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19th Apr '18 6:00:10 PM HeraldAlberich
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--->'''Dryden:''' Shame. We'd barely gotten to know each other. ''[click]''\\
'''Bond:''' ''[holds up magazine]'' I know where you keep your gun. I suppose that's something.
17th Apr '18 6:06:08 AM ChrisX
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* ''Film/{{Commando}}'': Cooke got John Matrix on a gunpoint after losing a fist brawl, and...
-->'''Cooke''': Fuck you, asshole! (attempts to shoot, but the gun has no ammo)
-->'''Matrix''': Fuck '''you''', asshole! (punches Cooke)
24th Mar '18 5:21:41 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', [[spoiler:Nora]] is baffled that [[spoiler:Frederick]] is still alive after she shot him. He calmly explains that he had loaded her gun with blanks.
4th Mar '18 5:16:35 PM StarSword
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* DoubleSubverted in a scene at the end of an ''Series/AdamTwelve'' episode. Malloy and [=McCord=] get separated responding to a warehouse robbery, and Malloy gets the robbers they haven't shot cornered at gunpoint with an intimidating expression. [=McCord=] catches up, and Malloy asks him to take over covering the suspects while he reloads his revolver.

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* DoubleSubverted in a scene at the end of an ''Series/AdamTwelve'' episode. Malloy and [=McCord=] Reed get separated responding to a warehouse robbery, and Malloy gets the robbers they haven't shot cornered at gunpoint with an intimidating expression. [=McCord=] Reed catches up, and Malloy asks him to take over covering the suspects while he reloads his revolver.
4th Mar '18 5:13:47 PM StarSword
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* DoubleSubverted in a scene at the end of an ''Series/AdamTwelve'' episode. Malloy and [=McCord=] get separated responding to a warehouse robbery, and Malloy gets the robbers they haven't shot cornered at gunpoint with an intimidating expression. [=McCord=] catches up, and Malloy asks him to take over covering the suspects while he reloads his revolver.
4th Mar '18 5:08:08 PM StarSword
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* PlayedForDrama in ''Film/RedSparrow''. [[spoiler:While torturing Dominika to find out who tipped off the Americans about Charlotte Bouchet, the mole SVR was developing on a senator's staff, the female officer in charge shows her a video of her station chief being asked if he sold out Bouchet and then being shot in back of the head when he denies it. The female operative commanding her torturers then puts a gun to the back of her head and asks her the same question. She denies it, and her torturer pulls the trigger on an empty chamber. Dominika promptly throws up in shock.]]

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* PlayedForDrama in ''Film/RedSparrow''. [[spoiler:While torturing Dominika to find out who tipped off the Americans about Charlotte Bouchet, the mole SVR was developing on a senator's staff, the female officer in charge shows her a video of her station chief being asked if he sold out Bouchet and then being shot in back of the head when he denies it. The female operative commanding her torturers officer then puts a gun to the back of her head and asks her the same question. She denies it, and her torturer pulls the trigger on an empty chamber. Dominika promptly throws up in shock.]]
4th Mar '18 5:06:25 PM StarSword
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* PlayedForDrama in ''Film/RedSparrow''. [[spoiler:While torturing Dominika to find out who tipped off the Americans about Charlotte Bouchet, the mole SVR was developing on a senator's staff, the female officer in charge shows her a video of her station chief being asked if he sold out Bouchet and then being shot in back of the head when he denies it. The female operative commanding her torturers then puts a gun to the back of her head and asks her the same question. She denies it, and her torturer pulls the trigger on an empty chamber. Dominika promptly throws up in shock.]]



** Another time Michael simply gave the villain a gun loaded with blanks.

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** Another time Michael simply gave the villain a gun loaded with blanks.blanks and tricked him into trying to kill the client, with their ex-GangBanger boss listening from the next room.
1st Feb '18 9:37:55 AM Andyroid
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* ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'': K. Edgar Singer threatens the Muppets with a {{BFG}}... only for the device to cheerily say "Please load weapon". Bobo the Bear reveals he removed the ammo from Singer's {{BFG}}.

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* ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'': K. Edgar Singer threatens the Muppets with a {{BFG}}...an intimidating alien laser gun... only for the device to cheerily say "Please load weapon". Bobo the Bear [[StolenMacGuffinReveal reveals he removed the ammo ammo]] from Singer's {{BFG}}.
28th Jan '18 1:10:25 AM foxley
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* In an episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' [[BigBad Murdoc]] removes the shells from a shotgun and takes the person who later tries to use it on him hostage.

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* In an episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' [[BigBad Murdoc]] removes the shells from a shotgun and takes the person who later tries to use it on him hostage.
6th Jan '18 9:07:06 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/CrisisOnEarthX'', Oliver Queen infiltrates the Earth-X Nazis by impersonating his Nazi counterpart. Eventually, he is handed a gun and urged to execute his love interest Felicity's counterpart. Enraged, he turns around and tries to shoot them, but it clicks empty as they gloat now they know who he really is. Oliver then proves he doesn't need it to kill them all and rescue her.
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