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23rd May '17 12:47:45 PM Kamikashi
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* In the famed Water Chase scene of ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', one of the villains ends up with a Pinto boat that explodes upon ramming something much bigger.
21st May '17 1:13:55 PM HighCrate
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* On June 18, 2013, Michael Hastings, who wrote an article for ''Magazine/RollingStone'' that ended General [=McChrystal=]'s career, was driving his Mercedes (is Mercedes the new Pinto?), when [[http://ktla.com/2013/06/19/driver-killed-in-fiery-car-crash-in-hollywood/#ixzz2WcDXWNjW it burst into flames, jackknifed, and crashed into a tree, exploding and sending pieces over 100 feet away.]] Of course, those of us who are GenreSavvy are wondering whether [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories this was not an accident]], or if this is a case of RealityIsUnrealistic.

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* On June 18, 2013, Michael Hastings, who wrote an article for ''Magazine/RollingStone'' that ended General [=McChrystal=]'s career, was driving his Mercedes (is Mercedes the new Pinto?), when [[http://ktla.com/2013/06/19/driver-killed-in-fiery-car-crash-in-hollywood/#ixzz2WcDXWNjW it burst into flames, jackknifed, and crashed into a tree, exploding and sending pieces over 100 feet away.]] Of course, those of us who are GenreSavvy are wondering whether [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories this was not an accident]], or if this is a case of RealityIsUnrealistic.]]
11th May '17 4:04:55 AM Trueman001
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* In ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', everything is MadeOfExplodium, including vehicles. The series is about a rescue organization, and they have to be kept busy. The opening credits had an oil refinery whose only reason for being there was to explore.

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* In ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', everything is MadeOfExplodium, including vehicles. The series is about a rescue organization, and they have to be kept busy. The opening credits had an oil refinery whose only reason for being there was to explore.explode.
9th May '17 2:42:04 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/HudsonHawk''
** The safety features on ambulances are apparently disabled by the presence of stupid mobsters. In the chase scene, an ambulance driven by the bad guys hits a mound of dirt, flips over and explodes in mid-air. Although, given this was a movie with a talking crucifix and David Caruso, one may think it's not to be taken seriously.
** The limousine carrying Tommy Five-Tone explodes in mid-air for no apparent reason after falling off a cliff. [[spoiler:Luckily for Tommy, it has extremely effective fire suppression systems]].

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* ''Film/HudsonHawk''
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''Film/HudsonHawk''. The safety features on ambulances are apparently disabled by the presence of stupid mobsters. In the chase scene, an ambulance driven by the bad guys hits a mound of dirt, flips over and explodes in mid-air. Although, given this was a movie with a talking crucifix and David Caruso, one may think it's not to be taken seriously.
** The limousine carrying Tommy Five-Tone explodes in mid-air for no apparent reason after falling off a cliff. [[spoiler:Luckily for Tommy, it has extremely effective fire suppression systems]].
seriously.
9th May '17 2:41:00 AM Trueman001
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* In ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', everything is MadeOfExplodium, including vehicles. The series is about a rescue organization, and they have to be kept busy.

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* In ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', everything is MadeOfExplodium, including vehicles. The series is about a rescue organization, and they have to be kept busy. The opening credits had an oil refinery whose only reason for being there was to explore.
9th May '17 1:55:16 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/HudsonHawk'': In the chase scene, an ambulance driven by the bad guys hits a mound of dirt and explodes in mid-air. Although, given this was a movie with a talking crucifix and David Caruso, one may think it's not to be taken seriously.

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* ''Film/HudsonHawk'': ''Film/HudsonHawk''
** The safety features on ambulances are apparently disabled by the presence of stupid mobsters.
In the chase scene, an ambulance driven by the bad guys hits a mound of dirt dirt, flips over and explodes in mid-air. Although, given this was a movie with a talking crucifix and David Caruso, one may think it's not to be taken seriously.seriously.
** The limousine carrying Tommy Five-Tone explodes in mid-air for no apparent reason after falling off a cliff. [[spoiler:Luckily for Tommy, it has extremely effective fire suppression systems]].
3rd May '17 11:36:39 PM AgentTasmania
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', this is how [[TheDragon Professor Z]] actually kills Rod "Torque" Redline.
12th Mar '17 7:09:59 AM Prfnoff
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** As a demonstation of excellent safety design, UsefulNotes/FormulaOne cars nowadays don't burst into flames from crashing (even in the most spectacular crashes like what happened to Robert Kubica in one Canadian GP that totalled his car and landed him in the hospital). The only instances of F1 cars going up in flames recently have been due to spilled fuel during refuelling (which is why refuelling was banned this season).
** This, of course, doesn't mean that ''all'' racecars are that safe. When the very same Robert Kubica crashed in a rally car, he suffered broken legs and his arm was basically torn to shreds, so he was forced to skip the 2011 season.

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** As a demonstation of excellent safety design, UsefulNotes/FormulaOne cars nowadays don't burst into flames from crashing (even crashing, even in the most spectacular crashes like what happened to Robert Kubica in one Canadian GP that totalled his car and landed him in the hospital). hospital. The only instances of F1 cars going up in flames recently have been due to spilled fuel during refuelling (which is why refuelling was banned this season).
** This, of course, doesn't mean that ''all'' racecars are that safe. When the very same Robert Kubica crashed in a rally car, he suffered broken legs and his arm was basically torn to shreds, so he was forced to skip the 2011 season.
refuelling.
26th Feb '17 6:35:32 PM Vir
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* The playfield for Creator/{{Bally}}'s ''Pinball/{{Wizard}}!'' shows a car wreathed in flames plummeting to its doom.

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* The playfield for Creator/{{Bally}}'s ''Pinball/{{Wizard}}!'' ''Pinball/{{Wizard}}'' shows a car wreathed in flames plummeting to its doom.
26th Feb '17 6:35:13 PM Vir
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** Also averted later in ''Revenge of the Fallen''; the car the heroes are in is dropped 20 feet into an abandoned warehouse by the Decepticons, but it doesn't [[StuffBlowingUp blow up]]. Not surprising, considering they ''are'' the main characters. How they survive the fall and subsequent crash without [[MadeofIron getting any serious injuries]], however...

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** Also averted later in ''Revenge of the Fallen''; the car the heroes are in is dropped 20 feet into an abandoned warehouse by the Decepticons, but it doesn't [[StuffBlowingUp blow up]]. Not surprising, considering they ''are'' the main characters. How they survive the fall and subsequent crash without [[MadeofIron [[MadeOfIron getting any serious injuries]], however...
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