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* This becomes an important plot point in one episode of the Korean series ''ClassOfLies'' (or Mr. Temporary). Korean teachers typically collect the students' phones before an exam and return it to them after the exam period ends. [[spoiler:However, the undercover teacher Moo-Hyeok, who's the invigilator during the class' test, took this opportunity to hack and transfer data from [[TheChessmaster Beom]][[WiseBeyondTheirYears jin]]'s[[note]]who is one of [[teensAreMonsters the four students[[/note]] whom Moo-Hyeok suspects to be closely related to [[PlotTriggeringDeath Su-ah's case]][[/note]] phone to his assistant working behind-the-scenes. [[BookSmart Beomjin]] finishes his exam early and asks for his phone, but Moo-hyeok's persistent refusal to give it back makes him suspicious of the teacher. Beomjin, then, reminds the teacher that he ''has the right'' to get his phone and leave since a certain period of time has passed. He eventually gets his phone back after [[BattleOfWits a suspenseful back and forth]] with the teacher]].

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* This becomes an important plot point in one episode of the Korean series ''ClassOfLies'' (or Mr. Temporary). Korean teachers typically collect the students' phones before an exam and return it to them after the exam period ends. [[spoiler:However, the undercover teacher Moo-Hyeok, who's the invigilator during the class' test, took this opportunity to hack and transfer data from [[TheChessmaster Beom]][[WiseBeyondTheirYears jin]]'s[[note]]who is one of [[teensAreMonsters the four students[[/note]] students whom Moo-Hyeok suspects to be closely related to [[PlotTriggeringDeath Su-ah's case]][[/note]] [[PosthumousCharacter Su-ah]]'s case[[/note]] phone to his assistant working behind-the-scenes. [[BookSmart Beomjin]] finishes his exam early and asks for his phone, but Moo-hyeok's persistent refusal to give it back makes him suspicious of the teacher. Beomjin, then, reminds the teacher that he ''has the right'' to get his phone and leave since a certain period of time has passed. He eventually gets his phone back after [[BattleOfWits a suspenseful back and forth]] with the teacher]].


* This becomes an important plot point in one episode of the Korean series ClassOfLies (or Mr. Temporary). Korean teachers typically collect the students' phones before an exam and return it to them after the exam period ends. [[spoiler:However, the undercover teacher Moo-Hyeok, who's the invigilator during the class' test, took this opportunity to hack and transfer data from [[TheChessmaster Beom]][[WiseBeyondTheirYears jin]]'s[[note]]who is one of [[teensAreMonsters the four students]] whom Moo-Hyeok suspects to be closely related to [[PlotTriggeringDeath Su-ah's case]][[/note]] phone to his assistant working behind-the-scenes. [[BookSmart Beomjin]] finishes his exam early and asks for his phone, but Moo-hyeok's persistent refusal to give it back makes him suspicious of the teacher. Beomjin, then, reminds the teacher that he ''has the right'' to get his phone and leave since a certain period of time has passed. He eventually gets his phone back after [[BattleOfWits a suspenseful back and forth]] with the teacher]].

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* This becomes an important plot point in one episode of the Korean series ClassOfLies ''ClassOfLies'' (or Mr. Temporary). Korean teachers typically collect the students' phones before an exam and return it to them after the exam period ends. [[spoiler:However, the undercover teacher Moo-Hyeok, who's the invigilator during the class' test, took this opportunity to hack and transfer data from [[TheChessmaster Beom]][[WiseBeyondTheirYears jin]]'s[[note]]who is one of [[teensAreMonsters the four students]] students[[/note]] whom Moo-Hyeok suspects to be closely related to [[PlotTriggeringDeath Su-ah's case]][[/note]] phone to his assistant working behind-the-scenes. [[BookSmart Beomjin]] finishes his exam early and asks for his phone, but Moo-hyeok's persistent refusal to give it back makes him suspicious of the teacher. Beomjin, then, reminds the teacher that he ''has the right'' to get his phone and leave since a certain period of time has passed. He eventually gets his phone back after [[BattleOfWits a suspenseful back and forth]] with the teacher]].


* This becomes an important plot point in one episode of the Korean series ''ClassOfLies'' (a.k.a Mr. Temporary). Korean teachers typically collect the students' phones before an exam and return it to them after the exam period ends. [[spoiler:However, the undercover teacher Moo-Hyeok, who's the invigilator during the class' test, took this opportunity to hack and transfer data from [[TheChessmaster Beom]][[WiseBeyondTheirYears jin]]'s[[note]]who is one of the four students whom Moo-Hyeok suspects to be closely related to [[PlotTriggeringDeath Su-ah's case]][[/note]] phone to his assistant working behind-the-scenes. [[BookSmart Beomjin]] finishes his exam early and asks for his phone, but then Moo-hyeok's persistent refusal to give it back makes him suspicious of the teacher. Beomjin, then, reminds the teacher that he ''has the right'' to get his phone and leave since a certain period of time has passed. He eventually gets his phone back after [[BattleOfWits a suspenseful back and forth]] with the teacher.

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* This becomes an important plot point in one episode of the Korean series ''ClassOfLies'' (a.k.a ClassOfLies (or Mr. Temporary). Korean teachers typically collect the students' phones before an exam and return it to them after the exam period ends. [[spoiler:However, the undercover teacher Moo-Hyeok, who's the invigilator during the class' test, took this opportunity to hack and transfer data from [[TheChessmaster Beom]][[WiseBeyondTheirYears jin]]'s[[note]]who is one of [[teensAreMonsters the four students students]] whom Moo-Hyeok suspects to be closely related to [[PlotTriggeringDeath Su-ah's case]][[/note]] phone to his assistant working behind-the-scenes. [[BookSmart Beomjin]] finishes his exam early and asks for his phone, but then Moo-hyeok's persistent refusal to give it back makes him suspicious of the teacher. Beomjin, then, reminds the teacher that he ''has the right'' to get his phone and leave since a certain period of time has passed. He eventually gets his phone back after [[BattleOfWits a suspenseful back and forth]] with the teacher.teacher]].

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* This becomes an important plot point in one episode of the Korean series ''ClassOfLies'' (a.k.a Mr. Temporary). Korean teachers typically collect the students' phones before an exam and return it to them after the exam period ends. [[spoiler:However, the undercover teacher Moo-Hyeok, who's the invigilator during the class' test, took this opportunity to hack and transfer data from [[TheChessmaster Beom]][[WiseBeyondTheirYears jin]]'s[[note]]who is one of the four students whom Moo-Hyeok suspects to be closely related to [[PlotTriggeringDeath Su-ah's case]][[/note]] phone to his assistant working behind-the-scenes. [[BookSmart Beomjin]] finishes his exam early and asks for his phone, but then Moo-hyeok's persistent refusal to give it back makes him suspicious of the teacher. Beomjin, then, reminds the teacher that he ''has the right'' to get his phone and leave since a certain period of time has passed. He eventually gets his phone back after [[BattleOfWits a suspenseful back and forth]] with the teacher.



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* ''Series/ForLife'': While Aaron's contraband mobile phone is never noticed by the guards (or if they did notice they ignored it), Cassius finds out about it and appropriates it for himself.


* ''Series/DayBreak'': In episode 7, Hopper hijacks the laptop of a pedestrian to read out the data from his USB Stick.

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* ''Series/DayBreak'': ''Series/DayBreak2006'': In episode 7, Hopper hijacks the laptop of a pedestrian to read out the data from his USB Stick.

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* On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Hawkeye, Trapper and Frank grab Henry's phone from each other regarding the acquisition of a gun to bring down Five O'clock Charlie--Frank for, Hawkeye and Trapper against.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': At the start of "Follow That Feather," Dick and Muttley are flying together searching for Yankee Doodle Pigeon when the phone rings. Muttley answers it, then Dastardly contemptuously grabs it from him. Cue Muttley's {{Angrish}}.

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* Played with in ''Masked Dog'' by Raymond Obstfeld, in which the criminal has superpowers after a MadScience [[TestedOnHumans experiment]]. When a bystander gets annoyed at how he's hogging the public phone to make a number of calls, he responds by using his SuperStrength to rip apart the phone book, then takes the man's glasses and [[FeelNoPain eats them]].
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* Averted when Franchise/{{Tintin}} has to make an urgent phone call, but is stuck outside the only phone booth in the rain while someone inside is apparently yakking away for ages...until the rain stops and a GrandeDame emerges with the [[MisterMuffykins obligatory small dog]], saying they can depart now that it's stopped raining. A bedraggled Tintin gives them a DeathGlare as he steps into the now empty booth.
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* In ''Film/{{Collateral}}'', Max grabs a pedestrian's phone to call Annie and warn her about Vincent coming to kill her.










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* ''Film/RebirthOfMothra'': After Desghidorah has restored its wings and a number of people are in the hospital, one of the men present, a reporter, is trying to talk to someone on his phone for his work. Much to his distress, a nurse and other staff members promptly wrestle it away from him because cell phones aren't allowed in the hospital.


* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' has a different (Yet realistic) example of the trope in which Tsukasa has her Cell phone taken away after it ends up going off in class and causing a disruption.

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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' has a different (Yet (yet realistic) example of the trope in which Tsukasa has her Cell cell phone taken away after it ends up going off in class and causing a disruption.



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* In the film ''Film/TheMatrix'', Neo grabs a cell phone away from a guy who complains, until Agent Smith morphs into his body.
* For the film ''Film/{{Cellular}}'', this is basically the entire plot: A man is connected to a woman who was kidnapped, and she doesn't know where she is, and he's got the only connection to her, and if his phone runs out, he'll need to beg, borrow, buy or steal another for the battery.
* In ''Film/{{Volcano}}'', the chief of Emergency Services for the City of Los Angeles, confiscates a radio reporter's cell phone when his own becomes unusable.
* In ''Film/TheSting'', Hooker grabs a pay phone away from a woman in order to try to call Luther before he is murdered, then runs off to try and reach him. Hooker's friend is left behind, being swatted by the woman and her purse because she lost her nickel and wants it back.
* The eponymous killing machine in ''Film/TheTerminator'' hauls a biker type arguing with his girlfriend out of the booth so he can look through the phone book. He can be heard complaining, "Man, you've got a ''real'' attitude problem!" but fortunately for him sticks to verbal abuse.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'' Jumba answers the phone while imprisoned. When Hamsterwheel is alerted about it, he has Gantu take the phone to propose a ransom in exchange for Jumba.
* In ''Film/HomeAlone'', the family, in a panic, forces a woman at an airport off the phone.
* In ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', [=McClane=] hijacks a car to use a car phone which then dies out. Earlier, Zeus needed to answer Simon's call on a payphone another person is using.

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* In the film ''Film/TheMatrix'', Neo grabs a cell phone away from a guy who complains, until Agent Smith morphs into his body.
* For the film ''Film/{{Cellular}}'', this
''Film/{{Cellular}}'': This is basically the entire plot: A man is connected to a woman who was kidnapped, and she doesn't know where she is, and he's got the only connection to her, and if his phone runs out, he'll need to beg, borrow, buy or steal another for the battery.
* In ''Film/{{Volcano}}'', the chief of Emergency Services ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'': [=McClane=] hijacks a car to use a car phone which then dies out. Earlier, Zeus needed to answer Simon's call on a payphone another person is using.
* ''Film/DumbAndDumber'': Attempted by an anxious man who tries to force Joe "Mental" Mentalino, a henchman
for the City main villain of Los Angeles, confiscates the film, off a radio reporter's pay phone so the man can use it himself. Mentalino responds by punching ''through the glass'' to knock him out.
* ''Film/HomeAlone'': The family, in a panic, forces a woman at an airport off the phone.
* ''Film/TheMatrix'': Neo grabs a
cell phone when away from a guy who complains, until Agent Smith morphs into his own becomes unusable.
body.
* In ''Film/TheSting'', ''Film/TheSting'': Hooker grabs a pay phone away from a woman in order to try to call Luther before he is murdered, then runs off to try and reach him. Hooker's friend is left behind, being swatted by the woman and her purse because she lost her nickel and wants it back.
* ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'': Jumba answers the phone while imprisoned. When Hamsterviel is alerted about it, he has Gantu take the phone to propose a ransom in exchange for Jumba.
* ''Film/TheTerminator'':
The eponymous killing machine in ''Film/TheTerminator'' hauls a biker type arguing with his girlfriend out of the booth so he can look through the phone book. He can be heard complaining, "Man, you've got a ''real'' attitude problem!" but fortunately for him sticks to verbal abuse.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'' Jumba answers ''Film/{{Volcano}}'': The chief of Emergency Services for the City of Los Angeles confiscates a radio reporter's cell phone while imprisoned. When Hamsterwheel is alerted about it, he has Gantu take the phone to propose a ransom in exchange for Jumba.
* In ''Film/HomeAlone'', the family, in a panic, forces a woman at an airport off the phone.
* In ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', [=McClane=] hijacks a car to use a car phone which then dies out. Earlier, Zeus needed to answer Simon's call on a payphone another person is using.
when his own becomes unusable.



* In episode 7 of ''Series/DayBreak'', Hopper hijacks the laptop of a pedestrian to read out the data from his USB Stick.

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* ''Series/DayBreak'': In episode 7 of ''Series/DayBreak'', 7, Hopper hijacks the laptop of a pedestrian to read out the data from his USB Stick.



* The an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' Draken takes and answers Kim's Communicator to tell Wade that she can't talk at the moment and to leave a message.

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* The an episode ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': In the 9th episode, "Satellite", one teacher's class is interrupted by ''every single student's cell phone ringing at the exact same instant'' (due to XANA's actions), and it's implied that this has happened to the entire boarding school campus. Her reaction (and the reaction of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' every seen faculty member) is to confiscate every single student's phone (since having them in class is against the rules).
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In one episode,
Draken takes and answers Kim's Communicator to tell Wade that she can't talk at the moment and to leave a message.


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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' has a different (Yet realistic) example of the trope in which Tsukasa has her Cell phone taken away after it ends up going off in class and causing a disruption.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'' Jumba answers the phone while imprisoned. When Hamsterwheel is alerted about it, he has Gantu take the phone to propose a ransom in exchange for Jumba.


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* The an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' Draken takes and answers Kim's Communicator to tell Wade that she can't talk at the moment and to leave a message.

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