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26th Jul '16 2:54:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/GangRelated'': Detective Rodriguez is hounded by an EvilDebtCollector and his huge bodyguard because of outstanding gambling debts. [[spoiler:When the crimes he committed with his partner are about to be exposed he attacks them in a moment of rage and is shot to death.]]
3rd Jul '16 7:19:45 PM Specialist290
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* The reason why background checks on law enforcement and intelligence personnel (and for that matter most mid- to high-level government employees) always include financial audits. Being in debt isn't so much of a problem ''per se'' (everybody, even the average cop or spy, runs into financial trouble from time to time) as the reason ''why'' you're in debt (are you paying off your kid's orthodontist bill, or did you place some bad bets at the track?) and where you're getting your money from

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* The reason why background checks on law enforcement and intelligence personnel (and for that matter most mid- to high-level government employees) always include financial audits. Being in debt isn't so much of a problem ''per se'' (everybody, even the average cop or spy, runs into financial trouble from time to time) as the reason ''why'' you're in debt (are you paying off your kid's orthodontist bill, or did you place some bad bets at the track?) and track?), where you're getting your money fromfrom, and your likelihood of ''habitually'' incurring debts.
17th May '16 4:56:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* One of Garibaldi's men is compromised this way in an early episode of ''Series/BabylonFive''. Garibaldi is GenreSavvy enough to have him taken off duty to avoid the usual results of this trope. Then when he suddenly comes up with enough cash to repay his debts and be placed back on duty, Garibaldi is GenreSavvy enough to see why ''that'' should be a red flag.

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* One of Garibaldi's men is compromised this way in an early episode of ''Series/BabylonFive''. Garibaldi is GenreSavvy smart enough to have him taken off duty to avoid the usual results of this trope. this. Then when he suddenly comes up with enough cash to repay his debts and be placed back on duty, Garibaldi is GenreSavvy smart enough to see why ''that'' should be a red flag.
10th May '16 12:55:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'': [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor Chip Rockfeller and Fred Flintstone]] were rivals for Wilma's affections. Rockfeller lured Fred into a casino of his, where Fred got a debt of 1.4 million clams. Rockfeller then offered to cancel the debt if Fred agreed to get out of Wilma's life forever. When Fred refused, Rockfeller stole Wilma's pearl necklace and framed Fred, claiming Fred intended to sell the necklace to pay his debt. Ironic because he himself was trying to repay his debt to LoanSharks.

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* ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'': [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor Chip Rockfeller and Fred Flintstone]] were rivals for Wilma's affections. Rockfeller lured Fred into a casino of his, where Fred got a debt of 1.4 million clams. Rockfeller then offered to cancel the debt if Fred agreed to get out of Wilma's life forever. When Fred refused, Rockfeller stole Wilma's pearl necklace and framed Fred, claiming Fred intended to sell the necklace to pay his debt. Ironic because he himself was trying to repay his debt to LoanSharks.{{Loan Shark}}s.
10th May '16 12:55:21 AM Morgenthaler
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23rd Mar '16 7:40:47 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Bookie" is all about this happening to Shake.
26th Feb '16 3:21:43 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': In "Against the Odds", a jockey is seriously in debt to a bookie. The bookie agrees to wipe the slate if the jockey - who is riding the favourite in the Ballarat Cup - [[FixingTheGame throws the race]].
2nd Feb '16 3:29:32 AM migmit
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* In ''Film/HussarBallad'' that's the reason for lieutenant Rzhevsky to visit the main character's house. His uncle covered his card debt, but insisted that Rzhevsky finally marries.
23rd Jan '16 9:57:00 AM nombretomado
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* This is how Sheridan winds up [[spoiler:kidnapping children, including one lethally bad choice]] in the StephenKing story ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Popsy]]''.

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* This is how Sheridan winds up [[spoiler:kidnapping children, including one lethally bad choice]] in the StephenKing Creator/StephenKing story ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Popsy]]''.
19th Dec '15 6:57:31 AM Berrenta
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--> -- '''Robert Lutece''', ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''

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--> -- -->-- '''Robert Lutece''', ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''



* Gambling debts are what got Booker [=DeWitt=] involved in the plot of ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite''. This article's header, "Bring us [[MacGuffinGirl the girl]] and wipe away the debt," is one of the game's [[ArcWords Arc Phrases]], although [[spoiler: it's not actually referring to what he's doing in the present day.]]

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* Gambling debts are what got Booker [=DeWitt=] involved in the plot of ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite''. This article's header, "Bring us [[MacGuffinGirl [[LivingMacGuffin the girl]] and wipe away the debt," is one of the game's [[ArcWords Arc Phrases]], although [[spoiler: it's not actually referring to what he's doing in the present day.]]
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