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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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Since ''Sailor Moon S'' is getting redubbed...
** 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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Tropes can't be "partially" subverted/averted.
* 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.
25th Jun '15 5:57:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''KnightRider'': "Let It Be Me"
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* ''KnightRider'': ''Series/KnightRider'': "Let It Be Me"

* Subverted in ''LoisAndClark'', when Jimmy Olsen finds himself unable to brake he resorts to screaming for help. {{Superman}} just sits down next to him and says "Did you try this?" before turning off the ignition and handing Jimmy the key as the car comes to a complete stop.
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* Subverted in ''LoisAndClark'', ''Series/LoisAndClark'', when Jimmy Olsen finds himself unable to brake he resorts to screaming for help. {{Superman}} just sits down next to him and says "Did you try this?" before turning off the ignition and handing Jimmy the key as the car comes to a complete stop.
29th May '15 8:16:46 PM Kid
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With Magic Brakes being the only thing keeping the car from quickly accelerating to top speed, it's odd that no one ever notices the brake failure until they've reached highway speed-- despite any maneuvering and braking required just to get the car out of its parking spot. This is sometimes (but not often) HandWaved by having the brake line slashed, but not fully cut, so the brake fluid is slowly leaking out.
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With Magic Brakes being the only thing keeping the car from quickly accelerating to top speed, it's odd that no one ever notices the brake failure until they've reached highway speed-- speed -- despite any maneuvering and braking required just to get the car out of its parking spot. This is sometimes (but not often) HandWaved by having the brake line slashed, but not fully cut, so the brake fluid is slowly leaking out.
7th May '15 11:09:40 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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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 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'' - 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 StudioDEEN's 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]]).
8th Oct '14 12:28:16 PM AmayirotAkago
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** The episode ''Marge vs. the Monorail'' also had breaks which visibly break once the monorail starts moving. Pulling the break lever had an audio message saying the lever is not in service.
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** The episode ''Marge vs. the Monorail'' also had breaks brakes which visibly break once the monorail starts moving. Pulling the break brake lever had an audio message saying the lever is not in service.
17th Sep '14 12:37:48 PM tracer
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Specifically, without brakes, a fictional driver loses all ability to slow the car down. They don't think to downshift, de-clutch or even take the car out of gear. Applying the parking brake doesn't help, even though is a completely separate system from the normal hydraulic brakes. Throwing the car into reverse is another idea that never occurs to anyone (but in fairness, the Series/{{Mythbusters}} have shown this would never work in the first place since most cars won't shift from a forward gear to reverse until the car has stopped moving).
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Specifically, without brakes, a fictional driver loses all ability to slow the car down. They don't think to downshift, de-clutch or even de-clutch, take the car out of gear.gear, or even take their foot off the accelerator pedal. Applying the parking brake doesn't help, even though is a completely separate system from the normal hydraulic brakes. Throwing the car into reverse is another idea that never occurs to anyone (but in fairness, the Series/{{Mythbusters}} have shown this would never work in the first place since most cars won't shift from a forward gear to reverse until the car has stopped moving).
17th Sep '14 10:23:34 AM DelShiftB
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** The episode ''Marge vs. the Monorail'' also had breaks which visibly break once the monorail starts moving. Pulling the break lever had an audio message saying the lever is not in service.
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