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ZombieEater
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03:21:50 PM Sep 10th 2016
Re: Beware of the Caucasian Prisoner

I've seen this a lot of times. When a group of bad guys, during a critical moment in the film, are suddenly confronted by a character coming towards them with a Caucasian prisoner, they should be on their guard because the white guy is an armed assailant and the other guy is his partner masquerading as a bad guy.

Relevant examples:

1. Windtalkers (2002) - Nicolas Cage playing the white prisoner and Adam Beach pretending to be a Japanese soldier

2. Tropic Thunder (2008) - Jack Black as the white prisoner and a disguised Robert Downey, Jr. as a "rice farmer"

3. Blood Diamond (2006) - Leonardo Di Caprio as a "prisoner" and Djimon Honsou pretending to be an RUF guerilla

4. No Escape (2015) - Pierce Brosnan acts like a prisoner and his partner pretends to be an enemy in order to carry out a rescue
KarjamP
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03:29:38 AM Oct 3rd 2013
I like how the page description for this page provided by Google says "The Trope trope as used in popular culture, with a list of examples from all media."
Telcontar
03:35:36 AM Oct 3rd 2013
XD But of course Trope Tropes are different altogether.
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