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22nd May '18 8:06:22 AM TompaDompa
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* Film/JamesBond is exchanged for Zhao in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''.
* Sergio Leone's ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.



* In the Creator/JohnWayne film ''Film/RioBravo'', the heroes captured the brother of a bandit leader before the start of the movie, and the plot is driven by the bandit's schemes to rescue his brother before the US Marshall arrives. One such plot involves kidnapping a sheriff's deputy and trading him for the brother. Unusually for this trope, we never get any indication of whether or not the villains intend to play fair, as it's the heroes that play dirty and go in with every intention of leaving with both prisoners.



* In ''Film/SnowDay'', Wayne is being held hostage by Snowplow Man. Meanwhile, the protagonists have Trudy, Snowplow Man's right-hand raven.
* ''Film/TheEvilThatMenDo''. Holland has been hired to kill TortureTechnician Molloch. He plans to lure Molloch out into the open by kidnapping his [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes sister Claire]], ostensibly for ransom. Molloch then gets his hands on the daughter of Holland's partner, and suggests a PrisonerExchange instead. The problem is Claire is already dead, accidentally shot during the kidnapping.


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* In ''Film/DesHommesEtDesDieux'', [[spoiler:the group that kidnaps the monks demands the release of some of their members by the French authorities in return for the safe release of the monks. It never comes to pass, and the monks are killed.]]
* Film/JamesBond is exchanged for Zhao in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''.
* ''Film/TheEvilThatMenDo''. Holland has been hired to kill TortureTechnician Molloch. He plans to lure Molloch out into the open by kidnapping his [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes sister Claire]], ostensibly for ransom. Molloch then gets his hands on the daughter of Holland's partner, and suggests a PrisonerExchange instead. The problem is Claire is already dead, accidentally shot during the kidnapping.
* Sergio Leone's ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.
* In the Creator/JohnWayne film ''Film/RioBravo'', the heroes captured the brother of a bandit leader before the start of the movie, and the plot is driven by the bandit's schemes to rescue his brother before the US Marshall arrives. One such plot involves kidnapping a sheriff's deputy and trading him for the brother. Unusually for this trope, we never get any indication of whether or not the villains intend to play fair, as it's the heroes that play dirty and go in with every intention of leaving with both prisoners.
* In ''Film/SnowDay'', Wayne is being held hostage by Snowplow Man. Meanwhile, the protagonists have Trudy, Snowplow Man's right-hand raven.
22nd Mar '18 2:16:50 PM AHI-3000
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* In 2011, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilad_Shalit_prisoner_exchange Israel and Hamas agreed to a massive prisoner swap]]. In exchange for a ''single'' Israeli soldier who was abducted by Hamas, Israel released ''1,027'' prisoners (mostly Palestinian insurgents who were held in Israeli jails).



17th Feb '18 11:36:00 AM LinguaViva
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* In the German film ''Film/{{Canaris}}'', UsefulNotes/{{Abwehr}} agent Althoff blows his cover while spying in France shortly before World War II, but is quickly returned home in exchange for a French spy who was caught in Germany.
17th Dec '17 2:21:22 PM urielzet
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* Near the end of Jason Matthews's ''Literature/RedSparrow'', [[spoiler:Korchnoi is discovered as the SVR mole while Dominika is hidden by the CIA in Athens. A deal is struck so that Dominika would be returned to Moscow in exchange for Korchnoi's transfer to the West. The novel ends with Dominika returning to Russia safely, while the Americans are left with Korchnoi's body after he was assassinated just as he was about to make it across the bridge where the exchange occurred]].
16th Dec '17 4:23:46 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheEvilThatMenDo''. Holland has been hired to kill TortureTechnician Molloch. He plans to lure Molloch out into the open by kidnapping his [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes sister Claire]], ostensibly for ransom. Molloch then gets his hands on the daughter of Holland's partner, and suggests a PrisonerExchange instead. The problem is Claire is already dead, accidentally shot during the kidnapping.
12th Sep '17 5:58:27 AM jormis29
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* in a more hostage for macguffin girl way, Farworld sees the dark circle kidnap Dew in order to trade her for Kyja, who is a 'guest' of the water elementals.

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* in a more hostage for macguffin girl way, Farworld ''Literature/{{Farworld}}'' sees the dark circle kidnap Dew in order to trade her for Kyja, who is a 'guest' of the water elementals.
15th Jul '17 9:55:17 AM nombretomado
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* Done ''en masse'' during the days of WoodenShipsAndIronMen where there were regular truce ships going back and forth carrying prisoners. The two sides kept regular tabs on each other's debit and credit. Sometimes this would break down mid-war, for instance when one side decided that the enemy was running out of manpower and needed to be squeezed harder. Like other such customs, aspects of this hung on as late as WorldWarII, though it was mostly disabled prisoners who were exchanged.

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* Done ''en masse'' during the days of WoodenShipsAndIronMen where there were regular truce ships going back and forth carrying prisoners. The two sides kept regular tabs on each other's debit and credit. Sometimes this would break down mid-war, for instance when one side decided that the enemy was running out of manpower and needed to be squeezed harder. Like other such customs, aspects of this hung on as late as WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, though it was mostly disabled prisoners who were exchanged.
21st May '17 5:21:18 PM nombretomado
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* WereAlive has a case where "both sides try to screw each other" when Saul tries to coax the Mallers into exchanging [[spoiler: Lizzy]] by offering to kidnap and hand over Pegs. But when the exchange goes down the Tower folk are using Riley as a decoy and planning to ambush the Mallers, who are also using a decoy [[spoiler: who they promptly shoot to cause confusion]] and planning an ambush, [[spoiler:so they can attack the Tower while its best fighters are at the exchange.]]

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* WereAlive ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'' has a case where "both sides try to screw each other" when Saul tries to coax the Mallers into exchanging [[spoiler: Lizzy]] by offering to kidnap and hand over Pegs. But when the exchange goes down the Tower folk are using Riley as a decoy and planning to ambush the Mallers, who are also using a decoy [[spoiler: who they promptly shoot to cause confusion]] and planning an ambush, [[spoiler:so they can attack the Tower while its best fighters are at the exchange.]]
9th May '17 7:08:54 PM GentlemensDame883
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* At the end of Creator/DaleBrown's novel ''Fatal Terrain'', Patrick and his comrades, who were forced to parachute out over Chinese territory after the final attack on Chinese ballistic missile silos and got captured for their trouble, are set free after the US trades some Chinese captives back.
24th Mar '17 11:34:43 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Catelyn ''tries'' to pull one off with the Lannisters Jaime for her daughters but it doesn't go over too well. Still, due to Brienne's absolute loyalty, she's still trying to retrieve Sansa and Arya.
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