->''[[CameraScrew The camera is all screwed up.]] [[Film/JamesBond He]] [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou jumps!]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment He jumps again, from a different angle!]] [[GoshDangItToHeck What the heck?!]] [[CriticalResearchFailure Is this some new funky directing style, or what?]]''[[note]]The game in question came out '''72 years''' after ''The Battleship Potemkin''[[/note]]
-->-- '''[[Series/GamingInTheClintonYears George Wood]]''' on the bungee jumping scene from ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye 64]]''

A visual tool of emphasis, in which the same action, line, or brief exchange is shown more than once in immediate repetition. Often, different angles or takes are used. Sometimes called a "stuttercut" or "[[RuleOfThree triple]] take" (not to be confused with DoubleTake).

For example, you might see a close-up of a character's face as he delivers a line, then a close-up of a different character's reaction as the same line is delivered off-screen, then a wide shot including both characters to see how their body language plays. Or, in an action scene, you might see the same sequence repeated several times from different angles or perspectives. This is particularly popular with fight scenes and explosions, as the director tries to deliver the maximum visceral payoff to the audience -- or save money on special effects and choreography. This technique was [[DiscreditedTrope overused]] in the late [[TheEighties Eighties]] and early [[TheNineties Nineties]], when it seemed like everything exploded three times if it exploded at all. [[DeadHorseTrope Now it tends to be used in parodies rather than serious works.]]

Each cut usually lasts only a second or two, sometimes less; the exact timing can vary slightly from cut to cut. In some cases involving dialog, just the actor's last few words may be repeated rather than the whole line. This can help make it explicit to the viewer that they are seeing the same event from a different viewpoint, i.e. "rewinding" the scene, rather than the event portrayed actually happening multiple times.

May be used in conjunction with DizzyCam or JitterCam, but these are techniques of shooting, whereas RepeatCut is a technique of editing. [[RuleOfThree Three]] cuts seems to be the favorite, but it's also not uncommon to see the technique [[ParodySatirePastiche parodied]] by doing a [[OverlyLongGag ridiculously large]] number of cuts, often with a [[LampshadeHanging running commentary]] from the cast. For [[RuleOfFunny super extra hilarity]], the characters may even [[MediumAwareness interact with the cuts]]. When something completely ordinary gets a Repeat Cut, it's MundaneMadeAwesome.

For other examples of stretching out an action sequence, see BulletTime. May overlap with BrokenRecord.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''{{FLCL}}'' deserves a mention here for using just about every camera technique there is possible in the span of six episodes.
* ''EurekaSeven'' shows a triple take of [[MundaneMadeAwesome Holland hugging Talho]].
* The beginning of ''FutariWaPrettyCure'' shows three different shots from different angles when Honoka and Nagisa first pass each other in the first episode.
* Used in ''Manga/DeathNote''. In the first episode, when Light is testing the Death Note for its authenticity, he stops an attempted rape by writing the would-be rapist's name in his Death Note with 'Traffic Accident' written as the cause of death. Soon after, a truck wheels in from nowhere and plows into the man. The death is shown three times, each from a different angle.
** Deliciously parodied in the first episode of ''School Note'', which repeats the crash 25 times (we counted), set to dramatic music.
** Also used when Light hugs Misa, down to replaying the same gasp in all three shots, evidently underscoring just ''how'' [[RevealingHug critically consequential this hug is]]...[[MundaneMadeAwesome Or something]].
** Somewhat parodied when Aizawa snaps due to prolonged contact with Misa.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', with Ichigo getting slammed by a lightning bolt through the shoulder by the AloofBigBrother.
* In the dream episode of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', we get a Repeat Cut of Osaka pulling off Chiyo-chan's pigtails.
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' does this with Excel's ReactionShot when she sees that the Puchu Queen has [[CoveredInGunge covered Hyatt in something slimy and really sticky.]]
* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' hammers this trope into the ground.
** [[CatchPhrase "I'm in despair! Overuse of this trope in this anime has left me in despair!"]]
* Played straight and subverted in ''DragonballZ'', as scenes like Vegeta's first transformation to Super Saiyan get this treatment... but so do some unspectacular punches or kicks (these often get just the same frame/animation repeated rather than a different angle shown).
* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. The creation of the titular mecha.
** ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' hammers this trope so far into the ground it shows up in China.
* This is used heavily in ''OniisamaE'', mostly on still frames.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' Uses this when Natsu manages to defeat Lullaby with a giant fireball.
* ''{{Naruto}}'' has used this at times. One that stands out was during the Naruto vs. Haku fight, when a Fox-Demon-Possessed Naruto delivered a massive blow to Haku's head that sent him flying/rolling over 100 feet.
** Another one much later that stands out is [[spoiler:the Raikage putting Sasuke into a ground smashing suplex]] that is shown from three different angles.
** This Trope is {{Played For Laughs}} during one of the movies, when Naruto stepps in dog poo and it is shown from three different angles.
** Generally any time Naruto connects a Rasengan gets this (though not a Rasenshuriken, because it's damage isn't from impact).
* Occasionally used in ''OnePiece''. Most notable, perhaps, is a scene in which Robin's using her powers to perform a GroinAttack on Franky, which gets a ''quintuple'' take! I defy any man to watch that scene [[ShareTheMalePain and not cringe]].
** Quintuple takes are pretty common in ''One Piece''. Chopper starting to cry after Dr. Kureha set off Dr. Hiriluk's sakura snow concept got five as well.
** Early on, Luffy's final blow on Arlong gets '''''SIX!!!'''''
* Occasionally used in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. See Nanoha firing Divine Buster for the first time and the first on-screen usage of the [[LockAndLoadMontage Cartridge System]] by Vita.
* The opening to the first episode of {{Planetes}} plays this straight, showing a piece of debris impacting the window of a low-orbit vessel three times.
* ''SoulEater'' uses this for Maka's Demon Hunter finishing blow on [[spoiler:Mosquito]]. Kidd's "Death Cannon" technique frequently evokes the trope as well.
* ''FushigiYuugi'' uses this trope a number of times. Arguably, the most popular example would be [[spoiler:the scene in the 20th episode where [[BrainwashedAndCrazy evil Tamahome]] rips up the love letter he'd written for Miaka when he was still... you know, benign]].
* ''MidoriNoHibi'', when [[spoiler:Ayase hugs Seiji after confessing her love to him.]]
* ''KamichamaKarin'', first episode, when Karin punches Kazune in the face.
* ''TigerAndBunny'' uses a stuttercut to emphasize a particularly impressive AsskickingPose [[http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc402/sparkysharps/tumblr_lq9a9jykM11qag4h7o1_400.gif Kotetsu delivers]] at the end of episode 21.
* ''SergeantFrog'' uses this when Giriro makes his first appearance and the TV explodes.
* ''{{Nichijou}}'' takes the cake - one scene involves Takasaki-sensei lightly hitting Yukko on the head with a binder, which is followed by a RepeatCut sequence of that action consisting of ''over 50 hits in 25 seconds''.
* In ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'', this happens a couple of times in one episode when America jumps through a window.
* GagSeries ''+tic Nee-san'', with a healthy serving of MundaneMadeAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGKgBssiPyA this clip]] demonstrates what happens when one accidentally breaks [[TranquilFury Okamoto]]'s plastic ship model... [[BerserkButton without admitting it]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* The RepeatCut was pretty much invented by the great Soviet director Creator/SergeiEisenstein, who made constant use of it.
** One famous instance is in ''Film/BattleshipPotemkin'' when a sailor smashes his supper dish in disgust. What would usually be done in one or two shots is done in nine, with the plate smashing twice. Thus, this is the TropeMaker as well as the UrExample.
** In another Eisenstein film, ''Film/{{October}}'', Alexander Kerensky climbs the same flight of stairs repeatedly as all the titles and offices he assumed in 1917 flash by the screen.
* One of the earliest uses of the technique in an action film appeared in the climactic battle of Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Zoku Sanshiro Sugata'', with a karate chop nearly missing the main character's face, setting the stage for one of action cinema's most enduring cliches.
* This technique was popularized in contemporary Eastern Cinema by the JackieChan film ''Police Story'' back in 1985, wherein the stunt in which the hero slides down 4 stories of Christmas lights was so impressive that the editor could not bear to throw away ANY of the 3 angles at which it was shot.
** Also done in Operation Condor as Jackie avoids a flying car.
* A rare Western feature film example is a moment in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', in which we see the antagonist getting kicked in the face from three different angles.
* In the MST3K experiment, ''{{Laserblast}}'', a gas station and car get blown up -- with the explosions repeatedly viewed from different angles. This gives a rather convincing impression to Mike, the bots, and the viewers at home that ''several different items'' are being blown up, not just the one featured in the scene.
* ''[[OngBak Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior]]'' uses this for nearly every impressive stunt in the movie, showing the action from different angles and different speeds. Of course, given the damn impressive nature of the stunts, wouldn't you want to show them off as much as possible?
* Creator/QuentinTarantino's ''Film/DeathProof'' shows the same collision multiple times, each time focusing on exactly how a different victim was mangled to death.
* ''Film/TheLongestDay'' about the Normandy landings, has a scene where a glider crash lands in France. The shot alternates four times between the glider running along the ground and the men inside shaking about. The shot of the glider skipping on the ground is the same exact shot each time.
* Used quite blatantly in early Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme movies. The end of his fights could pretty much be summed up as him doing a split when striking, and then showing the strike from twenty different angles.
* Used a few times on Tom Cruise's character in ''Film/TheLastSamurai''. In particular, one fight scene that was completely repeated in its entirety, albeit in black and white.
* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', the words "buried alive" in Khan's taunt are repeated as we switch to Kirk hearing it over the communicator. Then Kirk [[TheKhan yells Khan's name]], which is also repeated as we switch to a shot of the planet they're on, which officially turned the whole thing into {{Narm}}.
* Famously done in ''Film/TheShining'' with Jack going through the window.
* Used twice toward the end of ''Film/BlueThunder'' -- first, to show the explosion of [[spoiler:[[BigBad Cochrane's]] helicopter]], and again in the final sequence to show Blue Thunder [[spoiler:being smashed by a train]]. In both cases, the scene was shown from three different angles.
* The Ingmar Bergman film ''Film/{{Persona}}'' does this with an entire ''scene'': first, we see a monologue with the camera looking at the speaker, and then we see the exact same monologue again, this time with the camera focusing on who the speaker is talking to. Bonus points: this isn't a simple shot-reverse shot, this is an entire sequence, with each shot being a perfect mirror of the opposite angle for each corresponding shot.
* Used in the introduction of Simba in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* The [[OhCrap breach of the Deeping Wall]] in ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]''.
* Used rather effectively towards the end of ''Film/JoyRide''.
* In ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'', one character mentions that "Repetition works!" [[LampshadeHanging We then see it again from another angle]].
* A hard-to-spot example in ''MonstersInc'' is at the point where the door that Mike, Sulley and Boo are riding on hurtles down a steep slope (ItMakesSenseInContext). In the first shot, you see them travelling down most of slope from behind, then you see a shot of them from the front, followed by a POV shot. But judging by the first shot, it takes them a rather long time to go down the last part of the slope, meaning that there must have been a repeat cut.
* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', the scene where Lancelot is running up to the castle to save the "damsel in distress" after an arrow hits his squire is played numerous times before he finally makes it to the castle and starts slaying everything in sight.
* In ''Tears of the Black Tiger'', after the hero kills someone using his ImprobableAimingSkills, a text screen comes up: ''"Did you follow that? No? Okay, we'll show it again!"'' Then the action sequence is repeated, in more detail this time.
* In ''Film/{{Commando}}'', Arnold's character remote detonates the barracks of the BigBad's base, showing the explosion nine times from different angles.
* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', when the Cyberdyne building blows up, the camera cuts between four angles of the same row of windows exploding outward.
* The climatic car jump in the original ''GoneInSixtySeconds''.
* The climax of Brian [=DePalma=]'s ''Film/TheFury'' features Creator/JohnCassavetes [[spoiler:exploding]] 13—count 'em—''13 times'' from various angles. And then the credits roll.
* The original version of ''Film/TheOmen'' shows David Warner's character [[spoiler:being decapitated by the sheet of glass sliding off the back of the truck]] several times from different angles.
* In ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'', when Harold sees Creator/NeilPatrickHarris has stolen his car, we have repeated cuts of [[TheScream Harold screaming his head off]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Done, believe it or not, in a book. In ''Catch A Killer'' by George Woods, the death of the titular killer is described in a {{Narm}}y way that evokes this image.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* This technique was a common quirk in ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', although ExecutiveMeddling led to it being heavily cut down in later seasons.
** It turned up, as a stylistic parody, in the Documentary episode (named ''The Documentary'', oddly enough). Their crimescene videographer's documentary uses the effect, and the characters (watching it) [[LampshadeHanging mock it as an amateurish editing mistake]].
* [[RealityShow Reality]] GameShow ''FearFactor'' uses this trick to the point of irritation.
* Often used on the ActionSeries to emphasize the power or destruction of a chase, car crash or explosion sequence.
* Since much-reviled producer Bruce Kalish came along, ''PowerRangers'' has abused this to insane levels, to the point of anything in action scene, particularly StuffBlowingUp, being shown repeatedly and in extreme slow-mo. Sometimes, explosions occur without a source just to facilitate this (making it all the more ridiculous: at a random point during a fight scene, quite literally ''nothing'' will explode massively four times, slowly, from three or four angles. Oookay...) This has even been granted a term by the fans, "Kalishplosions".
* ''BeakmansWorld'' also liked to do this, either to emphasize StuffBlowingUp or just to see Lester getting pied in the face over and over in rapid succession.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' featured one in "Forest of the Dead" when the Doctor realised just why his future self gave River Song the [[{{ChekhovsGun}} sonic screwdriver]]...
** As well as in "The Waters of Mars" after he has a particularly crushing HeelRealization
* When something big happens (either good or bad) in particularly intense parts of RetroGameMaster, we're shown the mistake as Arino makes it onscreen, and then his reaction.
* Particularly common when American shows are shown in other countries. In children's shows, after the ad break, a repeat cut is shown of the action happening just before the ad break. In countries with different ad policies, the ads aren't shown. To the people watching these shows, there would be at least two repeat cuts each episode.
* Seen on ''TheOffice'' during [[ShowWithinAShow Michael's home-made action movie]] ''Threat Level Midnight''. It's a scene of a character's head [[YourHeadAsplode exploding]] several times. Said character is played by ButtMonkey Toby.
* [[TheBigBangTheory Eye of the Tiger montage]]
* ''WalkerTexasRanger'' features a prominent use of the cut for Walker's signature RoundhouseKick, often in slow motion.
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* In the video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NlT-ELVWk0 One Voice]]" by Billy Gilman, toward the end of the song, when a boy takes a gun out of his backpack and throws it into the river, it repeats the splash four times.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Used ''all the time'' when replaying footage of an attack, to distract from the fact that little or no physical contact was actually made, and/or to make it seem like the attack was actually repeated during the fight.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* One of Sylvia's superhero powers in ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe 2'' is Replay, which triples the damage of any attack used while it's in effect. When the hits are shown, it's from three different angles.
* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' shows you a cannon going off three times. (Presumably cause it's bloody huge.)
** Ditto in ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}5''. Ironically, the laser blast is [[LuckBasedMission almost never a success]].
* Spike's capture of Specter in the original ''VideoGame/ApeEscape''. "Gotcha!" "Gotcha!" "Gotcha!"
* In ''VideoGame/SonicRush'', the last hit of every boss fight is displayed in this manner.
* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'', if you defeat the final boss with a special grab move, a Repeat Cut replays the exact moment of the finishing blow.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Original Generation}}s'', the SRX's [[CombinationAttack [=HTB=] Cannon/Tenjou Tenga Ichigeki Hissatsu Hou]] is shown this way.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3'', if you defeat your opponent with a certain type of move, the instant replay will show it again three times.
* The final battle of ''VideoGame/ColonyWars: Vengeance'' finishes by depicting the enemy's fighter exploding ''from eight different angles.''
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', when Sheena activates the Mana Cannon, her dramatic pointing is shown three times from different angles.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', [[spoiler: Bizley's]] [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]] uses this to emphasize just how hard the victim is getting punched.
* In ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'', any time Bond dies, it's played back from three different angles.
** Although, curiously, it wasn’t actually a replay. Bond simply performed the death animation three times while the in-game camera “cut” to three different angles, but any action taking place in the scene was continuous between the three “shots” and not repeated - e.g. a timed mine that was dropped just as the player died would go off in the first shot, the smoke would be clearing in the second shot and nothing would remain in the third shot; or, the enemies that shot Bond would be shown continuing to shoot his body (ouch!) throughout all three shots, while moving position and otherwise behaving as if time was just advancing normally.
* Used whenever a Tyrant dies by means of rocket launcher in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1''.
* Tanya's neck snap {{F|inishingMove}}atality in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' is replayed from three angles. A few other [=fatalities=] also do this.
* In later installments of the ''{{Deception}}'' series, the moment a trap connects will be repeated once; if the trap strikes the killing blow, it's repeated three times.
* Happens whenever a character uses a special technique in ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage''.
* In ''Videogame/KidIcarusUprising'', when you defeat Medusa, the moment she stands there with her arm in the air is repeated four times.
* Happens in ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' when [[spoiler: Asura does his [[Awesome/AsurasWrath Second to]] [[AwesomeBosses/AsurasWrath last punch]] to [[TrueFinalBoss Chakra]][[{{God}} var]][[GodIsEvil tin's]] face, 4 times!]]
* Action MMO {{Vindictus}} tries to make the end of every boss battle as epic as possible: [[BulletTime time slows down]], and screenshots are taken from multiple angles over the next 0.5 seconds of ingame time, and automatically saved to your game folder.
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' does it in the Giant Luigi battles, if you manage to score an Excellent with the [[FinishingMove Finishing Bros. move]]. The resulting collision is shown from three different angles.
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[[folder: Web Animation]]
* ''SuperMarioBrosZ'' has numerous examples of this. Just watch the series.
** Particularly Episode 4, where the heroes fight the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Koopa Bros]].
*** First, there's the Koopa Red kicking Shadow in the face, who was sent spinning after dodging Koopas Yellow and Green and then getting hit by the Koopa Black.
*** Sonic flipping forward after making collisions with Koopa Yellow.
*** Luigi headbutting Koopa Green after beating him and Koopa Yellow up with Sonic.
** And then in episode 6, there's Mecha Sonic interrupting the fight between the heroes, the Koopa Bros, and the Axem Rangers X by plowing through the turtles, who were performing their [[CombinationAttack special attack]]. And they had a Chaos Emerald.
* The animation project ''WesternAnimation/BigBuckBunny'' has a scene where the flying squirrel unfurls his "wings" before jumping out of a tree; the unfurling is repeated several times from different angles for greater effect, in a parody of this type of scene in action movies.
* Used in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' when Ren is killing the black head of the King Taijitu with the view angle shifting between each one.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* A gratuitous instance occurs in the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' episode "Purple Monkey", as a result of Daniel experimenting with editing techniques.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** In "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernAirTemple The Southern Air Temple]]", when Zuko trips Zhao during their duel, it is shown three times from different angles.
** Another example is the first time the Blue Spirit is shown, although this set of 3 shots is of the zooming in variety.
** Also done from 3 angles is the shot of Zuko's ship being blown up.
** The GrandFinale had [[spoiler:Avatar State Aang airbending Ozai into a pillar]] shown three times.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' used this in some of its fights. It seemed to be a favorite of one of the animation teams.
* Frequently appears in ''SamuraiJack'', often taking the form of three bars filling the screen one by one.
** This is also the form it takes on ''MegasXLR'', which also does this a lot.
* Another Western example: ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'' did this in one episode.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' Brian and Stewie dive out of a house just before it explodes, and the explosion is -- along with their jump -- shown about thirty times from different angles.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', this happens when Rodimus Prime opens the Matrix of Leadership.
* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'', this happens when the Eds escape Eddy's house in a car (flying out the roof), starting a huge chase sequence throughout the cul-de-sac and surrounding area.
* On ''SurfsUp'', Cody wiping out on his first wave at Pengu Island is repeated four times. It is shown [[IronicEchoCut after a shot of him]] [[TemptingFate talking about how you'll want to see that first ride over and over and over again]].
* Used over and over in the first D.Y.N.A.M.O. episode of ''PowerpuffGirls''.
* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'' segment "All the Words in the English Language," Yakko said "absent," "libation," and "liberty" twice.
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