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22nd Jul '16 8:08:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/BehindTheMaskTheRiseOfLeslieVernon'', the DangerouslyGenreSavvy killer [[InvokedTrope sabotages]] his victims' cars before starting his attack, including the car of [[spoiler: the journalists]] who [[TooDumbToLive really should have seen it coming]].

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* In ''Film/BehindTheMaskTheRiseOfLeslieVernon'', the DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy killer [[InvokedTrope sabotages]] his victims' cars before starting his attack, including the car of [[spoiler: the journalists]] who [[TooDumbToLive really should have seen it coming]].
5th Jun '16 3:02:13 AM Skuld
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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' -- the moment it becomes critical for the time-traveling [=DeLorean=] to start up, it doesn't. There's an elaborate fan theory as to why this is, involving the supposition that the [=DeLorean=]'s time circuit is being used [[MeanwhileInTheFuture at another point in time]] (preventing the one in the "now" from working), but it could also just be {{Plot Driven|Breakdown}} PhlebotinumBreakdown. Of course, despite the fact that he was working on a very strict timetable, and failed to get moving as soon as his alarm went off, he still managed to hit the wire [[MillionToOneChance at the exact moment lightning struck]]. To be fair, the movie does establish that there is something wrong with the starter[[note]]Not precisely accurate, as we hear the starter trying to turn the engine over[[/note]], so it isn't as if the car ran perfectly until the very moment the plot needed it to break down. The [=DeLorean=]'s problems with breaking down were [[TheAllegedCar very much]] TruthInTelevision. It was also theorized that it was simply the the laws of time travel at work to keep time together. Marty wanted to go back to mall earlier to prevent the events of the movie thus far from happening. Since that would further complicate the situation (and have two Delorean's and Marty's in the same area at once) the car failed to start until it was too late for him to do so.

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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' -- the moment it becomes critical for the time-traveling [=DeLorean=] to start up, it doesn't. There's an elaborate fan theory as to why this is, involving the supposition that the [=DeLorean=]'s time circuit is being used [[MeanwhileInTheFuture at another point in time]] (preventing the one in the "now" from working), but it could also just be {{Plot Driven|Breakdown}} PhlebotinumBreakdown. Of course, despite the fact that he was working on a very strict timetable, and failed to get moving as soon as his alarm went off, he still managed to hit the wire [[MillionToOneChance at the exact moment lightning struck]]. To be fair, the movie does establish that there is something wrong with the starter[[note]]Not precisely accurate, as we hear the starter trying to turn the engine over[[/note]], so it isn't as if the car ran perfectly until the very moment the plot needed it to break down. The [=DeLorean=]'s problems with breaking down were [[TheAllegedCar very much]] TruthInTelevision. It was also theorized that it was simply the the laws of time travel at work to keep time together. Marty wanted to go back to mall earlier to prevent the events of the movie thus far from happening. Since that would further complicate the situation (and have two Delorean's and Marty's Marties in the same area at once) the car failed to start until it was too late for him to do so.


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** Half the time it is other beings hating his car, like [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Mold Demons]]...
4th Jun '16 4:06:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DoubleIndemnity''. They've pulled off the perfect crime, the plan's unfolded like clockwork, they hop in the getaway car and exchange a grin of triumph... cue trope. Supposedly inspired by director Billy Wilder trying to drive off the lot during a break in filming the scene.

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* ''DoubleIndemnity''.''Film/DoubleIndemnity''. They've pulled off the perfect crime, the plan's unfolded like clockwork, they hop in the getaway car and exchange a grin of triumph... cue trope. Supposedly inspired by director Billy Wilder trying to drive off the lot during a break in filming the scene.
10th Apr '16 12:20:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* Seen several times on the classic ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'':

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* Seen several times on the classic ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'':''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'':
10th Apr '16 12:20:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NeedfulThings'': Later called back, as one of the characters ends up next to the same house where the events of ''Cujo'' happened. Then she thinks she hears a dog growling. Then she thinks she sees glowing red eyes to match the growling. Then her car won't start. Then, as whatever it is starts moving towards her...[[spoiler:the car finally starts and she gets away. Phew.]]

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* ''NeedfulThings'': ''Literature/NeedfulThings'': Later called back, as one of the characters ends up next to the same house where the events of ''Cujo'' happened. Then she thinks she hears a dog growling. Then she thinks she sees glowing red eyes to match the growling. Then her car won't start. Then, as whatever it is starts moving towards her...[[spoiler:the car finally starts and she gets away. Phew.]]
10th Apr '16 11:00:14 AM manepony101
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* Ace Ventura's alleged car in ''Film/AceVenturaPetDetective'' in the beginning fail to start which lets the angry dirtbag man he took the missing dog from catch up to smash in his windshield and batter his car.
24th Feb '16 12:58:35 PM CrankCase
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* At the end of ''Film/TheStoningOfSorayaM'', when the journalist tries to flee the village, his car breaks down in the middle of the road. He managers to restart it JustInTime before the mob arrives.

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* At the end of ''Film/TheStoningOfSorayaM'', when the journalist tries to flee the village, his car breaks down in the middle of the road. He managers manages to restart it JustInTime before the mob arrives.
14th Feb '16 7:13:08 PM johnsmithxxi
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* Miss Brooks' AllegedCar in ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''. It's almost always in the shop. In fact, the number of episodes (on either radio and television) where she gets to drive her car can be counted on one hand; namely "Game At Clay City", "Who's Going Where", "Four Leaf Clover", "Brooks' New Car" and "Head of the State Board of Education".
25th Jan '16 1:27:46 PM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:259: And quite often, the feeling's mutual.]]

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[[caption-width-right:259: And quite Quite often, the feeling's mutual.]]



** "A Thing About Machines" features a man who hates machinery being murdered by his car>

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** "A Thing About Machines" features a man who hates machinery being murdered by his car>car, sort of a way for him to be HoistByHisOwnPetard.
4th Jan '16 2:36:46 AM AgProv
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* Creator/JohnCleese, known to be desperate for money after being cleaned out by a rapacious ex-wife, has now revamped the famous ''Series/FawltyTowers'' sketch (see page photo) as an advert for a firm of opticians. He returns to what he ''thinks'' is his stubborn car and begins thrashing it with a branch. Only he realises, too late, it's the police car parked up in front...
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