Created By: spyergirl4 on November 2, 2012 Last Edited By: spyergirl4 on November 3, 2012
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Stuffed In The Trunk

When someone is kidnapped and put in the trunk of a car

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Exactly What It Says on the Tin, when a character is kidnapped and thrown in the trunk of a car to be driven to their captors' destination - or, alternately, just to get the character out of the way.


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Film

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Live-Action TV
  • In The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sarah is tied up in the backseat of a car being driven by Cromartie. When she frees her feet and jumps out, he simply stops, picks her up and throws her in the trunk.

Western Animation
Community Feedback Replies: 10
  • November 2, 2012
    JonnyB
    Billy Batts is beat up, stabbed, shot and stuffed in a trunk in Goodfellas.

    Elwood gets two Russian gangsters drunk and then stuffs them in the trunk of the BluesMobile in Blues Brothers 2000.
  • November 2, 2012
    Tallens
    • Happens to Kim Bauer in the first season of Twenty Four.

    • Happens to Roger in Who Framed Roger Rabbit:
      Jessica Rabbit: I hit him over the head with a frying pan then threw him in the trunk so he wouldn't get hurt.
      Eddie Valiant: Makes perfect sense.

    • Marty McFly gets thrown into a trunk by Biff's gang in the first Back To The Future.
  • November 2, 2012
    StarSword
    Not to be confused with Stuffed Into The Fridge.
  • November 3, 2012
    WeAreAllKosh
    Film

    In Jackie Brown, Ordell bails out one of his associates, Beaumont, and tricks him into getting into the trunk of his car. Ordell suspects that Beaumont will inform on him to avoid doing time, and so kills him as soon as he opens the trunk to let him out.
  • November 3, 2012
    tardigrade
    The opening scene of the film From Dusk Till Dawn reveals that the Gecko Brothers have a kidnapped woman in the trunk of their car.
  • November 3, 2012
    tardigrade
    In the film Reservoir Dogs, Mr Blonde kidnaps a cop -- Marvin -- and locks him in the trunk of his car.
  • November 3, 2012
    MrRuano
    • Played with in Assassins Creed II. While Desmond's still stuffed in a trunk by Lucy, she's liberating him from Absetergo instead of kidnapping.
  • November 3, 2012
    JonnyB
    In The Transporter, "the package" is locked in the trunk.
  • November 3, 2012
    DracMonster
    Trunknapping? We have several "stuffed into the x" pages, so it's bumping against the snowclone ban.
  • November 3, 2012
    Prfnoff
    We already have this as Punk In The Trunk.
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