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* Happens twice to Mary-Anne in quick succession in ''Film/RipperLetterFromHell''. When her car is teetering on the edge of the cliff, the killer [[VehicularAssault rams it with his truck]]; smashing her out through the windscreen. She is left clinging to the grille, dangling over the edge of the cliff. When the killer rams the car again, she loses her grip and falls. She manages to grab a handhold and is left clinging to the rock face.

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* In ''VideoGame/JediAcademy'', the rancor mission's cutscene starts with [[PlayerCharacter Jaden Korr]] hanging over a big pit from the edge of a pipe-like tunnel leading into the enemy base. (For some reason. Maybe (s)he jumped and got it wrong.) (S)he loses grip with one hand first, but then, being a Jedi, stops fooling around and pulls her/himself up with a jump ending in a flip.

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* ''Series/MissionImpossible'': Max is left dangling by one hand of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in "The Golden Serpent: Part 1".

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* ''Series/{{Harrow}}'': In "Audere Est Facere" ("To Dare Is to Do"), Harrow confronts the killer on the roof of a skyscraper. Lured over the safety rail, the killer gives Harrow a shove that leaves him hanging by his fingertips from the lip of the ledge.

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* In ''Film/ChaiLaiAngelsDangerousFlowers'', Chen escapes being run over by Mei Ling by jumping over the edge of the down ramp in the car park. He catches on to one of the lower levels and is hanging there by his fingertips when Mei Ling stops the car and starts shooting at him.

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* Slipping off a ledge in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has your survivor holding on with their arms. As their grip falters, they slip further and can only hold on with their fingers. If they're still dangling, they'll be holding on with the fingers from one hand only. After that, the survivor's grip gives out completely and they fall to their death. While a survivor is hanging, the infected can stomp on the survivor's fingers (or any attack in general) to make them slip faster.


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* In ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', Cary Grant is hanging off Mt. Rushmore by his fingers (while holding up Eva Marie Saint with his other hand). Bad guy Martin Landau presses down on his fingers with his shoe only [[spoiler: to be shot right off the cliff]]. How the heroes get back up is kind of glossed over.

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* In ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', Cary Grant is hanging off Mt. Rushmore by his fingers (while holding up Eva Marie Saint with his other hand). Bad guy Martin Landau presses down on his fingers with his shoe only [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to be shot right off the cliff]]. How the heroes get back up is kind of glossed over.



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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Beckett was hanging by a thread, only to get saved in the last minute by the other cops. She's ''very happy'' to be alive, as she later shows Castle [[spoiler: with a rather passionate kiss scene]].

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Beckett was hanging by a thread, only to get saved in the last minute by the other cops. She's ''very happy'' to be alive, as she later shows Castle [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with a rather passionate kiss scene]].



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** Happens again in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', [[spoiler: Simmons]] enjoys stomping on fingers too.

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** Happens again in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', [[spoiler: Simmons]] [[spoiler:Simmons]] enjoys stomping on fingers too.



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* In one of the climatic final episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Toph is barely holding on to Sokka's hand when [[spoiler: Suki saves them by flying down with a stolen airship]].

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* In one of the climatic final episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Toph is barely holding on to Sokka's hand when [[spoiler: Suki [[spoiler:Suki saves them by flying down with a stolen airship]].



--->'''Bugs:''' ''(as Spike is hanging by his fingers on the clothesline)'' Mhm... this wittle piddy went to market... ''(unhooks a finger with a "ping" sound)'' this wittle piddy stayed home... ''(unhooks another finger)'' this wittle piggy had roast beef... ''(unhooks one more finger; Spike falls)'' Well, what do you know, ran out of piddies! ''([[BreakingTheFourthWall Addressing the audience]])'' Gee, ain't I a stinker?

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--->'''Bugs:''' ''(as ''[as Spike is hanging by his fingers on the clothesline)'' clothesline]'' Mhm... this wittle piddy went to market... ''(unhooks ''[unhooks a finger with a "ping" sound)'' sound]'' this wittle piddy stayed home... ''(unhooks ''[unhooks another finger)'' finger]'' this wittle piggy had roast beef... ''(unhooks ''[unhooks one more finger; Spike falls)'' falls]'' Well, what do you know, ran out of piddies! ''([[BreakingTheFourthWall Addressing the audience]])'' Gee, ain't I a stinker?


* ''Film/StarTrek'': Kirk gets thrown off the edge of the drill during the fight but manages to grab the edge and hang on. A mook tries to stomp him off, but Sulu stabs him just in time.

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* ''Film/StarTrek'': ''Film/StarTrek2009'': Kirk gets thrown off the edge of the drill during the fight but manages to grab the edge and hang on. A mook tries to stomp him off, but Sulu stabs him just in time.


** "A Hare Grows in Manhattan" has Bugs do this to a bulldog named Spike.

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** "A Hare Grows in Manhattan" "WesternAnimation/AHareGrowsInManhattan" has Bugs do this to a bulldog named Spike.


* In ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', Cary Grant is hanging off Mt. Rushmore by his fingers (while holding up Eva Marie Saint with his other hand). Bad guy Martin Landau presses down on his fingers with his shoe only [[spoiler: to be shot right off the cliff]]. How the heroes get back up is kind of glossed over

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* In ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', Cary Grant is hanging off Mt. Rushmore by his fingers (while holding up Eva Marie Saint with his other hand). Bad guy Martin Landau presses down on his fingers with his shoe only [[spoiler: to be shot right off the cliff]]. How the heroes get back up is kind of glossed overover.
* ''Film/CircusOfFear'': While attempting to escape from the police with the cash, Gregor falls of a cliff. He drops the suitcase and is left cling to the cliff by his finger. The killer arrives and [[HandStomp treads on his fingers]].


See also TakeMyHand, ChainOfPeople, LiteralCliffhanger, HandStomp.

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Subtrope of LiteralCliffhanger. See also TakeMyHand, ChainOfPeople, LiteralCliffhanger, HandStomp.


* ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' sees the Heart of Gold materialise in what Ford and Zaphod initially take to be a massive chilly marble cave. When the floor of the cave tips under them and sends them skidding towards the entrance, they realise they are in fact several miles above the surface of the bleak planet of Brontitall. [[note]]they are in fact in the plastic cup part of a hyper-massive memorial statue celebrating Arthur Dent Throwing The Cup Back At The Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser, the symbolic act that caused humanity to rebel against dependence on robots and machines[[/note]]. Zaphod ends up danging by his fingertips on the rim of the Cup, [[UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} swearing terribly at Ford]], who is not disposed to assist on the grounds that there's no point.

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* ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' sees the Heart of Gold materialise in what Ford and Zaphod initially take to be a massive chilly marble cave. When the floor of the cave tips under them and sends them skidding towards the entrance, they realise they are in fact several miles above the surface of the bleak planet of Brontitall. [[note]]they are in fact in the plastic cup part of a hyper-massive memorial statue celebrating Arthur Dent Throwing The Cup Back At The Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser, the symbolic act that caused humanity to rebel against dependence on robots and machines[[/note]]. Zaphod ends up danging by his fingertips on the rim of the Cup, [[UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} swearing terribly at Ford]], who is not disposed to assist on the grounds that there's no point.

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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': The bomber for a short time holds himself to a helicopter's landing gear by hand, before letting go.


* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', when Judy is chased by Manchas she slides from a wet bridge and ends up hanging on the edge with one hand.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', when Judy is chased by Manchas she slides from a wet bridge and ends up hanging on the edge with one hand.paw.

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