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3rd Nov '17 9:47:38 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/AnneOfTheIndies'', Blackbeard smashes a bottle over the head of the man wrestling the bear so he does not lose his bet.
1st Nov '17 5:24:20 PM foxley
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* When Bragg tries to jump Logan in the barroom in ''Film/CanyonPassage'', Logan is ready for him and smashes a full bottle of whiskey over his head.
27th Oct '17 9:17:39 PM SSJMagus
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This trope has a common, more intimidating variation where the wielder will deliberately break the bottle on something hard first, leaving a half-bottle with the base end now made up of shards of broken glass that the wielder can stab with. Again, RealLife applications of such are highly impractical, since not only are real bottles a lot harder to break, if one does attempt to bust one open for their makeshift shiv and succeed, they'll most likely destroy the entire bottle outright instead of the pointy half-bottle they were going for.

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This trope has a common, more intimidating variation where the wielder will deliberately break the bottle on something hard first, leaving a half-bottle with the base end now made up of shards of broken glass that the wielder can stab with. Again, RealLife applications of such are highly impractical, since not only are real bottles a lot harder to break, if one does attempt to bust one open for their makeshift shiv and succeed, they'll most likely destroy the entire bottle outright instead of the pointy half-bottle they were going for.
for. Smashing a beer bottle into a bar table is more likely to break ''the table'' than the bottle.
6th Oct '17 4:51:34 PM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/BlackMagick'' #8, J.P. Brandt is fleeing from Rowan and Morgan when he throws a bottle at Morgan that hits him in the head.
1st Oct '17 4:00:03 PM ADrago
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Many of these end up falling under the SoftGlass rule and shatter easily when they likely wouldn't in real life, (beer bottles in particular are actually rather hard to break without a lot of force and knowhow due to how thick the glass is; indeed, most [[http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2008.07.013 beer bottles are tougher than most people's skulls,]]) though this aspect of them is occasionally subverted comically. Some people in RealLife expect bottles to break as easily as they do in movies and wind up with either a whole bottle or [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs a handful of glass shards,]] showing that RealityIsUnrealistic.

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Many of these end up falling under the SoftGlass rule and shatter easily when they likely wouldn't in real life, (beer bottles in particular are actually rather hard to break without a lot of force and knowhow due to how thick the glass is; indeed, most [[http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2008.07.013 beer bottles are tougher than most people's skulls,]]) though this aspect of them is occasionally subverted comically. Some people in RealLife expect bottles to break as easily as they do in movies and wind up with either a whole bottle or [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs a handful of glass shards,]] showing that RealityIsUnrealistic.
27th Sep '17 10:45:43 PM jormis29
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* The execrable ''Human Killing Machine'' for the Amiga is a [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct bad ripoff]] of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI'' in the guise of a SpiritualSuccessor, and featured a cast full of bad racial stereotypes. This included Franz, a German waiter who went into fights while balancing a wineglass and bottle on a tray at all times and whose attacks consisted of flinging bottles of wine at Kwon, the protagonist.

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* The execrable ''Human Killing Machine'' ''VideoGame/HumanKillingMachine'' for the Amiga is a [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct bad ripoff]] of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI'' in the guise of a SpiritualSuccessor, and featured a cast full of bad racial stereotypes. This included Franz, a German waiter who went into fights while balancing a wineglass and bottle on a tray at all times and whose attacks consisted of flinging bottles of wine at Kwon, the protagonist.
24th Sep '17 2:19:17 PM Vir
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* OlderThanTheNES: In the old ''VideoGame/{{Popeye}}'' game, both Bluto and the Sea Hag can throw bottles at Popeye the player can avoid them and gain points by punching.

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* OlderThanTheNES: In the old ''VideoGame/{{Popeye}}'' game, both Bluto and the Sea Hag can throw bottles at Popeye that the player can avoid them and gain points by punching.
24th Sep '17 2:11:32 PM Vir
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* Parodied in ''Film/22JumpStreet'': Schmidt attempts to break a bourbon bottle against Mercedes' head, only to find that it's plastic.

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* Parodied in ''Film/22JumpStreet'': ''Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet'': Schmidt attempts to break a bourbon bottle against Mercedes' head, only to find that it's plastic.
24th Sep '17 2:10:36 PM Vir
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* Averted when [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin Tintin]] goes to hit a {{mook}} with a whiskey bottle, only for [[TheAlcoholic Captain Haddock]] to grab the bottle in mid-swing so he can take a swig. Played straight later in the movie; given a choice between holding a bottle or the MacGuffin, Haddock resolutely puts down the former, only for TheDragon to sneak up behind Haddock, grab the bottle and break it over his head. Tintin is furious afterwards; given that Haddock reeks of alcohol, he naturally refuses to believe Haddock wasn't drunk again. Then once more for a RuleOfThree during the climatic battle. After losing his weapon, Haddock throws whiskey bottles at the BigBad, knocking his SwordCane out of his hand. When the villain responds with a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, inviting Haddock to take a swig from the last bottle, Haddock punches him overboard and kicks the bottle after him so it bounces off his head, knocking the villain out.

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* Averted when [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin Tintin]] goes to hit a {{mook}} with a whiskey bottle, only for [[TheAlcoholic Captain Haddock]] to grab the bottle in mid-swing so he can take a swig. Played straight later in the movie; given a choice between holding a bottle or the MacGuffin, Haddock resolutely puts down the former, only for TheDragon to sneak up behind Haddock, grab the bottle and break it over his head. Tintin is furious afterwards; given that Haddock reeks of alcohol, he naturally refuses to believe Haddock wasn't drunk again. Then once more for a RuleOfThree during the climatic climactic battle. After losing his weapon, Haddock throws whiskey bottles at the BigBad, knocking his SwordCane out of his hand. When the villain responds with a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, inviting Haddock to take a swig from the last bottle, Haddock punches him overboard and kicks the bottle after him so it bounces off his head, knocking the villain out.


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* Parodied in ''Film/22JumpStreet'': Schmidt attempts to break a bourbon bottle against Mercedes' head, only to find that it's plastic.
10th Sep '17 2:28:31 PM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/CosmicDash'': Alix notices an assassin's [[HighlyConspicuousUniform tattoo]] and warns Dash. When the assassin attacks Mr. Kimney WithCatlikeTread, Dash [[http://www.cosmicdash.com/comic/episode-2-pg-26-2/ smashes a glass on him]]. They're both bleeding after that, but the assassin is out.

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* ''Webcomic/CosmicDash'': Alix notices an assassin's [[HighlyConspicuousUniform tattoo]] and warns Dash. When the assassin attacks Mr. Kimney WithCatlikeTread, Dash [[http://www.cosmicdash.com/comic/episode-2-pg-26-2/ smashes a glass on him]]. They're both bleeding after that, but the assassin is out.
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