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21st Jul '17 7:18:44 AM JackG
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* ''The Stone Killer'' (1973). Creator/CharlesBronson's character is in a car chase with a criminal who tries this, but he falls off his motorcycle in the process and can't get back on before the pursuing car catches up.
26th Jun '17 11:27:41 AM Prometheus117
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* ''Series/BurnNotice'': Michael Westen has done this at least once.

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* ''Series/BurnNotice'': Michael Westen has done this at least once. He takes time to note in his voice-over that, while doable, this maneuver is extremely risky and should only be done when it's absolutely necessary. Works great for deterring pursuers who don't feel like risking life and limb, however.
26th Jun '17 11:21:50 AM Prometheus117
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->''"A semi has about four feet of clearance under it. Sliding beneath on a motorcycle is possible, but risky. Too low and the pavement will grind you to a pulp. Too high, and any part of your body that hits the trailer will no longer be a part of your body."''
-->-- '''Michael Westen''', narrating the dangers of this trope before doing it himself, ''Series/BurnNotice''
5th Jun '17 4:58:51 PM StFan
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* ''Film/MenInBlack3'': Twice during the bike chase. First J slips under a truck on his [[MonowheelMayhem wheel-bike]] (which survives). Later Boris does the same on a conventional motorcycle (which gets trashed).



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', there is an episode that begins with Ben (as Upgrade) chasing a criminal, not on a motorcycle, but ''as'' it. He pulls this trick to slide under a truck and continue the chase. The thing about this one is that it's easier since there's no actual driver.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', there is an episode that begins with Ben (as Upgrade) chasing a criminal, not on a motorcycle, but ''as'' it. He pulls this trick to slide under a truck and continue the chase. The thing about this one is that it's easier since there's no actual driver.
29th Apr '17 11:39:58 AM MidnightMan
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* In the German action comedy ''Film/MantaManta'', Klausi (on his first day of having his driver's license) steers Bertie's Manta under a log-carrying truck, also to make fun of the cliché of Manta drivers lowering their cars.
12th Feb '17 3:39:45 PM StFan
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* In WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy in the episode "Watch Dog" Kitty does this as the garage door to the Tuff Parking Garage is closing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy'': In WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy in the episode "Watch Dog" Dog", Kitty does this as slides under the garage door to the Tuff Parking Garage as it is closing.
7th Jan '17 4:33:14 PM Jake18
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* In ''VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution'', Jake will have to slide under a truck roughly three times every driving section, due to the fact [[DrivesLikeCrazy nobody can seemingly drive straight.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution'', Jake will have to slide under a truck roughly three times every driving section, due to the fact that [[DrivesLikeCrazy apparently nobody can seemingly drive straight.]]
14th Aug '16 6:51:45 AM JackG
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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. One of the Rock Riders slides his cycle under the War Rig to grab at Furiosa who is trying to enter the Rig via a hatch underneath, as she's being fired on at the time.
14th Jun '16 8:39:39 AM JackG
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. During a foot chase through the streets of Braavos, Arya Stark does the medieval version by sliding under a handcart. The pursuing Waif [[LeParkour leaps over the top]].
2nd May '16 4:03:07 AM JackG
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** In ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', one of the Moto-Terminators uses its ArtificialIntelligence to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis instantaneously plot the course]] of some low-bouncing debris hurling towards it, and comes up with this trope as the only solution. Like the ''Ben 10'' example in Western Animation, having no driver makes it easier to recover.

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** In ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', one of the Moto-Terminators uses its ArtificialIntelligence to [[BulletTime instantaneously]] [[AwesomenessByAnalysis instantaneously plot the course]] of some low-bouncing debris hurling towards it, and comes up with this trope as the only solution. Like the ''Ben 10'' example in Western Animation, having no driver makes it easier to recover.
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