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9th Nov '16 4:36:23 PM Kid
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* In one strip of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', cavemen were sitting around cleaning their clubs when one made the mistake of looking straight at his.

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* In one strip of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', cavemen were sitting around cleaning their clubs when one made the mistake of [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/64/9d/cf/649dcf714b2976b193688f0cb535e5f2.jpg looking straight at his.]]
9th Nov '16 4:22:43 PM Kid
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* ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', There are two guys who have been friends since they were in elementary. They do everything together and are generally chummy towards each other, and even decide to live together as roommates in college. Unfortunately, in adulthood one of the two friends gained an addiction to cigarettes and constantly bothers the other for money so he can buy more, or if he has some spares to share them with him. Becoming tired of having to supply cigarettes for his friend, the annoyed friend loads some cigarettes into his muzzle-loader, aims them directly into his roommate's face, and says, "Hey buddy want some cigarettes?" Who, being drunk at the time, didn't seem afraid of having a shotgun pointed at him and nods his head in approval at the idea of cigarettes. The cigarettes fly out of the firearm at supersonic speed and penetrate the guy's skull. He simply wanted to hurt his friend, he didn't think cigarettes would penetrate flesh like bullets do. This just goes to show you that you never point a gun at something or someone you are not intending to kill or destroy, and that anything flying out of that said gun is going to be potentially lethal.

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* ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', There there are two guys who have been friends since they were in elementary. They do everything together and are generally chummy towards each other, and even decide to live together as roommates in college. Unfortunately, in adulthood one of the two friends gained an addiction to cigarettes and constantly bothers the other for money so he can buy more, or if he has some spares to share them with him. Becoming tired of having to supply cigarettes for his friend, the annoyed friend loads some cigarettes into his muzzle-loader, aims them directly into his roommate's face, and says, "Hey buddy want some cigarettes?" Who, being drunk at the time, didn't seem afraid of having a shotgun pointed at him and nods his head in approval at the idea of cigarettes. The cigarettes fly out of the firearm at supersonic speed and penetrate the guy's skull. He simply wanted to hurt his friend, he didn't think cigarettes would penetrate flesh like bullets do. This just goes to show you that you never point a gun at something or someone you are not intending to kill or destroy, and that anything flying out of that said gun is going to be potentially lethal.
29th Oct '16 7:18:17 PM Troperr2016
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': The headless clone of Agnew is killed in the episode "T: The Terrestrial" as a result of being accidentally shot with a disintegrating laser gun by Jrrr, who is Lrrr's son during one of Lrrr's invasions on Earth, which Lrrr forces his son to participate in. Even though this was clearly an accident, Richard Nixon's Head clamps an embargo on Omicron Persei 8 as a result but it is very poorly enforced as a result of it being led by Zapp Brannigan.
29th Oct '16 12:24:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': [[GTARadio one of the radio segments]], [[TheAhnold Jack Howitzer]] threatens to kill host Billy Dexter unless he touches Jack's genitals (ItMakesSenseInContext... sorta) and then says he was just fooling around and that his gun was unloaded, only for it to go off and kill Dexter.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': [[GTARadio [[Radio/GTARadio one of the radio segments]], [[TheAhnold Jack Howitzer]] threatens to kill host Billy Dexter unless he touches Jack's genitals (ItMakesSenseInContext... sorta) and then says he was just fooling around and that his gun was unloaded, only for it to go off and kill Dexter.
25th Oct '16 3:47:28 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' features a cruel variant -- one of the ways to assassinate [[spoiler:Orville Wright]] is to give one of his kids a loaded gun and tell them, "Why don't you wave this in your daddy's face and pull the trigger?". On a less darkly-humorous and more frustrating note, your [[ArtificialStupidity companions]] are less than sure about concepts such as friendly fire. Many a player still has nightmares that start with the sight of your super mutant companion [[ThisIsGonnaSuck switching to his Minigun...]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' features a cruel variant -- one of the ways to assassinate [[spoiler:Orville Wright]] is to give one of his kids a loaded gun and tell them, "Why don't you wave this in your daddy's face and pull the trigger?". On a less darkly-humorous and more frustrating note, your [[ArtificialStupidity companions]] are less than sure about concepts such as friendly fire. Many a player still has nightmares that start with the sight of your super mutant companion [[ThisIsGonnaSuck switching to his Minigun...]]]] [[NonActionGuy Myron]] is particularly bad in this regard: his appallingly poor combat skills mean that he's honestly more likely to shoot you or another party member than whatever enemy he's aiming at should you actually allow him to carry a gun.
15th Oct '16 11:55:19 PM MoPete
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* In ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle," the porters accidently toss Lyle an actual gun instead of his gun-shaped lighter. The trope is averted as Lyle is distracted by hearing Ursula before he can light a cigar with the "lighter," but it's then played straight as he ends up shooting George in the face while trying to scare him off with the "fake gun."

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* In ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle," ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle,'' the porters accidently toss Lyle an actual gun instead of his gun-shaped lighter. The trope is averted as Lyle is distracted by hearing Ursula before he can light a cigar with the "lighter," but it's then played straight as he ends up shooting George in the face while trying to scare him off with the "fake gun."
15th Oct '16 11:54:43 PM MoPete
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* ''Film/PulpFiction''. The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Vincent Vega, an "experienced hitman," is talking with Marvin, a guy he and Jules picked up in the aftermath of their hit near the beginning of the movie, in the backseat of Jules's car. While speaking with Marvin, Vincent is not only casually waving his handgun in the air, not only ''resting his finger on the trigger'', but '''lays his wrist on the back of the seat with the barrel pointed directly at Marvin's head'''[[note]] One wonders why Marvin isn't freaking out when he can easily ''see'' all of this[[/note]]. So, when something happens (Vincent claims it was a bump, Jules claims the car "didn't hit no motherfuckin' bump"; it's also probable Vincent just twitched his finger), the gun goes off, the bullet hits Marvin in the face and not only blows his brains all over the rear window, but [[BloodyHilarious splatters gore all over the inside of the car, including on both Vincent and Jules]]. Thus it is demonstrated to everyone in the audience just ''why'' you should always watch where you're pointing your weapon and, perhaps more importantly, keep your finger away from the trigger unless you intend to shoot wherever the gun points (oh, and let us ''not'' forget the safety catch). While the shooting does become a major plot point, Vincent's initially only-mildly perturbed reaction to his mistake while Jules is practically screaming at him over it is [[BlackComedy one of the funniest moments]] of the movie, making the {{Trope Namer|s}} a less strict version of this trope. See the scene in question [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBBni_-tMNs here]]. Note that to top it all off, even ''after'' shooting Marvin in the face Vincent STILL does not take his finger off the trigger.
** This scene is parodied in the Italian movie ''Così E' La Vita''. In a humorous subversion, the bullet only hits the takeout bag the "victim" was holding and what splatters all over the rear window is [[ABloodyMess ketchup]].
-->"You just murdered a cheeseburger."

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* ''Film/PulpFiction''. In ''Creator/AbbottAndCostello: Comin' Round the Mountain'', Costello finds his grandfather's revolver and immediately starts pulling the trigger while aiming at the floor. Abbott takes it from Costello, but (still pointed at the floor) pulls the trigger himself several times, firing the one round loaded, unbeknownst to either. The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Vincent Vega, an "experienced hitman," result is talking with Marvin, a guy he more annoyance by Costello and Jules picked up in the aftermath of their hit near the beginning of the movie, in the backseat of Jules's car. While speaking companion than anything else.
* ''Film/BadEggs'' opens
with Marvin, Vincent is not only casually waving his handgun in two cops mistaking a Magistrate's corpse for a criminal and riddling it with bullets. Alan Brough's character later averts the air, not only ''resting trope when he saves the same cops' lives by holding the bad guys at gunpoint. "I'm warning you, I'm a very bad shot!"
* A lesson to Joe Chill from ''Film/BatmanBegins'': if you're trying to rob someone at gunpoint and just want to get your hands on whatever it is you want from them (e.g. wallets and jewelry), never put your finger on the trigger. There's a good chance your gun will go off at the slightest movement.
* ''Film/BeCool'': Dabu exhibits a terrifyingly poor grasp of [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety basic gun safety]] throughout the movie. He ''always'' keeps
his finger on the trigger'', but '''lays trigger, resulting in accidental discharge on more than one occasion. One of those times, it ends up being fatal for a Russian mob lackey. Dabu is at least somewhat self-aware, {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing his wrist on the back of the seat with the barrel pointed directly at Marvin's head'''[[note]] One wonders why Marvin isn't freaking out when he can easily ''see'' all of this[[/note]]. So, when something happens (Vincent claims it was a bump, Jules claims the car "didn't hit no motherfuckin' bump"; it's also probable Vincent just twitched poor gun handling by telling his finger), the boss that if he doesn't want this sort of thing to happen, he shouldn't give Dabu a gun goes off, the bullet hits Marvin in the face and not only blows his brains all over the rear window, but [[BloodyHilarious splatters gore all over the inside of the car, including on both Vincent and Jules]]. Thus it is demonstrated first place.
* ''Film/BigJake'': when Michael's [[CoolGun fancy new semi-automatic pistol]] goes off accidentally, causing everybody
to everyone in the audience just ''why'' you should always watch where you're pointing your weapon and, perhaps more importantly, keep your finger away from the trigger unless you intend to shoot wherever the gun points (oh, and let us ''not'' forget the safety catch). While the shooting does become a major plot point, Vincent's initially only-mildly perturbed reaction to his mistake while Jules is practically screaming at him over it is [[BlackComedy one of the funniest moments]] of the movie, making the {{Trope Namer|s}} a less strict version of this trope. See the scene in question [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBBni_-tMNs here]]. Note quickly dive for cover. Unfortunately, Big Jake doesn't realize that to top it all off, even ''after'' shooting Marvin in the face Vincent STILL does gun's magazine holds ''eight'' shots, not take his finger off the trigger.
** This scene is parodied in the Italian movie ''Così E' La Vita''. In a humorous subversion, the bullet only hits the takeout bag the "victim" was holding and what splatters all over the rear window is [[ABloodyMess ketchup]].
-->"You just murdered a cheeseburger."
standard six, so he leaves cover rather prematurely.



* ''Film/PlanetTerror'' (half of the ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' double-feature), in which Dr. Dakota Block gives a gun to her child, when she leaves him alone in a car. [[spoiler:He accidentally shoots himself within a few seconds of her leaving the car. And right after she warned him to be careful, no less.]]
* ''Film/OutOfSight'', Jack is at the top of a staircase being held at gunpoint by one of the bad guys, who begins to approach him, still ready to shoot -- only to trip on the stairs and ''shoot himself in the head''. Ouch.
* ''Film/TheProposition'', one of the policemen accidentally shoots his toes off.
* ''Stone Cold'' (1991). Lance Henriksen is playing the BigBad, outlaw biker leader Chains Cooper.
-->'''Chains:''' You know, it's moments like these I remember the last thing my father told me... "Careful son, that gun's loaded!"
* ''Film/TheLeagueOfGentlemen's Apocalypse'', [[spoiler:Geoff Tipps accidentally kills Mark Gatiss this way.]]
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', the film [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety frequently and constantly fails gun safety]]. During the long-shot of the "Live Fire" exercise, [[http://www.imfdb.org/index.php?title=Starship_Troopers#The_Completely_Unsafe_Live_Firing_Exercise you can see]] that the range has no walls to the sides and other trainees are doing their thing right next to it. The recruits take the course in teams, with the next sent directly ''behind'' the previous! Then, the characters must face off against targets that shoot lasers at their training vests, which give the victim an electric shock. This causes one soldier to clamp down on the trigger and fire wildly in all directions, killing another. Rico is blamed for taking the recruit's helmet off, when the whole scene was a disaster waiting to happen. This was definitely intentional on the part of the director, who was satirizing military culture.
** Another scene, in a recruitment film, some soldiers were showing children how to shoot an assault rifle. The children start fighting over the weapon. The soldiers then [[InferredHolocaust give out the bullets]].

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* ''Film/PlanetTerror'' (half of the ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' double-feature), Subverted in which Dr. Dakota Block gives a gun to her child, when she leaves him alone in a car. [[spoiler:He accidentally shoots himself within a few seconds of her leaving the car. And right after she warned him to be careful, no less.]]
* ''Film/OutOfSight'', Jack is at the top of a staircase being held at gunpoint by one of the bad guys, who begins to approach him, still ready to shoot -- only to trip on the stairs and ''shoot himself in the head''. Ouch.
* ''Film/TheProposition'', one of the policemen accidentally shoots his toes off.
* ''Stone Cold'' (1991). Lance Henriksen is playing the BigBad, outlaw biker leader Chains Cooper.
-->'''Chains:''' You know, it's moments like these I remember the last thing my father told me... "Careful son, that gun's loaded!"
* ''Film/TheLeagueOfGentlemen's Apocalypse'', [[spoiler:Geoff Tipps accidentally kills Mark Gatiss this way.]]
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', the film [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety frequently and constantly fails gun safety]].
''Film/BottleRocket''. During the long-shot of factory heist towards the "Live Fire" exercise, [[http://www.imfdb.org/index.php?title=Starship_Troopers#The_Completely_Unsafe_Live_Firing_Exercise you can see]] that end, Bob shoots randomly and Apple Jack hits the range has no walls to the sides and other trainees are doing their thing right next to it. The recruits take the course in teams, with the next sent directly ''behind'' the previous! Then, the characters must face off against targets that shoot lasers ground. Dignan yells at their training vests, which give the victim an electric shock. This causes one soldier to clamp down on the trigger and fire wildly in all directions, killing another. Rico is blamed for taking the recruit's helmet off, when the whole scene was a disaster waiting to happen. This was definitely intentional on the part of the director, who was satirizing military culture.
** Another scene, in a recruitment film, some soldiers were showing children how to shoot an assault rifle. The children start fighting over the weapon. The soldiers then [[InferredHolocaust give
Bob, but it turns out the bullets]].Apple Jack is actually having a heart attack.



* ''Film/EightMile''. Eminem's friend shoots himself (in a very sensitive part) in the [[PantsPositiveSafety act of putting a gun in his waistband]] -- with surprisingly little reaction.
* Happens in ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' when the black underground operative in panic blindly opens fire at the approaching security droids despite Max and others being in the firing line, and [[spoiler:ends up fatally shooting Carlyle.]]
* In ''Film/FierceCreatures'', Vince is waving a gun around while he is trying to decide whether he should shoot his father or kill himself. Once he is disarmed, Bugsy picks up the gun, and as he is fiddling with the safety, he accidentally discharges it. [[spoiler:The bullet hits Rod straight in the center of the forehead, killing him instantly.]]



* In ''Film/GetOverIt'' Kelly begins waving a crossbow in front of Berke, believing it to be a prop. It goes off and he gets shot in the arm.
* In ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle," the porters accidently toss Lyle an actual gun instead of his gun-shaped lighter. The trope is averted as Lyle is distracted by hearing Ursula before he can light a cigar with the "lighter," but it's then played straight as he ends up shooting George in the face while trying to scare him off with the "fake gun."
* In ''The Grapes of Wrath'', a crooked recruiter calls in a deputy to silence a protester. When the man runs the deputy fires, hitting a woman in the heart.



* ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2'' after witnessing Ricky kill a few people a police officer confronts him to arrest him while [[GunTwirling casually twirling his gun]], Ricky punches him causing him to shoot himself in the face.
* ''Film/EightMile''. Eminem's friend shoots himself (in a very sensitive part) in the [[PantsPositiveSafety act of putting a gun in his waistband]] -- with surprisingly little reaction.
* ''Film/BigJake'': when Michael's [[CoolGun fancy new semi-automatic pistol]] goes off accidentally, causing everybody to quickly dive for cover. Unfortunately, Big Jake doesn't realize that the gun's magazine holds ''eight'' shots, not the standard six, so he leaves cover rather prematurely.
* ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement'': One of the soldiers accidentally shoots himself in the hand whilst trying to club a rat with the butt of his automatic... and gets sentenced to death for self-mutilation.
* In ''Film/GetOverIt'' Kelly begins waving a crossbow in front of Berke, believing it to be a prop. It goes off and he gets shot in the arm.
* ''Film/BeCool'': Dabu exhibits a terrifyingly poor grasp of [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety basic gun safety]] throughout the movie. He ''always'' keeps his finger on the trigger, resulting in accidental discharge on more than one occasion. One of those times, it ends up being fatal for a Russian mob lackey. Dabu is at least somewhat self-aware, {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing his poor gun handling by telling his boss that if he doesn't want this sort of thing to happen, he shouldn't give Dabu a gun in the first place.
* In ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', a dog jumps up on Avi and grabs [[MacGuffin the diamond]] out of his hand, then runs out of the room. Avi responds by firing his gun wildly, trying to hit the dog without being mindful of what (or who) is in the line of fire. One of the shots hits and kills [[spoiler:Bullet-Tooth Tony]] by mistake.
* At the end of ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', the cops chasing the clearly unarmed Guy through a carnival break every police firearm procedure there is by firing at him as he runs through a crowd of children. One of the shots hits and apparently kills an innocent bystander, who happened to be operating a merry-go-round, causing it to careen out of control.
* In ''Film/LoneStarStateOfMind'', the incredibly TooDumbToLive character Junior begs the others to loan him a gun. They refuse, of course. At the end, [[spoiler: as soon as he gets a gun, he accidentally shoots Earl in the back, then himself [[GroinAttack in the nuts]].]]
* In ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil'', one of the college kids ends up wildly aiming a gun at Tucker & Dale, when Dale provides the ill-timed advice of needing to turn the safety off. He ends up struggling with the gun, and ends up blowing his own head off.



* In ''Film/FierceCreatures'', Vince is waving a gun around while he is trying to decide whether he should shoot his father or kill himself. Once he is disarmed, Bugsy picks up the gun, and as he is fiddling with the safety, he accidentally discharges it. [[spoiler:The bullet hits Rod straight in the center of the forehead, killing him instantly.]]
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequel Trilogy, certain battle droids end up accidentally shooting their companions in a comedic fashion.
* ''Film/BadEggs'' opens with two cops mistaking a Magistrate's corpse for a criminal and riddling it with bullets. Alan Brough's character later averts the trope when he saves the same cops' lives by holding the bad guys at gunpoint. "I'm warning you, I'm a very bad shot!"
* In ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', Jack O'Neil(l)'s son accidentally shot and killed himself prior to the film. Jack is nearly DrivenToSuicide at first, then goes on the mission through the stargate with [[DeathSeeker the expectation of not coming back]]. This is given a few {{Call Back}}s in ''Series/StargateSG1'', including in the pilot when Jack remarks that even though he isn't suicidal anymore, he'll never forgive himself.
* Subverted in ''Film/BottleRocket''. During the factory heist towards the end, Bob shoots randomly and Apple Jack hits the ground. Dignan yells at Bob, but it turns out Apple Jack is actually having a heart attack.
* In ''Film/LittleLauraAndBigJohn'', Big John's gang are celebrating a successful robbery in their getaway car, and somebody accidentally shoots Big John in the eye.

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* In ''Film/FierceCreatures'', Vince is waving a gun ''Film/IronMan1'' the Ten Rings terrorists waffle between proper trigger discipline while lounging around while he is trying their base to decide whether he should shoot his father or kill himself. Once he is disarmed, Bugsy picks up the gun, and as he is fiddling with the safety, he rather [[JustForPun stark]] disregard for gun safety during their video transmission of their demands.
* In ''Film/KissKissBangBang'', Harry
accidentally discharges it. [[spoiler:The kills a {{mook|s}} on his first shot while playing RussianRoulette because he thought there could only be a 6% chance the bullet hits Rod straight could be in the center of the forehead, killing him instantly.]]
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequel Trilogy, certain battle droids end up accidentally shooting their companions in a comedic fashion.
* ''Film/BadEggs'' opens with two cops mistaking a Magistrate's corpse for a criminal and riddling it with bullets. Alan Brough's character later averts the trope when he saves the same cops' lives by holding the bad guys at gunpoint. "I'm warning you, I'm a very bad shot!"
* In ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', Jack O'Neil(l)'s son accidentally shot and killed himself prior to the film. Jack is nearly DrivenToSuicide at first, then goes on the mission through the stargate with [[DeathSeeker the expectation of not coming back]]. This is given a few {{Call Back}}s in ''Series/StargateSG1'', including in the pilot when Jack remarks that even though he isn't suicidal anymore, he'll never forgive himself.
* Subverted in ''Film/BottleRocket''. During the factory heist towards the end, Bob shoots randomly and Apple Jack hits the ground. Dignan yells at Bob, but it turns out Apple Jack is actually having a heart attack.
* In ''Film/LittleLauraAndBigJohn'', Big John's gang are celebrating a successful robbery in their getaway car, and somebody accidentally shoots Big John in the eye.
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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfGentlemen's Apocalypse'', [[spoiler:Geoff Tipps accidentally kills Mark Gatiss this way.]]
* An outlaw in ''The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean'' manages to shoot himself in the groin during a gunfight.
* In ''Film/LisaTheFoxfairy'', the police officer rushing to save Lisa's life (who locked herself in to commit suicide) shoots off the lock on her apartment door with his pistol, but keeps the pistol in his hand and his finger on the trigger while he runs towards her room. That was a bad idea, because he trips, the gun discharges into the ceiling, he falls, the gun fires again hitting him in the left hand, while the chandelier hit by the first bullet falls on his head.
* In ''Film/LittleLauraAndBigJohn'', Big John's gang are celebrating a successful robbery in their getaway car, and somebody accidentally shoots Big John in the eye.
* In the Creator/StanleyKubrick adaptation of ''Film/{{Lolita}}'', Charlotte Haze shows Humbert her late husband's revolver, saying that it's not loaded. Humbert comments, "That's what they all say: I didn't know it was loaded." A short time later he has a close look at the gun and finds that it ''is'' loaded. He then reloads the weapon while contemplating using this trope to kill Charlotte and MakeItLookLikeAnAccident.
* In ''Film/LoneStarStateOfMind'', the incredibly TooDumbToLive character Junior begs the others to loan him a gun. They refuse, of course. At the end, [[spoiler: as soon as he gets a gun, he accidentally shoots Earl in the back, then himself [[GroinAttack in the nuts]].]]
* ''Film/MasterAndCommander'': "I just shot [[spoiler:Maturin]] in the guts." You would think that the Captain of the Marines would know better. And he was shooting at an albatross. He should make himself familiar with Myth/NauticalFolklore, that good man.



* ''Film/OutOfSight'', Jack is at the top of a staircase being held at gunpoint by one of the bad guys, who begins to approach him, still ready to shoot -- only to trip on the stairs and ''shoot himself in the head''. Ouch.
* ''Film/PlanetTerror'' (half of the ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' double-feature), in which Dr. Dakota Block gives a gun to her child, when she leaves him alone in a car. [[spoiler:He accidentally shoots himself within a few seconds of her leaving the car. And right after she warned him to be careful, no less.]]
* ''Film/TheProposition'', one of the policemen accidentally shoots his toes off.
* ''Film/PulpFiction''. The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Vincent Vega, an "experienced hitman," is talking with Marvin, a guy he and Jules picked up in the aftermath of their hit near the beginning of the movie, in the backseat of Jules's car. While speaking with Marvin, Vincent is not only casually waving his handgun in the air, not only ''resting his finger on the trigger'', but '''lays his wrist on the back of the seat with the barrel pointed directly at Marvin's head'''[[note]] One wonders why Marvin isn't freaking out when he can easily ''see'' all of this[[/note]]. So, when something happens (Vincent claims it was a bump, Jules claims the car "didn't hit no motherfuckin' bump"; it's also probable Vincent just twitched his finger), the gun goes off, the bullet hits Marvin in the face and not only blows his brains all over the rear window, but [[BloodyHilarious splatters gore all over the inside of the car, including on both Vincent and Jules]]. Thus it is demonstrated to everyone in the audience just ''why'' you should always watch where you're pointing your weapon and, perhaps more importantly, keep your finger away from the trigger unless you intend to shoot wherever the gun points (oh, and let us ''not'' forget the safety catch). While the shooting does become a major plot point, Vincent's initially only-mildly perturbed reaction to his mistake while Jules is practically screaming at him over it is [[BlackComedy one of the funniest moments]] of the movie, making the {{Trope Namer|s}} a less strict version of this trope. See the scene in question [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBBni_-tMNs here]]. Note that to top it all off, even ''after'' shooting Marvin in the face Vincent STILL does not take his finger off the trigger.
** This scene is parodied in the Italian movie ''Così E' La Vita''. In a humorous subversion, the bullet only hits the takeout bag the "victim" was holding and what splatters all over the rear window is [[ABloodyMess ketchup]].
-->"You just murdered a cheeseburger."



* ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2'' after witnessing Ricky kill a few people a police officer confronts him to arrest him while [[GunTwirling casually twirling his gun]], Ricky punches him causing him to shoot himself in the face.
* In ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', a dog jumps up on Avi and grabs [[MacGuffin the diamond]] out of his hand, then runs out of the room. Avi responds by firing his gun wildly, trying to hit the dog without being mindful of what (or who) is in the line of fire. One of the shots hits and kills [[spoiler:Bullet-Tooth Tony]] by mistake.
* The plot of ''Film/{{Spy}}'' kicks off when a Film/JamesBond-like spy (played by Creator/JudeLaw) accidentally shoots the only person the CIA is aware of who knows the location of a rogue nuke. He's holding the guy at gunpoint (with his finger on the trigger, naturally) and is in the middle of telling the guy to talk when he sneezes from all the pollen in the room. The gun goes off, resulting in a {{Pretty Little Headshot|s}}.
* In ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', Jack O'Neil(l)'s son accidentally shot and killed himself prior to the film. Jack is nearly DrivenToSuicide at first, then goes on the mission through the stargate with [[DeathSeeker the expectation of not coming back]]. This is given a few {{Call Back}}s in ''Series/StargateSG1'', including in the pilot when Jack remarks that even though he isn't suicidal anymore, he'll never forgive himself.
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', the film [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety frequently and constantly fails gun safety]]. During the long-shot of the "Live Fire" exercise, [[http://www.imfdb.org/index.php?title=Starship_Troopers#The_Completely_Unsafe_Live_Firing_Exercise you can see]] that the range has no walls to the sides and other trainees are doing their thing right next to it. The recruits take the course in teams, with the next sent directly ''behind'' the previous! Then, the characters must face off against targets that shoot lasers at their training vests, which give the victim an electric shock. This causes one soldier to clamp down on the trigger and fire wildly in all directions, killing another. Rico is blamed for taking the recruit's helmet off, when the whole scene was a disaster waiting to happen. This was definitely intentional on the part of the director, who was satirizing military culture.
** Another scene, in a recruitment film, some soldiers were showing children how to shoot an assault rifle. The children start fighting over the weapon. The soldiers then [[InferredHolocaust give out the bullets]].
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequel Trilogy, certain battle droids end up accidentally shooting their companions in a comedic fashion.
* ''Stone Cold'' (1991). Lance Henriksen is playing the BigBad, outlaw biker leader Chains Cooper.
-->'''Chains:''' You know, it's moments like these I remember the last thing my father told me... "Careful son, that gun's loaded!"
* At the end of ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', the cops chasing the clearly unarmed Guy through a carnival break every police firearm procedure there is by firing at him as he runs through a crowd of children. One of the shots hits and apparently kills an innocent bystander, who happened to be operating a merry-go-round, causing it to careen out of control.
* In the prologue of ''Film/SuckerPunch'', Babydoll tried to threaten her abusive stepfather with a gun, but missed and killed her sister.



* In ''Film/IronMan1'' the Ten Rings terrorists waffle between proper trigger discipline while lounging around their base to rather [[JustForPun stark]] disregard for gun safety during their video transmission of their demands.
* ''Film/MasterAndCommander'': "I just shot [[spoiler:Maturin]] in the guts." You would think that the Captain of the Marines would know better. And he was shooting at an albatross. He should make himself familiar with Myth/NauticalFolklore, that good man.
* A lesson to Joe Chill from ''Film/BatmanBegins'': if you're trying to rob someone at gunpoint and just want to get your hands on whatever it is you want from them (e.g. wallets and jewelry), never put your finger on the trigger. There's a good chance your gun will go off at the slightest movement.



* Happens in ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' when the black underground operative in panic blindly opens fire at the approaching security droids despite Max and others being in the firing line, and [[spoiler:ends up fatally shooting Carlyle.]]
* In ''Film/KissKissBangBang'', Harry accidentally kills a {{mook|s}} on his first shot while playing RussianRoulette because he thought there could only be a 6% chance the bullet could be in the chamber.
* In the Creator/StanleyKubrick adaptation of ''Film/{{Lolita}}'', Charlotte Haze shows Humbert her late husband's revolver, saying that it's not loaded. Humbert comments, "That's what they all say: I didn't know it was loaded." A short time later he has a close look at the gun and finds that it ''is'' loaded. He then reloads the weapon while contemplating using this trope to kill Charlotte and MakeItLookLikeAnAccident.

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* Happens in ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' In ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil'', one of the college kids ends up wildly aiming a gun at Tucker & Dale, when Dale provides the black underground operative in panic blindly opens fire at ill-timed advice of needing to turn the approaching security droids despite Max safety off. He ends up struggling with the gun, and others being in ends up blowing his own head off.
* ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement'': One of
the firing line, and [[spoiler:ends up fatally shooting Carlyle.]]
* In ''Film/KissKissBangBang'', Harry
soldiers accidentally kills a {{mook|s}} on his first shot while playing RussianRoulette because he thought there could only be a 6% chance the bullet could be shoots himself in the chamber.
* In
hand whilst trying to club a rat with the Creator/StanleyKubrick adaptation butt of ''Film/{{Lolita}}'', Charlotte Haze shows Humbert her late husband's revolver, saying that it's not loaded. Humbert comments, "That's what they all say: I didn't know it was loaded." A short time later he has a close look at the gun his automatic... and finds that it ''is'' loaded. He then reloads the weapon while contemplating using this trope gets sentenced to kill Charlotte death for self-mutilation.
* ''Film/WildAtHeart'' Bobby Peru is escaping after a robbery, trips
and MakeItLookLikeAnAccident.falls, and blows his own head off with a shotgun.



* In the prologue of ''Film/SuckerPunch'', Babydoll tried to threaten her abusive stepfather with a gun, but missed and killed her sister.
* An outlaw in ''The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean'' manages to shoot himself in the groin during a gunfight.
* ''Film/WildAtHeart'' Bobby Peru is escaping after a robbery, trips and falls, and blows his own head off with a shotgun.
* The plot of ''Film/{{Spy}}'' kicks off when a Film/JamesBond-like spy (played by Creator/JudeLaw) accidentally shoots the only person the CIA is aware of who knows the location of a rogue nuke. He's holding the guy at gunpoint (with his finger on the trigger, naturally) and is in the middle of telling the guy to talk when he sneezes from all the pollen in the room. The gun goes off, resulting in a {{Pretty Little Headshot|s}}.
* In ''Film/LisaTheFoxfairy'', the police officer rushing to save Lisa's life (who locked herself in to commit suicide) shoots off the lock on her apartment door with his pistol, but keeps the pistol in his hand and his finger on the trigger while he runs towards her room. That was a bad idea, because he trips, the gun discharges into the ceiling, he falls, the gun fires again hitting him in the left hand, while the chandelier hit by the first bullet falls on his head.
* In ''Creator/AbbottAndCostello: Comin' Round the Mountain'', Costello finds his grandfather's revolver and immediately starts pulling the trigger while aiming at the floor. Abbott takes it from Costello, but (still pointed at the floor) pulls the trigger himself several times, firing the one round loaded, unbeknownst to either. The result is more annoyance by Costello and their companion than anything else.
* "The Grapes of Wrath" a crooked recruiter calls in a deputy to silence a protester. When the man runs the deputy fires, hitting a woman in the heart.
10th Oct '16 9:24:38 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Series/CSINY'' had a man accidentally kill another with a blank round. According to the evidence, the suspect fired the gun at point-blank range (singeing the victim's clothes) and it was the discharge, despite the lack of a projectile, that tore a hole in the other man's torso.

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* ''Series/CSINY'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' had a man accidentally kill another with a blank round. According to the evidence, the suspect fired the gun at point-blank range (singeing the victim's clothes) and it was the discharge, despite the lack of a projectile, that tore a hole in the other man's torso.
4th Oct '16 6:55:38 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/PorkysDuckHunt'': Daffy, while modelling his hunting gear for his dog, accidentally drops his shotgun on the floor, causing it to fire into the ceiling. There is then a knock at the door and Porky is punched in the face by his upstairs neighbour, who walks, revealing a hole in his pants. When Porky comes home after the hunt, he throws his shotgun on the floor, causing it to fire again. The upstairs neighbour knocks at the door again and punches Porky in the face again, then walks away with a second hole in his pants.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PorkysDuckHunt'': Daffy, Porky, while modelling his hunting gear for his dog, accidentally drops his shotgun on the floor, causing it to fire into the ceiling. There is then a knock at the door and Porky is punched in the face by his upstairs neighbour, who walks, revealing a hole in his pants. When Porky comes home after the hunt, he throws his shotgun on the floor, causing it to fire again. The upstairs neighbour knocks at the door again and punches Porky in the face again, then walks away with a second hole in his pants.
16th Sep '16 1:29:53 AM PaulA
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* Used in the [[Creator/JohnDicksonCarr Carter Dixon]] LockedRoomMystery ''The Ten Teacups'', [[spoiler:in which the victim is wrongly assumed to have been shot at close range because he had a powder burn from when the killer "accidentally" shot him with a blank cartridge the previous day]].

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* Used in the [[Creator/JohnDicksonCarr Carter Dixon]] Dixon]]'s Literature/SirHenryMerrivale LockedRoomMystery ''The Ten Teacups'', [[spoiler:in which the victim is wrongly assumed to have been shot at close range because he had a powder burn from when the killer "accidentally" shot him with a blank cartridge the previous day]].
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