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** Walker runs into some friends at the airport when he goes with Michelle to recover the suitcase; it's obvious what they think he's up to with a young trashy-looking French girl.
*** Inverted by Walker when the French police show up at his hotel room and find him with Michelle; he plays up this appearance, acting the part of a sleazy American tourist so the police assume Michelle is just a young hooker rather than a key witness to the murder and kidnapping being investigated.



** Walker runs into some colleagues at the airport when he goes with Michelle to recover the suitcase; it's obvious what they think he's up to with a young trashy-looking French girl.
** Invoked by Walker when the French police show up at his hotel room and find him with Michelle; he plays up this appearance, acting the part of a sleazy American tourist so the police assume Michelle is just a young hooker rather than a key witness to the murder and kidnapping being investigated.



* RippedFromThePhonebook: Walker rips the page where [[spoiler:the gym address]] is, because, you see, it's très important.

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* RippedFromThePhonebook: Walker rips the page where [[spoiler:the the gym address]] address is, because, you see, it's très important.


* EiffelTowerEffect: Averted; we only catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower towards the end of the movie. In fact Walker is momentarily confused to see the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replicas_of_the_Statue_of_Liberty#Paris Statue of Liberty]].

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* EiffelTowerEffect: Averted; we only catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower towards the end of the movie. In fact Walker is momentarily confused to see the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replicas_of_the_Statue_of_Liberty#Paris Statue of Liberty]].Liberty.]]


Dr. Richard Walker (Ford) is a San Francisco surgeon visiting Paris with his wife Sondra for a medical convention. At their hotel Sondra is unable to unlock her suitcase, and Walker realises [[SatchelSwitcheroo she's picked up the wrong one at the airport]]. While Walker is taking a shower, his wife mysteriously disappears from their hotel.

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Dr. Richard Walker (Ford) is a San Francisco surgeon visiting Paris with his wife Sondra for a medical convention. At their hotel Sondra is unable to unlock her suitcase, and Walker realises [[SatchelSwitcheroo [[PickingUpTheWrongBag she's picked up the wrong one at the airport]]. While Walker is taking a shower, his wife mysteriously disappears from their hotel.



* PickingUpTheWrongBag: What sets off the entire plot.


%%* ActionSurvivor: Walker

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%%* * ActionSurvivor: WalkerWalker starts as a surgeon attending a conference, and ends up solving a crime and facing down spies and bureaucrats alike.



%%* PickingUpTheWrongBag: What sets off the entire plot.

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%%* * PickingUpTheWrongBag: What sets off the entire plot.


%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.



* ActionSurvivor: Walker

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* %%* ActionSurvivor: Walker



* PickingUpTheWrongBag: What sets off the entire plot.

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* %%* PickingUpTheWrongBag: What sets off the entire plot.





No relation to a [[http://armorgames.com/play/2894/frantic series]] [[http://armorgames.com/play/14610/frantic-3 of browser games]]

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No relation to a [[http://armorgames.com/play/2894/frantic series]] [[http://armorgames.com/play/14610/frantic-3 [[VideoGame/{{Frantic}} series of browser games]]games]].





*** Inverted when Walker when the French police show up at his hotel room and find him with Michelle; he plays up this appearance, acting the part of a sleazy American tourist so the police assume Michelle is just a young hooker rather than a key witness to the murder and kidnapping being investigated.

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*** Inverted when by Walker when the French police show up at his hotel room and find him with Michelle; he plays up this appearance, acting the part of a sleazy American tourist so the police assume Michelle is just a young hooker rather than a key witness to the murder and kidnapping being investigated.

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*** Inverted when Walker when the French police show up at his hotel room and find him with Michelle; he plays up this appearance, acting the part of a sleazy American tourist so the police assume Michelle is just a young hooker rather than a key witness to the murder and kidnapping being investigated.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Walker gets his wife back but Michelle gets killed during the exchange.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Walker gets his wife back but Michelle gets killed during the exchange.]]]] Though by Polanski standards it practically counts as HappilyEverAfter.


* EarWorm (InUniverse): Grace Jones singing "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)" is heard during key moments of the film, and Walker even asks what song it is at one point.

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* EarWorm (InUniverse): EarWorm: Grace Jones singing "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)" is heard during key moments of the film, and Walker even asks what song it is at one point.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Walker gets his wife back but Michelle gets killed during the exchange.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Walker gets his wife back but Michelle gets killed during the exchange.]]


* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Michelle dies, much to no-one's surprise.]]



* ThePlotReaper: [[spoiler: Michelle dies, much to no-one's surprise.]]

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* ThePlotReaper: [[spoiler: Michelle dies, much to no-one's surprise.]]

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* RippedFromThePhonebook: Walker rips the page where [[spoiler:the gym address]] is, because, you see, it's très important.


Dr. Richard Walker (Ford) is a San Francisco surgeon visiting Paris with his wife Sondra for a medical convention. At their hotel Sondra is unable to unlock her suitcase, and Walker realises she's picked up the wrong one at the airport. While Walker is taking a shower, his wife mysteriously disappears from their hotel.

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Dr. Richard Walker (Ford) is a San Francisco surgeon visiting Paris with his wife Sondra for a medical convention. At their hotel Sondra is unable to unlock her suitcase, and Walker realises [[SatchelSwitcheroo she's picked up the wrong one at the airport.airport]]. While Walker is taking a shower, his wife mysteriously disappears from their hotel.

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