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27th Jul '17 6:21:53 PM JackG
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* ''Blue Ice'' (1992): After a humiliating drug interrogation by a member of MI-5, Michael Caine pays a visit to the interrogator at his house and gets ''him'' to talk by smashing his irreplaceable jazz recordings -- the victim is more concerned about losing the music than the financial damage he's taking.

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* ''Blue Ice'' (1992): After a humiliating drug interrogation by a member of MI-5, Michael Caine pays a visit to the interrogator at his house and gets ''him'' to talk by [[VinylShatters smashing his irreplaceable jazz recordings recordings]] -- the victim is more concerned about losing the music than the financial damage he's taking.
27th Jul '17 6:18:29 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven,'' "Bounty": Blake starts destroying Sarkoff's antique collection to make Sarkoff reassume leadership of the planet Lindo. (Sarkoff assumed Blake was a Federation assassin, and was resigned to his death, but not the loss of his antiques.)

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven,'' "Bounty": ''Series/BlakesSeven''
** In "Bounty",
Blake starts destroying Sarkoff's antique collection to make Sarkoff reassume leadership of the planet Lindo. (Sarkoff assumed Blake was a Federation assassin, and was resigned to his death, but not the loss of his antiques.))
** Subverted in "Games". Federation guards are smashing up Belkov's control room to encourage him to reveal the location of the MineralMacGuffin. Belkov pleads with them not to touch his computer, the only thing he values. A guard promptly tries yanking out its circuits, only to suffer [[BoobyTrap fatal electrocution]]. Well he did warn them not to touch it...
13th Jul '17 2:11:55 PM Julia1984
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* Zuko pulls a successful Blackmail By Vandalism ploy in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Waterbending Scroll," getting the pirates to help him find Aang by threatening to burn their valuable scroll.
-->'''Zuko:''' ''(lighting a flame under it)'' I wonder how much money this is worth... ''[[MassOhCrap (pirates all gasp in horror)]]'' A lot, apparently.
13th Jul '17 2:10:03 PM Julia1984
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheanimatedSeries'': When the RoguesGallery put [[JokerJury Batman on trial]], the District Attorney hired to "defend" him makes Poison Ivy crack on the witness stand by ripping the petals off a flower.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheanimatedSeries'': ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': When the RoguesGallery put [[JokerJury Batman on trial]], the District Attorney hired to "defend" him makes Poison Ivy crack on the witness stand by ripping the petals off a flower.flower.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' series finale, Duke Igthorn finally gets Grammi to give him the real Gummiberry Juice formula by threatening to burn the Great Book of Gummi.
15th Jun '17 3:30:10 PM Julia1984
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheanimatedSeries'': When the RoguesGallery put [[JokerJury Batman on trial]], the District Attorney hired to "defend" him makes Poison Ivy crack on the witness stand by ripping the petals off a flower.
8th Jun '17 6:50:35 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/BadBoys 2'', Marcus and Mike get the location of the Haitian gang's hideout by doing this to Icepick's shop.

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* In ''Film/BadBoys 2'', ''Film/BadBoysII'', Marcus and Mike get the location of the Haitian gang's hideout by doing this to Icepick's shop.



* The Frog from {{Film/Red}} 2 is extremely fond of wine and an avid collector of old vintages. When the protagonists capture him for information, Katya smashes two of his bottles to pressure him. He's upset, but doesn't break.

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* The Frog from {{Film/Red}} 2 ''Film/{{Red 2}}'' is extremely fond of wine and an avid collector of old vintages. When the protagonists capture him for information, Katya smashes two of his bottles to pressure him. He's upset, but doesn't break.
19th Apr '17 8:24:16 AM hujwernoo
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* Happens at least twice in Literature/TheDresdenFiles. In the short story ''Last Call,'' Murphey knocks some delicate geodes off a shelf while Harry questions the shop owner. (She gleefully declares herself "the good cop.") In the novel ''Small Favor,'' Harry is trying to get past an administrative assistant who is insisting that her boss is out of the building. He asks his vampire half-brother, Thomas, to "give her a visual." Thomas promptly twists a pair of heavy barbells together, while Harry details what ''else'' he can break.

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* Happens at least twice in Literature/TheDresdenFiles. In the short story ''Last Call,'' Murphey knocks some delicate geodes off a shelf while Harry questions the shop owner. (She gleefully declares herself "the good cop.") In the novel ''Small Favor,'' Harry is trying to get past an administrative assistant who is insisting that her boss is out of the building. He asks his vampire half-brother, friend, Thomas, to "give her a visual." Thomas promptly twists a pair of heavy barbells together, while Harry details what ''else'' he can break.
15th Apr '17 5:30:12 AM JackG
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* ''Brotherhood of the Rose'', a novel by David Morrell: The heroes force the English member of the Abelard conspiracy to talk by shooting his priceless roses.

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* ''Brotherhood of the Rose'', a novel by David Morrell: The heroes force the English member of the Abelard conspiracy to talk by shooting his priceless roses. However he doesn't tell the full truth, as it turns out.
8th Apr '17 3:30:10 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''RescueMe'', Tommy begins dropping Sheila's expensive house decorations on the floor until she tells him what happened when he was unconscious. She still doesn't tell him, but she makes up a pretty believable lie.

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* In one episode of ''RescueMe'', ''Series/RescueMe'', Tommy begins dropping Sheila's expensive house decorations on the floor until she tells him what happened when he was unconscious. She still doesn't tell him, but she makes up a pretty believable lie.
6th Feb '17 3:40:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'': When crooked cops within the department are looking for Sara, they interrogate her friend Gabriel by destroying his antique merchandise.
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