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** Up until [[spoiler:World War III]], the story manages to prevent Accelerator and Touma from directly interacting with each other. One arc has the two trying to save Accelerator's MoralityPet Last Order while not recognizing each other's voices over the phone. The side story that introduces Shiage has the two obliviously working together to rescue Misuzu Misaka from a gang infiltrating the college she was attending, with the blackout that the gang causes preventing the two from seeing each other.
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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'': Mike, Sulley and Boo are hiding in a bathroom stall from Randall. Randall punches them open one by one, and Sully flinches as every door opens. Before Randall can burst the stall the trio are hiding in however, his assistant Fungus [[CaptainObvious points that Boo is on the front page]]. After a short discussion, Randall punches the door Sulley and Mike are hiding, but isn't looking at the time, and the door closes before he can spot them. Then he yells at Fungus and chases him out of the bathroom, demanding him to get to work on his plan.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'': Mike, Sulley and Boo are hiding in a bathroom stall from Randall. Randall punches them open one by one, and Sully flinches as every door opens. Before Randall can burst the stall the trio are hiding in however, his assistant Fungus [[CaptainObvious points that Boo is on the front page]]. After a short discussion, Randall punches the door Sulley and Sulley, Mike and Boo are hiding, hiding in, but isn't looking at the time, and the door closes before he can spot them. Then he yells at Fungus and chases him out of the bathroom, demanding him to get to work on his plan.
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-->'''Randall''': You just keep the machine up and running, I'll take care of the kid. And when I find whoever let that kid out... THEY'RE DEAD!'' ''(punches open the stall the trio is hiding in, but he isn't looking in their direction; the door closes again before he can notice them)'' WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?! GET OUT!\\

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-->'''Randall''': You just keep the machine up and running, I'll take care of the kid. And when I find whoever let that kid out... THEY'RE DEAD!'' DEAD! ''(punches open the stall the trio is hiding in, but he isn't looking in their direction; the door closes again before he can notice them)'' them)'' WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?! GET OUT!\\
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-->'''Randall''': You just keep the machine up and running, I'll take care of the kid. And when I find whoever let that kid out...THEY'RE DEAD!\\
''(punches open the stall the trio is hiding in, but he isn't looking in their direction; the door closes again before he can notice them)''\\
'''Randall''': WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?! GET OUT!\\
'''Fungus''': (''as Randall chases him out of the bathroom'') No, I'm not here! I'm going right now!...\\

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-->'''Randall''': You just keep the machine up and running, I'll take care of the kid. And when I find whoever let that kid out... THEY'RE DEAD!\\
DEAD!'' ''(punches open the stall the trio is hiding in, but he isn't looking in their direction; the door closes again before he can notice them)''\\
'''Randall''':
them)'' WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?! GET OUT!\\
'''Fungus''': (''as ''(as Randall chases him out of the bathroom'') bathroom)'' No, I'm not here! I'm going right now!...\\
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', Stu is speeding his car after finding out Grandpa Lou lost the kids. He is driving right behind the mattress delivery truck that the babies are currently inside of. The truck door opens briefly, but Stu isn't watching the road at that moment, as he's talking to Grandpa ("We'll never find the babies with this ''jerk'' in front of us!"). Then the truck door closes shut just as Stu turns his attention back to the road. Then as Stu passes the truck, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he inadvertently causes it to swerve and crash through the guard rail and plunge into the forest]]. Good thing the truck driver jumped out just in time.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'': Stu is speeding his car after finding out Grandpa Lou lost the kids. He is He's driving right behind the mattress delivery truck that the babies are currently inside of. The truck door opens briefly, but Stu isn't watching the road at that moment, as he's talking to Grandpa ("We'll never find the babies with this ''jerk'' in front of us!"). Then the truck door closes shut just as Stu turns his attention back to the road. Then as Stu passes the truck, he [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he inadvertently causes it to swerve and crash through the guard rail and plunge into the forest]]. Good thing the truck driver jumped out just in time.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', Stu is speeding his car after finding out Grandpa Lou lost the kids. He is driving right behind the mattress delivery truck that the babies are currently inside of. The truck door opens briefly, but Stu isn't watching the road at that moment, as he's talking to Grandpa ("We'll never find the babies with this ''jerk'' in front of us!"). Then the truck door closes shut just as Stu turns his attention back to the road. Then as Stu passes the truck, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he inadvertently causes it to swerve and roll off the road, into the forest]]. Good thing the truck driver jumped out just in time.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', Stu is speeding his car after finding out Grandpa Lou lost the kids. He is driving right behind the mattress delivery truck that the babies are currently inside of. The truck door opens briefly, but Stu isn't watching the road at that moment, as he's talking to Grandpa ("We'll never find the babies with this ''jerk'' in front of us!"). Then the truck door closes shut just as Stu turns his attention back to the road. Then as Stu passes the truck, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he inadvertently causes it to swerve and roll off crash through the road, guard rail and plunge into the forest]]. Good thing the truck driver jumped out just in time.
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* Shakespeare's ''Theatre/ComedyOfErrors'' uses this for dramatic (and comedic) tension through out, featuring two sets of twins separated at birth who eventually end up in the same city and confused for each other by the other characters until the end of the play when everybody meets up at last.

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* Shakespeare's ''Theatre/ComedyOfErrors'' ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'' uses this for dramatic (and comedic) tension through out, featuring two sets of twins separated at birth who eventually end up in the same city and confused for each other by the other characters until the end of the play when everybody meets up at last.
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** In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E4DestroyMalevolence "Destroy Malevolence"]], Anakin and Padm´ depart the bridge of the ''Malevolence'' (after Anakin sabotaged the ship) in one lift just before a squad of battle droids enters via the other lift to check on the status of the repairs.

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** In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E4DestroyMalevolence "Destroy Malevolence"]], Anakin and Padm´ Padmé depart the bridge of the ''Malevolence'' (after Anakin sabotaged the ship) in one lift just before a squad of battle droids enters via the other lift to check on the status of the repairs.
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* In Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', the title character spends a depressingly large amount of time walking ''away'' from her house.
-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': ''"So Thumbelina, who at any given time seems to be only about ten feet away from her house going the wrong way."''
** To be fair, ten feet is a lot when you're thumb-sized and struggle to see over ''grass''.
** Don Bluth must love being such a bastard.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', Nemo pops out of the pipe not even ten seconds after Marlin swam by.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', the Wolf is trying to find a shortcut to get to Granny's house after Red Puckett escapes from him. He and Twitchy, by pure chance, end up in a mine cart high up in the mountains. By coincidence, Red also finds herself in a different part of the mine with [[CrazyPrepared Japeth]]. In fact, there are two points where the carts Red and the Wolf are traveling in pass each other, but neither party sees the other - Red's cart is going down a steep drop that goes under another track at the exact time that the Wolf and Twitchy are going over that track. Later, an explosion caused by Twitchy mistaking a stick of dynamite for a candle blows up part of the track behind his and the Wolf's cart. The resulting blast causes the cart right behind them - Red's cart - to go off the track and crash.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', Stu is speeding his car after finding out Grandpa Lou lost the kids. He is driving right behind the mattress delivery truck that the babies are currently inside of. The truck door opens briefly, but Stu isn't watching the road at that moment, as he's talking to Grandpa ("We'll never find the babies with this ''jerk'' in front of us!"). Then the truck door closes shut just as Stu turns his attention back to the road. Then as Stu passes the truck, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he inadvertently causes it to swerve and roll off the road, into the forest]]. Good thing the truck driver jumped out just in time.
* Disney/PeterPan and Captain Hook do this in the Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}} cartoon around a rock, when Peter is pretending to be a water spirit.



* In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', Nemo pops out of the pipe not even ten seconds after Marlin swims by.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', the Wolf is trying to find a shortcut to get to Granny's house after Red Puckett escapes from him. He and Twitchy, by pure chance, end up in a mine cart high up in the mountains. By coincidence, Red also finds herself in a different part of the mine with [[CrazyPrepared Japeth]]. In fact, there are two points where the carts Red and the Wolf are traveling in pass each other, but neither party sees the other - Red's cart is going down a steep drop that goes under another track at the exact time that the Wolf and Twitchy are going over that track. Later, an explosion caused by Twitchy mistaking a stick of dynamite for a candle blows up part of the track behind his and the Wolf's cart. The resulting blast causes the cart right behind them - Red's cart - to go off the track and crash.



* Disney/PeterPan and Captain Hook do this in the Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}} cartoon around a rock, when Peter is pretending to be a water spirit.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', Stu is speeding his car after finding out Grandpa Lou lost the kids. He is driving right behind the mattress delivery truck that the babies are currently inside of. The truck door opens briefly, but Stu isn't watching the road at that moment, as he's talking to Grandpa ("We'll never find the babies with this ''jerk'' in front of us!"). Then the truck door closes shut just as Stu turns his attention back to the road. Then as Stu passes the truck, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he inadvertently causes it to swerve and roll off the road, into the forest]]. Good thing the truck driver jumped out just in time.
* In Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', the title character spends a depressingly large amount of time walking ''away'' from her house.
-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': ''"So Thumbelina, who at any given time seems to be only about ten feet away from her house going the wrong way."''
** To be fair, ten feet is a lot when you're thumb-sized and struggle to see over ''grass''.
** Don Bluth must love being such a bastard.



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* In ''Film/{{Lonesome}}'', the protagonists, who are separated by a quirk of fate while visiting a crowded AmusementPark, wind up searching for each other later, only to narrowly miss each other more than once. In one scene they are leaning against opposite sides of the same billboard.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'': "If she had gone that way, she would have walked straight into that castle."
* TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''MyFavoriteMartian'', The Mars Rover Probe's batteries die within inches of a ridge, on the other side of which is the Martian civilization.

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* In ''Film/{{Lonesome}}'', ''Film/BabysDayOut'': At one point, the protagonists, who mother is watching a live news report, and when she turns her head away from the TV, the camera briefly tumbles over and shows Baby Bink. Of course, either everyone else watching also moved their heads away, or [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody wondered why a baby was there alone.]]
* In ''[[Film/{{Beethoven}} Beethoven's 2nd]]'', when the puppies
are separated by a quirk of fate while visiting a crowded AmusementPark, wind up searching still being hidden from the father, there are several close calls where he almost finds one.
* ''Film/BoilerRoom'': In an alternate ending
for the movie, a guy that Seth cheated out of his money goes to the J.T. Marlin offices with a gun to get revenge. He pulls up in the parking lot just when Seth himself is about to leave the company for his own reasons, and they bump into each other later, only to narrowly miss each other more than once. In one scene they are leaning against opposite sides of the same billboard.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'': "If she had gone that way, she would have walked straight into that castle."
* TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''MyFavoriteMartian'', The Mars Rover Probe's batteries die within inches of a ridge, on
without recognizing the other person.
* Happens on several occasions in ''The Edge of Heaven'': The main character, Nejat, looks everywhere for a young woman, who happens to have been crashing unnoticed for weeks in the lecture hall where he teaches German literature. She, in turns, seeks her mother, and doesn't notice her when her car and the bus her mother is riding in are
side of which is by side in the Martian civilization.street.
* ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' was saved multiple times by this trope:
** [[NonGivingUpSchoolGuy Principal Rooney]] happened to be watching the ball game Ferris was attending, but had his head turned away when Ferris was on screen.
** Jeannie sees Ferris running home in her side-mirror, but he's gone before she can show her mother.
** Before that, he actually ran into the car. The papers Mrs. Bueller fly into her face, preventing her from seeing him.
** Ferris' dad sees him. ''Twice.'' Each time he looks back Ferris is gone (the first time replaced by Sloane in a PaperThinDisguise) and he decides [[ItsProbablyNothing it was nothing.]]
* In spite of coming within spitting distance of one another at various points throughout the film, [[Creator/BruceWillis Korben Dallas]] (the hero) never once meets or even sees [[Creator/GaryOldman Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg]] (the villain) in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* This pretty much launches the plot of ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''. Kermit Gonzo and Fozzie are busy taking a picture of a chicken for an "exciting photo story" for the newspaper they work for, completely missing the jewel robbery behind them, and causing their editor-in-chief to reprimand them afterwards. Kermit later goes to interview to Lady Holiday, the victim of the heist. But he doesn't realize that she had just left for lunch, causing him to confuse her receptionist, Miss Piggy for Lady Holiday.
* ''Film/HomeAlone2LostInNewYork'': Kevin's mother waits outside the unoccupied house where Kevin had set up his traps, in the hope of finding her son. She eventually gets a taxi so she can search elsewhere, seconds before Kevin shows up at the house.



* ''Film/HotFuzz'': Both Frank Butterman and Tom Weaver were too wrapped in their newspapers to notice Sgt. Nicholas Angel walking right by them.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'': "If she had gone that way, she would have walked straight into that castle."
* ''Film/{{Leap Year|1921}}'': A comic sequence in which all three of Stanley's unwanted fiancées cycle in and out of his bedroom, ministering to him, each barely missing the others as they flit in and out.
* In ''Film/{{Lonesome}}'', the protagonists, who are separated by a quirk of fate while visiting a crowded AmusementPark, wind up searching for each other later, only to narrowly miss each other more than once. In one scene they are leaning against opposite sides of the same billboard.
* ''Film/TheMatrix'': Neo attempting to escape the agents after a bleary post-hacking morning at work and eventually chickening out, all the while taking the mysterious instructions over the phone he's just received in a [=FedEx=] package.
* In ''Film/MightyLikeAMoose'', both Mr. and Mrs. Moose, who are each going out on adulterous dates, sneak home to change into formal wear. In a long sequence they both manage to walk around their house, entering and exiting the same rooms, without seeing each other.
* In ''Film/MiloAndOtis'', Otis the dog, while searching for his friend Milo the cat, goes to several places Milo has been, but he always arrives a little too late.
* ''Film/MinorityReport'' features an awesome sequence with Anderton and Agatha avoiding the Future Crime cops, utilizing Agatha's future-seeing prediction to place themselves at the right place and right time for seemingly random events to hide them from the cops. (Example: Agatha tells Anderton to stop right in the middle of the mall, in plain view. Just as the cops stop at an overhead walkway to look down, a man with balloons blocks their view of Anderton.)
* TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'', The Mars Rover Probe's batteries die within inches of a ridge, on the other side of which is the Martian civilization.
* Creator/BusterKeaton's silent comedy ''Film/TheNavigator'' shows two people repeatedly missing each other on a ship, in spite of the fact that they're also the only two passengers on the vessel.



* In ''Under The Same Moon'', Carlitos and his friend are looking for his mother, and they walk right behind the bench where she is sitting. To be fair, he hadn't seen her in more than a year, so he might have forgotten how she looked from behind.
* Happens on several occasions in ''The Edge Of Heaven'': The main character, Nejat, looks everywhere for a young woman, who happens to have been crashing unnoticed for weeks in the lecture hall where he teaches German literature. She, in turns, seeks her mother, and doesn't notice her when her car and the bus her mother is riding in are side by side in the street.

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* In ''Under The Same Moon'', Carlitos and his friend are looking for his mother, and they walk right behind movie ''See No Evil Hear No Evil'' (not to be confused with [[SeeNoEvilHearNoEvil the bench where she is sitting. To be fair, he hadn't seen her in more than a year, so he might have forgotten how she looked from behind.
* Happens on several occasions in ''The Edge Of Heaven'': The main character, Nejat, looks everywhere for a young woman, who happens to have been crashing unnoticed for weeks in
trope of the lecture hall where he teaches German literature. She, in turns, seeks her mother, and doesn't notice her when her car same name]]) uses this trope during the climactic confrontation between Richard Pryor's character and the bus her mother is riding in are side by side BigBad in the street.latter's office, with the two men sometimes unknowingly passing within a few feet of each other. This is justified by the fact that [[spoiler:both men are stone blind]].



* In spite of coming within spitting distance of one another at various points throughout the film, Bruce Willis's character (the hero) never once meets or even sees Gary Oldman's (the villain) in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.

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* Quite a few examples occur in ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'':
** Shortly after seeing the news report about himself running away and Miss Finch looking for him, Big Bird walks away right before Miss Finch drives down where he just was.
** Ernie and Bert happen to fly their plane just above the truck Big Bird had gotten a ride in.
** While Sam Sleaze drives searching for Big Bird, Sid sees the haystack Big Bird was hiding in and points it out to Sam, who remarks that they're not looking for a haystack. Of course, Sid didn't mention the haystack was moving, but he also had no way of knowing that Big Bird was hiding in it.
** While Miss Finch chases Big Bird into a parade, most of Big Bird's friends who were looking for him see him, but are blocked by the crowds. The Count yells Big Bird's name, but the crowd drowns out his yells. Big Bird has no idea his friends are there.
** When the Sleaze brothers trick Big Bird into getting into the "hiding" cage, Miss Finch and Big Bird's friends all drive by right as Big Bird is being put into the tent.
In spite of coming within spitting fact with the distance Miss Finch was when Big Bird was still in sight she could have easily seen where he was, but doesn't, while Oscar briefly stops and complains about there being a carnival.
** While the movie makes no mention
of the adults thinking Snuffy is Big Bird's imaginary friend or any scenes with him and the others, there is one another brief scene where he's just missed by Bob and Barkley, though it's not played for laughs.
* ''Film/TheTerminator'':
** [[AgentScully Dr. Silberman]] scoffs
at various points throughout the film, Bruce Willis's character (the hero) idea of the Terminator, and he leaves ''just'' as the Terminator arrives at the station. He's looking at his pager when he first walks in.
** Earlier, in Tech Noir, Sarah knocks over a bottle and bends down behind a table to pick it from the ground just as the Terminator turns to look in her direction. He sees her shortly after, so the trope only serves to draw out the suspense.
* In ''Under the Same Moon'', Carlitos and his friend are looking for his mother, and they walk right behind the bench where she is sitting. To be fair, he hadn't seen her in more than a year, so he might have forgotten how she looked from behind.
* In ''Film/{{Walkabout}}'', a teenaged girl, and her younger brother are lost in the Australian outback. At about the half way point in the movie we are shown that there is a farm house, just the other side of a hill from them. Of course they
never once meets or even sees Gary Oldman's (the villain) in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.see it.



* ''Film/TheMatrix'': Neo attempting to escape the agents after a bleary post-hacking morning at work and eventually chickening out, all the while taking the mysterious instructions over the phone he's just received in a [=FedEx=] package.
* The movie ''See No Evil Hear No Evil'' (not to be confused with [[SeeNoEvilHearNoEvil the trope of the same name]]) uses this trope during the climactic confrontation between Richard Pryor's character and the BigBad in the latter's office, with the two men sometimes unknowingly passing within a few feet of each other. This is justified by the fact that [[spoiler:both men are stone blind]].
* Creator/BusterKeaton's silent comedy ''Film/TheNavigator'' shows two people repeatedly missing each other on a ship, in spite of the fact that they're also the only two passengers on the vessel.
* ''Film/MinorityReport'' features an awesome sequence with Anderton and Agatha avoiding the Future Crime cops, utilizing Agatha's future-seeing prediction to place themselves at the right place and right time for seemingly random events to hide them from the cops. (Example: Agatha tells Anderton to stop right in the middle of the mall, in plain view. Just as the cops stop at an overhead walkway to look down, a man with balloons blocks their view of Anderton.)
* In ''[[Film/{{Beethoven}} Beethoven's 2nd]]'', when the puppies are still being hidden from the father, there are several close calls where he almost finds one.
* In ''Film/MiloAndOtis'', Otis the dog, while searching for his friend Milo the cat, goes to several places Milo has been, but he always arrives a little too late.
* In ''Film/{{Walkabout}}'', a teenaged girl, and her younger brother are lost in the Australian outback. At about the half way point in the movie we are shown that there is a farm house, just the other side of a hill from them. Of course they never see it.
* ''Film/{{Leap Year|1921}}'': A comic sequence in which all three of Stanley's unwanted fiancées cycle in and out of his bedroom, ministering to him, each barely missing the others as they flit in and out.
* ''Film/TheTerminator'':
** [[AgentScully Dr. Silberman]] scoffs at the idea of the Terminator, and he leaves ''just'' as the Terminator arrives at the station. He's looking at his pager when he first walks in.
** Earlier, in Tech Noir, Sarah knocks over a bottle and bends down behind a table to pick it from the ground just as the Terminator turns to look in her direction. He sees her shortly after, so the trope only serves to draw out the suspense.
* This pretty much launches the plot of ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''. Kermit Gonzo and Fozzie are busy taking a picture of a chicken for an "exciting photo story" for the newspaper they work for, completely missing the jewel robbery behind them, and causing their editor-in-chief to reprimand them afterwards. Kermit later goes to interview to Lady Holiday, the victim of the heist. But he doesn't realize that she had just left for lunch, causing him to confuse her receptionist, Miss Piggy for Lady Holiday.
* Quite a few examples occur in ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'':
** Shortly after seeing the news report about himself running away and Miss Finch looking for him, Big Bird walks away right before Miss Finch drives down where he just was.
** Ernie and Bert happen to fly their plane just above the truck Big Bird had gotten a ride in.
** While Sam Sleaze drives searching for Big Bird, Sid sees the haystack Big Bird was hiding in and points it out to Sam, who remarks that they're not looking for a haystack. Of course, Sid didn't mention the haystack was moving, but he also had no way of knowing that Big Bird was hiding in it.
** While Miss Finch chases Big Bird into a parade, most of Big Bird's friends who were looking for him see him, but are blocked by the crowds. The Count yells Big Bird's name, but the crowd drowns out his yells. Big Bird has no idea his friends are there.
** When the Sleaze brothers trick Big Bird into getting into the "hiding" cage, Miss Finch and Big Bird's friends all drive by right as Big Bird is being put into the tent. In fact with the distance Miss Finch was when Big Bird was still in sight she could have easily seen where he was, but doesn't, while Oscar briefly stops and complains about there being a carnival.
** While the movie makes no mention of the adults thinking Snuffy is Big Bird's imaginary friend or any scenes with him and the others, there is one brief scene where he's just missed by Bob and Barkley, though it's not played for laughs.
* ''Film/BabysDayOut'': At one point, the mother is watching a live news report, and when she turns her head away from the TV, the camera briefly tumbles over and shows Baby Bink. Of course, either everyone else watching also moved their heads away, or [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody wondered why a baby was there alone.]]
* ''Film/HomeAlone2LostInNewYork'': Kevin's mother waits outside the unoccupied house where Kevin had set up his traps, in the hope of finding her son. She eventually gets a taxi so she can search elsewhere, seconds before Kevin shows up at the house.
* ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' was saved multiple times by this trope:
** [[NonGivingUpSchoolGuy Principal Rooney]] happened to be watching the ball game Ferris was attending, but had his head turned away when Ferris was on screen.
** Jeannie sees Ferris running home in her side-mirror, but he's gone before she can show her mother.
** Before that, he actually ran into the car. The papers Mrs. Bueller fly into her face, preventing her from seeing him.
** Ferris' dad sees him. ''Twice.'' Each time he looks back Ferris is gone (the first time replaced by Sloane in a PaperThinDisguise) and he decides [[ItsProbablyNothing it was nothing.]]
* ''Film/HotFuzz'': Both Frank Butterman and Tom Weaver were too wrapped in their newspapers to notice Sgt. Nicholas Angel walking right by them.
* In ''Film/MightyLikeAMoose'', both Mr. and Mrs. Moose, who are each going out on adulterous dates, sneak home to change into formal wear. In a long sequence they both manage to walk around their house, entering and exiting the same rooms, without seeing each other.
* ''Film/BoilerRoom'': In an alternate ending for the movie, a guy that Seth cheated out of his money goes to the J.T. Marlin offices with a gun to get revenge. He pulls up in the parking lot just when Seth himself is about to leave the company for his own reasons, and they bump into each other without recognizing the other person.



* There is one case in a [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] novel where Drizzt and Cattie-Brie are walking on one side of the street to meet Morik the rogue about Wulfgar (who went missing sometime last book), while, on the other side of the street, there is an elf going in the opposite direction to meet an informant to find out where Drizzt is, so [[WholesomeCrossdresser she]] can kill him. Neither party ever realizes the other was so close by, and Drizzt isn't even aware the elf exists until the climactic showdown.

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* There is one case in a [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] ''[[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Legend of Drizzt]]'' novel where Drizzt and Cattie-Brie are walking on one side of the street to meet Morik the rogue about Wulfgar (who went missing sometime last book), while, on the other side of the street, there is an elf going in the opposite direction to meet an informant to find out where Drizzt is, so [[WholesomeCrossdresser she]] can kill him. Neither party ever realizes the other was so close by, and Drizzt isn't even aware the elf exists until the climactic showdown.
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** In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E4DestroyMalevolence "Destroy Malevolence"]], Anakin and Padm´ depart the bridge of the ''Malevolence'' (after Anakin sabotaged the ship) in one lift just before a squad of battle droids enters via the other lift to check on the status of the repairs.
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