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22nd Jan '17 12:58:23 AM JackG
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* The TitleSequence of ''The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo'' has TheSheriff doing a one-man PowerWalk between his deputies who are lined up on either side with their squad cars. Unfortunately it becomes a FailedAttemptAtDrama when the deputies [[HollywoodPoliceDrivingAcademy crash into each other after Lobo orders them to drive off]].
6th Jan '17 4:21:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* Aaron Sorkin (and later John Wells) abused it a bit in ''TheWestWing''. Sorkin's iconic shot of President Bartlet's RedemptionInTheRain in "Two Cathedrals" is immediately followed by the Senior Staff power-walking to the motorcade, and then into the State Department, set to the Dire Straits song "Brothers in Arms".

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* Aaron Sorkin (and later John Wells) abused it a bit in ''TheWestWing''.''Series/TheWestWing''. Sorkin's iconic shot of President Bartlet's RedemptionInTheRain in "Two Cathedrals" is immediately followed by the Senior Staff power-walking to the motorcade, and then into the State Department, set to the Dire Straits song "Brothers in Arms".



* Parodied in ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' episode "Launchtime." The penguins power-walk on the way to their rocket ship with dramatic music playing. Then Skipper says: "Well, we'll never get to the moon at this rate. Let's pick up the pace." They speed up.

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* Parodied in ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' episode "Launchtime." The penguins power-walk on the way to their rocket ship with dramatic music playing. Then Skipper says: "Well, we'll never get to the moon at this rate. Let's pick up the pace." They speed up.
6th Jan '17 4:20:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* Done twice in ''Film/ThisIsEngland''. The first time is very light-spirited, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming highlighting Shaun's acceptance into Woody's gang of skinheads.]] This was in [[TheEighties the '80s]], just before neo-Nazism and racism infiltrated the skinhead movement. The second time is much darker in tone, when Shaun [[spoiler: joins Combo's gang of skinheads, who are much more violent and racist than Woody's.]]

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* Done twice in ''Film/ThisIsEngland''. The first time is very light-spirited, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming highlighting Shaun's acceptance into Woody's gang of skinheads.]] skinheads. This was in [[TheEighties the '80s]], just before neo-Nazism and racism infiltrated the skinhead movement. The second time is much darker in tone, when Shaun [[spoiler: joins Combo's gang of skinheads, who are much more violent and racist than Woody's.]]



** Lex does his own Power Walk through 33.1 in Season 6's "Subterranean" after imprisoning a mutant there, dooming him to life as a lab rat. Lex strides unremorsefully down a hallway to leave as AFI's [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Prelude 12/21"]] plays in the background. All the while, prisoners stretch out their hands to try and grab their captor, but cannot reach him. Lex, unfazed, continues his exit calmly. This scene underlined just how far to the dark side Lex had fallen.

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** Lex does his own Power Walk through 33.1 in Season 6's "Subterranean" after imprisoning a mutant there, dooming him to life as a lab rat. Lex strides unremorsefully down a hallway to leave as AFI's [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Prelude 12/21"]] 12/21" plays in the background. All the while, prisoners stretch out their hands to try and grab their captor, but cannot reach him. Lex, unfazed, continues his exit calmly. This scene underlined just how far to the dark side Lex had fallen.
6th Jan '17 4:20:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* Seen in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Justice" where the proto-Franchise/{{Justice League of|America}} Clark Kent, ComicBook/GreenArrow, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, [[Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} Cyborg]] and [[ComicBook/TheFlash Bart Allen]] do the power walk away from one of Lex Luthor's secret bases. Complete with the slo-mo, the explosions in the background, dramatic music and a dramatic double close-up -- starting off with a shot of all 5, zooming in to show the middle 3 (with a sound effect cue), then repeating to zoom in on Clark alone.

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Seen in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Justice" where the proto-Franchise/{{Justice League of|America}} Clark Kent, ComicBook/GreenArrow, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, [[Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} Cyborg]] and [[ComicBook/TheFlash Bart Allen]] do the power walk away from one of Lex Luthor's secret bases. Complete with the slo-mo, the explosions in the background, dramatic music and a dramatic double close-up -- starting off with a shot of all 5, zooming in to show the middle 3 (with a sound effect cue), then repeating to zoom in on Clark alone.
6th Jan '17 4:19:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in the live-action movie of ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool''. The pre-finale PowerWalk is intercut with trucking shots of the actors simply walking in place. Taken to a ridiculous level in the opening of the anime, which has two groups of students walking right through, among other things, ''a tank''.

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* Parodied in the live-action movie of ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool''. The pre-finale PowerWalk power walk is intercut with trucking shots of the actors simply walking in place. Taken to a ridiculous level in the opening of the anime, which has two groups of students walking right through, among other things, ''a tank''.



* Played with on the [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100820063841/marveldatabase/images/c/c5/X-Men_Pixie_Strikes_Back_Vol_1_1.jpg cover]] to the first issue of the ''ComicBook/XMen'': ''[[ADayInTheLimelight Pixie Strikes Back]]'' miniseries. All the other girls on the cover (Blindfold, X-23, Mercury and Armor) have the standard determined expression of a normal PowerWalk. Pixie, by contrast, is smiling happily and her head is turned to one side sort of jauntily.

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* Played with on the [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100820063841/marveldatabase/images/c/c5/X-Men_Pixie_Strikes_Back_Vol_1_1.jpg cover]] to the first issue of the ''ComicBook/XMen'': ''[[ADayInTheLimelight Pixie Strikes Back]]'' miniseries. All the other girls on the cover (Blindfold, X-23, Mercury and Armor) have the standard determined expression of a normal PowerWalk.power walk. Pixie, by contrast, is smiling happily and her head is turned to one side sort of jauntily.



* Averted (at least in part) in the film ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. The end credits roll features Team Banzai gathering together ([[spoiler:even the member who died during the film]]) and marching in unison to the peppy "Team Banzai March". Not a true PowerWalk in that the team walks across the screen from right to left, there is not a dramatic shot of the team walking towards the camera, much of the sequence focuses in on individual members of Team Banzai, and the tempo of the entire sequence is a bit too peppy to be as dramatic as a PowerWalk should be. Hell, several members of Team Banzai start spontaneously ''dancing,'' including Buckaroo himself.

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* Averted (at least in part) in the film ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. The end credits roll features Team Banzai gathering together ([[spoiler:even the member who died during the film]]) and marching in unison to the peppy "Team Banzai March". Not a true PowerWalk power walk in that the team walks across the screen from right to left, there is not a dramatic shot of the team walking towards the camera, much of the sequence focuses in on individual members of Team Banzai, and the tempo of the entire sequence is a bit too peppy to be as dramatic as a PowerWalk power walk should be. Hell, several members of Team Banzai start spontaneously ''dancing,'' including Buckaroo himself.



* ''Film/TheRightStuff''. This is probably the single most-parodied (or ripped off) PowerWalk ever.

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* ''Film/TheRightStuff''. This is probably the single most-parodied (or ripped off) PowerWalk power wlk ever.



*** Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Deep Space Homer". When Homer gets close up during his PowerWalk and sees the shuttle, he gets cold feet and runs all the way back down the hall (...out of the building, and across the street) to call his wife.

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*** Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Deep Space Homer". When Homer gets close up during his PowerWalk power walk and sees the shuttle, he gets cold feet and runs all the way back down the hall (...out of the building, and across the street) to call his wife.



*** ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', does a CallBack to its chronological successor's PowerWalk, this time, appropriately, in the eyes of a child monster.

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*** ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', does a CallBack to its chronological successor's PowerWalk, power walk, this time, appropriately, in the eyes of a child monster.



* ''Film/BubbaHoTep'' (2002). Once Elvis and Jack (as in JFK) decide to challenge the titular soul-sucking monster, they do a PowerWalk of sorts through the corridor of their rest home. Kinda. Elvis needs a walker, and Jack rides a powered wheelchair. But it's still badass.

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* ''Film/BubbaHoTep'' (2002). Once Elvis and Jack (as in JFK) decide to challenge the titular soul-sucking monster, they do a PowerWalk power walk of sorts through the corridor of their rest home. Kinda. Elvis needs a walker, and Jack rides a powered wheelchair. But it's still badass.



* An exceptionally moving PowerWalk occurs just before the USA/Soviet Union match in ''Miracle'', depicting the 1980 Olympic "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_on_Ice Miracle on Ice]]", as the underdog US team leaves their locker room and heads to the ice, where they will face off the greatest hockey team on Earth.

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* An exceptionally moving PowerWalk power walk occurs just before the USA/Soviet Union match in ''Miracle'', depicting the 1980 Olympic "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_on_Ice Miracle on Ice]]", as the underdog US team leaves their locker room and heads to the ice, where they will face off the greatest hockey team on Earth.



* In ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'', Colossus, Warhead and Deadpool do this to the sound of [[Music/{{DMX}} "X Gon' Give it To Ya"]] before the final showdown. It's parodied in that Negasonic Teenage Warhead ends up noticing Deadpool forgot his gun cache, causing the PowerWalk to abruptly stop as Deadpool tries to retrieve it. After giving up on it, Deadpool ''resumes'' the PowerWalk from the point it left off.

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* In ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'', Colossus, Warhead and Deadpool do this to the sound of [[Music/{{DMX}} "X Gon' Give it To Ya"]] before the final showdown. It's parodied in that Negasonic Teenage Warhead ends up noticing Deadpool forgot his gun cache, causing the PowerWalk power walk to abruptly stop as Deadpool tries to retrieve it. After giving up on it, Deadpool ''resumes'' the PowerWalk power walk from the point it left off.



* Seen in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Justice" where the proto-Franchise/{{Justice League of|America}} Clark Kent, ComicBook/GreenArrow, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, [[Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} Cyborg]] and [[ComicBook/TheFlash Bart Allen]] do the PowerWalk away from one of Lex Luthor's secret bases. Complete with the slo-mo, the explosions in the background, dramatic music and a dramatic double close-up -- starting off with a shot of all 5, zooming in to show the middle 3 (with a sound effect cue), then repeating to zoom in on Clark alone.

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* Seen in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Justice" where the proto-Franchise/{{Justice League of|America}} Clark Kent, ComicBook/GreenArrow, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, [[Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} Cyborg]] and [[ComicBook/TheFlash Bart Allen]] do the PowerWalk power walk away from one of Lex Luthor's secret bases. Complete with the slo-mo, the explosions in the background, dramatic music and a dramatic double close-up -- starting off with a shot of all 5, zooming in to show the middle 3 (with a sound effect cue), then repeating to zoom in on Clark alone.



** Worth mentioning that House does a PowerWalk [[HandicappedBadass ''with a cane'']].

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** Worth mentioning that House does a PowerWalk power walk [[HandicappedBadass ''with a cane'']].



** In another, "Dad," the cast {{Powerwalk}} out of a hospital with a [[http://www.buffyworld.com/angel/season3/vidcaps/dad/s3e10tagu.shtml baby carriage]].
** In yet another, "Disharmony," Angel, Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn PowerWalk with deadly seriousness on their way to confront a vampire cult leader. The camera starts with a group shot, then focuses on each of their intense expressions in turn, suddenly revealing Cordelia's ditzy friend-cum-vampire Harmony skipping along beside them.

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** In another, "Dad," the cast {{Powerwalk}} power walk out of a hospital with a [[http://www.buffyworld.com/angel/season3/vidcaps/dad/s3e10tagu.shtml baby carriage]].
** In yet another, "Disharmony," Angel, Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn PowerWalk power walk with deadly seriousness on their way to confront a vampire cult leader. The camera starts with a group shot, then focuses on each of their intense expressions in turn, suddenly revealing Cordelia's ditzy friend-cum-vampire Harmony skipping along beside them.



* Happened often on ''Series/TheATeam'', usually with a slight edge of parody because of [[CrazyAwesome Murdock]]. For example, when he was being the Range Rider and wearing a ridiculous paper mask and six-shooters. While doing the PowerWalk.

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* Happened often on ''Series/TheATeam'', usually with a slight edge of parody because of [[CrazyAwesome Murdock]]. For example, when he was being the Range Rider and wearing a ridiculous paper mask and six-shooters. While doing the PowerWalk.power walk.



* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Pretenders", HeroicWannabe Walter Dang enthuses that [[WeHelpTheHelpless John Reese and his friends]] are like superheroes. Reese denies this with some irritation, whereupon Shaw and Fusco pull up in {{Cool Car}}s and do a SlowMotion PowerWalk.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Pretenders", HeroicWannabe Walter Dang enthuses that [[WeHelpTheHelpless John Reese and his friends]] are like superheroes. Reese denies this with some irritation, whereupon Shaw and Fusco pull up in {{Cool Car}}s and do a SlowMotion PowerWalk.power walk.



** VinceMcMahon's Powerwalk is his trademark.

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** VinceMcMahon's Powerwalk powerwalk is his trademark.



** The beginning of Act 5 of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' has Snake, Meryl, Johnny Sasaki, and Otacon doing one before they attempt to board Outer Haven. The twist here is that Snake is lagging behind the others due to his physical injuries, and Otacon is walking next to him out of dedication, where the original PowerWalk in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' had Otacon and Snake at the front.

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** The beginning of Act 5 of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' has Snake, Meryl, Johnny Sasaki, and Otacon doing one before they attempt to board Outer Haven. The twist here is that Snake is lagging behind the others due to his physical injuries, and Otacon is walking next to him out of dedication, where the original PowerWalk power walk in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' had Otacon and Snake at the front.
6th Jan '17 4:17:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheNuttyProfessor II'' has the Klumps walking in this fashion as they head to the all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant.

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* ''TheNuttyProfessor ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor II'' has the Klumps walking in this fashion as they head to the all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant.
31st Dec '16 4:57:11 AM johnnye
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* An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqJnA5HoW1w episode]] of the BBC's ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' parodied the Power Walk, with the leading men strutting slowly down the sidewalk in dark suits, narrow ties, and sunglasses, to be brought to a screeching halt by their girlfriends saying, "Stop playing ''Film/ReservoirDogs''!"
** Doubly parodied, really, because the characters are ''actually walking in slow motion''.
** The ''Reservoir Dogs'' parody is intensified by the fact that they're all in black suits for a funeral (in contrast to their casual dress in most of the show), two of them are smoking (the only time they are seen smoking in the entire four seasons if the show), and the Reservoir Dogs opening credits song plays over the top. Susan shouting, "Stop playing ''Reservoir Dogs''!" is a classic lampshading moment, too.

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* An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqJnA5HoW1w episode]] of the BBC's ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' parodied the Power Walk, with the leading men strutting slowly down the sidewalk in dark suits, narrow ties, and sunglasses, to be brought to a screeching halt by their girlfriends saying, "Stop playing ''Film/ReservoirDogs''!"
** Doubly parodied, really,
sunglasses... because the characters are they're going to a funeral. It's only when Sally tells them to hurry up that we see they're ''actually walking in slow motion''.
** The ''Reservoir Dogs'' parody is intensified by the fact that they're all in black suits for a funeral (in contrast to their casual dress in most of the show), two of them are smoking (the only time they are seen smoking in the entire four seasons if the show), and the Reservoir Dogs opening credits song plays over the top.
motion'', at which point Susan shouting, "Stop playing ''Reservoir Dogs''!" is a classic lampshading moment, too.tells them to "[[LampshadeHanging stop playing]] ''Film/ReservoirDogs''!"
8th Dec '16 1:32:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' (1993). The Earps with Doc Holliday walking towards the O.K. Corral to confront the cowboys. The image of Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/SamElliott, Creator/KurtRussell, and Creator/BillPaxton in [[BadAssLongcoat Bad Ass Longcoats]] has been used in posters and video covers for the film. It even replays a more BadAss version of the walk during the end credits. Since the Earp crew [[TruthInTelevision really did walk halfway across town]] to confront the Clanton crew, ''every'' movie featuring the O.K. Corral includes such a scene.

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* ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' (1993). The Earps with Doc Holliday walking towards the O.K. Corral to confront the cowboys. The image of Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/SamElliott, Creator/KurtRussell, and Creator/BillPaxton in [[BadAssLongcoat Bad Ass Longcoats]] has been used in posters and video covers for the film. It even replays a more BadAss badass version of the walk during the end credits. Since the Earp crew [[TruthInTelevision really did walk halfway across town]] to confront the Clanton crew, ''every'' movie featuring the O.K. Corral includes such a scene.
2nd Dec '16 2:43:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Akemi [[TookALevelInBadass Homura]] does this [[spoiler:''[[RuleOfCool while the universe is being rewound]]'' after she failed to save Madoka [[GroundhogDayLoop in the previous time line]]]]. Her internal monologue make it even more {{Badass}}.

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Akemi [[TookALevelInBadass Homura]] does this [[spoiler:''[[RuleOfCool while the universe is being rewound]]'' after she failed to save Madoka [[GroundhogDayLoop in the previous time line]]]]. Her internal monologue make it even more {{Badass}}.badass.
29th Nov '16 8:41:00 PM mrincodi
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fourth_Estate_(painting) The Fourth Estate]], a famous picture painted by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo in 1901, originally entitled The Path of Workers.
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