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11th Jan '18 1:37:32 AM jormis29
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* Matt Helm movie ''The Wrecking Crew''. An ICE agent is sent to watch Count Contini's mansion to determine whether he was involved in the gold heist.
* ''{{Sneakers}}''. The protagonists do this at least twice: when trying to find out where Dr. Janek keeps his black box decoder, and when trying to find out where the decoder is being kept in the toy company.

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* Matt Helm movie ''The Wrecking Crew''.''Film/TheWreckingCrew''. An ICE agent is sent to watch Count Contini's mansion to determine whether he was involved in the gold heist.
* ''{{Sneakers}}''.''Film/{{Sneakers}}''. The protagonists do this at least twice: when trying to find out where Dr. Janek keeps his black box decoder, and when trying to find out where the decoder is being kept in the toy company.
11th Jan '18 1:37:32 AM jormis29
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7th Dec '17 12:30:26 AM JackG
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* The Australian comedy series ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Activity No Activity]]'' is entirely based around this trope.
21st Oct '17 3:32:53 AM PlasmaTalon
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* Sonic goes on one with Vector in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoomb'' while trying to find Amy's missing hammer.
11th Oct '17 7:34:36 AM Gosicrystal
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** '''[[Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}} WHO SAID STEAK]]'''
22nd Jul '17 10:41:26 PM BigJaredMonkey
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/OriginStory'', Alex watches the door to John Leslie's workplace, hoping to ambush the Hydra agent so the renegade Avengers can interrogate him as to the drugging of Carol Danvers.
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8th Mar '17 3:26:01 PM Discar
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-->--''Series/BurnNotice'', "Broken Rules"

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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', Lift and Wyndle hide and observe the house of a woman whom they gave an information the man they're trying to find wants so that she might be their bait. To Wyndle's astonishment, he shows up after a few hours.

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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Lift and Wyndle hide and observe the house of a woman whom they gave an information the man they're trying to find wants so that she might be their bait. To Wyndle's astonishment, he shows up after a few hours.
3rd Jan '17 3:20:05 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', Lift and Wyndle hide and observe the house of a woman whom they gave an information the man they're trying to find wants so that she might be their bait. To Wyndle's astonishment, he shows up after a few hours.
9th Dec '16 6:54:04 AM Luigifan
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Stakeouts are a fairly universal trope. Common in DetectiveDrama, they are also found in many other genres including {{adventure}}, {{comedy}}, and even {{fantasy}}. TV shows almost always include this trope during an episode that parodies a cop or detective show. Since it can be a case of TruthInTelevision,it's an appropriate plot point for shows that are on the realistic end of the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic - but it's also a strategy that might believably still work even in {{Cloudcuckooland}}. It's simply applying the idea of being in the right place at the right time in a systematic way. Any character with the patience and self control, and sometimes the stealth and courage, has at least a small chance of being able to pull off a stakeout caper successfully.

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Stakeouts are a fairly universal trope. Common in DetectiveDrama, they are also found in many other genres including {{adventure}}, {{comedy}}, and even {{fantasy}}. TV shows almost always include this trope during an episode that parodies a cop or detective show. Since it can be a case of TruthInTelevision,it's TruthInTelevision, it's an appropriate plot point for shows that are on the realistic end of the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic - -- but it's also a strategy that might believably still work even in {{Cloudcuckooland}}. It's simply applying the idea of being in the right place at the right time in a systematic way. Any character with the patience and self control, and sometimes the stealth and courage, has at least a small chance of being able to pull off a stakeout caper successfully.
17th Sep '16 10:45:15 AM OppanSaekki
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* Par for the course for the characters in ''Manga/DekaWanko'', considering they're all police detectives.
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