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1st Feb '16 10:42:36 AM FF32
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* A Nixon mask, along with a [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] mask, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush George W. Bush]] mask and [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] mask, is an unlockable cosmetic item in ''[[PAYDAYTheHeist PAYDAY: The Heist]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''. There's also another set of four masks in the latter game with interesting variation of this trope, specifically a set of masks based on [[Usefulnotes/GeorgeWashington George Washington]], [[Usefulnotes/AbrahamLincoln Abraham Lincoln]], [[Usefulnotes/UlyssesSGrant Ulysses S. Grant]], and [[Usefulnotes/BenjaminFranklin Benjamin Franklin]], with green and white color schemes meant to echo the appearance of US banknotes.

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* A Nixon mask, along with a [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] mask, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush George W. Bush]] mask and [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] mask, is an unlockable cosmetic item in ''[[PAYDAYTheHeist PAYDAY: The Heist]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''. There's also another set of four masks in the latter game with interesting variation of this trope, specifically a set of masks based on [[Usefulnotes/GeorgeWashington George Washington]], [[Usefulnotes/AbrahamLincoln Abraham Lincoln]], [[Usefulnotes/UlyssesSGrant Ulysses S. Grant]], and [[Usefulnotes/BenjaminFranklin [[Creator/BenjaminFranklin Benjamin Franklin]], with green and white color schemes meant to echo the appearance of US banknotes.
6th Jan '16 7:26:42 AM StFan
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* John Enos wears a Nixon mask once in ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'' to help introduce a series of clips of criminals wearing incredibly stupid "masks" (one of them uses his hands to cover his face, making them pretty useless for the actual robbery).

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* John Enos wears a Nixon mask once in ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'' ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' to help introduce a series of clips of criminals wearing incredibly stupid "masks" (one of them uses his hands to cover his face, making them pretty useless for the actual robbery).



'''Surfer:''' Cool! Hey, thanks for getting us into China and everything! ''(does the V sign)''

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'''Surfer:''' Cool! Hey, thanks for getting us into China and everything! ''(does (''does the V sign)''sign'')



30th Dec '15 3:16:20 AM jormis29
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* Used by a group of convenience store robbers as a throw-away gag in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''. Note that this group predates ''Film/PointBreak'' (see below) by a full five years.

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* Used by a group of convenience store robbers as a throw-away gag in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''. Note that this group predates ''Film/PointBreak'' ''Film/PointBreak1991'' (see below) by a full five years.



* ''Film/PointBreak'' (1991) is perhaps the canonical example, with its team of bank robbers each donning a mask of a former president (they identify themselves as the "Ex-Presidents" and declare that [[TakeThat they already robbed us when they were in office, so why not do it again now?]]), making it almost required for future criminal-themed media to reference it.

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* ''Film/PointBreak'' (1991) is perhaps the canonical example, with ''Film/PointBreak1991'' has its team of bank robbers each donning a mask of a former president (they identify themselves as the "Ex-Presidents" and declare that [[TakeThat they already robbed us when they were in office, so why not do it again now?]]), making it almost required for future criminal-themed media to reference it.
21st Sep '15 11:24:25 AM StFan
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* The Nun in ''{{Fell}}''.

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* The Nun in ''{{Fell}}''.''ComicBook/{{Fell}}''.
13th Aug '15 6:09:47 AM WoodyAlienCubed
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* Parodied as well in the Italian movie ''Tre uomini e una gamba'', where the main characters put on masks of former Italian presidents during an attempted robbery.
30th Jul '15 7:16:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hustler Kid wears one for Halloween in ''RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''

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* Hustler Kid wears one for Halloween in ''RecessTakingTheFifthGrade'' ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''
26th Jul '15 6:07:25 AM megarotic
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-->'''Bank-robber wearing Nixon mask:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmjMa2hLXpc I'm not a crook]].

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-->'''Bank-robber wearing Nixon mask:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmjMa2hLXpc I'm not a crook]].crook]]!
7th May '15 7:58:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Best Seller'' (1987) opens with the robbery of a police evidence room in 1972. The robbers are not only wearing Nixon masks, they're driving a van [[HiddenInPlainSight fitted with loudspeakers broadcasting political slogans for his Presidential re-election]].
* The criminal in the B-Movie ''House on Highway 5'' uses it as his scary mask of choice. It's actually kind of effective.
* ''The Ice Storm'': Wendy Hood (as played by Creator/ChristinaRicci) wears one while seducing her neighbor in a prime case of FetishRetardant.
* The body in ''Men at Work'' is found wearing a Nixon mask.
* A recreation of the Watergate break in the Spike Lee film ''SheHateMe'' has the perpetrators wearing the masks.
* Worn by one of the cheeleaders in ''SugarAndSpice'', in contrast to her partners in crime: she didn't want to go along with their heist at first, but later she changed her mind - however, there wasn't a matching costume for her, so she had to make do with a Nixon mask, suit and tie.

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* ''Best Seller'' ''Film/BestSeller'' (1987) opens with the robbery of a police evidence room in 1972. The robbers are not only wearing Nixon masks, they're driving a van [[HiddenInPlainSight fitted with loudspeakers broadcasting political slogans for his Presidential re-election]].
* The criminal in the B-Movie ''House on Highway 5'' ''Film/HouseOnHighway5'' uses it as his scary mask of choice. It's actually kind of effective.
* ''The Ice Storm'': ''Film/TheIceStorm'': Wendy Hood (as played by Creator/ChristinaRicci) wears one while seducing her neighbor in a prime case of FetishRetardant.
* The body in ''Men at Work'' ''Film/MenAtWork'' is found wearing a Nixon mask.
* A recreation of the Watergate break in the Spike Lee film ''SheHateMe'' ''Film/SheHateMe'' has the perpetrators wearing the masks.
* Worn by one of the cheeleaders in ''SugarAndSpice'', ''Film/SugarAndSpice'', in contrast to her partners in crime: she didn't want to go along with their heist at first, but later she changed her mind - however, there wasn't a matching costume for her, so she had to make do with a Nixon mask, suit and tie.
3rd Mar '15 10:21:54 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'': One episode features a villain impersonating the ghost of UsefulNotes/WilliamHowardTaft to scare the President away. After being unmasked, he says that he chose President Taft because, as the largest President in history, he'd make an impressive ghost and the costume shop was out of [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] masks.
24th Jan '15 4:44:03 PM Codefreak5
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* A Nixon mask, along with a [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] mask, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush George W. Bush]] mask and [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] mask, is an unlockable cosmetic item in ''VideoGame/{{Payday 2}}''. There's also another set of four masks with interesting variation of this trope, specifically a set of masks based on [[Usefulnotes/GeorgeWashington George Washington]], [[Usefulnotes/AbrahamLincoln Abraham Lincoln]], [[Usefulnotes/UlyssesSGrant Ulysses S. Grant]], and [[Usefulnotes/BenjaminFranklin Benjamin Franklin]] with green and white color schemes meant to echo the appearance of US banknotes.

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* A Nixon mask, along with a [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] mask, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush George W. Bush]] mask and [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] mask, is an unlockable cosmetic item in ''VideoGame/{{Payday ''[[PAYDAYTheHeist PAYDAY: The Heist]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''. There's also another set of four masks in the latter game with interesting variation of this trope, specifically a set of masks based on [[Usefulnotes/GeorgeWashington George Washington]], [[Usefulnotes/AbrahamLincoln Abraham Lincoln]], [[Usefulnotes/UlyssesSGrant Ulysses S. Grant]], and [[Usefulnotes/BenjaminFranklin Benjamin Franklin]] Franklin]], with green and white color schemes meant to echo the appearance of US banknotes.
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