History Main / KnifeThrowingAct

27th Mar '17 6:11:15 AM Conradus
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Hearthstone}}'' card Knife Juggler uses this trope. "Put this apple on your head." "Hey, catch!"
15th Jan '17 1:50:32 PM eroock
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[-[[caption-width-right:299:DoNotTryThisAtHome. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Instead try it at school!]]]]-]

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15th Jan '17 9:08:23 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': Footballer Phil Simms appears as himself in "Just a Regular Irregular". Apparently he is the world's greatest knife thrower and only went into football because there is no money in the impalement arts. He is Sherlock's knife-throwing expert and Sherlock consults with him about how a murder during a knife-throwing act at a circus in the 1930s could have been committed. Simms tells Sherlock that his theory is impossible and ten demonstrates his knife-throwing prowess before leaving.

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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': Footballer Phil Simms appears as himself in "Just a Regular Irregular". Apparently he is the world's greatest knife thrower and only went into football because there is no money in the impalement arts. He is Sherlock's knife-throwing expert and Sherlock consults with him about how a murder during a knife-throwing act at a circus in the 1930s could have been committed. Simms tells Sherlock that his theory is impossible and ten then demonstrates his knife-throwing prowess before leaving. leaving.
15th Jan '17 9:07:24 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' features a confrontation between the main protagonists in which Cameron Diaz's character Jenny Everdeane acts as a target girl in an impromptu [=knifethrowing=] act with the villain, Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting, played by Daniel Day-Lewis. For extra suspension, he keeps "accidentally"" slipping, and constantly on the verge of hitting his partner, both to amuse his audience and to make the protagonist sweat.

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* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' features a confrontation between the main protagonists in which Cameron Diaz's character Jenny Everdeane acts as a target girl in an impromptu [=knifethrowing=] act with the villain, Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting, played by Daniel Day-Lewis. For extra suspension, he keeps "accidentally"" "accidentally" slipping, and constantly on the verge of hitting his partner, both to amuse his audience and to make the protagonist sweat.
24th Dec '16 6:08:29 AM shokoshu
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* Completely faked in a German comedy film (sorry, forgot the name, must be from the 60s or so). Two guys are in the Wild West, armed with stage magician gizmos. The "thrower" lets the knifes fall over the back of his shoulder into a water bucket, and his friend pulls on strings behind the target board, "folding out" a knife. The unknowing victim, after going through the act: "I didn't even hear them coming!" Of course, the act is much safer this way...
22nd Nov '16 4:00:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the anime of ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'', a hitman posing as a circus performer demonstrates his skill with his WeaponOfChoice by throwing a knife into the bulls-eye of a dartboard, just past his girlfriend's head. She shows her own badass credentials by [[NervesOfSteel not flinching]]. After playing the trope straight on stage, he then uses his skills against Togo, who unfortunately is an unflinching BadAss himself.

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* In the anime of ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'', a hitman posing as a circus performer demonstrates his skill with his WeaponOfChoice by throwing a knife into the bulls-eye of a dartboard, just past his girlfriend's head. She shows her own badass credentials by [[NervesOfSteel not flinching]]. After playing the trope straight on stage, he then uses his skills against Togo, who unfortunately is an unflinching BadAss badass himself.
14th Nov '16 3:29:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the anime of ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'', a hitman posing as a circus performer demonstrates his skill with his WeaponOfChoice by throwing a knife into the bulls-eye of a dartboard, just past his girlfriend's head. She shows her own BadAss credentials by [[NervesOfSteel not flinching]]. After playing the trope straight on stage, he then uses his skills against Togo, who unfortunately is an unflinching BadAss himself.

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* In the anime of ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'', a hitman posing as a circus performer demonstrates his skill with his WeaponOfChoice by throwing a knife into the bulls-eye of a dartboard, just past his girlfriend's head. She shows her own BadAss badass credentials by [[NervesOfSteel not flinching]]. After playing the trope straight on stage, he then uses his skills against Togo, who unfortunately is an unflinching BadAss himself.
17th Oct '16 3:10:28 PM LondonKdS
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* In the French film ''Film/TheGirlOnTheBridge'' (1999), a knife throwing act is at the centre of the plot. Vanessa Paradis stars as Adele, a girl who attempts suicide by jumping from a bridge but is saved by knife thrower Gabor, played by Daniel Auteuil, who persuades her to become his target girl. They soon fall into a deep relationship in which knife-throwing is very overtly depicted as a sadomasochistic substitute for sex.

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* In the French film ''Film/TheGirlOnTheBridge'' (1999), a knife throwing act is at the centre of the plot. Vanessa Paradis stars as Adele, a girl who attempts suicide by jumping from a bridge but is saved by knife thrower Gabor, played by Daniel Auteuil, who persuades her to become his target girl. They soon fall into a deep complex relationship in which knife-throwing is very overtly and erotically depicted as a sadomasochistic substitute for sex.
14th Oct '16 7:14:33 AM LondonKdS
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* In the French film ''Film/TheGirlOnTheBridge'' (1999), a knife throwing act is at the centre of the plot and serves as a powerful erotic metaphor. Vanessa Paradis stars as Adele, a girl who attempts suicide by jumping from a bridge but is saved by knife thrower Gabor, played by Daniel Auteuil, who persuades her to become his target girl.

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* In the French film ''Film/TheGirlOnTheBridge'' (1999), a knife throwing act is at the centre of the plot and serves as a powerful erotic metaphor.plot. Vanessa Paradis stars as Adele, a girl who attempts suicide by jumping from a bridge but is saved by knife thrower Gabor, played by Daniel Auteuil, who persuades her to become his target girl. They soon fall into a deep relationship in which knife-throwing is very overtly depicted as a sadomasochistic substitute for sex.
13th Oct '16 5:28:32 AM LondonKdS
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The old carnival routine where a person (usually a woman) stands against a board as a target (sometimes a spinning wheel to ramp up the danger) and the throwing knives are supposed to hit on either side of the target, which may lead to a KnifeOutline.

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The old carnival routine where a person (usually a woman) LovelyAssistant) stands against a board as a target (sometimes a spinning wheel to ramp up the danger) and the throwing knives are supposed to hit on either side of the target, which may lead to a KnifeOutline.
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