Often, an action-plot involves a character breaking a lot of laws, and often being pursued by police in high-speed chases etc, or otherwise being followed by law-enforcement. However in the end, no matter what the protagonist does, they get away scot-free, by the deus ex machina of some officer saying "we cant prosecute--" typically because there's something embarassing that they don't want to get out, or some other ridiculous reason.
- Seen It a Million Times
- In Wargames, Matthew Brodderick nearly starts WWIII, but gets away with it because... you guessed it.
- Similarly in the film The Manhattan Project, a Mary Sue teenager builds a nuclear bomb and nearly blows up Manhattan.... but gets away with it, because-- he's a Mary Sue.
Do we have this one?