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22nd Jun '16 3:07:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Film/YoungMrLincoln Young Mr. Lincoln]]'', UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln produces an almanac that proves the witness couldn't have seen the murder by moonlight as said witness had claimed. Lincoln then badgers said witness into confessing the murder in open court. This is allegedly based on a real incident.
* Invoked in ''Film/WildThings'', where the witness' breakdown in court is staged to make the trial fail.

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* In ''[[Film/YoungMrLincoln Young Mr. Lincoln]]'', ''Film/YoungMrLincoln'', UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln produces an almanac that proves the witness couldn't have seen the murder by moonlight as said witness had claimed. Lincoln then badgers said witness into confessing the murder in open court. This is allegedly based on a real incident.
* Invoked in ''Film/WildThings'', where the witness' breakdown in court is staged to make the trial fail. Both the defendant and the two accusers were in on this [[spoiler:and as it later turns out, even the cop who handled the case and the defendant's lawyer, who was secretly working for one particular accuser all along]].
22nd Jun '16 3:01:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Suspect'', in which Creator/{{Cher}} plays a lawyer defending a deaf-mute Vietnam veteran (Creator/LiamNeeson) on a murder charge, may have the über-example; in the climax she unmasks the real murderer [[spoiler: who happens to be the very judge presiding over the trial!]]

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* ''Suspect'', in which Creator/{{Cher}} plays a lawyer defending a deaf-mute Vietnam veteran (Creator/LiamNeeson) on a murder charge, may have the über-example; in the climax she unmasks the real murderer [[spoiler: who happens to be the very judge presiding over the trial!]]



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21st Jun '16 10:38:55 AM AgProv
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** Turned UpToEleven in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPDBeoUGnYE this]] version of the courtroom sketch with PeterCook.

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** Turned UpToEleven in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPDBeoUGnYE this]] version of the courtroom sketch with PeterCook.Creator/PeterCook.
17th Jun '16 7:49:14 PM nombretomado
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* The character Speedo, in ThatMitchellAndWebbLook, is a parody of this in his prosecuting style: "Did you kill that woman?! Did you kill that woman?! Did you kill that woman?!", which is entirely ineffective until he pulls out a gun and shoots it above the witness' head, at which point he agrees "Yes! Yes whatever you say!"

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* The character Speedo, in ThatMitchellAndWebbLook, ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'', is a parody of this in his prosecuting style: "Did you kill that woman?! Did you kill that woman?! Did you kill that woman?!", which is entirely ineffective until he pulls out a gun and shoots it above the witness' head, at which point he agrees "Yes! Yes whatever you say!"
23rd May '16 3:33:07 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:349:Perry Mason, having his way with a sorry witness]]
20th May '16 5:58:44 PM bt8257
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When the only possible way for a lawyer to save his client is to badger a confession out of a witness on the stand in the courtroom. Subtrope of PerpSweating. Frequently stems from [[AccuseTheWitness Accusing the Witness]]. The result is usually a MotiveRant. The first step is often to PullTheThread.

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When the only possible way for a lawyer to save his client is to badger a confession out of a witness on the stand in the courtroom. Subtrope SubTrope of PerpSweating. Frequently stems from [[AccuseTheWitness Accusing the Witness]]. The result is usually a MotiveRant. The first step is often to PullTheThread.
20th May '16 5:58:44 PM bt8257
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4th Apr '16 11:20:08 AM Joysweeper
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* Do everything right in the first case of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' and this plays out, the witness losing his temper and threatening to [[PettingZooPeople gut you with his claws]], which is what happened to the victim. [[spoiler: Cruelly subverted as it turns out the defendant was guilty, thought you knew it too, and is happy to profit off an innocent man being executed.]]
31st Mar '16 3:43:57 PM eroock
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When the only possible way for a lawyer to save his client is to badger a confession out of a witness on the stand in the courtroom. Subtrope of PerpSweating. Frequently stems from [[AccuseTheWitness Accusing The Witness]]. The result is usually a MotiveRant. The first step is often to PullTheThread.

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When the only possible way for a lawyer to save his client is to badger a confession out of a witness on the stand in the courtroom. Subtrope of PerpSweating. Frequently stems from [[AccuseTheWitness Accusing The the Witness]]. The result is usually a MotiveRant. The first step is often to PullTheThread.
8th Feb '16 1:56:45 PM ShorinBJ
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* The climax of ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' is probably the [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]: Danny Kaffee pins the futures of both his clients and his own to the hope that his final witness - [[spoiler: Colonel Jessup]] - will confess.

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* The climax of ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' is probably the [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]: Danny Kaffee pins the futures of both his clients and his own to the hope that his final witness - [[spoiler: Colonel Jessup]] - will confess. Deconstructed, as Kaffee explains to the rest of the defense team that [[spoiler:Jessup]] ''wants'' to confess, because he thinks he did the right thing. Or another way to say it is, he wants to take credit.
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