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2nd May '16 3:22:28 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''. Marcus Wright drives a truck onto a bridge over a high canyon, but they're attacked by a flying Hunter Killer and the truck slams through the guardrail, knocking Kyle Reese and another child out the door. As they plunge into the canyon to their deaths, they're caught in mid-air by the giant robot they'd been fleeing earlier. So yes, their lives have been saved...[[FateWorseThanDeath for the short term]].



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Rise", the VillainOfTheWeek throws Tuvok off a SpaceElevator tens of thousands of feet above the ground, smugly goes back inside and locks the door. Then we see Tuvok has grabbed onto part of the elevator that's sticking out. Problem is, he can't get past the door, and the elevator is climbing into the upper atmosphere where there's no air to breathe.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Rise", the VillainOfTheWeek throws Tuvok off a SpaceElevator tens of thousands of feet above the ground, smugly goes back inside and locks the door. Then we see Tuvok has grabbed onto part of the elevator that's sticking out. Problem is, he can't get past the door, and the elevator is climbing into the upper atmosphere where there's no air to breathe.

2nd May '16 3:20:15 AM JackG
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-->"You are the tallest short man I've ever seen."
24th Apr '16 8:44:51 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Rise", the VillainOfTheWeek throws Tuvok off a SpaceElevator thousands of feet above the ground, smugly goes back inside the elevator and locks the door. Then we see Tuvok has grabbed onto part of the elevator that's sticking out. Problem is, he can't get past the door, and the elevator is climbing into the upper atmosphere where there's no air to breathe.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Rise", the VillainOfTheWeek throws Tuvok off a SpaceElevator tens of thousands of feet above the ground, smugly goes back inside the elevator and locks the door. Then we see Tuvok has grabbed onto part of the elevator that's sticking out. Problem is, he can't get past the door, and the elevator is climbing into the upper atmosphere where there's no air to breathe.
24th Apr '16 8:40:14 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Rise", the VillainOfTheWeek throws Tuvok off a SpaceElevator thousands of feet off the surface, smugly goes back inside the elevator and locks the door. Then we see Tuvok has grabbed onto a part of the elevator that's sticking out. Problem is, he can't get past the door, and the elevator is climbing higher into the upper atmosphere where there's no air to breathe.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Rise", the VillainOfTheWeek throws Tuvok off a SpaceElevator thousands of feet off above the surface, ground, smugly goes back inside the elevator and locks the door. door. Then we see Tuvok has grabbed onto a part of the elevator that's sticking out. out. Problem is, he can't get past the door, and the elevator is climbing higher into the upper atmosphere where there's no air to breathe.
24th Apr '16 8:38:09 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Rise", the VillainOfTheWeek throws Tuvok off a SpaceElevator thousands of feet off the surface, smugly goes back inside the elevator and locks the door. Then we see Tuvok has grabbed onto a part of the elevator that's sticking out. Problem is, he can't get past the door, and the elevator is climbing higher into the upper atmosphere where there's no air to breathe.
21st Apr '16 1:31:50 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' sequel, Sammy Davis Jr does an EnterStageWindow to Dean Martin in a high rise hotel room. As his character is in the middle of trying to seduce a girl, he's not happy and shoves him out the window, only to be surprised when Sammy stands up unharmed (he's standing on a window washing platform, which is only revealed when they both decide to leave the room that way).
21st Apr '16 1:27:33 PM eroock
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* ''Film/TheUntouchables''. Elliot Ness chases Frank Nitti [[RooftopConfrontation onto the roof]] where he waits in ambush. Ness rolls to the side to evade his fire, only to roll right off the roof with a scream. A smirking Nitti saunters up to the edge to look over, only to be shot by Ness who's lying on a wooden platform, presumably put up for painting or window washing.



* Played with in ''Film/SuperFuzz'' (1980). After developing his super powers, Speed and his partner respond to a situation on the [=23rd=] floor of a building. During the scuffle, Speed gets thrown out of the window. There's a window washing platform a couple of floors down, but Speed misses it. Instead, he uses his powers to safely land on the sidewalk. When he rejoins the fight, his partner looks out of the window, sees the platform, and assumes this trope got played.
* ''Film/LordOfTheRings'': Frodo starts climbing down a cliff face when the cry of a Nazgul causes him to freeze and fall. A fortunately-placed ledge catches him.
20th Apr '16 7:15:58 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanSupermanMovie'' has the Joker and his thugs cause Bruce Wayne to topple from the terrace of a penthouse nightclub. "Make sure he's street pizza," the Joker orders, whereupon the {{mooks}} find Wayne alive and intact on a window washers' gantry. Intersects with DeusExMachina that such a gantry would be deployed there, at night, with no workers in sight.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanSupermanMovie'' has the Joker and his thugs cause Bruce Wayne to topple from the terrace of a penthouse nightclub. "Make sure "See that he's street pizza," the Joker orders, whereupon the {{mooks}} find Wayne alive and intact on a window washers' gantry. Intersects with DeusExMachina that such a gantry would be deployed there, at night, with no workers in sight.
15th Apr '16 5:36:29 PM TonyG
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** In "Daffy Doodles", WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, who is wanted for MustacheVandalism, is on a RooftopChase with Porky. At one point he threatens to jump, and when he does, Porky looks down... and gets a mustache painted on him by Daffy, who is safely standing on a ledge.

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** In "Daffy Doodles", WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, who is wanted for MustacheVandalism, is on a RooftopChase rooftop chase with Porky. At one point he threatens to jump, and when he does, Porky looks down... and gets a mustache painted on him by Daffy, who is safely standing on a ledge.
15th Apr '16 5:34:36 PM TonyG
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** Charlie Dog pulls this on Porky Pig. When Porky looks down, he finds Charlie lying on a pile of mattresses several stories high.
** In "Daffy Doodles", WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, who is wanted for MustacheVandalism, is on a RooftopChase with Porky. At one point he threatens to jump, and when he does, Porky looks down... and gets a mustache painted on him by Daffy, who is safely standing on a ledge.
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