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21st Feb '16 4:55:45 PM LOLman789789
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* The assassination of [["UsefulNotes/Afghanistan" anti-Taliban resistance fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud]] just 1 day before 9/11 was a case of this. Al-Qaeda recruited 2 Tunisians to pose as Moroccan-Belgian journalists trying to interview him. They utilized bombs placed in a camera and a battery pack. Midway through the fake interview, the bombs blew up, killing the first terrorist. The second was shot while attempting to escape. Massoud was later airlifted to a military hospital. However, he died en route.

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* The assassination of [["UsefulNotes/Afghanistan" anti-Taliban resistance fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud]] Massoud just 1 day before 9/11 was a case of this. Al-Qaeda recruited 2 Tunisians to pose as Moroccan-Belgian journalists trying to interview him. They utilized bombs placed in a camera and a battery pack. Midway through the fake interview, the bombs blew up, killing the first terrorist. The second was shot while attempting to escape. Massoud was later airlifted to a military hospital. However, he died en route.
21st Feb '16 4:54:23 PM LOLman789789
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*The assassination of [["UsefulNotes/Afghanistan" anti-Taliban resistance fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud]] just 1 day before 9/11 was a case of this. Al-Qaeda recruited 2 Tunisians to pose as Moroccan-Belgian journalists trying to interview him. They utilized bombs placed in a camera and a battery pack. Midway through the fake interview, the bombs blew up, killing the first terrorist. The second was shot while attempting to escape. Massoud was later airlifted to a military hospital. However, he died en route.
13th Dec '15 6:52:50 AM CaptainTedium
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* This trope appears in ''WesternAnimation/AliasTheJester''. In this case, the king even directs a scene. Then Alias realises they must be fake because ''film hasn't been invented yet''.

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* This trope appears in ''WesternAnimation/AliasTheJester''. In this case, the king even directs a scene. Then Alias realises realizes they must be fake because ''film hasn't been invented yet''.yet''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' episode "Danger is Our Business" had Lawrence Limburger disguise himself as a movie director as part of a ploy to get the Biker Mice killed when they take his job offer for a stuntman.
15th Nov '15 11:58:59 AM eroock
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->We had a problem, we couldn't get a permit in New York City to open a shoe store on short notice merely to sell 500 pairs of shoes over a couple of days. But we could get a ''film permit'' quickly, so we did, then put a fake camera on a tripod outside and a sign indicating we were shooting locations for our film ''The Making of a Shoe Store''. We sold all the shoes by the end of the day.

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->We ->''"We had a problem, we couldn't get a permit in New York City to open a shoe store on short notice merely to sell 500 pairs of shoes over a couple of days. But we could get a ''film permit'' quickly, so we did, then put a fake camera on a tripod outside and a sign indicating we were shooting locations for our film ''The Making of a Shoe Store''. We sold all the shoes by the end of the day.
day."''
19th Oct '15 4:23:53 PM Josef5678
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* Creator/AlexanderPayne told {{NPR}} that when he was making ''Film/CitizenRuth'', the people of Omaha called the police because they couldn't believe anyone would actually be shooting a movie there.

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* Creator/AlexanderPayne told {{NPR}} Creator/{{NPR}} that when he was making ''Film/CitizenRuth'', the people of Omaha called the police because they couldn't believe anyone would actually be shooting a movie there.
6th Jul '15 11:09:03 AM nombretomado
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* There was a [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] issue of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' built on this theme. Apparently, Superboy had foiled a robbery using this scheme, but the bank robbers had used real film and caught Superboy changing from his secret identity! When the criminals get out of jail years later, all they have to do is get the film and sell it to the highest bidder! Only a clever ruse can keep Superman's secret safe from the criminals of the world and girl reporter LoisLane!

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* There was a [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] issue of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' built on this theme. Apparently, Superboy had foiled a robbery using this scheme, but the bank robbers had used real film and caught Superboy changing from his secret identity! When the criminals get out of jail years later, all they have to do is get the film and sell it to the highest bidder! Only a clever ruse can keep Superman's secret safe from the criminals of the world and girl reporter LoisLane!ComicBook/LoisLane!
25th Apr '15 8:43:47 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In the Russian TV series ''AgentstvoNLS'', one of the main characters is suddenly cast as a main hero in an action movie. While shooting the bank robbery scene in an actual bank, the director and some of the crew pull out real guns and begin the real robbery. The police, of course, was warned about the "shooting" so they make no effort to prevent it. The creators have gone as far as to invite a real crime boss as a consultant, with an intention to frame him for the robbery.

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* In the Russian TV series ''AgentstvoNLS'', one of the main characters is suddenly cast as a main the hero in an action movie. While shooting the a bank robbery scene in an actual bank, the director and some of the crew pull out real guns and begin start robbing the real robbery. The police, bank for real. And, of course, was warned the police had been forewarned about the "shooting" so they make no effort to try and prevent it. The creators have gone as robbers even went so far as to invite bring on a real crime boss as a consultant, with an intention to frame him for the robbery.robbery later.
22nd Mar '15 6:12:34 PM HersheleOstropoler
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* A guy wanted to do a shoe sale in New York City, but couldn't get a permit. So, he sets up a fake filming set, and gets permission to do a movie, and if the cops come by, claimed he was filming a documentary!

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* A guy (Kenneth Cole) wanted to do a shoe sale in New York City, but couldn't get a permit. So, he sets up a fake filming set, and gets permission to do a movie, and if the cops come by, claimed he was filming a documentary!
8th Feb '15 7:55:30 AM JeddtheJedi
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' had this plot at least once.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' had this plot at least once.has unhinged filmmaker Marco Lumière (whose name is likely a ShoutOut to film pioneers the Lumière Brothers).
5th Feb '15 5:09:54 PM Alvin
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* ''Film/Argo'' is a ''heroic'' variant; making a fake cheesy low-budget sci-fi movie as a cover for rescuing hostages. BasedOnATrueStory!

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* ''Film/Argo'' ''Film/{{Argo}}'' is a ''heroic'' variant; making a fake cheesy low-budget sci-fi movie as a cover for rescuing hostages. BasedOnATrueStory!
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