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Often a part of an AngerMontage, RageQuit or VillainousBreakdown. Sister trope of FlippingTheTable and TantrumThrowing.

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Often a part of an AngerMontage, RageQuit or VillainousBreakdown. Sister trope of FlippingTheTable and TantrumThrowing.
TantrumThrowing. Compare/contrast DeskSweepOfPassion.


* The 1973 adaptation of Creator/MaryShelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' has MadScientist Doctor Clerval mentor eager med student Victor Frankenstein on reanimating the dead. However, Clerval observes that some of his successes have GoneHorriblyWrong, and sweeps his notes and materials from his workbench to begin writing a warning in his journal: "The process is reversing itself." However, Clerval has a seizure at this point, which kills him, leaving the journal entry unfinished. Victor reads, "The process is re ..." and interprets it as "ready to begin."

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* The 1973 adaptation of Creator/MaryShelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' has MadScientist Doctor Clerval mentor eager med student Victor Frankenstein on reanimating the dead. However, Clerval observes that some of his successes have GoneHorriblyWrong, and sweeps his notes and materials from his workbench to begin writing a warning in his journal: "The process is reversing itself." However, Clerval has a seizure at this point, which kills him, [[ConvenientlyInterruptedDocument leaving the journal entry unfinished.unfinished]]. Victor reads, "The process is re ..." and interprets it as "ready to begin."


* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' has Peter do this when his investigations into his parent's deaths end up nowhere.
* In ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'', the Beast does this to the dinner table when he finds that his servants have set a place for Belle and are trying to [[ShipperOnDeck bring them together]] against his wishes.

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* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' has Peter do this sweep stuff off his desk when his investigations into his parent's deaths end up nowhere.
* In ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'', the Beast does this to sweeps the dinner table when he finds that his servants have set a place for Belle and are trying to [[ShipperOnDeck bring them together]] against his wishes.



* In ''Film/{{Prisoners}}'', detective Loki does this to his office desk out of frustration after all his leads turned out to be dead ends.
* Johnny does this at the end of ''Film/TheRoom'' as he smashes his room up.

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* In ''Film/{{Prisoners}}'', detective Loki does this to sweeps his office desk out of frustration after all his leads turned out to be dead ends.
* Johnny does this is furious and sweeps things off of a desk at the end of ''Film/TheRoom'' as he smashes his room up.



* ''Film/TronLegacy'' had CLU 2.0 do this to Kevin's table after finding that Flynn had abandoned his hideout.

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* ''Film/TronLegacy'' had CLU 2.0 do this to sweep Kevin's table after finding out that Flynn had abandoned his hideout.



* Will Gardner does this in a state of fury in ''Series/TheGoodWife'' after [[spoiler:he finds out Alicia, Cary Agos, and others are leaving to start their own firm]], taking many of Lockhart & Gardner's clients with them.
* An exec does this on his way out of the office after getting made redundant in ''Series/MadMen''.

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* Will Gardner does this sweep things from a desk in a state of fury in ''Series/TheGoodWife'' after [[spoiler:he finds out Alicia, Cary Agos, and others are leaving to start their own firm]], taking many of Lockhart & Gardner's clients with them.
* ''Series/MadMen'': An exec does this angrily sweeps things from a desk on his way out of the office after getting made redundant in ''Series/MadMen''.redundant.



* Played for dark laughs in an episode of ''Series/NYPDBlue''. The suspect in the murder of his sister wants a refreshment, specifically a Coke. At first some detectives brought him a can of ginger ale (offscreen), and later Simone brings him a Diet Coke because the machine was out of regular. The perp dramatically sweeps the can off the table insisting that he get a regular Coke. "[[BerserkButton Does this look like a Coke to you?!]]" Simone sarcastically asks him that if they give him a Coke, will he confess? The perp surprises them by responding "[[ComicallySmallDemand Can I have a liter?]]" Long story short, they give him two 2-liter bottles of Coca-Cola and he confesses not only to the murder of his sister, but also the never suspected murder of his brother 30 years prior.
* In ''Series/TheWire'', Lieutenant Rawls does this in frustration at Detective [=McNulty=], only to be informed that the desk in question wasn't actually [=McNulty's=].

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* Played for dark laughs in an episode of ''Series/NYPDBlue''. The suspect in the murder of his sister wants a refreshment, specifically a Coke. At first some detectives brought him a can of ginger ale (offscreen), and later Simone brings him a Diet Coke because the machine was out of regular. The perp dramatically sweeps the can off the table insisting that he get a regular Coke. "[[BerserkButton Does "Does this look like a Coke to you?!]]" you?!" Simone sarcastically asks him that if they give him a Coke, will he confess? The perp surprises them by responding "[[ComicallySmallDemand Can I have a liter?]]" Long story short, they give him two 2-liter bottles of Coca-Cola and he confesses not only to the murder of his sister, but also the never suspected murder of his brother 30 years prior.
* In ''Series/TheWire'', Lieutenant Rawls does this sweeps things of a desk in frustration at Detective [=McNulty=], only to be informed that the desk in question wasn't actually [=McNulty's=].



* Sonny Crockett from ''Series/MiamiVice'' does this twice: once in "Shadow in the Dark" because of the Shadow's influence on his mind, and once in "Child's Play" when he's distraught after accidentally shooting a child.

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* Sonny Crockett from ''Series/MiamiVice'' does this twice: once in ''Series/MiamiVice'':
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"Shadow in the Dark" Dark", Sonny Crockett angrily sweeps things from a desk because of the Shadow's influence on his mind, and once in mind.
** In
"Child's Play" Play", Sony throws stuff on the ground from a desk when he's distraught after accidentally shooting a child.



* Issac Clarke of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'' does this in the beginning of the game, right before he's brought into another mission.

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* Issac Clarke of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'' does this angrily sweeps things off of a desk in the beginning of the game, right before he's brought into another mission.



* The WebVideo/AngryGermanKid does this at the beginning of his video.

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%% * The WebVideo/AngryGermanKid does this at the beginning of his video.


* In an anime only scene of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', after Shikaku mentions [[spoiler: Asuma's death]] when playing Shogi, Shikamaru sweeps the board in anger. Shikaku eventually suggest that Shikamaru let his rage go out after he makes a scene.
* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', after learning that his servant, Agni has joined Haroldís side, Prince Soma trows a fit and sweeps Cielís tea set in anger, right before running off, weeping.

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* In an anime only scene of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', after Shikaku mentions [[spoiler: Asuma's [[spoiler:Asuma's death]] when playing Shogi, Shikamaru sweeps the board in anger. Shikaku eventually suggest that Shikamaru let his rage go out after he makes a scene.
* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', after ''Manga/BlackButler'': After learning that his servant, Agni has joined Haroldís side, Prince Soma trows a fit and sweeps Cielís tea set in anger, right before running off, weeping.


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* ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': In ''Unwelcome Surprises'', a HighPriest of Crowned Death is angry and "roared and swept its arm to the left, as if wiping everything off an imaginary table".


%%* Quite famous scene with a "work place" in ''Film/JurassicPark''. - incomplete example: no matter how famous it is, you need to explain it for the people who haven't seen the movie

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%%* Quite famous scene with a "work place" in ''Film/JurassicPark''. - incomplete example: no matter how famous it is, you need * In ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'', the Beast does this to explain it the dinner table when he finds that his servants have set a place for the people who haven't seen the movieBelle and are trying to [[ShipperOnDeck bring them together]] against his wishes.



* In ''Music/TheWall'', the first thing the hero does during his AngerMontage is dramatically sweeping all the stuff off the living room table.
* In ''Film/TheMachinist'', the protagonist goes into a rage and wipes dishes from a kitchen table when finding a suspicious photo at his girl friend's place.



* Johnny does this at the end of ''Film/TheRoom'' as he smashes his room up.
* ''Film/TronLegacy'' had CLU 2.0 do this to Kevin's table after finding that Flynn had abandoned his hideout.



* In ''Film/TheShining'', Jack swipes a table in the corridor while roaming the hotel.
* The 1973 adaptation of Creator/MaryShelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' has MadScientist Doctor Clerval mentor eager med student Victor Frankenstein on reanimating the dead. However, Clerval observes that some of his successes have GoneHorriblyWrong, and sweeps his notes and materials from his workbench to begin writing a warning in his journal: "The process is reversing itself." However, Clerval has a seizure at this point, which kills him, leaving the journal entry unfinished. Victor reads, "The process is re ..." and interprets it as "ready to begin."



* The 1973 adaptation of Creator/MaryShelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' has MadScientist Doctor Clerval mentor eager med student Victor Frankenstein on reanimating the dead. However, Clerval observes that some of his successes have GoneHorriblyWrong, and sweeps his notes and materials from his workbench to begin writing a warning in his journal: "The process is reversing itself." However, Clerval has a seizure at this point, which kills him, leaving the journal entry unfinished. Victor reads, "The process is re ..." and interprets it as "ready to begin."
* In ''Film/TheGuilty'', Asger breaks his keyboard and desk lamp when Iben goes missing after having hit Michael with a brick and Asger is unable to reach her.
%%* Quite famous scene with a "work place" in ''Film/JurassicPark''. - incomplete example: no matter how famous it is, you need to explain it for the people who haven't seen the movie
* In ''Film/TheMachinist'', the protagonist goes into a rage and wipes dishes from a kitchen table when finding a suspicious photo at his girl friend's place.



* In ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'', the Beast does this to the dinner table when he finds that his servants have set a place for Belle and are trying to [[ShipperOnDeck bring them together]] against his wishes.

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* In ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'', the Beast Johnny does this to at the dinner end of ''Film/TheRoom'' as he smashes his room up.
* In ''Film/TheShining'', Jack swipes a
table when he finds in the corridor while roaming the hotel.
* ''Film/TronLegacy'' had CLU 2.0 do this to Kevin's table after finding
that Flynn had abandoned his servants have set a place for Belle and are trying to [[ShipperOnDeck bring them together]] against hideout.
* In ''Music/TheWall'', the first thing the hero does during
his wishes. AngerMontage is dramatically sweeping all the stuff off the living room table.

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* Sonny Crockett from ''Series/MiamiVice'' does this twice: once in "Shadow in the Dark" because of the Shadow's influence on his mind, and once in "Child's Play" when he's distraught after accidentally shooting a child.


* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Fury", an older Kes has turned evil and goes back in time to destroy Voyager. On seeing that Neelix, her LoveInterest at the time, has left a meal and flowers on a table in her private quarters, [[ThatWomanIsDead she angrily sweeps them off]].

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Fury", an older Kes has turned evil and goes back in time time-travels to the past to destroy Voyager. On seeing that Neelix, her LoveInterest at the time, has left a meal and flowers on a table in her private quarters, [[ThatWomanIsDead she angrily sweeps them off]].


* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Fury", an older Kes has turned evil and goes back in time to destroy Voyager. On seeing that Neelix, her former LoveInterest, has left a meal and flowers on a table in her private quarters, [[ThatWomanIsDead she angrily sweeps them off]].

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Fury", an older Kes has turned evil and goes back in time to destroy Voyager. On seeing that Neelix, her former LoveInterest, LoveInterest at the time, has left a meal and flowers on a table in her private quarters, [[ThatWomanIsDead she angrily sweeps them off]].

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Fury", an older Kes has turned evil and goes back in time to destroy Voyager. On seeing that Neelix, her former LoveInterest, has left a meal and flowers on a table in her private quarters, [[ThatWomanIsDead she angrily sweeps them off]].


* ''Disney/TronLegacy'' had CLU 2.0 do this to Kevin's table after finding that Flynn had abandoned his hideout.

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* ''Disney/TronLegacy'' ''Film/TronLegacy'' had CLU 2.0 do this to Kevin's table after finding that Flynn had abandoned his hideout.

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateVision'': Dima was artificial girl, and the scientists of AIM had her all day in from of a computer that instructed her to do endless block configurations. They did not allow her to rest or do something else, she was JustAMachine. And when she was with Vision, and away from the scientists, she destroyed the computer with an axe.
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', Police Chief Troy Bradshaw sweeps his desk in anger when he is pressured into releasing ''all'' currently incarcerated members of the violent Brotherhood gang from prison by the [[MegaCorp Ultor]] exec Dane Vogel (who is himself pressured by the Brotherhood's leader, albeit taking it much more calmly).

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* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''. When rookie detective Tim Bayliss complains about a difficult murder case that's been dumped on him when he hasn't even been allocated a desk yet, Lieutenant Giardello angrily sweeps a table clear and allocates it to him, effectively telling Bayliss to QuitYourWhining.


* In ''Film/{{Birdman}}'', Creator/NaomiWatts' character sweepes a table clean in the dressing room in rage after her acting partner forced himself on her on stage.

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* In ''Film/{{Birdman}}'', Creator/NaomiWatts' character sweepes sweeps a table clean in the dressing room in rage after her acting partner forced himself on her on stage.


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* In ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'', the Beast does this to the dinner table when he finds that his servants have set a place for Belle and are trying to [[ShipperOnDeck bring them together]] against his wishes.


* In ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', Strange wipes a desk clean at his apartment out of frustration about his injured hands not healing after the car accident.

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* In ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', ''Film/{{Doctor Strange|2016}}'', Strange wipes a desk clean at his apartment out of frustration about his injured hands not healing after the car accident.

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