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30th Sep '16 9:57:02 PM intersection786
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* Near the end of ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'', the citizens are chasing Captain Culpepper up the stairs, and this shot is used.

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* Near the end of ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'', the citizens are chasing Captain Culpepper Culpeper up the stairs, and this shot is used.
20th May '16 6:29:46 AM erforce
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* Played for laughs in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', where it becomes more of a Stairway Trudge. This example is also a bit of a cheat: the flights above our heroes are a matte painting.

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* Played for laughs in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', where it becomes more of a Stairway Trudge. This example is also a bit of a cheat: the flights above our heroes are a matte painting.
24th Feb '16 4:12:01 AM erforce
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* A version with cars driving up the multi-level parking was seen in ''Film/TheTransporter 2''.

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* A version with cars driving up the multi-level parking was seen in ''Film/TheTransporter 2''.''Film/{{Transporter 2}}''.



* A form appears in the [[TransformersFilmSeries 2007 Transformers movie:]] Sam runs up a stairwell to the roof as Megatron smashes his way up after him.

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* A form appears in the [[TransformersFilmSeries 2007 Transformers movie:]] ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie: Sam runs up a stairwell to the roof as Megatron smashes his way up after him.
8th Aug '15 7:59:51 AM AgentKyles
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* A version with cars driving up the multi-level parking was seen in ''Film/TheTransporter 2''.
21st Jun '15 7:41:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* A variation occurs in ''AmericanPsycho'', but rather than pursuing his victim down the stairs, he simply watches from the top of the stairs and drops a chainsaw on her head from there.
* Arthur in ''{{Inception}}'' runs downstairs, with a projection of Fischer's militarized subconscious right after him. Thanks to the fact that they're Penrose Stairs, which impossibly take you right back where you started on the stairs, Arthur can sweep in behind his pursuer, and then drop the man off the high ledge the landing's suddenly become. As Arthur says, "Paradox."

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* A variation occurs in ''AmericanPsycho'', ''Film/AmericanPsycho'', but rather than pursuing his victim down the stairs, he simply watches from the top of the stairs and drops a chainsaw on her head from there.
* Arthur in ''{{Inception}}'' ''Film/{{Inception}}'' runs downstairs, with a projection of Fischer's militarized subconscious right after him. Thanks to the fact that they're Penrose Stairs, which impossibly take you right back where you started on the stairs, Arthur can sweep in behind his pursuer, and then drop the man off the high ledge the landing's suddenly become. As Arthur says, "Paradox."



* ''{{Lolita}}'' (1997). Dolores accuses Humbert of [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse murdering her mother]] and shouts at him to kill her as well. She then flees down the stairs of their apartment building with Humbert in pursuit, with the camera spinning to follow them instead of staying in place, showing how their lives are spinning out of control.
* ''Welcome to the Punch'' (2013). After seeing his ArchNemesis Jacob Sternwood fleeing a hotel room shootout, CowboyCop Max Lewinsky chases him down the fire stairs only for his knee to give out from [[KneeCapping the injury Sternwood gave him]] three years ago.

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* ''{{Lolita}}'' ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' (1997). Dolores accuses Humbert of [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse murdering her mother]] and shouts at him to kill her as well. She then flees down the stairs of their apartment building with Humbert in pursuit, with the camera spinning to follow them instead of staying in place, showing how their lives are spinning out of control.
* ''Welcome to the Punch'' ''Film/WelcomeToThePunch'' (2013). After seeing his ArchNemesis Jacob Sternwood fleeing a hotel room shootout, CowboyCop Max Lewinsky chases him down the fire stairs only for his knee to give out from [[KneeCapping the injury Sternwood gave him]] three years ago.
6th May '15 2:22:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* A reversal occurs in ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]'', when Bourne is on the top floor and the bad guy is running up to meet him. Bourne cuts out the chase and jumps down about fifteen stories, shooting the bad guy on the way down. It's made even more awesome by the fact that he rides another mook's body while falling and uses said body to break his fall. Of course, it does almost nothing to help him avoid injury, but it's still awesome.

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* A reversal occurs in ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]'', ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', when Bourne is on the top floor and the bad guy is running up to meet him. Bourne cuts out the chase and jumps down about fifteen stories, shooting the bad guy on the way down. It's made even more awesome by the fact that he rides another mook's body while falling and uses said body to break his fall. Of course, it does almost nothing to help him avoid injury, but it's still awesome.
6th Apr '15 11:39:17 AM nombretomado
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* Used in the ''{{Dollhouse}}'' episode "Spy in the House of Love", with NSA agents chasing Sierra up a staircase towards the roof.

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* Used in the ''{{Dollhouse}}'' ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' episode "Spy in the House of Love", with NSA agents chasing Sierra up a staircase towards the roof.
23rd Dec '14 10:27:39 AM nombretomado
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* Appears in the ''FilmationsGhostbusters'' episodes "Statue of Liberty" and "The Way You Are."

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* Appears in the ''FilmationsGhostbusters'' ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'' episodes "Statue of Liberty" and "The Way You Are."
15th Nov '14 9:03:12 PM rjung
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* In ''[[Pinball/LightsCameraAction Lights... Camera... Action!]],'' a {{Pinball}} game about filming an action movie, one of the Scenes the player must finish is a foot chase up a flight of stairs.
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19th Dec '13 6:51:17 AM Odon
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* ''Welcome to the Punch'' (2013). After seeing his ArchNemesis Jacob Sternwood fleeing a hotel room shootout, CowboyCop Max Lewinsky chases him down the fire stairs only for his knee to give out from [[KneeCapping the injury Sternwood gave him]] three years ago.
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