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7th Mar '16 11:53:14 AM eroock
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* The Second Elevator variant is used in ''Film/TrueLies''.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPgJ8tBvJY4 Second Elevator Elevator]] variant is used in ''Film/TrueLies''.
4th Jan '16 6:02:50 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Happens in ''StarWarsCloneWars'', near the end of the second season. Shaak Ti and two other Jedi take Chancellor Palpatine down a hallway as Grievous begins slashing his way through the assembled guards. They call the elevator while listening to Grievous fighting, and when it all goes quiet, the Ithorian Jedi repeatedly mashes the button. They do make it inside though, despite Grievous busting out of the office and running down the hall towards them.

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* Happens in ''StarWarsCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', near the end of the second season. Shaak Ti and two other Jedi take Chancellor Palpatine down a hallway as Grievous begins slashing his way through the assembled guards. They call the elevator while listening to Grievous fighting, and when it all goes quiet, the Ithorian Jedi repeatedly mashes the button. They do make it inside though, despite Grievous busting out of the office and running down the hall towards them.
23rd Aug '15 7:48:38 AM Bissek
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The chase inevitably leads into a multi-story building. The chase-ee ducks into an elevator, and the chaser arrives just in time for the doors to close in on his or her face. As their quarry rides up to the top in relative comfort, the pursuer is forced to wait for the next elevator or, more likely, take the stairs. Regardless of which route they take, it's still somehow possible for the chaser to arrive at the same floor just seconds after their quarry. This can also be used in a race against time. Bonus points if the chase-ee frantically presses the "Close Door" button, in the hopes that this will make the door close faster than normal.[[note]]In a bit of TruthInTelevision (the vast majority of "Close Door" buttons will only actually work in tandem with a firefighter's key), it never will.[[/note]]

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The chase inevitably leads into a multi-story building. The chase-ee ducks into an elevator, and the chaser arrives just in time for the doors to close in on his or her face. As their quarry rides up to the top in relative comfort, the pursuer is forced to wait for the next elevator or, more likely, take the stairs. Regardless of which route they take, it's still somehow possible for the chaser to arrive at the same floor just seconds after their quarry.quarry (It isn't that hard to climb stairs faster than the typical elevator ascends, though if the building is tall enough, stamina will become an issue eventually - elevators don't tire). This can also be used in a race against time. Bonus points if the chase-ee frantically presses the "Close Door" button, in the hopes that this will make the door close faster than normal.[[note]]In a bit of TruthInTelevision (the vast majority of "Close Door" buttons will only actually work in tandem with a firefighter's key), it never will.[[/note]]
16th Jun '15 6:51:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''JusticeLeague'': The Flash has a TooDumbToLive moment when, after the rest of the League is possessed by an ancient evil, he tries to take the elevator instead of [[ForgotICouldFly running]].

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* ''JusticeLeague'': ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': The Flash has a TooDumbToLive moment when, after the rest of the League is possessed by an ancient evil, he tries to take the elevator instead of [[ForgotICouldFly running]].
2nd Apr '15 9:02:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Action variant in ''{{Terminator 2}}'': the T-1000 forces open the doors of the shaft and drops on top of the car, attacking through the car ceiling.
** Slightly earlier, it got its hooks between the doors and began to pry them open. Arnie's Terminator stopped it via a point-blank shotgun blast to the face.

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* Action variant in ''{{Terminator 2}}'': ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': the T-1000 forces open the doors of the shaft and drops on top of the car, attacking through the car ceiling.
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ceiling. Slightly earlier, it got its hooks between the doors and began to pry them open. Arnie's Terminator stopped it via a point-blank shotgun blast to the face.



* In "National Treasure," Ben is attempting to steal the Declaration of Independence. As he's getting away, a rival thief spots him, and tries to get to the elevator.

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* In "National Treasure," ''Film/NationalTreasure'', Ben is attempting to steal the Declaration of Independence. As he's getting away, a rival thief spots him, and tries to get to the elevator.
27th Feb '15 10:15:11 AM TheUnsquished
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* Done in ''{{Sam and Fuzzy}}'', with the chaser taking the stairs. Of course, he's the determinator, so he arrives first...

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* Done in ''{{Sam and Fuzzy}}'', ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'', with the chaser taking the stairs. Of course, he's the determinator, so he arrives first...
30th Dec '14 7:03:09 AM Odon
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In "Intervention", Spike forces open the doors to the elevator shaft and drops onto a descending elevator to escape Glory's minions. However they're able to get to the ground floor to cut him off by the time the slow-moving elevator gets there, as they're going down the stairs.
21st Jul '14 6:26:42 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', Ripley pounds on both elevator buttons in desperation to get either elevator car to her level for escape. She takes the first car that shows up. Moments later, as the Alien Queen stands there at the elevator lobby, the second car arrives, ready for use.
** It happens earlier in the film when Ripley and Hicks are trying to escape. They make it to an elevator, while the motion tracker is going crazy. Hicks repeatedly pushes the button, and the door starts to close... too late to stop a xenomorph from nearly getting to the heroes (and dousing Hicks with acid).

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* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', Ripley pounds on both elevator buttons in desperation to get either elevator car to her level for escape. She takes the first car that shows up. Moments later, as the Alien Queen stands there at the elevator lobby, the second car arrives, ready for use.
** It happens earlier in the film
when Ripley and Hicks are trying to escape. They escape, they make it to an elevator, while the motion tracker is going crazy.elevator. Hicks repeatedly pushes the button, and the door starts to close... too late to stop a xenomorph from nearly getting to the heroes (and dousing Hicks with acid).
21st Jul '14 9:17:08 AM tortiecat
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* In an episode of ''Series/DueSouth'', a man Fraser and Ray Kowalski are chasing dodges into an elevator. Ray tosses Fraser his cell phone, and while Fraser races up the stairs, Ray calls from a payphone to tell him which floor the elevator stops on.

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* In an episode of ''Series/DueSouth'', a man Fraser and Ray Kowalski are chasing dodges ''[[spoiler: who is Ray Vecchio, still undercover]]''dodges into an elevator. Ray tosses Fraser his cell phone, and while Fraser races up the stairs, Ray calls from a payphone to tell him which floor the elevator stops on.
21st Jul '14 7:10:51 AM tortiecat
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* In an episode of ''Series/DueSouth'', a man Fraser and Ray are chasing dodges into an elevator. Ray tosses Fraser his cell phone, and while Fraser races up the stairs, Ray calls from a payphone to tell him which floor the elevator stops on.

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* In an episode of ''Series/DueSouth'', a man Fraser and Ray Kowalski are chasing dodges into an elevator. Ray tosses Fraser his cell phone, and while Fraser races up the stairs, Ray calls from a payphone to tell him which floor the elevator stops on.
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