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10th Feb '17 7:38:54 AM SeanMurrayI
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In "Tiger War", Mack Bolan does the helicopter version, but [[EnhancedInterrogationTechniques also uses the prisoner's religious beliefs]], pointing out that when his body hits the ground from that height, it will break apart and be eaten by various animals, meaning his spirit will be divided and so never find rest.

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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In "Tiger War", Mack Bolan does the helicopter version, but [[EnhancedInterrogationTechniques also uses exploits the prisoner's religious beliefs]], beliefs, pointing out that when his body hits the ground from that height, it will break apart and be eaten by various animals, meaning his spirit will be divided and so never find rest.
9th Feb '17 4:03:27 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. Mack Bolan does the helicopter version, but also uses the prisoner's religious beliefs, pointing out that when his body hits the ground from that height, it will break apart and be eaten by various animals, meaning his spirit will be divided and so never find rest.

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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In "Tiger War", Mack Bolan does the helicopter version, but [[EnhancedInterrogationTechniques also uses the prisoner's religious beliefs, beliefs]], pointing out that when his body hits the ground from that height, it will break apart and be eaten by various animals, meaning his spirit will be divided and so never find rest.
21st Dec '16 6:45:48 PM SeanMurrayI
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} did this in the ''Crucible Academy'' story arc. After being abducted and taken to a weird, unknown place, she grabs the neck of one of her kidnappers and hovers over an abyss, demanding answers while reminding him that "It looks like a '''long way down'''."



--> [[TheCowl Daredevil]]: I can keep this up all night. Can you?\

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--> [[TheCowl Daredevil]]: I can keep this up all night. Can you?\ you?
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} did this in the "Crucible Academy" story arc. After being abducted and taken to a weird, unknown place, she grabs the neck of one of her kidnappers and hovers over an abyss, demanding answers while reminding him that "It looks like a ''long way down''."
21st Dec '16 11:25:43 AM Tron80
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} did this in the ''Crucible Academy'' story arc. After being abducted and taken to a weird, unknown place, she grabs the neck of one of her kidnappers and hovers over an abyss, demanding answers while reminding him that "It looks like a '''long way down'''."
26th Nov '16 6:39:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* John Robie (CaryGrant) does an impromptu one in ''Film/ToCatchAThief''.

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* John Robie (CaryGrant) (Creator/CaryGrant) does an impromptu one in ''Film/ToCatchAThief''.
7th Nov '16 8:52:52 PM foxley
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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "The Killing Distance", Willie extracts information from an assassin by holding him over the edge of well.
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* Done by Beckett, the resident DeadpanSnarker in VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines. We don't get to see it though.

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* Done by Beckett, the resident DeadpanSnarker in VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines.''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. We don't get to see it though.
6th Nov '16 10:27:22 AM SeanMurrayI
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', when Tiberius interrogates the cat who stole Max's collar, in an attempt to find out Max's whereabouts. The cat isn't fazed in the slightest, since he's a cat and will just land on his feet, so Tiberius turns him over to [[BewareTheNiceOnes Gidget]], whose [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique own interrogation]] proves far more effective.


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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', when Tiberius interrogates the cat who stole Max's collar, in an attempt to find out Max's whereabouts. The cat isn't fazed in the slightest, since he's a cat and will just land on his feet, so Tiberius turns him over to Gidget, whose JackBauerInterrogationTechnique proves far more effective.
5th Nov '16 11:08:03 AM F1Krazy
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', when Tiberius interrogates the cat who stole Max's collar, in an attempt to find out Max's whereabouts. The cat isn't fazed in the slightest, since he's a cat and will just land on his feet, so Tiberius turns him over to [[BewareTheNiceOnes Gidget]], whose [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique own interrogation]] proves far more effective.



* The fake helicopter drop was used in ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy'', leaving the prisoner thrashing on the ground, screaming his head off. The helicopter is sitting on the ground with the engine running, and the questioner is threatening to chuck to blindfolded prisoner out (a one meter drop, tops). When the prisoner refuses, he's chucked out, and is screaming the location of his compatriots as he's thrashing on the ground, even when it should be clear to him that he's no longer falling and that the whole thing was a ruse. Immediately before he gives them information the Interrogator gleefully says "Next time we'll be a bit higher!", and the prisoner has no interest in going from an actually dangerous height.

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* The fake helicopter drop was used in ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy'', leaving the prisoner thrashing on the ground, screaming his head off. The helicopter is sitting on the ground with the engine running, and the questioner is threatening to chuck to the blindfolded prisoner out (a one meter drop, tops). When the prisoner refuses, he's chucked out, and is screaming the location of his compatriots as he's thrashing on the ground, even when it should be clear to him that he's no longer falling and that the whole thing was a ruse. Immediately before he gives them information the Interrogator gleefully says "Next time we'll be a bit higher!", and the prisoner has no interest in going from an actually dangerous height.



** {{Subverted|Trope}} and {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''; Maroni casually tells Batman that a fall wouldn't kill him, so Batman drops him and breaks his legs, making it JackBauerInterrogationTechnique. And Maroni doesn't tell him anything ''anyway,'' because [[TheMobBossISScarier he's not going to rat out The Joker for anyone]], least of all Batman. "We're on to you," he says. "You've got rules. The Joker ''has'' no rules."
** ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' also subverted and a lampshaded in the opening scenes of the film. A CIA team has captured a group of Bane's minions and is trying to get Bane's location out of them; they have them all in hoods, bring one to the open door of the plane, and stick the mook's head out of it. The suspect refuses to talk, and the CIA interrogator ''pretends'' to have him killed (shooting his gun into open air before claiming to have thrown the mook from the plane) before moving him out of the way.

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** {{Subverted|Trope}} and {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''; Maroni casually tells Batman that a fall wouldn't kill him, so Batman drops him and breaks his legs, making it JackBauerInterrogationTechnique. And Maroni doesn't tell him anything ''anyway,'' ''anyway'', because [[TheMobBossISScarier he's not going to rat out The Joker for anyone]], least of all Batman. "We're on to you," he says. "You've got rules. The Joker ''has'' no rules."
** ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' also subverted and a lampshaded it in the opening scenes of the film. A CIA team has captured a group of Bane's minions and is trying to get Bane's location out of them; they have them all in hoods, bring one to the open door of the plane, and stick the mook's head out of it. The suspect refuses to talk, and the CIA interrogator ''pretends'' to have him killed (shooting his gun into open air before claiming to have thrown the mook from the plane) before moving him out of the way.
23rd Oct '16 1:49:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* It's reported in the ''TheOnion's'' web video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JjNh7L5jiE "Nation's Hardass Cops Finally Find Time to Play Games"]] that "hardass cops can be fucked with for two more hours, at which point they will resume dangling lowlifes from rooftops until they get the answers they want."

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* It's reported in the ''TheOnion's'' ''Website/TheOnion's'' web video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JjNh7L5jiE "Nation's Hardass Cops Finally Find Time to Play Games"]] that "hardass cops can be fucked with for two more hours, at which point they will resume dangling lowlifes from rooftops until they get the answers they want."
24th Jul '16 7:27:14 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk Dragons: Race to the Edge]]'': Heather uses this technique on a dragon hunter in "Stryke Out" to try to find out where Hiccup and Toothless are being held. Must be where Astrid learned it (see Animated Film section above).

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk Dragons: Race to the Edge]]'': Heather uses this technique on a dragon hunter in "Stryke Out" to try to find out where Hiccup and Toothless are being held. Must be where Astrid learned it (see Animated Film section above).
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