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27th Jul '17 3:49:14 PM Premonition45
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* DoubleSubverted in ''Film/{{Stripes}}'': John and Russell try to rescue their captured unit from a cell by blowing up the locked door with a bomb, which fails. Once [[GeneralFailure Captain Stillman]] [[NeverMyFault starts blaming them for the predicament they were now in]], Ox (who's inside the cell among the prisoners) decides he's had enough of Stillman's whining and charges towards him, but smashes open the door when Stillman steps out of his way.
14th Jun '17 10:25:05 AM Gigabic
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Nethack}}'', this is allowed but [[TruthInTelevision carries some risk]]. Prying open a chest with a bladed weapon could break the weapon; bashing it with a blunt weapon could destroy the contents. Even kicking a door risks [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou injuring your foot]] (and yes, [[YetAnotherStupidDeath it is entirely possible to die from kicking an overly-stubborn door down]]).

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Nethack}}'', this is allowed but [[TruthInTelevision carries some risk]]. Prying open a chest with a bladed weapon could break the weapon; weapon (Artifact weapons have a smaller chance of breaking, but do you really want to risk your Excalibur on this?); bashing it with a blunt weapon or kicking it could destroy the contents. Even kicking a Kicking doors is less risky, but you won't be able to close the door again in the event you see a tough monster. Kicking other dungeon features such as sinks, or more rarely trees, risks [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou injuring your foot]] foot or summoning hostile monsters]] as some of several possible effects, (and yes, [[YetAnotherStupidDeath it is entirely possible to die from kicking an overly-stubborn door down]]).a wall]]). Depending on your success at kicking the object or the injuries sustained, you may exercise or abuse your strength and/or dexterity stats as a side effect.
21st May '17 2:37:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Warehouse13'' Myka has no time to wait for Claudia to hack the lock again if they're going to rescue Pete, so she gives the computer lock a roundhouse kick.

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* In ''Warehouse13'' ''Series/Warehouse13'' Myka has no time to wait for Claudia to hack the lock again if they're going to rescue Pete, so she gives the computer lock a roundhouse kick.
29th Apr '17 9:02:54 AM Troperinik
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\n* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Kaeloo and Mr. Cat reach the door to [[spoiler: Olaf's lair]] in the second season finale, but find out that they need a password. Mr. Cat blasts the door open with a bazooka and makes a one-liner.
23rd Apr '17 7:35:54 AM TonyG
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* ''In Disney/TreasurePlanet,'' Silver's pirates are trying to cut through a door in a fairly uninspiring way. Silver gets frustrated, turns his cyborg arm into a cannon, and simply blows it open.

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* ''In Disney/TreasurePlanet,'' In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet,'' Silver's pirates are trying to cut through a door in a fairly uninspiring way. Silver gets frustrated, turns his cyborg arm into a cannon, and simply blows it open.


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* In ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', the mercenary team blows up the door to the throne room with dynamite, after which demolitions expert Vinnie says [[DeadpanSnarker "Knock, knock."]]
6th Apr '17 9:58:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** In "School Reunion":

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** In "School Reunion":"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]":



** In "Battlefield", an extremely literal version of this trope:

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** In "Battlefield", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", an extremely literal version of this trope:



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie Eight]] breaks down a heavy steel door to escape from a [[WakingUpInTheMorgue morgue]] shortly after regenerating. This terrifies the poor nightshift guy on the other side so badly he [[{{Fainting}} faints]], even though the Doctor is almost trembling in his shroud and generally giving every indication of being nearly as scared of him as vice versa.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie Eight]] breaks down a heavy steel door to escape from a [[WakingUpInTheMorgue [[WakingUpAtTheMorgue morgue]] shortly after regenerating. This terrifies the poor nightshift guy on the other side so badly he [[{{Fainting}} faints]], even though the Doctor is almost trembling in his shroud and generally giving every indication of being nearly as scared of him as vice versa.



* In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Something Borrowed," Jack Harkness kicks a door open because he thinks there's a murderous alien shapeshifter behind it (which turns out to just be Rhys's mother, and the shapeshifter is elsewhere).

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* In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Something Borrowed," "[[{{Recap/TorchwoodS2E9SomethingBorrowed}} Something Borrowed]]", Jack Harkness kicks a door open because he thinks there's a murderous alien shapeshifter behind it (which turns out to just be Rhys's mother, and the shapeshifter is elsewhere).



* Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'s habit of breaking down doors is lampshaded on a couple of occasions, such as when she breaks into the Magic Shop only to be told by Riley that [[WeHaveTheKeys he's got a master key]], or when Spike gripes at her habit of barging into his crypt whereas he [[MustBeInvited needs an invitation]]. Spoofed in "Grave" when Xander is seen hammering ineffectually at the type of crypt door Buffy breaks down on a regular basis.
** Giles gets one too, in the episode ''Fear, Itself'', when he and Anya are trying to rescue the Scoobies from a haunted house that has sealed itself shut:

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* Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'s habit of breaking down doors is lampshaded on a couple of occasions, such as when she breaks into the Magic Shop only to be told by Riley that [[WeHaveTheKeys he's got a master key]], or when Spike gripes at her habit of barging into his crypt whereas he [[MustBeInvited needs an invitation]]. Spoofed in "Grave" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E22Grave}} Grave]]" when Xander is seen hammering ineffectually at the type of crypt door Buffy breaks down on a regular basis.
** Giles gets one too, in the episode ''Fear, Itself'', "[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E4FearItself}} Fear Itself]]", when he and Anya are trying to rescue the Scoobies from a haunted house that has sealed itself shut:
31st Mar '17 1:23:19 PM Seraph
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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', both Sailor Moon and Sailor Jupiter have taken the simple and direct approach to opening locked doors on occasion, with an exploding moon tiara and a bolt of lightning respectively.
13th Feb '17 12:12:30 PM eroock
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-->-- '''Creator/JohnWayne''' after kicking down a door in ''Brannigan'' (1975).

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-->-- '''Creator/JohnWayne''' after kicking down a door in ''Brannigan'' (1975).
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7th Feb '17 3:50:56 PM Mitis
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* ''Fanfic/BrotherOnBoard'': S1lver shows no respect for locked doors in Chapter 34 and uses this trope a total of 4 times.
** First, [[spoiler:Miss Valentine]] smashes through the locked door of the patient room so Nami can escape.
** Second, Sabo tears open the locked doors of Wapol's armory in a fit of rage.
** Third, Zoro and Sanji help an emotionally exhausted Sabo by knocking down the frozen-over doors to Wapol's kitchen.
** Fourth, Nami gets Luffy to rip the locked doors off of Wapol's massive refrigerator.



* ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'': Nav tries this unsuccessfully. One of the Day Guard later almost breaks his leg by trying to kick down Nav's front door.



* Nav tries this in ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', which doesn't work. One of the Day Guard later almost breaks his leg by trying to kick down Nav's front door.
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Conis does this a couple of times to get through doors. It helps to be [[CuteBruiser 4 times stronger]] than a normal human.

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* Nav tries this in ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', which doesn't work. One of the Day Guard later almost breaks his leg by trying to kick down Nav's front door.
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'',
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Conis does this a couple of times to get through doors. It helps to be [[CuteBruiser 4 times stronger]] than a normal human.



** Both Sengoku and Garp lend their strength to breaking down the Gates of Justice.

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** Both Sengoku and Garp lend their strength to breaking down the Gates of Justice. Unfortunately for them, the gates are simply too massive and well-built for them to even come close to succeeding before the Straw Hats escape.



* Used in ''Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000'' when the hotshot SmartGuy tries to pick a lock on a small power box. TheVoiceless [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] steps in and abruptly snaps the door open with a knife.

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* ''Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000'': Used in ''Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000'' when the hotshot SmartGuy tries to pick a lock on a small power box. TheVoiceless [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] steps in and abruptly snaps the door open with a knife.



* ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. Inigo has Rugen on the run, but the Count eludes him briefly by running into a room and locking the door behind him. Inigo, in a full panic that Rugen might get away, starts running and ramming himself against the door, trying to break it down, and screaming for Fezzik to help him out. Fezzik calmly walks up, stops Inigo from hitting the door, and punches it off its hinges with one fist. Then calmly turns and walks away as Inigo resumes the chase.
* In the 2009 Guy Ritchie ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' adaptation, Holmes is fiddling with a lock when Watson kicks it in. Later Irene Adler pulls open a door to again find a Holmes fiddling with his lockpicks on the other side.

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. Inigo has Rugen on In ''Film/{{Red}}'' the run, but the Count eludes him briefly by running into protagonist points out that while a door to a CIA file room is protected by a state-of-the-art biometric lock, the surrounding wall was built by the lowest bidder. He simply kicks the wall and locking easily breaks through the door behind him. Inigo, in a full panic that Rugen might get away, starts running and ramming himself against the door, trying to break it down, and screaming for Fezzik to help him out. Fezzik calmly walks up, stops Inigo from hitting the door, and punches it off its hinges with one fist. Then calmly turns and walks away as Inigo resumes the chase.
shoddy drywall.
* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'': In the 2009 Guy Ritchie ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' adaptation, Holmes is fiddling with a lock when Watson kicks it in. Later Irene Adler pulls open a door to again find a Holmes fiddling with his lockpicks on the other side.



* In ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', Superman breaks into Lex Luthor's lair under Metropolis through the door.
-->'''Luthor:''' It's open, come on in. My attorney will be in touch with you about damage to the door. (turning) Otis, take the gentleman's cape.\\
'''(DeathGlare)'''\\
'''Otis:''' I don't think he wants me to, Mr. Luthor.



* In ''Film/{{Red}}'' the protagonist points out that while a door to a CIA file room is protected by a state-of-the-art biometric lock, the surrounding wall was built by the lowest bidder. He simply kicks the wall and easily breaks through the shoddy drywall.
* In ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', Superman breaks into Lex Luthor's lair under Metropolis through the door.
-->'''Luthor:''' It's open, come on in. My attorney will be in touch with you about damage to the door. (turning) Otis, take the gentleman's cape.\\
'''(DeathGlare)'''\\
'''Otis:''' I don't think he wants me to, Mr. Luthor.
* A very funny moment in the original version of ''Film/TheInLaws'' comes when one of the {{Mooks}} chasing Sheldon comes across an emergency exit. After trying to open it, and failing, he yells for a couple of seconds, catches his breath, calmly says, "This is an emergency," and busts down the door.
* Subverted for laughs in ''Film/TheNakedGun''. Officer Nordberg tries to kick down a door, but instead he kicks a hole in the door and gets his foot stuck, which also tips off the criminals on the other side of the door.

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* In ''Film/{{Red}}'' the protagonist points out that while a door to a CIA file room is protected by a state-of-the-art biometric lock, the surrounding wall was built by the lowest bidder. He simply kicks the wall and easily breaks through the shoddy drywall.
* In ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', Superman breaks into Lex Luthor's lair under Metropolis through the door.
-->'''Luthor:''' It's open, come on in. My attorney will be in touch with you about damage to the door. (turning) Otis, take the gentleman's cape.\\
'''(DeathGlare)'''\\
'''Otis:''' I don't think he wants me to, Mr. Luthor.
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''Film/TheInLaws'': A very funny moment comes in the original version of ''Film/TheInLaws'' comes when one of the {{Mooks}} chasing Sheldon comes across an emergency exit. After trying to open it, and failing, he yells for a couple of seconds, catches his breath, calmly says, "This is an emergency," and busts down the door.
* Subverted for laughs in ''Film/TheNakedGun''. ''Film/TheNakedGun'': [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] and PlayedForLaughs: Officer Nordberg tries to kick down a door, but instead he kicks a hole in the door and gets his foot stuck, which also tips off the criminals on the other side of the door.door.
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': At the film's climax, Inigo has Rugen on the run, but the Count eludes him briefly by running into a room and locking the door behind him. Inigo, in a full panic that Rugen might get away, starts running and ramming himself against the door, trying to break it down, and screaming for Fezzik to help him out. Fezzik calmly walks up, stops Inigo from hitting the door, and punches it off its hinges with one fist. Then calmly turns and walks away as Inigo resumes the chase.
9th Dec '16 9:23:30 PM iroanxi
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