History Main / NotSoFakePropWeapon

13th Oct '17 12:05:58 PM MetaFour
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* ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' has Creator/BillMurray's character firing what he thinks is a prop gun.

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* ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' has Creator/BillMurray's character firing what In ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'', Wallace gets embroiled in a political assassination plot, [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame but thinks it's all experimental, interactive theatre]]. Plenty of BlackComedy comes from him casually threatening people with a real gun which he thinks is just a prop gun.prop. He actually does shoot a wall and a phone, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint and mistakes the bullet holes for really good special effects]].
13th Oct '17 11:49:44 AM MetaFour
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had a similar case, where an actor in a web video series is shot for real while filming an episode. The police investigate how the blanks could have been replaced with real bullets, and who would have done it. It turns out the gun really was loaded with blanks, and the death was just from poor gun safety: no one in the studio realized that blanks can still be deadly from that close.
17th Sep '17 7:20:55 AM jormis29
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* ''Radio/NewAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'': In "The Adventure of the Notorious Canary Trainer", a criminal plans to fake his suicide so he can disappear. However, his partner double-crosses him and replaces the blanks in his revolver with real bullets.

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* ''Radio/NewAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'': ''Radio/TheNewAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'': In "The Adventure of the Notorious Canary Trainer", a criminal plans to fake his suicide so he can disappear. However, his partner double-crosses him and replaces the blanks in his revolver with real bullets.
17th Sep '17 7:12:54 AM jormis29
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* ''The New Adventures of SherlockHolmes'': In "The Adventure of the Notorious Canary Trainer", a criminal plans to fake his suicide so he can disappear. However, his partner double-crosses him and replaces the blanks in his revolver with real bullets.

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* ''The New Adventures of SherlockHolmes'': ''Radio/NewAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'': In "The Adventure of the Notorious Canary Trainer", a criminal plans to fake his suicide so he can disappear. However, his partner double-crosses him and replaces the blanks in his revolver with real bullets.
19th Aug '17 1:49:30 AM Korodzik
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* The Polish book ''Dwie "Kobry"''. A character in a TV show is supposed to be killed by a faulty electrical socket, but someone had the socket secretly connected to the electrical grid and the actor is actually electrocuted.

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* The Polish book ''Dwie "Kobry"''. A character in a live TV show production is supposed to be killed by a faulty electrical socket, but someone had the socket secretly connected to the electrical grid and the actor is actually electrocuted.


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* In ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber'', at the end of the mission "Final Cut" an actor playing a serial killer is peppered with shots by the actress playing his victim. It's then heavily implied that the gun was real (somehow) and the actor has really died, as he doesn't get up once the filming finishes.
30th Jun '17 2:29:06 AM yisfidri
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* While performing a suicide scene in a production of ''Mary Stuart'' by Friedrich Schiller in Vienna, [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/dec/11/actor-slits-throat actor Daniel Hoevels]] accidentally slit his own neck, as the theatre company's order for the originally sharp knife to be dulled for the stage was overlooked; it is unknown whether this was negligence or a conspiracy. The wound was almost fatal, but Hoevels quickly returned to the stage after an emergency treatment in the hospital.
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16th Jun '17 10:53:28 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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For the accidental version of this, please see FatalMethodActing.

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SubTrope of AccidentalMurder. For the accidental version of this, please see FatalMethodActing.
24th May '17 6:40:50 AM ShinyAegislash
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* Subverted again in the second case of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneySpiritOfJusice''. The prosecution's case is that the defendant murdered the victim with a real sword that had been swapped with a prop one. That turns out to not be the case.

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* Subverted again in the second case of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneySpiritOfJusice''.''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. The prosecution's case is that the defendant murdered the victim with a real sword that had been swapped with a prop one. That turns out to not be the case.
21st May '17 3:02:17 AM Synchronicity
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* Subverted again in the second case of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneySpiritOfJusice''. The prosecution's case is that the defendant murdered the victim with a real sword that had been swapped with a prop one. That turns out to not be the case.
1st Mar '17 7:34:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''There Was an Old Woman'' by ElleryQueen, one man challenges his brother to a pistol duel, so friends replace all the bullets with blanks, but somebody else puts bullets back in the gun before the duel.

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* In ''There Was an Old Woman'' by ElleryQueen, Creator/ElleryQueen, one man challenges his brother to a pistol duel, so friends replace all the bullets with blanks, but somebody else puts bullets back in the gun before the duel.
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