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1st Feb '18 7:54:15 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "For Love or Money", Mac and Pete are watching a pair of defectors at the zoo who disappear when a crowd of pedestrians temporarily blocks the view.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': ''Series/MacGyver1985'': In "For Love or Money", Mac and Pete are watching a pair of defectors at the zoo who disappear when a crowd of pedestrians temporarily blocks the view.
19th Jan '18 10:27:37 AM JackG
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* Played with in ''Film/TheArtOfWar'' when Shaw escapes from a group of assassins by lying flat in the road, seemingly to [[LookBothWays avoid being hit by an oncoming truck]]. When it passes he's nowhere to be seen, until it's revealed he escaped by [[UndersideRide grabbing on to the undercarriage]].
2nd Dec '17 6:08:39 AM GentlemensDame883
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* Used to heart-wrenching effect in the BittersweetEnding of ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'': [[spoiler:Takaki and Akari (or someone who looks like her, or even an outright hallucination; it's never made clear) walk past each other at some train tracks. He turns to look just as a train goes past; by the time the train clears, she's gone.]]

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* Used to heart-wrenching effect in the BittersweetEnding of ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'': [[spoiler:Takaki and Akari (or someone who looks like her, or even an outright hallucination; it's never made clear) walk past each other at some train tracks. He turns to look just as a train goes past; by the time the train clears, she's gone.]]]] Earlier on in the third act too, there is a shot where Takaki is on his computer at home, a wind causes a curtain to obscure him for a moment, and he's gone when it settles down.
25th Oct '17 5:40:26 PM nombretomado
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* ChowYunFat does this a lot in ''Film/TheReplacementKillers''. [[spoiler:Including at the very end, having saved both Meg and his own family]].

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* ChowYunFat Creator/ChowYunFat does this a lot in ''Film/TheReplacementKillers''. [[spoiler:Including at the very end, having saved both Meg and his own family]].
19th Sep '17 8:50:59 PM SomeRandomBastard
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* ''{{Film/M}}'' might feature one of the earliest examples. Child killer Hans Beckert is being chased by a beggar when an ambulance passes between them. After it's gone, he is nowhere to be seen.
26th Aug '17 6:13:15 AM Sharlee
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Related to the StealthHiBye, but with large noisy wheeled props. See also TrainEscape. If the vehicle itself vanishes, that's DudeWheresOurCar. A common child-themed variant is CarouselKidnapping.

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Related to the StealthHiBye, but with large noisy wheeled props. See also TrainEscape. If the vehicle itself vanishes, that's DudeWheresOurCar. A common child-themed variant sister trope is CarouselKidnapping.
26th Aug '17 6:11:59 AM Sharlee
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Related to the StealthHiBye, but with large noisy wheeled props. See also TrainEscape. If the vehicle itself vanishes, that's DudeWheresOurCar.

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Related to the StealthHiBye, but with large noisy wheeled props. See also TrainEscape. If the vehicle itself vanishes, that's DudeWheresOurCar.
DudeWheresOurCar. A common child-themed variant is CarouselKidnapping.
15th Jun '17 7:09:14 PM jamespolk
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* Unusual variant in the Creator/BusterKeaton film ''Film/{{Cops}}''-- to get away from a pursuing crowd of policeman, Buster does a ''one-armed grab'' on a fairly fast-moving truck and is yanked away! Strong shoulders!

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* Unusual variant in ''Film/{{Blowup}}'': Done with a group of people, not a vehicle, for a surreal effect. Thomas is driving through London when he sees Jane across the Creator/BusterKeaton film ''Film/{{Cops}}''-- to get away from a pursuing crowd street in front of policeman, Buster does a ''one-armed grab'' on nightclub. As he parks the car, a fairly fast-moving truck group of people pass in front of Jane...and is yanked away! Strong shoulders!she vanishes into thin air. She's never seen again.
4th Jun '17 9:41:29 PM GentlemensDame883
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29th May '17 12:20:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''WhiteCollar'': While it's done for the viewer's benefit rather than a character's, Matthew Keller does this at the end of "Payback".

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* ''WhiteCollar'': ''Series/WhiteCollar'': While it's done for the viewer's benefit rather than a character's, Matthew Keller does this at the end of "Payback".
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