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28th Jan '18 5:33:56 PM foxley
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* Happens in the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "The Thief of Budapest".

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* Happens in the ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "The Thief of Budapest".Budapest". A lot of police cars get totalled as a result.
9th Dec '17 1:26:03 PM RedScharlach
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** And subverted again in several episodes before that. The most notable example would probably be Brad, Susie's ex husband, who became a paraplegic after a pursuit ended in a crash. He blames himself for what happened but listening to Brad and the pursuit controller he was at least as in control and unlemming like as most examples on this list, his only possible fault in hesitating to follow the order to terminate when he reports the suspect going 140 KPH (about 85 MPH) on a bad road.

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** And subverted again in several episodes before that. The most notable example would probably be Brad, Susie's ex husband, who became a paraplegic after a pursuit ended in a crash. He blames himself for what happened but listening to Brad and the pursuit controller he was at least as in control and unlemming like unlemming-like as most examples on this list, his only possible fault in hesitating to follow the order to terminate when he reports the suspect going 140 KPH (about 85 MPH) on a bad road.



* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': In "Dangerous Game", a Virginia deputy sheriff pursues a speeding car with civilian dressed Navy Seals and accidently gets himself killed. The Navy Seal who drove the other car stands trial for negligent homicide. While this is obviously not played for fun, the writers were genre-savvy enough to have the sheriff back at the station watching ''Film/SmokeyandtheBandit''.

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* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': In "Dangerous Game", a Virginia deputy sheriff pursues a speeding car with civilian dressed Navy Seals and accidently accidentally gets himself killed. The Navy Seal who drove the other car stands trial for negligent homicide. While this is obviously not played for fun, the writers were genre-savvy enough to have the sheriff back at the station watching ''Film/SmokeyandtheBandit''.
29th Oct '17 6:54:03 PM eroock
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* Happens in first episode of season 2 of ''Series/StrangerThings'', in which a ChaseScene ends with three police cars crashing into another in front of a tunnel.
15th Oct '17 9:51:01 AM DRCEQ
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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. Dear God, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hXqYHJ_kvg Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt]]. This has to be seen for yourself. Still, it may be a bit of a subversion in that the cops are on the protagonist's side, and they actually manage to do some real damage, even if it is, like expected of anything of lemming-like persuasion, the most pyrrhic victory ever.

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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. Dear God, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hXqYHJ_kvg In the ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' episode "Death Race 2010", Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt]]. This has to be seen for yourself. Still, it may be chase after a bit of a subversion in that ghost appropriately named "Speed Freak" through the cops are city. Every last police officer in Daten City ends up chasing after it as well in their efforts to stop him. They eventually all pile up on the protagonist's side, and they actually manage him in an effort to do some real damage, even if it is, like expected stop him. ''Thousands'' of anything of lemming-like persuasion, the most pyrrhic victory ever.police cars piling up into a mountain, but Speed Freak still easily tosses them aside.
25th Feb '17 8:42:34 PM steam66
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Metrocops/Civil Protection officers. Unlike the Combine Overwatch Soldiers, they don't really have a good grasp of tactics; cops will regularly charge toward you disregarding cover or environmental hazards, and they do so in large groups. Practically the only thing they care to avoid is thrown grenades. This can lead to some amusing moments early on in the game- particularly, during a segment of Route Kanal, a train comes down the tracks a squad of Metrocops happens to be rushing toward you on...
10th Dec '16 9:03:28 PM HawkbitAlpha
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** The same also seems to, very ironically, apply to paramedics too - the ambulances seem to exhibit much the same behaviour as the cop cars, causing more fatalities than they prevent: it's very common for them to run over half a dozen people in their attempt to reach a single wounded person, then run over a few more after they're done.

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** The same also seems to, very ironically, apply to paramedics too - the ambulances seem to exhibit much the same behaviour as the cop cars, causing more fatalities than they prevent: it's very common for them to [[DestructiveSavior run over half a dozen people in their attempt to reach a single wounded person, then run over a few more after they're done.]]
11th Oct '16 9:12:58 PM dmcreif
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%%* Movie example: ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit''.
* Parodied in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' (picture above), with an ''unbelievably'' large number of cops. Made funnier in that, since the heroes are driving an old police car, the cops ''should'' be able to do what they do, though they didn't have the benefit of being on a MissionFromGod.

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%%* Movie example: * Buford T. Justice in ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit''.
* Parodied in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' (picture above), with an ''unbelievably'' large number of cops. Made funnier in that, since the heroes are driving an old police car, and the use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers has been approved, the cops ''should'' be able to do what stop them, but they do, though they didn't don't have the benefit of being on a MissionFromGod.



* ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Many cops engage him in a high speed chase through highways and back streets as he's trying to save Rachel's life. Several spectacular crashes occur, with two or three car pileups, explosive caltrops are deployed at one point, and the Batmobile even drives over a police cruiser, crushing it. When Bruce gets back to the Batcave, Alfred (who has been following the news reports of the chase) tells him "It's a miracle no one was killed."

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* ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Many cops engage him Bruce Wayne's Tumbler in a high speed chase through highways and back streets as he's trying to save Rachel's life. Several spectacular crashes occur, with two or three car pileups, explosive caltrops are deployed at one point, being deployed, and the Batmobile Tumbler even drives over a flattening another police cruiser, crushing it.cruiser. When Bruce gets back to the Batcave, Alfred (who has been following the news reports of the chase) tells him "It's a miracle no one was killed."



* The SFPD cops who make the unwise decision to try to chase Film/JamesBond (who is driving a stolen fire engine) in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.

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* The SFPD cops who make the unwise decision to try to chase Film/JamesBond (who is driving a stolen fire engine) across the Third Street Bridge in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.''Film/AViewToAKill''. The commanding officer makes the foolish mistake of stopping where his car gets crushed by the counterweight when the bridge is lowered.
14th May '16 12:01:06 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''{{Reno 911}}'' in an interview with Deputy Travis Junior, he mentions an incident when he was chasing drug runner "Fast Eddie" [=McLintock=] with about 15 other cruisers. The lead cruiser wrecked and started a pileup. Deputy Junior mentions that he saw the wreck about a mile up, as he was the last in line, but he just floored it, because how often do you get to be in a 15 car pileup?

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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''{{Reno ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' in an interview with Deputy Travis Junior, he mentions an incident when he was chasing drug runner "Fast Eddie" [=McLintock=] with about 15 other cruisers. The lead cruiser wrecked and started a pileup. Deputy Junior mentions that he saw the wreck about a mile up, as he was the last in line, but he just floored it, because how often do you get to be in a 15 car pileup?
13th Apr '16 10:11:50 AM Willbyr
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* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', this is played for laughs when an obstinate police officer (who looks suspiciously like she wandered off the set of YoureUnderArrest) gives chase to Sousuke and Chidori double-riding a stolen bike using her squad car and fails epically. The next time we see her, she mentions she's on probation due to wrecking the car.

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* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', this is played for laughs when an obstinate police officer (who looks suspiciously like she wandered off the set of YoureUnderArrest) ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'') gives chase to Sousuke and Chidori double-riding a stolen bike using her squad car and fails epically. The next time we see her, she mentions she's on probation due to wrecking the car.
14th Sep '15 1:39:06 AM GnomeTitan
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* This trope was one of the basic comedic ingreditents of ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''. In almost every episode, the General Lee would be chased by Sheriff Coltrane, and often also by one or more of his deputies in their cars. Despite the chases usually ending with one or more totalled police vehicles, Coltrane seemed to enjoy the chase just as much as the Dukes.

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* This trope was is one of the basic comedic ingreditents of ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''. In almost every episode, the General Lee would be is chased by Sheriff Coltrane, and often also by one or more of his deputies in their cars. Despite the chases usually ending with one or more totalled police vehicles, Coltrane seemed seems to enjoy the chase just as much as the Dukes.
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