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2nd May '16 2:21:32 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''Film/OrdinaryDecentCriminal'', a judge is intimidated by planting a bomb in his daughter's car, triggered by the remote unlocker. The fact that it blew up right in front of the judge, and only injured his son-in-law instead of killing his daughter or himself, makes it a bit of a XanatosRoulette as far as intimidation tactics go.

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* In ''Film/OrdinaryDecentCriminal'', a judge is intimidated by planting a bomb in his daughter's car, triggered by the remote unlocker. The fact that it blew up right in front of the judge, and only injured his son-in-law instead of killing his daughter or himself, makes it a bit of a XanatosRoulette GambitRoulette as far as intimidation tactics go.
21st Apr '16 1:48:40 PM eroock
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* When [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] was the Mayor's bodyguard, and the mob had threatened to kill him, he tries to get Bart to "start daddy's car for him". When Marge protests, he decides to get a cab.

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* When [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob Mayored to the Mob]], when Homer Simpson]] was the Mayor's bodyguard, and the mob had threatened to kill him, he tries to get Bart to "start daddy's car for him". When Marge protests, he decides to get a cab.
20th Apr '16 5:55:52 PM eroock
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Mayored to the Mob"

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Mayored "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob Mayored to the Mob"
Mob]]"
20th Apr '16 4:54:17 PM eroock
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* The baddies in ''Film/TheBigHeat'' try to kill the hero this way but the plan gets thwarted when the wife gets into the car and gets killed instead.
12th Apr '16 5:55:35 PM NeoChaos
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* If you return their brains, Maloof (who is implied to be from a mafia family) and Mikhail of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' can be found rigging [[spoiler:Coach Oleander]]'s to explode. Since he's last seen leaving the camp in a jet, we don't know if it ever worked.

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* If you return their brains, Maloof (who is implied to be from a mafia family) and Mikhail of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' can be found rigging [[spoiler:Coach Oleander]]'s car to explode. Since he's last seen leaving the camp in a jet, we don't know if it ever worked.
4th Mar '16 6:51:20 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Alex's parents were killed by a car bomb that she believed was a political murder. [[spoiler:It was actually a murder-suicide by her father.]]
* A variation in the second season of ''Series/{{Forbrydelsen}}'', in which one of the victims is killed by an ignition-activated bomb in a motor boat.
24th Feb '16 4:57:28 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheTransporter'': TheDragon attempts to get rid of Frank Martin with a bomb in a suitcase, resulting in his car going kaboom (he wasn't in it, but [[PunkInTheTrunk two policeman were]]).
* In ''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'', the villains have attached a remote-controlled bomb to the bottom of Frank's car, which he sees reflected in a puddle of water. As the villains are pointing guns at him he has to get in anyway, and detaches it by launching the car into the air so the magnetically-attached bomb is knocked off by a crane hook. It would have been a lot simpler [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim for the villains to have just shot him]], or for Frank to have parked the car and ran away as soon as he was out of sight, [[RuleOfCool but well...]]

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* ''Film/TheTransporter'': ''Transporter''
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TheDragon in ''Film/TheTransporter'' attempts to get rid of Frank Martin with a bomb in a suitcase, resulting in his car going kaboom (he wasn't in it, but [[PunkInTheTrunk two policeman were]]).
* ** In ''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'', the villains have attached a remote-controlled bomb to the bottom of Frank's car, which he sees reflected in a puddle of water. As the villains are pointing guns at him he has to get in anyway, and detaches it by launching the car into the air so the magnetically-attached bomb is knocked off by a crane hook. It would have been a lot simpler [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim for the villains to have just shot him]], or for Frank to have parked the car and ran away as soon as he was out of sight, [[RuleOfCool but well...]]
4th Dec '15 7:52:57 AM Greenygal
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* In an episode of the LiveActionAdaptation ''Series/TheFlash'', the main villain [[DeathBySecretIdentity knows Barry's identity but dies]] this way after threatening Barry that [[TheyWouldCutYouUp They'd Cut Him Up]].

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* In an episode of the LiveActionAdaptation ''Series/TheFlash'', ''Series/TheFlash1990'', the main villain [[DeathBySecretIdentity knows Barry's identity but dies]] this way after threatening Barry that [[TheyWouldCutYouUp They'd Cut Him Up]].
27th Nov '15 11:00:27 AM nombretomado
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* A clip of one of these going off is part of the Opening Montage to the "[=MacGruber=]" recurring filmed sketch on ''SaturdayNightLive''.

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* A clip of one of these going off is part of the Opening Montage to the "[=MacGruber=]" recurring filmed sketch on ''SaturdayNightLive''.''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
8th Nov '15 4:58:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheTransporter'': TheDragon attempting to get rid of Frank Martin with a bomb in a suitcase, resulting in his car going kaboom (he wasn't in it, but [[PunkInTheTrunk two policeman were]]).

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* ''Film/TheTransporter'': TheDragon attempting attempts to get rid of Frank Martin with a bomb in a suitcase, resulting in his car going kaboom (he wasn't in it, but [[PunkInTheTrunk two policeman were]]).
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