch) while still strapped to his stretcher.

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* In ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. Ripley and Hicks run for the hero unwittingly enters an elevator with no less than five mooks disguised as law enforcement. The mooks make leading to the landing pad. They push the button and there's a number moment of gaffes, betraying that suspense when the doors don't close... then they are neither Americans nor cops, before [=McClane=] notices that one of them is wearing a familiar badge. An elevator gunfight ensues.
* Ethan Hunt, after being slipped a pocket knife, waits
do until an alien does a DeadlyLunge from the corridor outside, forcing the doors open again. Hicks fires at point black range, killing the alien but spraying acidic blood over his restraining gurney enters an elevator to make his escape in ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII''. He disables three guards (one with a telephone, yowch) while still strapped to his stretcher.body armour.



* There is a rather memorable Elevator Action Sequence in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' as Sarah, John, and the T-800 escape from the mental institution. The T-1000 attempts to sword-thrust its way into the elevator at several points.
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* There ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' provides the page image and quote. All too aware of his SuperSoldier abilities, the antagonists attempt to capture Captain America this way. Cap gets on the elevator, then several 'friends' from his special ops unit join him. The elevator stops twice more to let on apparently innocuous suits plus some more soldiers until Cap is hemmed in on all sides. Realising from their body language that something is wrong, he delivers the PreAsskickingOneLiner seen in this page's quote, then beats everyone up.
* In ''Film/DannyTheDog'', the final action sequence features a few moments of fighting in a tiny bathroom, with both combatants mere inches from each other.
* In ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', the hero unwittingly enters an elevator with no less than five mooks disguised as law enforcement. The mooks make a number of gaffes, betraying that they are neither Americans nor cops, before [=McClane=] notices that one of them is wearing a familiar badge. An elevator gunfight ensues.
* ''Film/DressedToKill'' has the brutal murder of [[spoiler: Kate]] take place in an elevator.
* In ''Film/{{Drive}}'' there
is a rather memorable Elevator Action Sequence literal CurbStompBattle in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' as Sarah, John, and an elevator in which [[spoiler:Driver brutally stomps in the T-800 escape from head of a Mook]].
* ''Film/FlashPoint'' has Ma vs. Tiger, wrestling over a gun.
* In ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Arthur uses an elevator to initiate a "kick" to bring them out of
the mental institution. dream world.
* ''Internal Affairs'' (1990).
The T-1000 attempts to sword-thrust its way into protagonist, InternalAffairs officer Raymond Avila, is riding the elevator at several points.
in the police station when the doors open to reveal the antagonist, DirtyCop Dennis Peck, who delivers a brutal beating.
* '' Film/JamesBond''Film/JamesBond'':



* ''Junior G-Men'', a 1940 serial, has one between the heroes and the Order of the Flaming Torch.
* ''Film/MenInBlackII'' has a semi-example when Jay, Kay, and the worms raid MIB headquarters to confront Serleena. When they take the elevator down to the main level, a droid starts firing aimlessly into the elevator, while the heroes are hiding on the ceiling. When the droid runs out of bullets initially, Jay uses that chance to get out of the elevator and make his way down to save Laura, and the worms climb out the top to reach the power controls. Kay then attracts the droid into the elevator, hits the close button, drops a bomb, swings out, and lets the bomb detonate inside with just the droid getting caught in the blast.
* Ethan Hunt, after being slipped a pocket knife, waits until his restraining gurney enters an elevator to make his escape in ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII''. He disables three guards (one with a telephone, yowch) while still strapped to his stretcher.
* ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'' has one we don't actually see. Oh Dae-su walks into an elevator full of mooks, and the very next shot is the elevator opening up and all of them fall out, badly beaten, while Dae-su walks out nonchalantly.
* Allie and Hedy have round two of their climactic fight in ''Film/SingleWhiteFemale'' in the elevator.



* ''Film/{{Sonatine}}'' has a gunfight in an elevator full of innocent bystanders. There is a ''lot'' of collateral damage.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' has an Elevator ''Shaft'' Action Sequence on board the ''Invisible Hand'' at the beginning.
* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' has a fight around an elevator that ends with a crime boss getting shot inside the lift... which then goes up, where a party is being held.
* There is a rather memorable Elevator Action Sequence in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' as Sarah, John, and the T-800 escape from the mental institution. The T-1000 attempts to sword-thrust its way into the elevator at several points.
* In ''Film/{{They}}'', Sam takes the elevator in a final attempt to evade the monsters coming for him. They get him anyway.



* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' has a fight around an elevator that ends with a crime boss getting shot inside the lift... which then goes up, where a party is being held.
* ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'' has one we don't actually see. Oh Dae-su walks into an elevator full of mooks, and the very next shot is the elevator opening up and all of them fall out, badly beaten, while Dae-su walks out nonchalantly.
* In ''Film/{{They}}'', Sam takes the elevator in a final attempt to evade the monsters coming for him. They get him anyway.
* In ''Film/DannyTheDog'', the final action sequence features a few moments of fighting in a tiny bathroom, with both combatants mere inches from each other.
* In ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Arthur uses an elevator to initiate a "kick" to bring them out of the dream world.
* In ''Film/{{Drive}}'' there is a literal CurbStompBattle in an elevator in which [[spoiler:Driver brutally stomps in the head of a Mook]]
* ''Film/{{Sonatine}}'' has a gunfight in an elevator full of innocent bystanders. There is a ''lot'' of collateral damage.
* ''Film/FlashPoint'' has Ma vs. Tiger, wrestling over a gun.
* Allie and Hedy have round two of their climactic fight in ''Film/SingleWhiteFemale'' in the elevator.
* ''Film/MenInBlackII'' has a semi-example when Jay, Kay, and the worms raid MIB headquarters to confront Serleena. When they take the elevator down to the main level, a droid starts firing aimlessly into the elevator, while the heroes are hiding on the ceiling. When the droid runs out of bullets initially, Jay uses that chance to get out of the elevator and make his way down to save Laura, and the worms climb out the top to reach the power controls. Kay then attracts the droid into the elevator, hits the close button, drops a bomb, swings out, and lets the bomb detonate inside with just the droid getting caught in the blast.
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. Ripley and Hicks run for the elevator leading to the landing pad. They push the button and there's a moment of suspense when the doors don't close... then they do until an alien does a DeadlyLunge from the corridor outside, forcing the doors open again. Hicks fires at point black range, killing the alien but spraying acidic blood over his body armour.



* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. All too aware of his SuperSoldier abilities, the antagonists attempt to capture Captain America this way. Cap gets on the elevator, then several 'friends' from his special ops unit join him. The elevator stops twice more to let on apparently innocuous suits plus some more soldiers until Cap is hemmed in on all sides. Realising from their body language that something is wrong, he delivers the PreAsskickingOneLiner seen in this page's quote, then beats everyone up.
* ''Internal Affairs'' (1990). The protagonist, InternalAffairs officer Raymond Avila, is riding the elevator in the police station when the doors open to reveal the antagonist, DirtyCop Dennis Peck, who delivers a brutal beating.
* ''Film/DressedToKill'' has the brutal murder of [[spoiler: Kate]] take place in an elevator.
* ''Junior G-Men'', a 1940 serial, has one between the heroes and the Order of the Flaming Torch.



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* Discussed and ultimately subverted in Creator/TimothyZahn's novel, ''Star Wars: Scoundrels''. A captured prisoner being escorted upstairs via [[CallARabbitASmeerp turbolift]] recounts various reasons why, despite the trope's popularity, trying to subdue his captors while in the lift is a ''bad'' idea -- surrounded by enemies ([[GenreSavvy who are likely familiar with this trope]]), nowhere to run, with an unknown fate waiting at the end of the ride. The turbolift does make an excellent place to undo his restraints, though... and the turbolift ''lobby'' an excellent place to spring his ambush.

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* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
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Discussed and ultimately subverted in Creator/TimothyZahn's novel, ''Star Wars: Scoundrels''.''Scoundrels''. A captured prisoner being escorted upstairs via [[CallARabbitASmeerp turbolift]] recounts various reasons why, despite the trope's popularity, trying to subdue his captors while in the lift is a ''bad'' idea -- surrounded by enemies ([[GenreSavvy who are likely familiar with this trope]]), nowhere to run, with an unknown fate waiting at the end of the ride. The turbolift does make an excellent place to undo his restraints, though... and the turbolift ''lobby'' an excellent place to spring his ambush.



* Occurred in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' between Cameron and a strangely flexible female terminator. Even funnier when interrupted, as both have fake blood all over them.
* One of these happens (in a normal elevator, though, not a service elevator) in Episode 5, "Mafia vs. Yakuza", of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''.
* In ''Series/HumanTarget'', Chance slides down an elevator cable while shooting a handgun downward against the security chief of an evil corporation wielding a shotgun whose in the elevator. Once inside the elevator, they loose the guns and fight hand-to-hand, eventually with a metal cover and railing used as impromptu weapons.
* In ''Series/{{Continuum}}'', the second-season finale features a prolonged fight between Kiera and Travis, beginning in a corridor before moving into an elevator, and finishing on the roof of another elevator.



* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': The Season 2 episode "A Bitter Pill To Swallow" at one point features Gordon getting ambushed by an assassin in an elevator, and having a brutal fight as it continues making its way up.


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* In ''Series/{{Continuum}}'', the second-season finale features a prolonged fight between Kiera and Travis, beginning in a corridor before moving into an elevator, and finishing on the roof of another elevator.
* One of these happens (in a normal elevator, though, not a service elevator) in Episode 5, "Mafia vs. Yakuza", of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''.
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': The Season 2 episode "A Bitter Pill To Swallow" at one point features Gordon getting ambushed by an assassin in an elevator, and having a brutal fight as it continues making its way up.
* In ''Series/HumanTarget'', Chance slides down an elevator cable while shooting a handgun downward against the security chief of an evil corporation wielding a shotgun whose in the elevator. Once inside the elevator, they loose the guns and fight hand-to-hand, eventually with a metal cover and railing used as impromptu weapons.
* Occurred in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' between Cameron and a strangely flexible female terminator. Even funnier when interrupted, as both have fake blood all over them.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E08AnInsideMan "An Inside Man", Kanan and Ezra, [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguised]] as a stormtrooper and scout trooper respectively, wind up in a small elevator with [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Agent Kallus]]]]. When he reveals he knows who they are, Kanan and Ezra start beating [[spoiler:Kallus]] up. When he reveals he's the [[spoiler:ReverseMole]], Kanan and Ezra beat him up some more, because they find it difficult to believe him.
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* There are two instances of this in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures: Scary Dreams/Buster's Bad Dream''. The first is in the SpaceStation, wherein the elevator goes up with each wave of enemies defeated, and the second is in [[EternalEngine Montana Max's factory]], wherein the elevator goes down with each wave of enemies defeated.
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