History Main / ImprovisedZipLine

22nd Jul '16 1:37:35 PM ANTMuddle
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When a character is stuck in a high place of some sort and has nowhere to go but down, he uses anything wire-like to fly down. Gripping onto a wire hanger is a common variation to the trope; however, this is a decidedly [[DontTryThisAtHome horrible idea]]. The Series/MythBusters have busted this one's plausibility.

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When a character is stuck in a high place of some sort and has nowhere to go but down, he uses anything wire-like to fly down. Gripping onto a wire hanger is a common variation to the trope; however, this is a decidedly [[DontTryThisAtHome horrible idea]]. The idea]], as the Series/MythBusters have busted this one's plausibility.
5th Jun '16 6:40:43 PM fnhornguy
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* Chazz Michael Michaels performs one of these with his jock strap in ''Film/BladesOfGlory''
6th Apr '16 4:05:35 PM eroock
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28th Mar '16 1:15:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/RushHour 2'' to escape an explosion.

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* ''Film/RushHour 2'' ''Film/RushHour2'' to escape an explosion.



* ''Film/ReturnOfThePinkPanther''. The thief escapes from the museum with the diamond by firing a zip line from a crossbow to an adjacent building, then sliding down the line into an apartment in the other building.

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* ''Film/ReturnOfThePinkPanther''.''Film/TheReturnOfThePinkPanther''. The thief escapes from the museum with the diamond by firing a zip line from a crossbow to an adjacent building, then sliding down the line into an apartment in the other building.
28th Mar '16 1:14:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Return of ThePinkPanther''. The thief escapes from the museum with the diamond by firing a zip line from a crossbow to an adjacent building, then sliding down the line into an apartment in the other building.

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* ''Return of ThePinkPanther''.''Film/ReturnOfThePinkPanther''. The thief escapes from the museum with the diamond by firing a zip line from a crossbow to an adjacent building, then sliding down the line into an apartment in the other building.



* One film adaptation of JasonAndTheArgonauts has the Argonauts pursued by an army and come across a ravine. One produces a rope with which to climb down, but Jason has a better idea, tying the rope to a shield and asking Hercules if he's any good at the discus. Once the shield is thrown, the Argonauts cross on the ImprovisedZipline, only waiting for the enemy to start crossing to cut the rope.

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* One film adaptation of JasonAndTheArgonauts ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts'' has the Argonauts pursued by an army and come across a ravine. One produces a rope with which to climb down, but Jason has a better idea, tying the rope to a shield and asking Hercules if he's any good at the discus. Once the shield is thrown, the Argonauts cross on the ImprovisedZipline, only waiting for the enemy to start crossing to cut the rope.
21st Feb '16 12:35:36 PM Firestorm17
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* In the ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "Borrowed Time", the pulley Neal intends to use to zipline onto the Kessmann Building breaks, so he improvises using his belt.
20th Feb '16 7:45:14 PM GrammarNavi
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* In a [=MasterCard=] commercial, MacGyver escapes from a room with a bomb in it using a tube sock. Tube sock: $4. RefugeInAudacity: Priceless

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* In a [=MasterCard=] commercial, MacGyver Series/MacGyver escapes from a room with a bomb in it using a tube sock. Tube sock: $4. RefugeInAudacity: Priceless
31st Jan '16 3:03:31 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter: Dark Mirror'', Logan uses a modified GrapplingHookPistol called the RTL to latch onto and zip along wires.

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* In ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter: Dark Mirror'', ''VideoGame/SyphonFilterDarkMirror'', Logan uses a modified GrapplingHookPistol called the RTL to latch onto and zip along wires.
30th Jan '16 8:41:28 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SyphonFilter: Dark Mirror'', Logan uses a modified GrapplingHookPistol called the RTL to latch onto and zip along wires.

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* In ''SyphonFilter: ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter: Dark Mirror'', Logan uses a modified GrapplingHookPistol called the RTL to latch onto and zip along wires.
5th Dec '15 11:04:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** This same variation happens in ''{{Sleepover}}'', but with a wire hanger.

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** This same variation happens in ''{{Sleepover}}'', ''Film/{{Sleepover}}'', but with a wire hanger.
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