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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.
21st Apr '17 12:36:20 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', one of Sugar-Lips Habasi's quests for the ThievesGuild is to break a fellow Guild member out of jail in this fashion. (Or you can simply bribe/blackmail the prison guard captain.)
16th Apr '17 7:27:22 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.
3rd Apr '17 8:29:52 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* 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.
29th Jan '17 3:15:49 PM Lapuspuer
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* French series ''WesternAnimation/AvezVousDejaVu'' parodies this with ''Une évasion de raviolis'', i.e. "a ravioli escape". No, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext context won't help you make sense of it]].
25th Jan '17 7:54:06 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Film/TheRunningMan'', Ben Richards and his fellow prisoners engineer a mass prison break by using a PrisonRiot to distract the guards while stealing one of their computer terminals to shut down the "sonic deadline" that [[YourHeadAsplode decapitates]] any prisoner who thinks of escaping.
25th Jan '17 3:15:01 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Film/EscapePlan'', Ray Breslin's job was to break out of prisons in order to test out their level of security. The majority of the movie is him working together with Emil Rottmayer to break out of a top-secret prison known as the Tomb.
22nd Jan '17 8:03:06 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Smurf Menace", one of the Smurfs in the Grey Smurf prison camp makes his escape by digging a tunnel from the camp to freedom. He reaches the Smurf Village by the time the story ends and the Grey Smurfs have disappeared.
21st Nov '16 5:58:38 PM PaulA
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* Creator/GordonRDickson's "[[http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/0743471741/0743471741___1.htm Danger, Human! High Explosive]]" is about bear-like aliens testing an ancient prophecy [[TemptingFate (which said that if they try to interfere with the prophecy they'll end up speeding it)]] about humans and their supposed dangerous unknown ability, so they abduct a human, make him near immortal and enclose him in a TailorMadePrison to test the prophecy.

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* Creator/GordonRDickson's "[[http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/0743471741/0743471741___1.baen.com/Chapters/0743471741/0743471741___1.htm Danger, Human! High Explosive]]" Danger--Human!]]" is about bear-like aliens testing an ancient prophecy [[TemptingFate (which said that if they try to interfere with the prophecy they'll end up speeding it)]] about humans and their supposed dangerous unknown ability, so they abduct a human, make him near immortal and enclose him in a TailorMadePrison to test the prophecy.
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