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6th Apr '16 9:44:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* A minor occurrence in the first ''SinCity'' story (also depicted in the movie). The cops are chasing Marv on foot through the hotel. He drops out of the window and tries to go down the alley, only to see a cop car heading him off, blocking his way. He ends up jumping through the windshield to beat up the drivers and subsequently, take the car.

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* A minor occurrence in the first ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story (also depicted in the movie). The cops are chasing Marv on foot through the hotel. He drops out of the window and tries to go down the alley, only to see a cop car heading him off, blocking his way. He ends up jumping through the windshield to beat up the drivers and subsequently, take the car.
6th Sep '15 11:54:48 AM nombretomado
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* It's possible to subvert this trope in ''NeedForSpeed Most Wanted'' and ''Carbon''. During a police chase, the police occasionally set up a roadblock in front of you in increasing frequency, depending on how much they want to take you down. While it's certainly possible (and fun ''and'' profitable) to simply smash through the roadblocks, if you want, you can simply take another street. That's right: the police are so adept at setting up roadblocks that they block off ''one'' street, giving you the option of as many as ''four other'' different escape routes. Brilliant.

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* It's possible to subvert this trope in ''NeedForSpeed Most Wanted'' ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeedMostWanted'' and ''Carbon''. During a police chase, the police occasionally set up a roadblock in front of you in increasing frequency, depending on how much they want to take you down. While it's certainly possible (and fun ''and'' profitable) to simply smash through the roadblocks, if you want, you can simply take another street. That's right: the police are so adept at setting up roadblocks that they block off ''one'' street, giving you the option of as many as ''four other'' different escape routes. Brilliant.
8th Aug '15 10:30:58 PM Adept
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* In WenSpencer's ''{{Literature/Tinker}}'', Tinker and Oilcan are stopped by a roadblock and asked for papers. [[spoiler:When the men see Windwolf inside, they are ordered to kill them all.]]

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* In WenSpencer's Creator/WenSpencer's ''{{Literature/Tinker}}'', Tinker and Oilcan are stopped by a roadblock and asked for papers. [[spoiler:When the men see Windwolf inside, they are ordered to kill them all.]]
4th Jun '15 8:22:37 AM erforce
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* Both of ''TheBluesBrothers'' films.
** In ''TheBluesBrothers'', the Blues brothers escape the cops by driving into a mall.
** In ''TheBluesBrothers 2000'', a RoadBlock has been set up; Elwood gets around it by driving ''under'' a river.

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* Both Featured in both of ''TheBluesBrothers'' the ''Blues Brothers'' films.
** In ''TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', the Blues brothers escape the cops by driving into a mall.
** In ''TheBluesBrothers 2000'', ''Film/BluesBrothers2000'', a RoadBlock has been set up; Elwood gets around it by driving ''under'' a river.



* The 1986 movie ''Band of the Hand'' ends with the heroes pulling up to a police barricade in a camouflaged jeep filled with guns. The heroes proceed to bluff their way past the roadblock.

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* The 1986 movie ''Band of the Hand'' ''Film/BandOfTheHand'' ends with the heroes pulling up to a police barricade in a camouflaged jeep filled with guns. The heroes proceed to bluff their way past the roadblock.
1st Apr '15 9:28:17 AM ayjazz
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In video games, [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence road blocks]] serve [[BrokenBridge other purpose]] and are used excessively [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom to avoid player wandering off the map]]. Contrast AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade and CheckpointCharlie.

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In video games, [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence road blocks]] serve [[BrokenBridge other purpose]] purposes and are used excessively [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom to avoid player wandering off the map]]. map]] or from reaching an area [[BrokenBridge they aren't supposed to be at yet.]] Contrast AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade and CheckpointCharlie.
25th Oct '14 4:04:05 PM Odon
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In video games, [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence road blocks]] serve [[BrokenBridge other purpose]] and are used excessively [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom to avoid player wandering off the map]]. Contrast AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade.

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In video games, [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence road blocks]] serve [[BrokenBridge other purpose]] and are used excessively [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom to avoid player wandering off the map]]. Contrast AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade.
AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade and CheckpointCharlie.
8th Jul '14 11:14:40 PM Lightning4119
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** In Most Wanted, you can actually get the cops to take care of the roadblock for you if you're lucky, by pulling a 180 very quickly [[LemmingCops and letting the knuckleheads smash into their own roadblock]]. On higher levels this can backfire on you, though, as the heavy [=SUVs=] the police begin using in their roadblocks are hard to move on their own, let alone with a cruiser in front of them. [[SloMoBigAir You can also hop them by jumping them if you hit a (police) car in front of the block going fast enough to take off at the right angle (although this is hard to do deliberately). Unfortunately, the same [=SUVs=] that can stop you cold with their sheer weight can also be just high enough to catch your wheels, leading to the incredibly embarrassing situation of being arrested because you couldn't get off from on top of the SUV quickly enough.

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** In Most Wanted, you can actually get the cops to take care of the roadblock for you if you're lucky, by pulling a 180 very quickly [[LemmingCops and letting the knuckleheads smash into their own roadblock]]. On higher levels this can backfire on you, though, as the heavy [=SUVs=] the police begin using in their roadblocks are hard to move on their own, let alone with a cruiser in front of them. [[SloMoBigAir You can also hop them by jumping them if you hit a (police) police car in front of the block going fast enough to take off at the right angle angle]] (although this is hard to do deliberately). Unfortunately, the same [=SUVs=] that can stop you cold with their sheer weight can also be just high enough to catch your wheels, leading to the incredibly embarrassing situation of being arrested because you couldn't get off from on top of the SUV quickly enough.
8th Jul '14 11:13:46 PM Lightning4119
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** In Most Wanted, you can actually get the cops to take care of the roadblock for you if you're lucky, by pulling a 180 very quickly [[LemmingCops and letting the knuckleheads smash into their own roadblock]]. On higher levels this can backfire on you, though, as the heavy [=SUVs=] the police begin using in their roadblocks are hard to move on their own, let alone with a cruiser in front of them.

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** In Most Wanted, you can actually get the cops to take care of the roadblock for you if you're lucky, by pulling a 180 very quickly [[LemmingCops and letting the knuckleheads smash into their own roadblock]]. On higher levels this can backfire on you, though, as the heavy [=SUVs=] the police begin using in their roadblocks are hard to move on their own, let alone with a cruiser in front of them. [[SloMoBigAir You can also hop them by jumping them if you hit a (police) car in front of the block going fast enough to take off at the right angle (although this is hard to do deliberately). Unfortunately, the same [=SUVs=] that can stop you cold with their sheer weight can also be just high enough to catch your wheels, leading to the incredibly embarrassing situation of being arrested because you couldn't get off from on top of the SUV quickly enough.
24th Jun '14 10:29:31 AM Antigone3
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* A military roadblock shows up in the CiaphasCain novel ''For The Emperor'', manned by PDF troopers in the middle of a tense, riot-filled city on Gravalax. They force a Guard truck under Cain's command to stop, since Cain is ferrying a group of not-quite-enemy Tau diplomats. The PDF troops manning the roadblock refuse to bow to Cain's authority due to their mistrust of the Tau ([[spoiler: and possible genestealer infestation]]) and he is forced to gun them down before they open fire. Even the veteran commissar is [[DirtyBusiness dismayed at having to go to such lengths]], but it was the only way to return the diplomats in time to avoid a full-scale war.

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* A military roadblock shows up in the CiaphasCain Literature/CiaphasCain novel ''For The Emperor'', manned by PDF troopers in the middle of a tense, riot-filled city on Gravalax. They force a Guard truck under Cain's command to stop, since Cain is ferrying a group of not-quite-enemy Tau diplomats. The PDF troops manning the roadblock refuse to bow to Cain's authority due to their mistrust of the Tau ([[spoiler: and possible genestealer infestation]]) and he is forced to gun them down before they open fire. Even the veteran commissar is [[DirtyBusiness dismayed at having to go to such lengths]], but it was the only way to return the diplomats in time to avoid a full-scale war.
1st Jun '14 9:43:20 AM eroock
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* ''Film/OutOfThePast'' ends with a dramatic road block scene, where hero and FemmeFatale get killed.
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