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The Police Are Coming To Someone's Door

(permanent link) added: 2011-05-03 11:18:05 sponsor: neoYTPism (last reply: 2011-05-20 00:42:59)

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Do We Have This One?? Oh, and I am open to title suggestions.

There are various ways someone can get arrested. Some may be taken out of their cars and put in handcuffs. Others may be trying to run but don't get away. But sometimes, to make the arrest, the police are coming to someone's door, whether it is that of an office or of a home, and said someone is sitting or standing there, knowing the police are coming, and just anticipating their arrival.

This trope, in turn, is about said anticipation, and how it can be played for suspense and/or drama.

This scene (contains spoilers) from The Shawshank Redemption comes to mind.

Truth in Television for some cases, but it might be an idea to focus on fictional examples for now.
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