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18th Nov '17 5:45:14 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Gallipoli}}''. One of the diggers finds he's been ripped off when he's sold an expensive souvenir in Cairo that's being sold for a pittance elsewhere. They return to the shop where, despite the shopkeeper protesting that he didn't sell the item, Creator/MelGibson's character starts 'accidentally' breaking things until the shopkeeper gives back the money just to get rid of them. As they're leaving the shop, the digger who was ripped off belatedly realises it was [[IdenticalLookingAsians actually another shopkeeper who was the culprit]].
18th Nov '17 5:37:18 PM JackG
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** 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.)

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** In "Bounty", Blake starts destroying Sarkoff's antique collection to make Sarkoff reassume leadership of the planet Lindo.Lindor. (Sarkoff assumed Blake was a Federation assassin, and was resigned to his death, but not the loss of his antiques.)
19th Oct '17 6:33:02 AM jormis29
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* ''Devil in a Blue Dress'' (1990): Easy Rawlins bashes the beloved marble countertop owned by his barman friend with a hammer to force him to tell the truth about the job he's been given. Also shows up in TheFilmOfTheBook.

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* ''Devil in a Blue Dress'' (1990): ''Film/DevilInABlueDress'', Easy Rawlins bashes the beloved marble countertop owned by his barman friend with a hammer to force him to tell the truth about the job he's been given. Also shows up in TheFilmOfTheBook.
25th Sep '17 12:35:51 AM JackG
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** In "Cygnus Alpha", a cult leader captures Blake with a bagful of teleport bracelets. He doesn't know what they are, but realizes they must be valuable to Blake, so starts crushing them one at a time to encourage Blake to talk. This is a more serious example of this trope because the teleport was Blake's only means of getting off the planet.

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** In "Cygnus Alpha", a cult leader captures Blake with a bagful of teleport bracelets. He doesn't know what they are, but realizes they must be valuable to Blake, so starts crushing them one at a time to encourage Blake to talk. talk. This is a more serious example of this trope because the teleport was Blake's only means of getting off the planet.planet. Blake does talk, but when he refuses to cooperate in other ways he's subjected to more brutal forms of persuasion.
25th Sep '17 12:33:18 AM JackG
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** In "Cygnus Alpha", a cult leader captures Blake with a bagful of teleport bracelets. He doesn't know what they are, but realizes they must be valuable to Blake, so starts crushing them one at a time to encourage Blake to talk. This is a more serious example of this trope because the teleport was Blake's only means of getting off the planet.
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.
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