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17th May '17 7:19:10 PM nombretomado
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* Too many SoapOpera examples to list, on both sides of the Equator. ''UglyBetty'' brought from Venezuela all the brake-cutting goodness of the original.

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* Too many SoapOpera examples to list, on both sides of the Equator. ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' brought from Venezuela all the brake-cutting goodness of the original.
22nd Oct '16 10:18:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in one Burger King commercial. A group of moms incensed by the restaurant's new home-style melt hire a saboteur to cut the King's brake lines. This only causes him to accidentally ram ''their'' parked cars as he backs out of his parking spot.

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* Subverted in one Burger King commercial. A group of moms incensed by the restaurant's new home-style melt hire a saboteur to cut the King's brake lines. This only causes him to accidentally ram ''their'' parked cars as he backs out of his parking spot.

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16th Oct '16 8:10:07 AM SpacemanSpoof
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* "30,000 Pounds of Bananas" by Music/HarryChapin tells of a trucker's demise:
--> His foot mashed the brakes to slow him down, but the pedal floored easy without a sound.
--> He said "Christ!" It was funny how he had named the only man who could save him now.
3rd Aug '16 5:08:47 PM philipnova798
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* First played straight and then unintentionally on two separate occasions in ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'' - In the season 2 episode ''A Midsummer Night's Curse'', the brakes in Miyuki's Honda go out just as it reaches a crosswalk with two children crossing (The emergency brake however, did work and prevented any accidents from occurring). The other instance is in the opening to the ''Full Throttle'' season; As is typical of Creator/StudioDEEN's [[SarcasmMode testament]] of [[OffModel quality]], the brake pedal disappears for one frame ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWk27Il9Po The scene in question is here, 2 seconds in]]).

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* First played straight and then unintentionally on two separate occasions in ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'' - In the season 2 episode ''A Midsummer Night's Curse'', the brakes in Miyuki's Honda go out just as it reaches a crosswalk with two children crossing (The emergency brake however, did work and prevented work, preventin any accidents from occurring). The other instance is in the opening to the ''Full Throttle'' season; As season. In which (as is typical of Creator/StudioDEEN's [[SarcasmMode testament]] of [[OffModel quality]], quality]]) the brake pedal disappears for one frame ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWk27Il9Po The scene frame.
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the first episode of ''Anime/PunchLine'' when Rabura tries to stop the bus.



** UsefulNotes/{{India}} is also quite fond of this trope.

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** UsefulNotes/{{India}} is also quite '''''quite''''' fond of this trope.
13th Apr '16 10:12:09 AM Willbyr
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* First played straight and then unintentionally on two separate occasions in ''YoureUnderArrest'' - In the season 2 episode ''A Midsummer Night's Curse'', the brakes in Miyuki's Honda go out just as it reaches a crosswalk with two children crossing (The emergency brake however, did work and prevented any accidents from occurring). The other instance is in the opening to the ''Full Throttle'' season; As is typical of Creator/StudioDEEN's [[SarcasmMode testament]] of [[OffModel quality]], the brake pedal disappears for one frame ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWk27Il9Po The scene in question is here, 2 seconds in]]).

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* First played straight and then unintentionally on two separate occasions in ''YoureUnderArrest'' ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'' - In the season 2 episode ''A Midsummer Night's Curse'', the brakes in Miyuki's Honda go out just as it reaches a crosswalk with two children crossing (The emergency brake however, did work and prevented any accidents from occurring). The other instance is in the opening to the ''Full Throttle'' season; As is typical of Creator/StudioDEEN's [[SarcasmMode testament]] of [[OffModel quality]], the brake pedal disappears for one frame ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWk27Il9Po The scene in question is here, 2 seconds in]]).
3rd Mar '16 9:37:56 PM philipnova798
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** UsefulNotes/{{India}} is also quite fond of this trope.



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1st Jan '16 6:58:24 PM nombretomado
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* Justified in ''{{Smallville}}''. When an actress's car goes out of control, it's revealed that not only did someone cut her brake line, they ''also'' tampered with her accelerator, explaining why she kept speeding up.

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* Justified in ''{{Smallville}}''.''Series/{{Smallville}}''. When an actress's car goes out of control, it's revealed that not only did someone cut her brake line, they ''also'' tampered with her accelerator, explaining why she kept speeding up.
7th Nov '15 6:37:34 PM TropeLicious
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** The weirdest part about that whole sequence is that Mimete didn't cut the brake line: she removed ''the entire brake pad and the bottom portion of the car''. Not only did Eudial not notice the gaping hole next to the gas pedal, but she didn't notice the snails Mimete left as a...as a...well, actually, I have no idea why she left snails in her car. The English dub didn't even seem to know, so they just said they were "[[HollyWoodAcid acid snails]]" and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment never mentioned it again]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgmMkCo3g-s That sequence was weird]].

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** The weirdest part about that whole sequence is that Mimete didn't cut the brake line: she removed ''the entire brake pad and the bottom portion of the car''. Not only did Eudial not notice the gaping hole next to the gas pedal, but she didn't notice the snails Mimete left as a...as a...well, actually, I have no idea why she left snails in her car. The original English dub didn't even seem to know, so they just said they were "[[HollyWoodAcid acid snails]]" and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment never mentioned it again]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgmMkCo3g-s That sequence was weird]].
27th Oct '15 11:05:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played half-straight in the first ''Film/CannonballRun'' film. A minor Cannonballer claims to a police officer trying to pull him over that his brakes are broken and he can't stop. After the police car pulls away to get backup, the Cannonballer discovers his brakes really ''are'' broken, leading to his truck jumping off the conveniently placed car hauler and over the single empty flatbed of the train that has everything else stopped.

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* Played half-straight in In the first ''Film/CannonballRun'' film. A film, a minor Cannonballer claims to a police officer trying to pull him over that his brakes are broken and he can't stop. After the police car pulls away to get backup, the Cannonballer discovers his brakes really ''are'' broken, leading to his truck jumping off the conveniently placed car hauler and over the single empty flatbed of the train that has everything else stopped.



* Borderline situation in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', where the heroes glue the Good Ol' Boys' truck's accelerator pedal down.

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* Borderline situation in In ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', where the heroes glue the Good Ol' Boys' truck's accelerator pedal down.
27th Oct '15 10:51:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played half-straight in the first ''CannonballRun'' film. A minor Cannonballer claims to a police officer trying to pull him over that his brakes are broken and he can't stop. After the police car pulls away to get backup, the Cannonballer discovers his brakes really ''are'' broken, leading to his truck jumping off the conveniently placed car hauler and over the single empty flatbed of the train that has everything else stopped.

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* Played half-straight in the first ''CannonballRun'' ''Film/CannonballRun'' film. A minor Cannonballer claims to a police officer trying to pull him over that his brakes are broken and he can't stop. After the police car pulls away to get backup, the Cannonballer discovers his brakes really ''are'' broken, leading to his truck jumping off the conveniently placed car hauler and over the single empty flatbed of the train that has everything else stopped.



* ''GeminiMan''/''Riding with Death'' (Movie version). Atypically, the brake failure is treated as only a moderate danger in and of itself -- the danger is provided by the high explosives in the trailer and the hairpin turn just down the road. The truck does still accelerate out of control on a level road.

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* ''GeminiMan''/''Riding with Death'' (Movie version).''Film/RidingWithDeath''. Atypically, the brake failure is treated as only a moderate danger in and of itself -- the danger is provided by the high explosives in the trailer and the hairpin turn just down the road. The truck does still accelerate out of control on a level road.



* In ''SilverStreak'', the conductor's plan to stop (most of) the sabotaged train and minimize the damage from the crash at the end of the film is simple: uncouple the cars, all the air lines break, and the emergency brakes set, leaving only the locomotive running out-of-control. This is actually completely accurate.

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* In ''SilverStreak'', ''Film/SilverStreak'', the conductor's plan to stop (most of) the sabotaged train and minimize the damage from the crash at the end of the film is simple: uncouple the cars, all the air lines break, and the emergency brakes set, leaving only the locomotive running out-of-control. This is actually completely accurate.



* Borderline situation in ''TheBluesBrothers'', where the heroes glue the Good Ol' Boys' truck's accelerator pedal down.

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* Borderline situation in ''TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', where the heroes glue the Good Ol' Boys' truck's accelerator pedal down.
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