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2nd Mar '18 8:17:02 PM foxley
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* 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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* 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 overover.
* ''Film/CircusOfFear'': While attempting to escape from the police with the cash, Gregor falls of a cliff. He drops the suitcase and is left cling to the cliff by his finger. The killer arrives and [[HandStomp treads on his fingers]].
4th Jul '17 7:19:15 PM BURGINABC
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See also TakeMyHand, ChainOfPeople, LiteralCliffhanger, HandStomp.

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Subtrope of LiteralCliffhanger. See also TakeMyHand, ChainOfPeople, LiteralCliffhanger, HandStomp.
4th May '17 6:03:22 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' sees the Heart of Gold materialise in what Ford and Zaphod initially take to be a massive chilly marble cave. When the floor of the cave tips under them and sends them skidding towards the entrance, they realise they are in fact several miles above the surface of the bleak planet of Brontitall. [[note]]they are in fact in the plastic cup part of a hyper-massive memorial statue celebrating Arthur Dent Throwing The Cup Back At The Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser, the symbolic act that caused humanity to rebel against dependence on robots and machines[[/note]]. Zaphod ends up danging by his fingertips on the rim of the Cup, [[UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} swearing terribly at Ford]], who is not disposed to assist on the grounds that there's no point.

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* ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' sees the Heart of Gold materialise in what Ford and Zaphod initially take to be a massive chilly marble cave. When the floor of the cave tips under them and sends them skidding towards the entrance, they realise they are in fact several miles above the surface of the bleak planet of Brontitall. [[note]]they are in fact in the plastic cup part of a hyper-massive memorial statue celebrating Arthur Dent Throwing The Cup Back At The Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser, the symbolic act that caused humanity to rebel against dependence on robots and machines[[/note]]. Zaphod ends up danging by his fingertips on the rim of the Cup, [[UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} swearing terribly at Ford]], who is not disposed to assist on the grounds that there's no point.
20th Feb '17 9:08:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': The bomber for a short time holds himself to a helicopter's landing gear by hand, before letting go.
18th Feb '17 7:39:51 PM rva98014
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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.

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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.paw.
24th Jan '17 2:07:32 AM AgProv
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* ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' sees the Heart of Gold materialise in what Ford and Zaphod initially take to be a massive chilly marble cave. When the floor of the cave tips under them and sends them skidding towards the entrance, they realise they are in fact several miles above the surface of the bleak planet of Brontitall/ [[note]]they are in fact in the platic cup part of a hyper-massive memorial statue celebrating Arthur Dent Throwing The Cup Back At The Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser, the symbolic act that caused humanity to rebel against dependence on robots and machines[[/note]]. zaphod ends up danging by his fingertips on the rim of the Cup, [[UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} swearing terribly at Ford]], who is not disposed to assist on the grounds that there's no point.

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* ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' sees the Heart of Gold materialise in what Ford and Zaphod initially take to be a massive chilly marble cave. When the floor of the cave tips under them and sends them skidding towards the entrance, they realise they are in fact several miles above the surface of the bleak planet of Brontitall/ Brontitall. [[note]]they are in fact in the platic plastic cup part of a hyper-massive memorial statue celebrating Arthur Dent Throwing The Cup Back At The Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser, the symbolic act that caused humanity to rebel against dependence on robots and machines[[/note]]. zaphod Zaphod ends up danging by his fingertips on the rim of the Cup, [[UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} swearing terribly at Ford]], who is not disposed to assist on the grounds that there's no point.
24th Jan '17 2:06:21 AM AgProv
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* ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' sees the Heart of Gold materialise in what Ford and Zaphod initially take to be a massive chilly marble cave. When the floor of the cave tips under them and sends them skidding towards the entrance, they realise they are in fact several miles above the surface of the bleak planet of Brontitall/ [[note]]they are in fact in the platic cup part of a hyper-massive memorial statue celebrating Arthur Dent Throwing The Cup Back At The Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser, the symbolic act that caused humanity to rebel against dependence on robots and machines[[/note]]. zaphod ends up danging by his fingertips on the rim of the Cup, [[UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} swearing terribly at Ford]], who is not disposed to assist on the grounds that there's no point.
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9th Jan '17 3:40:06 PM Xtifr
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* In ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' episode "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfSupermanS1E21TheHumanBomb The Human Bomb]]", Jimmy ends up hanging from the ''Planet'' building's ledge by his fingers. The VillainOfTheWeek steps on his hand to speed up the process. Then a cop tries to grab him, but he falls and has to be caught by Superman.

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* In ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' episode "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfSupermanS1E21TheHumanBomb The Human Bomb]]", Jimmy ends up hanging from the ''Planet'' building's ledge by his fingers. The VillainOfTheWeek steps on his hand to speed up the process. Then a cop tries to grab him, but he falls and has to be caught by Superman.
6th Nov '16 5:17:12 PM foxley
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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': "Love Taps" opens with the VictimOfTheWeek dangling by his fingertips off a cliff face. The killer slowly grinds their foot on eac of his hands till he loses his grip and plunges to his doom.

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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': "Love Taps" opens with the VictimOfTheWeek dangling by his fingertips off a cliff face. The killer slowly grinds their foot on eac each of his hands till he loses his grip and plunges to his doom.
6th Nov '16 5:03:56 PM foxley
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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': "Love Taps" opens with the VictimOfTheWeek dangling by his fingertips off a cliff face. The killer slowly grinds their foot on eac of his hands till he loses his grip and plunges to his doom.
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