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15th Aug '16 2:02:15 AM WillBGood
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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', where Tweety talks about pigs going to the market.

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', where ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Tweety talks about pigs going to does the market."A Hare Grows in Manhattan" routine (see below) to Eddie Valiant.

































* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "China Jones" has Daffy hanging over [[SharkPool crocodile pool]] after a trapdoor opened under him. The villain unhooks his fingers one by one.

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The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "China Jones" has Daffy hanging over a [[SharkPool crocodile pool]] after a trapdoor opened under him. The villain unhooks his fingers one by one.one.
** "A Hare Grows in Manhattan" has Bugs do this to a bulldog named Spike.
--->'''Bugs:''' ''(as Spike is hanging by his fingers on the clothesline)'' Mhm... this wittle piddy went to market... ''(unhooks a finger with a "ping" sound)'' this wittle piddy stayed home... ''(unhooks another finger)'' this wittle piggy had roast beef... ''(unhooks one more finger; Spike falls)'' Well, what do you know, ran out of piddies! ''([[BreakingTheFourthWall Addressing the audience]])'' Gee, ain't I a stinker?



30th Jun '16 1:22:16 PM eroock
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', when Judy is chased by Manchas she slides from a wet bridge and ends up hanging on the edge with one hand.
25th Jun '16 12:24:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* The losing grip variety happens in the movie version of ''Literature/ALittlePrincess''.

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* The losing grip variety happens in the movie version of ''Literature/ALittlePrincess''.
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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', where Tweety talks about pigs going to the market.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZsJYZVt5g In]] ''Film/KingKong2005'', Kong hangs briefly by his fingers off a cliff before being dragged down by the V-rex that grabbed his leg.



* ''Film/StarTrek'': Kirk gets thrown off the edge of the drill during the fight but manages to grab the edge and hang on. A mook tries to stomp him off, but Sulu stabs him just in time.
* Creator/MelBrooks's ''Film/HighAnxiety'' parodies this. In a climactic scene the protagonist (played by Brooks) has a slipping hold on a ledge until he is improbably hanging on by a single fingertip. Once he gets a morale boost from another character he manages to regain his hold and climb up.
* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', Deckard is hanging from a rain-slick girder thingy, hundreds of feet above street level, with only his fingers (two of which were broken earlier by Roy).
* In ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', Cary Grant is hanging off Mt. Rushmore by his fingers (while holding up Eva Marie Saint with his other hand). Bad guy Martin Landau presses down on his fingers with his shoe only [[spoiler: to be shot right off the cliff]]. How the heroes get back up is kind of glossed over

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* ''Film/StarTrek'': Kirk gets thrown off the edge of the drill during the fight but manages to grab the edge and hang on. A mook tries to stomp him off, but Sulu stabs him just in time.
* Creator/MelBrooks's ''Film/HighAnxiety'' parodies this. In a climactic scene the protagonist (played by Brooks) has a slipping hold on a ledge until he is improbably hanging on by a single fingertip. Once he gets a morale boost from another character he manages to regain his hold and climb up.
* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', Deckard is hanging from a rain-slick girder thingy, hundreds of feet above street level, with only his fingers (two of which were broken earlier by Roy).
* In ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', Cary Grant is hanging off Mt. Rushmore by his fingers (while holding up Eva Marie Saint with his other hand). Bad guy Martin Landau presses down on his fingers with his shoe only [[spoiler: to be shot right off the cliff]]. How the heroes get back up is kind of glossed over


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* The losing grip variety happens in the movie version of ''Literature/ALittlePrincess''.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', where Tweety talks about pigs going to the market.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZsJYZVt5g In]] ''Film/KingKong2005'', Kong hangs briefly by his fingers off a cliff before being dragged down by the V-rex that grabbed his leg.
* ''Film/StarTrek'': Kirk gets thrown off the edge of the drill during the fight but manages to grab the edge and hang on. A mook tries to stomp him off, but Sulu stabs him just in time.
* Creator/MelBrooks's ''Film/HighAnxiety'' parodies this. In a climactic scene the protagonist (played by Brooks) has a slipping hold on a ledge until he is improbably hanging on by a single fingertip. Once he gets a morale boost from another character he manages to regain his hold and climb up.
* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', Deckard is hanging from a rain-slick girder thingy, hundreds of feet above street level, with only his fingers (two of which were broken earlier by Roy).
* In ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', Cary Grant is hanging off Mt. Rushmore by his fingers (while holding up Eva Marie Saint with his other hand). Bad guy Martin Landau presses down on his fingers with his shoe only [[spoiler: to be shot right off the cliff]]. How the heroes get back up is kind of glossed over

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25th Jun '16 11:09:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In "North by Northwest", Cary Grant is hanging off Mt. Rushmore by his fingers (while holding up Eva Marie Saint with his other hand). Bad guy Martin Landau presses down on his fingers with his shoe only [[spoiler: to be shot right off the cliff]]. How the heroes get back up is kind of glossed over

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* In "North by Northwest", ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', Cary Grant is hanging off Mt. Rushmore by his fingers (while holding up Eva Marie Saint with his other hand). Bad guy Martin Landau presses down on his fingers with his shoe only [[spoiler: to be shot right off the cliff]]. How the heroes get back up is kind of glossed over



* ''HitmenForDestiny'' has one character grabbing hold of a ledge inside the invisible castle, and calling for help. The drop isn't lethal.

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* ''HitmenForDestiny'' ''Webcomic/HitmenForDestiny'' has one character grabbing hold of a ledge inside the invisible castle, and calling for help. The drop isn't lethal.
25th Jun '16 11:09:08 AM Morgenthaler
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25th Jun '16 5:37:16 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Jun '16 8:17:13 PM HeroGal2347
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* In ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E4Fire Fire]]", one of Kelsey's men knocks Murdock off their fire truck during the climactic fight. The guy is trying to pry Murdock's fingers off the truck when [[PapaWolf Hannibal]] turns up and cold-cocks him.
24th May '16 1:44:45 PM MarcInGA
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* In "North by Northwest", Cary Grant is hanging off Mt. Rushmore by his fingers (while holding up Eva Marie Saint with his other hand). Bad guy Martin Landau presses down on his fingers with his shoe only [[spoiler: to be shot right off the cliff]]. How the heroes get back up is kind of glossed over
10th May '16 9:47:05 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Nathan Drake does this in the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series to no obvious issue. He can even grab ledges while falling, which would surely not work in RealLife.
23rd Aug '15 2:31:14 PM Paranoia
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* Parker in ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' does this on occasion. She also points this fact out when someone tries to overpower her.

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* Parker in ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' does this on occasion. She also points occasion on the show. In one instance, when she surprises a foe with a NeckLift, she explains that regular use of this fact out when someone tries to overpower her.trope in her role as a ClassyCatBurglar has made her ''a lot'' stronger than she looks.
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