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11th Oct '17 5:09:05 AM JackG
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* In the Sam Neill movie ''Hostage'' (1993), a British agent mentions that due to a section of the Mental Health Act, he can be forcibly admitted to an institution and undergo compulsive drug therapy as well, with only members of his immediate family allowed access -- he only has an ex-wife, who doesn't apply as family. His ex is aghast and asks if ''he'' did this to others, causing the agent to respond coldly, "They were the enemy..."

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* In the Sam Neill movie ''Hostage'' (1993), (1992), a British agent mentions that due to a section of the Mental Health Act, he can be forcibly admitted to an institution and undergo compulsive drug therapy as well, with only members of his immediate family allowed access -- he only has an ex-wife, who doesn't apply as family. His ex is aghast and asks if ''he'' did this to others, causing the agent to respond coldly, "They were the enemy..."
11th Oct '17 5:07:26 AM JackG
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* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978). Creator/ChuckNorris' character tries to force a corrupt politician to resign, but the politician reveals that their only witness (his aide) is incommunicado in the hospital after 'going insane'. So Chuck makes the politician disappear permanently, and a news report (arranged by his CIA friend) states that the politician has resigned and will be replaced by the aide once he gets out of the hospital where he's having a 'routine medical checkup'.

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* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978). Creator/ChuckNorris' character tries to force a corrupt politician to resign, but the politician reveals that their only witness (his aide) is incommunicado in the hospital psychiatric ward after 'going insane'. So Chuck makes the politician disappear permanently, and a news report (arranged by his CIA friend) states that the politician has resigned and will be replaced by the aide once he gets out of the hospital where he's having a 'routine medical checkup'.
11th Oct '17 5:05:31 AM JackG
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* In ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', Inspector Clouseau gets taken to an insane asylum while DisguisedInDrag, and tries to convince the cops that he's actually Jacques Clouseau, Europe's greatest detective. Another patient retorts that ''he'' is Europe's greatest detective... [[NapoleonDelusion Hercule Poirot]]. It doesn't help that the news has mistakenly reportedly that Clouseau has been assassinated.

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* In ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', Inspector Clouseau gets taken to an insane asylum while DisguisedInDrag, and tries to convince the cops that he's actually Jacques Clouseau, Europe's greatest detective. Another patient retorts that ''he'' is Europe's greatest detective... [[NapoleonDelusion Hercule Poirot]]. It doesn't help that the news has mistakenly reportedly reported that Clouseau has been assassinated.



* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978). Creator/ChuckNorris' character tries to force a corrupt politician to resign, only to reveal that their only witness (his aide) has been admitted to the Bethesda Naval Hospital after 'going insane'. So Chuck then makes the politician disappear permanently, and a news report (arranged by his CIA friend) states that the politician has resigned and will be replaced by the aide once he gets out of the hospital where he's having a 'routine medical checkup'.

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* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978). Creator/ChuckNorris' character tries to force a corrupt politician to resign, only to reveal but the politician reveals that their only witness (his aide) has been admitted to is incommunicado in the Bethesda Naval Hospital hospital after 'going insane'. So Chuck then makes the politician disappear permanently, and a news report (arranged by his CIA friend) states that the politician has resigned and will be replaced by the aide once he gets out of the hospital where he's having a 'routine medical checkup'.checkup'.
* In the Sam Neill movie ''Hostage'' (1993), a British agent mentions that due to a section of the Mental Health Act, he can be forcibly admitted to an institution and undergo compulsive drug therapy as well, with only members of his immediate family allowed access -- he only has an ex-wife, who doesn't apply as family. His ex is aghast and asks if ''he'' did this to others, causing the agent to respond coldly, "They were the enemy..."
11th Oct '17 4:58:10 AM JackG
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* In ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', Inspector Clouseau gets taken to an insane asylum while DisguisedInDrag, and tries to convince the cops that he's actually Jacques Clouseau, Europe's greatest detective. Another patient retorts that ''he'' is Europe's greatest detective... [[NapoleonDelusion Hercule Poirot]].

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* In ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', Inspector Clouseau gets taken to an insane asylum while DisguisedInDrag, and tries to convince the cops that he's actually Jacques Clouseau, Europe's greatest detective. Another patient retorts that ''he'' is Europe's greatest detective... [[NapoleonDelusion Hercule Poirot]]. It doesn't help that the news has mistakenly reportedly that Clouseau has been assassinated.



* Disney's Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast movie has Belle's father being imprisoned in the asylum because Gaston wants him out of the way so that he can try and marry Belle.

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* Disney's Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' movie has Belle's father being imprisoned in the asylum because Gaston wants him out of the way so that he can try and marry Belle.Belle.
* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978). Creator/ChuckNorris' character tries to force a corrupt politician to resign, only to reveal that their only witness (his aide) has been admitted to the Bethesda Naval Hospital after 'going insane'. So Chuck then makes the politician disappear permanently, and a news report (arranged by his CIA friend) states that the politician has resigned and will be replaced by the aide once he gets out of the hospital where he's having a 'routine medical checkup'.
19th Sep '17 9:56:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* One humorous example was a person was touring a mental hospital when an orderly pulled him into a group doing a walk. The person being GenreSavvy knew that they wouldn't believe him so he played along. It was afterwards when they did a headcount they realized that they had one extra person and let him go.

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* One humorous example was a person was touring a mental hospital when an orderly pulled him into a group doing a walk. The person being GenreSavvy knew that they wouldn't believe him so he played along. It was afterwards when they did a headcount they realized that they had one extra person and let him go.
12th Sep '17 6:46:27 PM Fireblood
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* At one point late in '''Film/TheOracle'', the attempts on Jennifer's life end up getting her put in the nuthouse. Granted, by the time the museum chase is over, she's in hysterics, so the museum guard does the only thing he can do for her at this point: call the men in white coats.

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* At one point late in '''Film/TheOracle'', ''Film/TheOracle'', the attempts on Jennifer's life end up getting her put in the nuthouse. Granted, by the time the museum chase is over, she's in hysterics, so the museum guard does the only thing he can do for her at this point: call the men in white coats.
12th Sep '17 6:43:03 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Film/KPax'', the main character "prot" claims to be an alien who is able to travel through light rays. Believing him insane, he is handed over New York hospital psychiatric ward. During the film he is revealed to have uncanny skills and knowledge, and also while under hypnotic regression he seems to remember traumatic events that happened to a man named Robert Porter. By the end of the film, prot announces it's time for him to depart from the planet, leaving behind his catatonic body. The film [[GainaxEnding leaves the viewer wondering]] whether prot really was an alien who took Porter as a human host or whether he really is just an insane man whose catatonia is a result of being forced to confront his delusions. ([[Literature/KPax The novel]] that the movie is based on has two sequels that confirm his alien origins.)
* Mob Boss Carmine Falcone does this in ''Film/BatmanBegins''. After getting beaten up by Batman and found at the scene of a crime by police, he's facing serious jail time for the first time, despite usually being untouchable by the law. So while in jail he cuts his wrists in a fake suicide attempt, so that he will be taken to [[BedlamHouse Arkham]] and can go for the insanity defense. [[OriginalPositionFallacy He believes he can blackmail the head shrink, Dr. Crane, into backing him up]]. Unfortunately, Crane has concocted something that creates pure terror, and a dose of it leaves Falcone insane ''for real''.
* In ''Film/TheWolfman2010'', Lawrence gets locked in an asylum for ranting that he's a werewolf. He'd previously been committed as a boy, to help him suppress the trauma of his mother's death, [[spoiler: because he'd been ranting (quite truthfully) that his ''father'' was a werewolf and had killed her.]]

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* In ''Film/KPax'', the main character "prot" claims to be an alien who is able to travel through light rays. Believing him insane, he is handed over to a New York hospital psychiatric ward. During the film he is revealed to have uncanny skills and knowledge, and also while under hypnotic regression he seems to remember traumatic events that happened to a man named Robert Porter. By the end of the film, prot announces it's time for him to depart from the planet, leaving behind his catatonic body. The film [[GainaxEnding leaves the viewer wondering]] whether prot really was an alien who took Porter as a human host or whether he really is just an insane man whose catatonia is a result of being forced to confront his delusions. ([[Literature/KPax The novel]] that the movie is based on has two sequels that confirm his alien origins.)
* Mob Boss Carmine Falcone does this in ''Film/BatmanBegins''. After getting beaten up by Batman and found at the scene of a crime by police, he's facing serious jail time for the first time, despite usually being untouchable by the law. So while in jail he cuts his wrists in a fake suicide attempt, so that he will be taken to [[BedlamHouse Arkham]] and can go for the insanity defense. [[OriginalPositionFallacy He believes he can blackmail the head shrink, Dr. Crane, into backing him up]]. Unfortunately, Crane has concocted something that creates pure terror, and a dose of it this leaves Falcone insane ''for real''.
* In ''Film/TheWolfman2010'', Lawrence gets locked in an asylum for ranting that he's a werewolf. He'd previously been committed as a boy, to help him suppress the trauma of his mother's death, [[spoiler: because he'd been ranting (quite truthfully) that his ''father'' was a werewolf and had killed her.]]]] One of his psychiatrists makes the grave mistake of showing him to colleagues when the moon is about to get full, in hopes of showing his delusion when he doesn't transform. It doesn't end well for them.
9th Aug '17 10:10:53 PM PaulA
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* In ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', [=McMurphy=] pretends insanity because he figures a stint in a mental hospital will be easier than the prison farm sentence he was going to get; he finds himself indefinitely detained in an institution ruled by the sadistic Nurse Ratched. [[spoiler:He ends up getting lobotomized as punishment for making a nuisance of himself.]]



* ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' (and its film adaptation) is practically the TropeMaker.
** If you're looking at [=McMurphy=]'s side; on Chief Bromden's side it's almost a subversion.
** Of course, it is also fairly easy to read McMurphy as having a fairly aggressive case of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, a condition where the afflicted party is incapable of following rules and instructions, even if it hurts themselves and others. Not that Ratched's treatment of him would be helpful in this case.

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* ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' (and its film adaptation) is practically In ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', [=McMurphy=] pretends insanity because he figures a stint in a mental hospital will be easier than the TropeMaker.
** If you're looking at [=McMurphy=]'s side; on Chief Bromden's side it's almost a subversion.
** Of course, it is also fairly easy
prison farm sentence he was going to read McMurphy as having a fairly aggressive case of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, a condition where get; he finds himself indefinitely detained in an institution ruled by the afflicted party is incapable sadistic Nurse Ratched. [[spoiler:He ends up getting lobotomized as punishment for making a nuisance of following rules and instructions, even if it hurts themselves and others. Not that Ratched's treatment of him would be helpful in this case. himself.]]
29th Jul '17 9:31:00 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': [[MadGod Sheogorath]]'s realm, The Shivering Isles (sometimes called [[MeaningfulName Madhouse]]), is basically a gigantic free-roam asylum and all of it's residents are self-functioning inmates with at least some quirky mental disorder (even it's relatively mild or even slightly beneficial; creativity is one of Sheogorath's spheres, after all). One person though, a beggar named Uungor, believes that he's sane and that he's there by mistake. The thing is that he's so obsessed with escaping the Isles and proving/retaining his sanity that he's convinced that everyone is an agent of Sheogorath's trying to break him, and that anything that happens to him is part of a trick to make him lose his mind, proving that he really isn't right in the head.
29th Jul '17 9:06:28 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' to Boomhauer. He fell asleep while intertubing and wound up in Austin. What happened was that he went around, in a speedo, covered in algae, while [[TheUnintelligible talking.]] He winds in an Mental Hospital for a Psych Hold. He calls Dale to bust him out, but Dale being ...Dale sneaks into the mental hospital to break him out. Problem is that now he can't get back out and the orderlys won't believe him. So they call Bill to get them out... Who then realizes he has a lot of issues and checks himself in for help. They then call Hank who [[OnlySaneMan is not an idiot]] talks with the staff and explains that Dale and Boomhauer shouldn't be there.... And that Bill's insurance won't cover his stay.

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* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' to Boomhauer. He fell asleep while intertubing and wound up in Austin. What happened was that he went around, in a speedo, covered in algae, while [[TheUnintelligible talking.]] He winds in an Mental Hospital for a Psych Hold. He calls Dale to bust him out, but Dale being ...Dale sneaks into the mental hospital to break him out. Problem is that now he can't get back out and the orderlys orderlies won't believe him. So they call Bill to get them out... Who then realizes he has a lot of issues and checks himself in for help. They then call Hank who who, [[OnlySaneMan is not being an idiot]] idiot]], talks with the staff and staff, explains the situation, then tells them that 1) Boonhauer's Psych Hold period has elapsed so he's free to go 2) Dale was never supposed to be there in the first place and Boomhauer shouldn't be there.... And 3) Bill voluntarily checked himself in so he's free to leave whenever he feels he's ready... except that Bill's his insurance won't cover his stay.
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