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29th Jan '17 1:19:27 PM eroock
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* The third act of ''Film/TigerBay'' revolves around Bronek trying to get away on a boat and reaching territorial waters three miles from shore where he was untouchable by the jurisdiction of the British police. [[spoiler:Ends dramatically as he reaches the boundary but is still captured when swimming back to save his friend Gillie from drowning.]]
28th Jan '17 10:48:14 AM bkitu
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* The Steve Miller Band's "Take the Money and Run" is the story of a stoner couple that goes to El Paso, Texas to rob a house and shoot the owner, [[ForTheEvulz because they got bored]]. They escape south to Mexico, pursued by a detective.

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* The Steve Miller Band's "Take the Money and Run" is the story of a stoner couple that goes to El Paso, Texas to rob a house and shoot the owner, [[ForTheEvulz [[ItAmusedMe because they got bored]]. They escape south to Mexico, pursued by a detective.
27th Jan '17 5:36:53 PM SCE2AUX
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** Another thing to remember is that while one country may not wish to extradite someone for something that is not illegal in that country, fleeing from justice to avoid prosecution is frowned upon just about everywhere.
27th Jan '17 5:04:50 PM eroock
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* ''Webcomic/ZeroPercentDiscount'' has a character head for the [[http://zeropercentdiscountcomic.tumblr.com/post/49013715934 Mexican border]].

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* ''Webcomic/ZeroPercentDiscount'' has a character head heading for the [[http://zeropercentdiscountcomic.tumblr.com/post/49013715934 Mexican border]].
27th Jan '17 4:42:23 PM bkitu
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* The Steve Miller Band's "Take the Money and Run" is the story of a stoner couple that goes to El Paso, Texas to rob a house and shoot the owner, [[ForTheEvulz because they got bored]]. They escape south to Mexico, pursued by a detective.
18th Dec '16 2:57:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the Wormwoods flee to Guam (Majorca in [[Literature/{{Matilda}} the original book) when Mr. Wormwood catches on to the {{FBI agent}}s about to expose his [[HonestJohnsDealership extremely illegal used-car sales practices]]. Given his [[SchoolIsForLosers anti-intellectual attitudes]], Mr. Wormwood isn't likely to realize that Guam is a territory of the US and fleeing there won't do him much good.

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* In ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the Wormwoods flee to Guam (Majorca in [[Literature/{{Matilda}} the original book) book]]) when Mr. Wormwood catches on to the {{FBI agent}}s about to expose his [[HonestJohnsDealership extremely illegal used-car sales practices]]. Given his [[SchoolIsForLosers anti-intellectual attitudes]], Mr. Wormwood isn't likely to realize that Guam is a territory of the US and fleeing there won't do him much good.
18th Dec '16 2:57:04 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the film adaptation of ''{{Film/Matilda}}'', the Wormwoods flee to Guam when Harry catches on to the FBI team that's about to expose his [[HonestJohnsDealership extremely illegal used-car sales practices]]. Ironically, Guam is a territory of the US, so this won't do them much good (which is [[DumbIsGood completely]] [[SchoolIsForLosers in character for Matilda's father]].

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* In the film adaptation of ''{{Film/Matilda}}'', ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the Wormwoods flee to Guam (Majorca in [[Literature/{{Matilda}} the original book) when Harry Mr. Wormwood catches on to the FBI team that's {{FBI agent}}s about to expose his [[HonestJohnsDealership extremely illegal used-car sales practices]]. Ironically, Given his [[SchoolIsForLosers anti-intellectual attitudes]], Mr. Wormwood isn't likely to realize that Guam is a territory of the US, so this US and fleeing there won't do them him much good (which is [[DumbIsGood completely]] [[SchoolIsForLosers in character for Matilda's father]].good.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', after [[spoiler:Snape {{Mercy Kill}}s Dumbledore]], the Death Eaters run for the boarder between Hogwarts and Hogsmade, because they can't [[{{Teleportation}} Apparate]] away as long as they're on castle grounds.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', after [[spoiler:Snape {{Mercy Kill}}s {{mercy kill}}s Dumbledore]], the Death Eaters run for the boarder border between Hogwarts and Hogsmade, Hogsmeade, because they can't [[{{Teleportation}} Apparate]] away as long as they're on castle grounds. grounds.
* In ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'', the Wormwoods flee to Majorca ([[CulturalTranslation changed to Guam]] in TheFilmOfTheBook) when Mr. Wormwood realizes that the government is onto his [[HonestJohnsDealership extremely illegal used-car sales practices]].
25th Nov '16 9:30:06 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Series/TheAteam'': Inverted in "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E14InPlaneSight In Plane Sight]]." The main troublemaker is a drug lord who has been hiding out in Columbia because he has friends in high places there. The team has to trick him into driving across the border so he can be arrested.

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* ''Series/TheAteam'': ''Series/TheATeam'': Inverted in "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E14InPlaneSight In Plane Sight]]." The main troublemaker is a drug lord who has been hiding out in Columbia because he has friends in high places there. The team has to trick him into driving across the border so he can be arrested.



* On WesternAnimation/RicochetRabbitAndDroopALongCoyote, Sheriff Ricochet Rabbit pursued a criminal named El Loco Lobo until Lobo crossed the border [[spoiler:and was arrested by Ricochet's Mexican cousin counterpart, Ricochet Chavez]].

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* On WesternAnimation/RicochetRabbitAndDroopALongCoyote, ''WesternAnimation/RicochetRabbitAndDroopALongCoyote'', Sheriff Ricochet Rabbit pursued a criminal named El Loco Lobo until Lobo crossed the border [[spoiler:and was arrested by Ricochet's Mexican cousin counterpart, Ricochet Chavez]].
25th Nov '16 9:22:16 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', after [[spoiler:Snape {{Mercy Kill}}s Dumbledore]], the Death Eaters run for the boarder between Hogwarts and Hogsmade, because they can't [[{{Teleport}} Apparate]] away as long as they're on castle grounds.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', after [[spoiler:Snape {{Mercy Kill}}s Dumbledore]], the Death Eaters run for the boarder between Hogwarts and Hogsmade, because they can't [[{{Teleport}} [[{{Teleportation}} Apparate]] away as long as they're on castle grounds.
25th Nov '16 9:21:24 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', after [[spoiler:Snape {{Mercy Kill}}s Dumbledore]], the Death Eaters run for the boarder between Hogwarts and Hogsmade, because they can't [[{{Teleport}} Apparate]] away as long as they're on castle grounds.
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