Created By: Superhal on March 30, 2011 Last Edited By: XFllo on June 12, 2013

The Schwarzenegger Swim

Diving into water to avoid an explosion.

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There's a noted tendency for those of an Action Hero persuasion to somehow always end up diving into water to avoid an explosion. There's just something cool about Out Running The Fireball by the skin of your teeth as you enter the water for safety.

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  • In True Lies, Arnold dives underwater to avoid getting burned by a gas explosion. In Eraser, he dives underwater to avoid a gas explosion.
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