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27th Jan '18 1:07:49 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'' compresses the entire trope into a single episode in "The Escape".

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* ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' compresses the entire trope into a single episode in "The Escape".
15th Jan '18 2:40:10 AM MarkLungo
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* This is the plot of the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' episode "The Big House", where the turtles plan to escape from a Triceraton prison.

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* This is the plot of the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' episode "The Big House", where the turtles plan to escape from a Triceraton prison.
15th Jan '18 2:38:12 AM MarkLungo
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* ''Film/StirCrazy'' (1980) is a parody of the prison movie in general, starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. Just because. Includes an escape. Also, a rodeo. But not in that order.

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* ''Film/StirCrazy'' (1980) is a parody of the prison movie in general, starring Gene Wilder Creator/GeneWilder and Richard Pryor.Creator/RichardPryor. Just because. Includes an escape. Also, a rodeo. But not in that order.



* The classic Creator/LaurelAndHardy short Film/GoingByeBye has the suspect Richard K. Muldoon escaping from prison, So he make a serious revenge: Breaking off Stan and Ollie's legs and wrapped them around their neck.

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* The classic Creator/LaurelAndHardy short Film/GoingByeBye ''Film/GoingByeBye'' has the suspect Richard K. Muldoon escaping from prison, So he make a serious revenge: Breaking off Stan and Ollie's legs and wrapped them around their neck.
5th Dec '17 1:27:58 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/AManEscaped'' is a French film about a French Resistance soldier who makes a daring escape out of a Gestapo prison in Lyon.
26th Oct '17 10:21:44 PM darkemyst
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Sirius Black, the first wizard known to successfully escape Azkaban right under the Dementors' noses ([[{{Squick}} or lack thereof]]). Barty Crouch Jr also managed it, several years earlier, but his escape wasn't discovered until later. In the later books, a few other Death Eaters accomplish this. However, they basically cheated since the Dementors switched sides and thus [[TheAlcatraz Azkaban]] became rather unreliable.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban The Prisoner of Azkaban]]
Sirius Black, was the first wizard known to successfully escape Azkaban right under the Dementors' noses ([[{{Squick}} or lack thereof]]). thereof]]).
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Barty Crouch Jr also managed it, several years earlier, but his escape wasn't discovered until later. later ([[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]) and he had outside assistance.
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Voldemort personally broke his most trusted and loyal out of Azkaban, though the dementors were on his side so all he needed to do was ''ask''.
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In the later books, a few other Death Eaters accomplish this. However, they basically cheated since the Dementors switched sides and thus [[TheAlcatraz Azkaban]] became rather unreliable.
10th Sep '17 10:07:14 AM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', [[{{KidHero}} Sora]], [[{{DonaldDuck}} Donald]] and {{Goofy}} get arrested at one point by [[spoiler: the [[{{Film/Tron}} Master Control Program]]]] for [[{{DisproportionateRetribution}} fiddling with the computer]] and are zapped into the computer itself, which contains its own world called Space Paranoids, where the trio are thrown in prison by "Commander" Sark. They manage to break out with the help of a fellow prisoner, Tron, and subsequently manage to escape the computer. [[spoiler: They return twice, due to their newfound friendship with the program]].
** There has been a few other jailbreaks throughout the series; once in [[{{Disney/PeterPan}} Neverland]], once (offscreen) in [[{{Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean}} Port Royal]] and once in [[{{Disney/LiloAndStitch}} Deep Space]]. Neither of them are as noticeable as the one in Space Paranoids, as they either happen within a cutscene, or are just mentioned.
* Escaping from prison happens a ''lot'' in the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series, beginning with ''[[{{VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando}} Going Commando]]''. This is referenced in the Future trilogy

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', [[{{KidHero}} [[KidHero Sora]], [[{{DonaldDuck}} [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck Donald]] and {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} get arrested at one point by [[spoiler: the [[{{Film/Tron}} Master Control Program]]]] for [[{{DisproportionateRetribution}} [[DisproportionateRetribution fiddling with the computer]] and are zapped into the computer itself, which contains its own world called Space Paranoids, where the trio are thrown in prison by "Commander" Sark. They manage to break out with the help of a fellow prisoner, Tron, and subsequently manage to escape the computer. [[spoiler: They return twice, due to their newfound friendship with the program]].
** There has been a few other jailbreaks throughout the series; once in [[{{Disney/PeterPan}} [[Disney/PeterPan Neverland]], once (offscreen) in [[{{Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean}} [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Port Royal]] and once in [[{{Disney/LiloAndStitch}} [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Deep Space]]. Neither of them are as noticeable as the one in Space Paranoids, as they either happen within a cutscene, or are just mentioned.
* Escaping from prison happens a ''lot'' in the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series, beginning with ''[[{{VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando}} ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]''. This is referenced in the Future trilogy



-->'''Ratchet:''' Are you kidding? Clank and I used to do this all the time back on [[{{RecurringLocation}} Kerwan]].

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-->'''Ratchet:''' Are you kidding? Clank and I used to do this all the time back on [[{{RecurringLocation}} [[RecurringLocation Kerwan]].
6th Aug '17 11:09:35 AM TompaDompa
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* In ''Film/{{Ariel}}'', Kasurinen and Mikkonen break out of prison.
18th Jun '17 1:41:23 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', "Let's Play Prison-Ball", parodies this trope to the extreme when [[TheDitz Stumpy]] gets sent to the "prison" in a game of prison-ball. He first starts yelling how "society's the one to blame", then he gets a map of the prison tattooed on his tummy, and finally he uses a jackhammer to dig his way out. Unfortunately, this happens at the exact time Kaeloo gets mad enough to throw Mr. Cat into the air, and Mr. Cat comes crashing down on top of Stumpy's tunnel, pushing him back in. By the end of the episode, Stumpy is released anyway since it was a game, though the experience makes him hate the game of prison-ball.
23rd May '17 6:15:15 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': A staple of the series:
** The most common by far is Bo and Luke staging simple escapes from the Hazzard County Jail, often tricking Rosco or one of his deputies (most often Cletus, but more than once Enos) into letting them escape.
** Sometimes, a criminal was locked up with one of his henchmen, and together would scheme to trick one Rosco or one of the deputies into opening the cell. At least once, Daisy fell for one of the bad guys' tricks: In "Deputy Dukes," one of the criminals pretends to fall suddenly ill, and Daisy goes to tend to her, only for Daisy to get knocked out almost immediately and the bad guys stage an escape.
** In "Cool Hands Luke and Bo," a GreatEscape is the centerpiece of the final act. Imprisoned on false charges by Boss Hogg's longtime enemy Col. Cassius Clayburn at an illegal prison camp, Bo and Luke band with the other inmates -- including Boss and Rosco -- to tie up the prison guards and stage a huge prison break ... this despite knowing that past inmates have tried large-scale prison breaks, been unsuccessful and were brutally killed.
23rd Apr '17 6:08:04 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Guerrilla}}'': Jas and Marcus arrange to break their friend Dhari out of prison. Jas gets the idea from a TV story about how Timothy Leary got broken out by the Weathermen in the US. Jas smuggles glass pieces in which Dhari then eats, and he's rushed to a hospital near the prison where she works. They then break him out there, taking one guard hostage and killing another in the process.

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* ''{{Series/Guerrilla}}'': Jas and Marcus arrange to break their friend Dhari out of prison. Jas gets the idea from a TV story about how Timothy Leary got broken out by the Weathermen in the US. Jas smuggles glass pieces in which Dhari then eats, and he's rushed to a hospital near the prison where she works. They then break him out there, taking one a guard hostage and killing shooting another in the process.
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