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snooky
16-01-2018, 09:53 AM
At the suggestion of hibbyradge, here's the Movie Cliche thread.

One that drives me mad is when police go to interview a witness or someone who might know something, the person always carries on working while they talk to the police. The car mechanic fixing a car, the warehouseman loading boxes, etc.
That's no' gonny happen in real life.

Also, the mad cluster of photographers outside court rooms with their cameras flashing along with a hundred microphones stuck in the face of the exiting main character in the movie.

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Nice one, Snooky.

Americans who salute very hard.

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Silent Boatman
16-01-2018, 10:22 AM
Food and drinks being ordered then left after one bite, sip etc

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 10:30 AM
Food and drinks being ordered then left after one bite, sip etc

:agree: I can't help thinking, I would have necked that. :greengrin

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 10:33 AM
Because of movies, I now always carry a paper clip.

Locks, handcuffs, broken electrical circuits ...

hibsbollah
16-01-2018, 10:43 AM
Putting the phone down without saying goodbye.

Making a date on the phone without arranging a location or ETA. 'do you want to go for a drink tomorrow?' 'uhh, yeah I'd love that'. 'take it easy'. End of conversation. WHERE Are You meeting her you stupid ****?? :grr:

Person A has a confession. Person A attempts to confess to person B, but Person B unrealistically interrupts to the extent to which Person À doesn't get secret out. Person B then says 'what were you going to say a minute ago? Person A then looks sheepish and says' oh, it was nothing'. This secret comes out in the film later on, Person B is then furious with Person A for not confessing earlier. Always happens in soap operas in particular.

Chandeliers are only in movies if someone's going to swing from them or otherwise use them as a prop/riddle them with bullets.

Cars crashing usually result in the petrol leaking and frequently blowing up.

Arabs in movies will usually steal stuff.

When a character is getting chased, or trying to escape something, keys never go in locks easily.

Coughs or sneezes always lead to serious illness/death later on.

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 10:50 AM
When a character is getting chased, or trying to escape something, keys never go in locks easily.



:faf: Excellent.

HUTCHYHIBBY
16-01-2018, 11:05 AM
Young women that can't run through a forest without falling.

Folks vehicles that won't start when being chased by a deranged killer.

People taking drinks from cups that patently don't have anything in them.

Gatecrasher
16-01-2018, 11:18 AM
whole movie plots that rely on miscommunication

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 11:34 AM
People who can drive for long periods of time without taking their eyes off the person in the passenger seat.

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Sex in many American movies/TV dramas never requires bra removal.

Pretty Boy
16-01-2018, 11:41 AM
In any romcom men behaving in a manner that would see most of us arrested and charged with stalking if we acted like that in real life.

Horror movies in which the prospective murder victims always run upstairs and trap themselves there rather than out into the street where a neighbour would almost definitely hear them screaming.

Folk firing guns with amazing accuracy and almost no recoil at all.

Bad guys who have the hero at their mercy but engage in a lengthy monologue before finishing the job.

Dan Sarf
16-01-2018, 11:51 AM
Sex in many American movies/TV dramas never requires bra removal.


But, but...

Dan Sarf
16-01-2018, 11:58 AM
Crashing cars always scatter big piles of boxes which are often filled with fruit.

Rom Com women's shopping bags always have a baguette or a bunch of celery sticking out.

When the hero/heroine is on the point of being shot/stabbed/pushed off a cliff, there's always someone you have temporarily forgotten about who will regain consciousness, realise what's happening, and save the day.

Hibrandenburg
16-01-2018, 11:58 AM
German soldiers who never seem to be able to shoot straight.

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 12:10 PM
all baddies who never seem to be able to shoot straight.

ftfy.

matty_f
16-01-2018, 12:10 PM
People who can drive for long periods of time without taking their eyes off the person in the passenger seat.

And nobody needs a pee as soon as they get in the car as well.

matty_f
16-01-2018, 12:15 PM
Couples with kids never need to sort out childcare and the kids never act up when they're having important discussions.

Peevemor
16-01-2018, 12:34 PM
People getting bonked once on the head (eg. with a 4x2) and get knocked out. After the required length of time they come round, rub and/or shake their head, and they're absolutely fine. This is almost impossible in real life.

People can hack any computer, anywhere, without ever using a mouse and without the computer freezing or crashing (or even making you wait 45 minutes during the installation of the latest windows update). Also the vast majority of people using computers in films can touch type.

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 12:44 PM
Detectives or spies on stake out directly across the street from the target premises.

Mrs. S
16-01-2018, 12:48 PM
Young women that can't run through a forest without falling.

Folks vehicles that won't start when being chased by a deranged killer.

People taking drinks from cups that patently don't have anything in them.

Have you ever ran through a forest? Its not easy 😁

Hibee87
16-01-2018, 12:54 PM
cop films, usually the 'buddy cop' film who can go on mental rampages through the streets, explosions, gun fights with flippin anti aircraft guns the lot as though its the norm in a busy city. And there is never any pedestrians injured in it.

rom coms are a total waste of time as I have pointed our many times to peeopl who have tried to get me to watch. I can tell you the story before its started. guy is a knob, splits from wife/girlfriend, makes some cheesy deceleration of love after an hour of pointless film watching and they live happily ever after.

bad guys gun always jams/runs out of bullets just as 'hero' is about to be executed. Later on in the film excecution is no longer a valid method and he must be taken alive to the main bad guy who, as someone else said, will engage in a dialog long enough for him to escape/backup arrives/managed to kill said main bad guy.

someone will always be beaten to a pulp, usually by some massive brute but will always manage to get enough energy to get in a knockout blow out of nowhere.

Same lines, normal guy will punch huge brute who laughs as he is just so damn tough and good guy is captured, but later in the film every punch hurts said brute.

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 12:57 PM
Detectives or spies on stake out directly across the street from the target premises.

Sorry for quoting myself, but ...

When the bad guy eventually leaves the watched premises in a car, and the cops or spies who've been sitting directly outside on stake out decide to tail him, they turn the engine and headlights on immediately, and follow directly behind. That bugs me every time.

Hibee87
16-01-2018, 01:07 PM
Sorry for quoting myself, but ...

When the bad guy eventually leaves the watched premises in a car, and the cops or spies who've been sitting directly outside on stake out decide to tail him, they turn the engine and headlights on immediately, and follow directly behind. That bugs me every time.

This is a great thread btw.......also see sitting in car outside shop/club waiting on person who so happens to enter/leave just as the stake out person takes their eye away (drops a doughnut or somthing equally as cliche)

Moulin Yarns
16-01-2018, 01:07 PM
horror films where the (invariably) young girl moves round the big scary house without ever thinking about putting a light on!!

Cop films where the baddy always runs up!

JeMeSouviens
16-01-2018, 01:31 PM
Military computers with displays from the 60s like gui never happened.

Pretty Boy
16-01-2018, 01:35 PM
In a big car chase scene despite driving at ridiculous speeds, on pavements, through markets and so on you rarely see any passers by injured.

People outrunning explosions. Dynamite has a detonation velocity of about 2000 metres per second yet Tom Cruise runs away from it whilst barely sprinting.

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 01:38 PM
Dynamite has a detonation velocity of about 2000 metres per second

That's a top fact! :thumbsup:

Did you know that or did you research it just now?

Gatecrasher
16-01-2018, 01:40 PM
When something comes on the TV directly relating to or the solve of the problem they are having.

stantonhibby
16-01-2018, 01:41 PM
Folk in films seem to get parked awfy easily. There is always a space right in front of the building they are heading to.

snooky
16-01-2018, 01:47 PM
Timers on bombs so that the defuser and viewers know exactly how long he has and ain't it great how he always manages to pick the right wire to clip with 1 second left.

Cars never have that infuriating buzz that reminds you to put your seatbelt on.

All leading characters are dashing or beautiful and have perfect teeth (with a few exceptions I grant you).

Photographs taken on cameras with very low resolution can be blown up 'in the lab' so as to read number plates, ticket stubs, etc. giving the cops that vital lead.

In detective series like Cannon, the manatory light-hearted scene at the end when the baddie has already been caught and the good guys share a joke - ending with a freeze-frame of everybody laughing. :sick:

EH6 Hibby
16-01-2018, 01:47 PM
People who kiss for the first time then immediately start ripping each others clothes off.

Dan Sarf
16-01-2018, 01:47 PM
When something comes on the TV directly relating to or the solve of the problem they are having.


TV NEWS FLASH always starts the moment they switch on the telly.

Hibee87
16-01-2018, 01:48 PM
one cup of coffee makes them instantly sober from being legless.

Hangovers never last, they wake up and make a few urgh noises, get a water and a 'asprin' and are right as rain for the rest of that day.

if an illeagal substance has been taken, again, the effects seem to last for a short period of time. Eepecially when its accidental.

When they get high from a smoke they act like no one has ever acted when stoned.

a conversation is overheard, usually by a guys wife/girlfriend who leaves all upset thinking he is having an affair instead of staying and hearing the whole conversation. They only hear the little bit that might sound dodgy then confront them later on instead of doing it at the time.

hibsbollah
16-01-2018, 02:01 PM
German soldiers who never seem to be able to shoot straight.

.. same for Imperial stormtroopers.

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 02:04 PM
No-one has ever survived a sneeze in a film

:dead:

hibsbollah
16-01-2018, 02:07 PM
Baddies spend more time eating on-screen than goodies do. Especially Italian American mafia guys. And its always culture specific; you never see a guy from China settling down to a nice tikka masala or a Sicilian mobster ordering a Chinese.

snooky
16-01-2018, 02:22 PM
Goodies six guns can fire round after round without reloading yet the baddie's gun runs out of bullets when he's about to shoot the helpless goodie.

Evil sci-fi men who want to rule the world and can blow buildings up by using their superpowers suddenly decide to lay their powers aside to fist fight with the hero - and get beat.

Indians always chase the stagecoach for miles trying to stop it. They seem to have a reluctance to putting an arrow in one of the pulling team of horses.

All nationalities on earth, Martians, robots, etc, etc, can speak English - though some have a wee bit of a broken accent.

speedy_gonzales
16-01-2018, 02:28 PM
rom coms are a total waste of time as I have pointed our many times to peeopl who have tried to get me to watch. I can tell you the story before its started. guy is a knob, splits from wife/girlfriend, makes some cheesy deceleration of love after an hour of pointless film watching and they live happily ever after.

I've personally experienced this deceleration of love, you get frisky and bold, suggest trying something "new" and suddenly she puts the brakes on :agree:

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 02:29 PM
Baddies spend more time eating on-screen than goodies do. Especially Italian American mafia guys. And its always culture specific; you never see a guy from China settling down to a nice tikka masala or a Sicilian mobster ordering a Chinese.

That's true.

I remember the Sopranos guys always commenting on the "gravy" with their spag and meatballs 😂

stantonhibby
16-01-2018, 02:47 PM
If older guys are having some sort of crisis they will be drinking Whisky......this may then evolve into throwing said drink across the room. Particularly prevalent in soaps.

HUTCHYHIBBY
16-01-2018, 02:58 PM
Have you ever ran through a forest? Its not easy 😁

The pursuers never fall.

DH1875
16-01-2018, 03:10 PM
.. same for Imperial stormtroopers.

Apparently Imperial stormtroopers are great shots and it was all part of the plan :wink:

Pretty Boy
16-01-2018, 03:12 PM
If older guys are having some sort of crisis they will be drinking Whisky......this may then evolve into throwing said drink across the room. Particularly prevalent in soaps.

Apart from Eastenders in which straight vodka is always the drink of choice in a crisis.

DH1875
16-01-2018, 03:13 PM
Car doors. Someone starts shooting at you so hide behind a car door :confused: Or how many times do you see a car being riddled with bullets and covered in bullet holes only for it to be in the next scene without a scrap of damage.

HUTCHYHIBBY
16-01-2018, 03:15 PM
Indians always chase the stagecoach for miles trying to stop it. They seem to have a reluctance to putting an arrow in one of the pulling team of horses.

The modern equivalent would be soldiers that can't shoot out the tyres of vehicles they are chasing.

WeeRussell
16-01-2018, 03:26 PM
I always find it strange that nobody ever mispronounces a word, or coughs during speech, or gets interrupted by someone talking over them, and has to repeat themselves. Or nobody ever has to ask someone to repeat because they didn’t catch it (it’s only ever if they’ve heard something shocking.. “sorry say that again”).

Nobody ever farts or burps randomly.

Movie stars don’t seem to get cramp or stub their toe and have to yelp out “ah ya bastart”.

They’re never acknowledging random people in the street that the kind of know but wouldn’t stop and speak to.

Silent Boatman
16-01-2018, 03:59 PM
Helicopter fights, hanging out of one side, then the other side, then falling out but holding onto landing rails before pulling themselves back in knocking out the baddie. Then.....a similar struggle with the pilot......banging his head against the panel/ front window before gaining control.

Alfiembra
16-01-2018, 04:49 PM
Cuts bruises stab and bullet wounds heal up over night and the hero/heroine despite having been beaten to a pulp and within millimetres of death are able to run like an on fire Usain Bolt the next day.

Oh and they always have a cut that runs up their cheek to above their eye but still have perfect 20/20

Smartie
16-01-2018, 05:13 PM
Slapstick comedy should really cause far more serious injuries than it actually does.

http://http://theweek.com/articles/469307/diagnosing-home-alone-burglars-injuries-professional-weighs

pollution
16-01-2018, 05:15 PM
I can't bear it when an actor leaves their drink untouched when leaving the scene. What a waste.

It really does my head in!

Mibbes Aye
16-01-2018, 06:03 PM
A character gets a phone call from a friend/colleague saying "Turn on the news, you gotta see this!" so they turn their TV on and it's always already on the news channel, rather than Dave, Quest or ITV2+1.......

snooky
16-01-2018, 06:03 PM
The pursuers never fall.

Or loses a shoe, or try to run in high heels.

Dan Sarf
16-01-2018, 06:06 PM
In a chase, the fleeing hero/heroine always runs like crazy. The baddie who is doing the chasing always walks - yet never falls behind.

McD
16-01-2018, 06:18 PM
Cop shows/films where, after struggling to solve a crime, one cop says something like ‘what if we’re wrong, and the criminal was actually colourblind with 2 missing fingers, 1 extra toe, and managed to escape by hang gliding from the 3rd floor’, or some premise that they wouldn’t have any realistic likelihood of just guessing, but then suddenly becomes the best idea ever, and is followed through to be the actual plot line.


People driving on film/tv who are constantly moving the wheel from side to side by a few inches, as if a) that’s how people actually drive, and b) the car continues to move forwards in a perfectly straight line even though the wheel is being turned back and forth.


The ‘good guy makes tragic error and goes and gets drunk’ scene.


no one in America locks their car doors ever.


Bad guys in American films will never try to just escape, they will always try to kidnap the family of the hero.


american good guys experiencing a crisis of confidence are apparently trained to go national landmarks/beauty spots/highly recognisable places to contemplate, usually whilst a poignant song plays over.


No one one actually pays their bar bill, they just toss some notes on the table and leave

Hibbyradge
16-01-2018, 06:27 PM
There has never been two people with the same first name in a movie. Ever.

Pretty Boy
16-01-2018, 06:32 PM
There has never been two people with the same first name in a movie. Ever.

And despite films often spanning significant periods of time you very rarely see them wear the same clothes twice.

More In TV series than crime films but a lot of fictional Police forces seem to have quite a disregard for forensic evidence and modern policing and instead put their faith in the flawed DIs hunch.

Silent Boatman
16-01-2018, 07:01 PM
Through and through or flesh wounds, tbe character has been shot, the body has received a major trauma yet tbey run it off and only need medical help much later.

Colr
16-01-2018, 07:09 PM
German soldiers who never seem to be able to shoot straight.

I saw a cracker in (I think) Spectre where James Bond, under heavy fire, takes cover behind a cart full of oranges. The fruit get shot up but none of the bullets manage to penetrate the oranges and hit the secret agent hiding behind them.

In movies any object, no matter how flimsy, can be relied upon by the hero to shelter them from gunfire.

Greentinted
16-01-2018, 07:12 PM
People who can drive for long periods of time without taking their eyes off the person in the passenger seat.

And often using one hand to point a gun at said passenger/hostage in heavy traffic.

Also (no doubt to avoid product naming) people in bars who ask for ‘a pint’ and the bartender serves the pint without asking ‘a pint of what?’

Pretty Boy
16-01-2018, 07:26 PM
‘One last job’. A character who has apparently been a successful career criminal suddenly forgets all their experience on their Final heist and starts making mistakes to let the plucky hero defeat them.

If someone has to disguise themselves it just so happens the security guard/Doctor/Police Officer they attack will be exactly the same size as them and therefore their clothes will fit perfectly. The exception is a comedy film when the clothes will always be far too tight despite the characters actually looking roughly the same size.

Security at an airport is almost non existent until just before the gate when the inevitable jobsworth will stop the man from proclaiming undying love to his partner.

Any disturbance on a plane eventually leads to overhead bins opening and they are always full of loose paper that blows everywhere. Before long the oxygen masks will follow.

Silent Boatman
16-01-2018, 07:33 PM
Car chase where the truck with trailer reverses as one car gets through and one car gets blocked.

The ease in which the star can get on top of the lift/elevator car

The fitted wardrobe sliding door armoury.

Kambei
16-01-2018, 07:45 PM
People who address the police with their titles like "how can I help you, Detective Chief Inspector?"

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NORTHERNHIBBY
16-01-2018, 09:18 PM
Investigating spooky old houses and always deciding to go at night.

HUTCHYHIBBY
16-01-2018, 09:34 PM
Investigating spooky old houses and always deciding to go at night.

Likewise when the light doesn't work in a cellar but, they still go down anyway.

Saturday Boy
16-01-2018, 09:52 PM
Ever see a cop wait for back up. Nope.

And people carrying empty suitcases!

snooky
16-01-2018, 10:04 PM
Every cowboy and indian that ever lived chased someone (or was chased by someone) through Monument Valley (that is except yon Clint Eastwood character).

Here it is ---> 20036

Hibrandenburg
16-01-2018, 11:30 PM
Dr's using a defibrillator when someone's flatlining.

sleeping giant
16-01-2018, 11:41 PM
The length of time someone lets the phone ring while finishing their conversation before answering it .

If I phone someone and nobody has answered after 6 rings , I hang up.

Mixu62
17-01-2018, 01:39 AM
That closing shot of celebrations around the world and it's daytime everywhere on the planet. (Independence Day)

Moulin Yarns
17-01-2018, 06:38 AM
The length of time someone lets the phone ring while finishing their conversation before answering it .

If I phone someone and nobody has answered after 6 rings , I hang up.

And everyone has their mobile set to vibrate (loudly) rather having a naff ringtone

hibsbollah
17-01-2018, 07:33 AM
Time travel epics, if the goodie is unsure of the year he has to ask a random person who the president is.

Peevemor
17-01-2018, 07:40 AM
Where the goodies are relaxing together in a bar and there's either a band playing or one of the heros is on the karaoke. They all dance about like an embarrassing uncle with ridiculous cheesy grins on their coupons.

snooky
17-01-2018, 11:42 AM
In period films or dramas, the veteran/vintage cars they use are always in showroom condition. None have rust or have any damage. There's no sign of dust or mud from everyday use. Straight out the Motor Museum.

matty_f
17-01-2018, 02:56 PM
"Access denied" screens when someone's trying to get into a computer always have a massive warning message, sometimes with a skull and crossbones.

Baddies will hit their heads on overhanging signs or tunnels if they're fighting the goody on the top of a train.

HR processes are never needed - bosses just fire folk, no need for improvement plans or disciplinary hearings etc

Carboard boxes always take the hit for skidding cars or falling people.

Nobody does the rational thing when things start going breasts skywards, so you end up with someone climbing through an air condition pipe.

Pete
17-01-2018, 08:22 PM
The docile taxi driver who just sits there with his hands on the wheel even though there’s all manner of nonsense going on in or around his vehicle.

In reality, instead of just obediently awaiting instructions, his reaction would be either “stuff this, I’m calling the Polis”, “Are you getting in or not?” or “who the **** are you talking to pal?

Pretty Boy
17-01-2018, 09:02 PM
A dedicated teacher, doctor, detective, social worker etc will always need a few nips to get them through the day

Alfiembra
17-01-2018, 09:21 PM
Computer Passwords are usually cracked in two or three attempts usually after a glance around the desk or office and spotting a family photo.

Tyler Durden
18-01-2018, 08:04 AM
There has never been two people with the same first name in a movie. Ever.

Apart from Batman and Superman's respective mothers of course 😂

Another cliche on the "one last job" or war film trope..... One of the group of heroes mentions his gal back home and how he's gonna buy a boat/build a house/move to New York with her etc. Said hero is guaranteed to get killed in the next 10 minutes.

Another one that annoys me. The hero or cop is chasing a baddie, he doesn't want to kill the guy but as the baddie runs away he doesn't just shoot the guy in the leg

Hibbyradge
18-01-2018, 09:10 AM
Apart from Batman and Superman's respective mothers of course

Well remembered!

:aok:

Hibee87
18-01-2018, 09:32 AM
When there is a high speed chase and both cars are going flat out, the 'good guy' always seems to have a magic extra gear and you can see the foot pressing the peddle to the floor, as though they were only half coasting the chase in 4th gear and get that extra speed needed to catch up.

Hibbyradge
18-01-2018, 10:23 AM
The person in authority being a dick to the hero so they can’t explain themselves, even though just stopping and listening would clear everything up.

snooky
18-01-2018, 11:54 AM
Some great observations made on this thread. I've laughed at many of them as they are so recognisable once they're highlighted. Keep 'em coming.

Cowboys never sip drinks. They knock them back in a oner then ask for another.

Also, the piano player always stops playing as soon as the big bad guy walks into the bar.

There's never light drizzle in movies. If it rains, it's always teeming down.

RamblingJack
18-01-2018, 11:55 AM
When there is a car crash the airbags never work.

snooky
18-01-2018, 12:26 PM
That's a top fact! :thumbsup:

Did you know that or did you research it just now?

Worrying if he did :greengrin :wink:

Hibbyradge
18-01-2018, 12:36 PM
Worrying if he did :greengrin :wink:

:faf:

:timebomb:

hibsbollah
18-01-2018, 12:37 PM
In US cop shows, the chief is always getting a hard time 'from the DA downtown'. Often described as 'he's busting my balls'. The chief then shouts at the détective hero to 'get results' and often 'your ass is on the line' is the threat.

hibsbollah
18-01-2018, 12:38 PM
In Paris, every room has a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower.

Hibbyradge
18-01-2018, 12:49 PM
The loud police chief who doesn’t need a loose cannon on deck.

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18-01-2018, 01:02 PM
That's a top fact! :thumbsup:

Did you know that or did you research it just now?


MYTHBUSTERS. I would guess. :devil:

As for cliches, the entire squad of "space marines" in 'Aliens'. The officer who fouled up last time out, the big-mouth who turns chicken and then finds the courage to die "like a man", the wee latina girl with the big mouth and even bigger gun ....

Like the Keystone Cops, man. :rolleyes:

Not to mention the slimy "company man" and the unjustly suspected cyborg who saves the heroine and the wee girl (her too a cliche, yes?) right at the end.

And 'Aliens' is a perfect example of the hack director's crummiest plot device - the False Ending. Major bloodshed, violence wall-to-wall throughout the film, then, finally, PEACE. Everybody breathes a sigh of relief. It's over. Everyone has a cuddle, or they're going for a drink, or they're putting the injured in the miraculously newly-arrived ambulances while the bad guys are being led away in handcuffs, or something, when SUDDENLY ...

... the psycho/monster/alien bursts out of the cupboard, comes back to life, drops out of the ceiling, with a gun or a harpoon or a machete or something and the hero/heroine has to put him/her/it/them down finally, once and for all,for the last time.

I suppose once upon a time way back in the dim and distant past, it was new and it worked.

Hibbyradge
18-01-2018, 01:07 PM
MYTHBUSTERS.
I suppose once upon a time way back in the dim and distant past, it was new and it worked.

I'm not suggesting that you're getting old in the tooth, Doddie, but it's still new and it still works for a whole bunch of people.

:wink:

Peevemor
18-01-2018, 01:09 PM
The hero who stays in a shabby/chic loft - open plan (bed in one corner and motorbike in another), exposed brickwork instead of plaster, 5m ceiling height, huge old factory windows - where do they get the money to heat these places?

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18-01-2018, 01:23 PM
The hero who stays in a shabby/chic loft - open plan (bed in one corner and motorbike in another), exposed brickwork instead of plaster, 5m ceiling height, huge old factory windows - where do they get the money to heat these places?


They don't have to heat them - they all live in LA.

MyJo
18-01-2018, 01:32 PM
Kids that are up, perfectly dressed with their bags packed ready for school while eating breakfast in the morning while the parents come downstairs after getting just themselves ready just before the kids need to leave for school.

Every xbox/playstation game in the movies is played by repeatedly and over-enthusiastically pressing buttons with your thumbs despite the game being a FPS where your meant to be using the trigger buttons on the controller. While every game can become a 2 player just by handing another controller to someone else, mid-game, who immediately starts bashing buttons too.

When someone has a job interview they are told immediately after it ends that they got the job and that they start on Monday.

Have your hero and your villain played by the same actor but give the bad guy a goatee beard to make it clear he is evil.

Laptop batteries never die.

Moulin Yarns
18-01-2018, 01:51 PM
computers that turn on and boot up instantly!! I mean, fantasy or what?

Jim44
18-01-2018, 02:19 PM
The film nears it’s conclusion and the camera slowly pans out to leave panoramic view down over the last scene.

Dan Sarf
18-01-2018, 02:47 PM
Terrified heroine backs away from where she thinks the baddie is, peering into the scary shadows. Where is he? Where is he?...

And backs straight into him!

Brilliant when it was Pip and Magwitch in David Lean's Great Expectations. Done to death ever since.

McD
18-01-2018, 07:22 PM
Roads in America are ALWAYS wet at night.


it never rains a little bit in American films/programmes, it’s always a downpour. Same with snow.

snooky
18-01-2018, 08:38 PM
I'm not suggesting that you're getting old in the tooth, Doddie, but it's still new and it still works for a whole bunch of people.

:wink:
:agree: It's the people who are new, not the plot. That was given to Moses with the Commandments.


In the old westerns all the main characters meet a girl who always dreamed of "settling down back east, in a little house with a picket fence and have kids"...blah, blah, blah.
In Barffsville, no doubt. :sick:

Greentinted
18-01-2018, 08:42 PM
computers that turn on and boot up instantly!! I mean, fantasy or what?

When files are being serruptitiously transferred from a computer the transfer is completed just in the nick of time...

SuperAllyMcleod
18-01-2018, 11:27 PM
Computer users -usually in police stations - who never lock their PC when they leave their desk.

Moulin Yarns
19-01-2018, 06:42 AM
Computer users -usually in police stations - who never lock their PC when they leave their desk.

They would soon learn if someone hit Ctrl down arrow :wink:

Pretty Boy
19-01-2018, 07:51 AM
The sporting hero who's glory days may be behind him and has let his team down recently steps forward in the 'big game' and puts in the performance of his career.

(Cough.....Anthony......cough)

lyonhibs
19-01-2018, 08:25 AM
When files are being serruptitiously transferred from a computer the transfer is completed just in the nick of time...

And, particularly relevant to films from 15 - 20 years ago, the download rate of said files is always far, far beyond what was available at the time, especially to Manhattan (or American mid-West) basements where the heroes always tended to live.

speedy_gonzales
19-01-2018, 10:07 AM
They would soon learn if someone hit Ctrl down arrow :wink:
Ctrl-Alt-Down Arrow surely?

Moulin Yarns
19-01-2018, 10:21 AM
Ctrl-Alt-Down Arrow surely?

Yeah, it's such a long time since I got anyone with that :greengrin

snooky
19-01-2018, 10:51 AM
The sporting hero who's glory days may be behind him and has let his team down recently steps forward in the 'big game' and puts in the performance of his career.

(Cough.....Anthony......cough)

.. and Conrad Logan :partyhibb

Mibbes Aye
19-01-2018, 06:22 PM
Police dramas or films where they are carrying out a particularly dangerous raid. Despite there being a dozen SWAT-style guys in full body armour, masks and helmets, toting assault rifles, they're only allowed to follow behind the two lead detectives who are in a t-shirt or short-sleeved shirt and maybe a flak jacket, with their pistols.

NORTHERNHIBBY
19-01-2018, 07:53 PM
New York police stations always have a crotchety desk sergeant with an Irish background.

matty_f
19-01-2018, 09:23 PM
Bank transfers to international accounts have a progress bar on the computer screen.

Folk that don't like each other but have to work together end up best pals, usually confirmed at a key moment in the film when they have the chance to be mean but do the right thing instead.

matty_f
20-01-2018, 11:25 AM
Siblings referring to each other as 'brother' or 'sister' in early conversations rather than using their names.

Eaststand
20-01-2018, 12:08 PM
Seriously nasty baddies who are going all out for world dominance, usually have a throne like chair with a variety of buttons on the chair arms :-0

GGTTH

Hibrandenburg
20-01-2018, 12:16 PM
Seriously nasty baddies who are going all out for world dominance, usually have a throne like chair with a variety of buttons on the chair arms :-0

GGTTH

And why those nasty baddies have the inexplicable need to explain their intentions and plans to their nemesis before he then goes and ruins their evil plan.

wpj
20-01-2018, 10:22 PM
John Wick2 watching it now it is absolutely awful. Every cliche mentioned on this thread and more.

O'Rourke3
21-01-2018, 12:29 AM
The old wino remembers a significant fact. The landlady finds the business card or photograph as the car drives away and yet the driver always witnesses them signalling in the rear view mirror. Any child with the story of a ghost helper is telling the truth. The million to one shot to save the planet wins. American muscle cars can turn into alleys as wide as Ptries wallet on a "dime" at 70 mph.

Alfiembra
21-01-2018, 09:02 AM
Whenever aliens invade the Earth the good guys miraculously can understand their technology and inevitably use it against the aliens to save the planet.

Hibee87
21-01-2018, 10:25 AM
Liam neeson. The guy has become a cliche himself

calumhibee1
21-01-2018, 11:04 AM
Not a cliche as such, but guys in movies always go to a bar, have a few whiskies and drive home yet it’s never part of the story and usually they make it home ok. What’s the deal with that? Is the drink drive limit in America a lot higher than here and you could have 3 or 4 whiskies and drive legally?

Hibbyradge
21-01-2018, 11:10 AM
The bullied kid always eventually summons the strength and courage to fight back and humiliates the bully in front of his friends.

Previously bullied kid becomes hugely popular and gets laid by the best looking girl in school. Probably.

snooky
21-01-2018, 12:07 PM
Liam neeson. The guy has become a cliche himself

Is that the guy who played Rob O'Roy?

Peevemor
21-01-2018, 12:10 PM
Is that the guy who played Rob O'Roy?Grrrrr. That's another one - Uilleann (Irish) pipes used in Scottish "historical" movie soundtracks.

Hibbyradge
21-01-2018, 12:15 PM
Grrrrr. That's another one - Uilleann (Irish) pipes used in Scottish "historical" movie soundtracks.

You're confusing your clichés with your peeves.

Peevemor
21-01-2018, 12:18 PM
You're confusing your clichés with your peeves.No, for me it's become a cliché - any film with Scottish clans, etc. now automatically has Irish pipes in the background - played more often than not by an American - Eric Wrigler (who I know, and is a good guy, but that's beside the point).

Saturday Boy
21-01-2018, 12:20 PM
Grrrrr. That's another one - Uilleann (Irish) pipes used in Scottish "historical" movie soundtracks.

If it makes you feel any better, uilleann is actually Erse for elbow. At least that’s what Archie Fisher told me

Peevemor
21-01-2018, 12:21 PM
If it makes you feel any better, uilleann is actually Erse for elbow. At least that’s what Archie Fisher told meHa ha. Correct.

Hibbyradge
21-01-2018, 12:42 PM
No, for me it's become a cliché - any film with Scottish clans, etc. now automatically has Irish pipes in the background - played more often than not by an American - Eric Wrigler (who I know, and is a good guy, but that's beside the point).

I bow to your superior knowledge :not worth

Hibbyradge
21-01-2018, 01:41 PM
Not a cliche as such, but guys in movies always go to a bar, have a few whiskies and drive home yet it’s never part of the story and usually they make it home ok. What’s the deal with that? Is the drink drive limit in America a lot higher than here and you could have 3 or 4 whiskies and drive legally?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drink-drive-limit-scotland-what-about-the-rest-of-the-world-9905289.html

calumhibee1
22-01-2018, 10:52 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drink-drive-limit-scotland-what-about-the-rest-of-the-world-9905289.html

Nice one, cheers! Always wondered why it happens in movies. It’s quite often police aswell. Finish a shift, go for four or five whiskies/beers and drive home. Yet it’s never part of the story, they just get home safe and it’s never mentioned again! Doesn’t really answer that question but it’s interesting to note from that link that England’s limit is the highest in the world.

Hibbyradge
22-01-2018, 11:37 AM
it’s interesting to note from that link that England’s limit is the highest in the world.

:agree:

Equal highest.

snooky
22-01-2018, 12:12 PM
People never take off their shoes or boots at the door even though they've come in from the rain or snow and/or tramped across muddy fields.

There's always dodgy dudes sitting on the steps of those NYC apartment blocks.

An empty taxi always appear as soon as the hero/heroine hails one.

Camera ground shots of car wheels going through a puddle are mandatory.

Nobody smokes the last half of a cigarette (unless they are a tramp or bum).

All commanding officers are clueless buffoons unless the part is played by John Wayne.

calumhibee1
22-01-2018, 03:24 PM
An empty taxi always appear as soon as the hero/heroine hails one.

Even more incredible than that - the taxis don’t just drive right past them like they do in Edinburgh :greengrin

Mixu62
23-01-2018, 03:25 AM
Germans and Imperial Stormtroopers couldn't hit a barn door from 3 paces.

Alien invasions always happen in the USA.

British naval vessel captains always have a toff/southerner accent. So do the mancunians liverpudlians and welshmen in the engine room! (The Cruel Sea springs to mind).

Steve-O
23-01-2018, 08:44 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drink-drive-limit-scotland-what-about-the-rest-of-the-world-9905289.html

Limit in NZ is now 50mg too.

Jim44
23-01-2018, 10:18 AM
If it makes you feel any better, uilleann is actually Erse for elbow. At least that’s what Archie Fisher told me


........... new book on how to improve your Irish Gaelic ......’Brush Up Your Erse’. The old ones are the ........:greengrin

snooky
23-01-2018, 10:39 AM
Limit in NZ is now 50mg too.

Hope I don't get caught and clichéd :wink:

hibsbollah
27-01-2018, 07:06 PM
A car crash anywhere near the proximity of a cliff will always result in the car skidding to a halt over the edge of the precipice. A battle of balance will then ensue, with a person moving three inches to the left enough to topple a five tonne vehicle one-way or another.

snooky
28-01-2018, 12:03 AM
A car crash anywhere near the proximity of a cliff will always result in the car skidding to a halt over the edge of the precipice. A battle of balance will then ensue, with a person moving three inches to the left enough to topple a half tonne vehicle one-way or another.

Ferris wheels always break down when the main character's chair is at very top.

In western bar fights bottles smashed over someone's head never draw blood.

Guard dogs are always subdued by tossing them a piece of meat.

People who end up in the sea in the mid Atlantic only have to contend with 2 foot high waves.

Silent Boatman
28-01-2018, 10:30 PM
Getting hit by a car and just getting up and continuing to run.

Hibbyradge
28-01-2018, 11:02 PM
To help you realise that a scene is taking place in an office, a phone always rings and goes unanswered.

hibsbollah
29-01-2018, 11:41 AM
A fugitive will be in a bar when the barmaid will turn the TV channel onto a news flash with a description of the fugitive.

Missing children adverts on milk cartons. Did this only happen in movieland or is it based on an actual practice?

Handbrakes are rarely applied by drivers.

snooky
29-01-2018, 11:52 AM
Any scene shot in New York must have a manhole cover at a crossroad with steam coming out of it.

Gatecrasher
29-01-2018, 12:09 PM
A fugitive will be in a bar when the barmaid will turn the TV channel onto a news flash with a description of the fugitive.

Missing children adverts on milk cartons. Did this only happen in movieland or is it based on an actual practice?

Handbrakes are rarely applied by drivers.
I'm pretty sure the milk carton thing goes happens in America, why else would it be a thing?

hibsbollah
29-01-2018, 12:40 PM
I'm pretty sure the milk carton thing goes happens in America, why else would it be a thing?

I havent been to the states for a long time so i'll defer to others who know better:greengrin Always seemed peculiar to me.

On the American theme, in movieland a main street of a small town will usually contain lots of small family owned stores like it was the 1960s and everyone is walking around talking to each other. The reality is most american small towns you get one long street where everyone drives to with a McDonalds, a Staples centre, a Walmart, Subway a JC Penney if youre lucky and thats it. And nobody walks anywhere.

If a cornfield appears in a movie it will always be used in a chase scene, and the hero will hide in it.

Alfiembra
29-01-2018, 05:24 PM
Cop stations always have a detective just about to retire, when the crime of the century transpires and he solves it getting shot multiple times in the process.

snooky
29-01-2018, 05:30 PM
Anybody getting interviewed by the police next to a noiisy machine always stays right beside it and shouts out the answers. They never think to switch the machine off or move away from it.

NORTHERNHIBBY
30-01-2018, 09:57 PM
Near the knuckle detectives keep a bottle of whisky in the top drawer of a filing cabinet.

Alfiembra
30-01-2018, 10:02 PM
The mechanisms to bank vaults are always hidden behind a sheet of plaster board that can be easily kicked in, shorted out and a 3 ton, 4 foot thick steel reinforced door swings open.

--------
01-02-2018, 09:07 PM
........... new book on how to improve your Irish Gaelic ......’Brush Up Your Erse’. The old ones are the ........:greengrin


Oh, Jim! Jim, Jim, Jim, Jim, Jim!

The temerity of you .... :top marks

Gatecrasher
06-02-2018, 07:03 PM
Those American cars with the wooden panels down the side,seen loads in films but never in real life.

Geo_1875
07-02-2018, 01:00 PM
Those American cars with the wooden panels down the side,seen loads in films but never in real life.

Do you mean these (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=morris+minor+countryman&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=WofPW9vvc1U8ZM%253A%252CtSEemFfSmYpk4M%252C_&usg=__dOJQFWPVo7AcAYw582UFh-lHggw%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjanqnk7ZPZAhVFwxQKHSWIAmkQ9QEILTAB#imgr c=WofPW9vvc1U8ZM:)

Hibee87
07-02-2018, 01:02 PM
Do you mean these (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=morris+minor+countryman&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=WofPW9vvc1U8ZM%253A%252CtSEemFfSmYpk4M%252C_&usg=__dOJQFWPVo7AcAYw582UFh-lHggw%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjanqnk7ZPZAhVFwxQKHSWIAmkQ9QEILTAB#imgr c=WofPW9vvc1U8ZM:)

I think he means more like the station wagons that seem to appear in a film with the 'typical american family' big house, 4 kids (one tearway son/daughter) mum stays at home and dad is some nerdy high flying exec, oh and a golden retriever type dog.

Gatecrasher
07-02-2018, 01:47 PM
I think he means more like the station wagons that seem to appear in a film with the 'typical american family' big house, 4 kids (one tearway son/daughter) mum stays at home and dad is some nerdy high flying exec, oh and a golden retriever type dog.

Exactly, more like

http://www.hypnagogicfun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Ford-Country-Squire.jpg

snooky
07-02-2018, 02:58 PM
Exactly, more like

http://www.hypnagogicfun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Ford-Country-Squire.jpg

Or maybe the Woody surfer cars?



A-la --> 20169

Alfiembra
08-02-2018, 12:32 PM
The line abreast slo-mo walking down a street of the heros after they've killed all the baddies or saved the planet

McD
08-02-2018, 03:06 PM
The line abreast slo-mo walking down a street of the heros after they've killed all the baddies or saved the planet


With crescendoing music accompanying

Silent Boatman
08-02-2018, 07:41 PM
The all too familiar gun in the top drawer of the desk.

snooky
08-02-2018, 07:43 PM
A room can have one candle that burns with the illumination of a 150 watt lightbulb.

There's never any dung in cowboy towns despite horses everywhere.

All waterholes in the desert have been poisoned.

Only shorthand typists can read smoke signals on a windy day (just kidding about that one :wink:).

Mixu62
09-02-2018, 12:03 AM
Every priest in New York is Irish.

And despite the US having a population of over 300 million across a land mass the size of Europe, almost every story happens in New York. Occasionally Chicago or Boston, sometimes LA, but most of the time it's New York.

Cops will always meet the mob boss in secret under the Brooklyn Bridge with Manhattan in the background.

snooky
09-02-2018, 12:42 AM
Every murder in the movies is the worst that the detective has ever seen in his 40 years in the police force.

Whenever he's miles from anywhere, the hero will always gets a ride on the back of a pick-up truck carrying boxes of live chickens.

All victimised ranchers have a pretty Doris-Day-esque young daughter who is tough as nails.

heretoday
09-02-2018, 06:24 AM
Barmen are always busy polishing glasses.
Never standing there engrossed in the mobile.

--------
09-02-2018, 10:31 AM
Exactly, more like

http://www.hypnagogicfun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Ford-Country-Squire.jpg



That's the sort of car that's used in the original Thomas Crown Affair. It's the car they use to disappear the money from the bank heist.

Not a cliche in that film.

MMMMMMMM!!! Faye Dunaway .... :devil:

NORTHERNHIBBY
09-02-2018, 06:51 PM
People saying that they could "use " a drink. Then pulling a macho grimace after downing a whisky.

snooky
09-02-2018, 06:57 PM
Anybody else on here will now watch movies while subconsciously playing the cliche version of Bullshyt Bingo?
I know I will. :greengrin

heretoday
09-02-2018, 08:34 PM
In the aftermath of a car accident there is always the continuing sound of the carhorn.

Silent Boatman
09-02-2018, 08:53 PM
Car crashes, seconds later......explosion.

Hibbyradge
11-02-2018, 06:07 PM
No-one is capable of finding anything in a bathroom cabinet without knocking the rest of the contents onto the floor.

Hibrandenburg
11-02-2018, 06:28 PM
That a **** is out of the question on a first date.

Alfiembra
01-04-2018, 08:46 AM
Doors are always easily kicked in or blown off their hinges, never takes more than one kick to have them flying open.

Silent Boatman
01-04-2018, 10:55 AM
Cars driven through the front of a house so the hero can save the day.

sleeping giant
01-04-2018, 12:45 PM
After a sex scene , the actors cuddle into each other instead of saying "ewww you move first " then waddling to the toilet.

EH6 Hibby
01-04-2018, 12:46 PM
Friends and relatives are always in the theatre when someone is being resuscitated. They’re always allowed to run along side the trolley when someone is being rushed to theatre.

sleeping giant
01-04-2018, 12:46 PM
Massively long telephone cables that allow them to take the phone around the house.

Speedy
01-04-2018, 05:01 PM
Anyone falling/thrown out a window always lands on a car

McD
02-04-2018, 09:31 PM
People running out into moving traffic almost never get run down, except if it benefits the story, such as the bag guy getting run down so the good guy can catch them

snooky
02-04-2018, 10:52 PM
Women who spend days in the desert or jungle but still manage to don perfect make up and hair

If there's a sniper in the plot you are 100% guaranteed a view through his telescopic sight.

bernz
04-04-2018, 02:56 PM
Characters jumping out of buildings into skips full of rubbish and being absolutely fine, as if people only put foam in skips, rather than old masonry, timber and green bathroom suites.

After a sex session, the woman gets up, but wraps the bedsheet around her so the guy won't see her naked. Even though they just pumped.

Characters trying to hide when in someone else's property are never heard even though they are closing the cupboard/wardrobe door when the person is already in the room.

snooky
04-04-2018, 06:47 PM
The hero has local knowledge of the area he's in even though he's never been there however, the local baddies get lost in their own back yard.

Pretty Boy
04-04-2018, 07:08 PM
Babies are born spotlessly clean, always cry straight away and are born at about 4 months old.

No blood, mucus, anxious moments, squashed heads and scrunched features for movie babies.

heretoday
04-04-2018, 10:31 PM
Our private detective hero always makes notes on a yellow legal pad.

snooky
05-04-2018, 12:31 AM
Cops who are told by the Police Chief that they're being pulled off a case continue to work on it secretly.
They never do what they are told.

If anybody loses a button or an earing it's sure to be the missing link that will solve the case.

Apart from Colombo, everybody drives brand new cars.

Any lone car travelling along a long straight road in the middle of nowhere will usually pass a road kill, with a close-up shot from the verge as the car speeds on by.

In westerns, if there's a big mirror behind the bar, it's guaranteed to get smashed when the fight starts.

Alfiembra
05-04-2018, 08:34 AM
Apart from there always being a parking place right outside wherever anyone is going to, they always park perfectly first time they never hit or mount a kerb, always drive in front first, never take three attempts reverse parking like us mere mortals.

Hibbyradge
05-04-2018, 10:53 AM
Brushing teeth in the movies is graceful and tidy.

No-one ever dribbles saliva mixed with Colgate down their top or foams at the mouth like a rabid dog.

EH6 Hibby
05-04-2018, 11:23 AM
Brushing teeth in the movies is graceful and tidy.

No-one ever dribbles saliva mixed with Colgate down their top or foams at the mouth like a rabid dog.

Couples always brush their teeth at the same time.

snooky
05-04-2018, 11:36 AM
When there's a gunfight and a :cb takes cover behind a water trough, I've never worked out why bullets cause the water to plop like someone's dropped a small stone in it. The bullets invariably are coming horizontally. Maybe they just jump over the lip and drop in the water? :hmmm:

McD
05-04-2018, 09:49 PM
Apart from there always being a parking place right outside wherever anyone is going to, they always park perfectly first time they never hit or mount a kerb, always drive in front first, never take three attempts reverse parking like us mere mortals.


And no one ever locks their car when they park, they all just get out and walk away

NAE NOOKIE
15-04-2018, 02:04 PM
Loving this thread :agree:

The hero always knows how to ride a motorbike.

Torches ( flashlights ) are always held above shoulder height for some bizarre reason.

Scottish or Welsh actors unless they are Sean Connery almost always have to affect an English accent, even though there is no earthy reason in the context of the script that stops them from having a Scottish accent ..... David Tennant in Dr Who springs immediately to mind. I watched 'the last witch hunter' the other day starring Vin Diesel and Rose Leslie ( Game of Thrones ) the lassie is Scottish and there was no reason she couldn't be Scottish in the film, but she had an English accent.

When the heroine realises her husband / partner is a murderer or planning to bump her off she always tries to sneak out of the house in the dead of night, even though she has been living with said murderer for ages without anything happening ... why not just wait until morning and say you are popping out for fags and a paper?

Nobody in soap operas ever owns or watches a telly and no matter how skint they are they can always afford to go to the pub every night.

Nobody in soap operas ever works for British Rail or TESCO ... its always self employment or a small local firm.

No matter where they are in the continental United States every American automatically knows which directions North, East, West and South are in.

speedy_gonzales
15-04-2018, 02:48 PM
The hero always knows how to ride a motorbike.



All the more surprising when most action movies are American based and the majority of folk there can't use a "stick-shift" but hand clutch and foot gearshift,,,, no problems!

McD
15-04-2018, 03:17 PM
Loving this thread :agree:

The hero always knows how to ride a motorbike.

Torches ( flashlights ) are always held above shoulder height for some bizarre reason.

Scottish or Welsh actors unless they are Sean Connery almost always have to affect an English accent, even though there is no earthy reason in the context of the script that stops them from having a Scottish accent ..... David Tennant in Dr Who springs immediately to mind. I watched 'the last witch hunter' the other day starring Vin Diesel and Rose Leslie ( Game of Thrones ) the lassie is Scottish and there was no reason she couldn't be Scottish in the film, but she had an English accent.

When the heroine realises her husband / partner is a murderer or planning to bump her off she always tries to sneak out of the house in the dead of night, even though she has been living with said murderer for ages without anything happening ... why not just wait until morning and say you are popping out for fags and a paper?

Nobody in soap operas ever owns or watches a telly and no matter how skint they are they can always afford to go to the pub every night.

Nobody in soap operas ever works for British Rail or TESCO ... its always self employment or a small local firm.

No matter where they are in the continental United States every American automatically knows which directions North, East, West and South are in.


whereas with Sean Connery, almost every character has a Scottish accent, whether they’re Russian, Spanish or Egyptian 😂


the last point, I think that’s because in the states, their cities are often built in a grid pattern making it far easier to know which direction is which, plus I think culturally they tend to use these directions far more frequently then we do.

sleeping giant
15-04-2018, 05:43 PM
It always looks easy to dig a hole and they always use a long handled shovel to do it.

Silent Boatman
15-04-2018, 05:52 PM
Someone spraying bullets from a fully automatic rifle always manages to hit the ground in front of the target, all around the target, in fact anywhere but the target (person)

Mibbes Aye
15-04-2018, 06:07 PM
Someone spraying bullets from a fully automatic rifle always manages to hit the ground in front of the target, all around the target, in fact anywhere but the target (person)

Slight tangent here but in the A-Team they managed to fire a ridiculous amount of bullets every episode without actually killing anyone - invariably their gunfire would be enough to make their opponent's car burst a tyre then flip over and land on its roof.

Godsahibby
16-04-2018, 12:35 PM
Slight tangent here but in the A-Team they managed to fire a ridiculous amount of bullets every episode without actually killing anyone - invariably their gunfire would be enough to make their opponent's car burst a tyre then flip over and land on its roof.

That is because of when it was broadcast, no one was allowed do die! The said car while chasing them in their van would be riddled with bullets, burst into flames, flip over (after hitting the cunningly disguised ramp behind a bush) land on the roof and the camera would always have to show them climbing out the windows miraculously still alive and shaking their fists at the pesky A-Team for getting away from them once again!!

Still love it though, old episodes being shown on Spike just now!

Mibbes Aye
16-04-2018, 12:53 PM
That is because of when it was broadcast, no one was allowed do die! The said car while chasing them in their van would be riddled with bullets, burst into flames, flip over (after hitting the cunningly disguised ramp behind a bush) land on the roof and the camera would always have to show them climbing out the windows miraculously still alive and shaking their fists at the pesky A-Team for getting away from them once again!!

Still love it though, old episodes being shown on Spike just now!

That captures a particular category of supporting actors - the ones who look like a bad 'un and have mastered the resentful look and fist shake. It's a dying art now, what with CGI and all that.

Pretty Boy
16-04-2018, 06:00 PM
A simple misundertanding that could be explained in 2 sentences almost always takes between 90 and 120 minutes to be resolved.

snooky
16-04-2018, 08:43 PM
When the cops break into any lowlife's house they always catch him in bed with a trashy woman.
He's never watching the telly, reading a paper or changing a lightbulb.

NAE NOOKIE
16-04-2018, 11:00 PM
It always looks easy to dig a hole and they always use a long handled shovel to do it.

:agree: It always amazes me that the country who put a man on the moon still haven't realised that putting a wee bit of horizontal wood at the end of a shovel makes it a hell of a lot easier to use.

Yer bang on about the holes as well ..... I've buried 4 cats in my life and it took bloody ages to dig the holes, yet an American baddie can dig a 3 x 6 four feet deep hole in about 10 minutes :greengrin

snooky
17-04-2018, 11:07 AM
The hair of people who step out a convertable is never out of place.

People never get change when buying a drink at a bar.

Upper floor hotel rooms are always right next to the lift doors.

The roof of every gold mine in a Western will cave-in at some point.

My own favourite from the old days was ... the goodie cowboys wore white hats and the baddies, black ones.

Also the baddie would normally have a beard shadow.

Singing cowboys never need to tune their guitars.
They also conveniently never break strings.
If they did, I wonder how far away the nearest music shop would be?

McD
17-04-2018, 07:42 PM
:agree: It always amazes me that the country who put a man on the moon still haven't realised that putting a wee bit of horizontal wood at the end of a shovel makes it a hell of a lot easier to use.

Yer bang on about the holes as well ..... I've buried 4 cats in my life and it took bloody ages to dig the holes, yet an American baddie can dig a 3 x 6 four feet deep hole in about 10 minutes :greengrin


And they always manage to dig a hole that’s shaped exactly rectangular, and that shape carries on downwards with right angles joining the walls.

McD
17-04-2018, 07:45 PM
No one ever puts fuel in a car.

No one waits ages for a lift to arrive

Alfiembra
17-04-2018, 08:40 PM
Lift doors are bullet proof as are car doors.

Killer robots never seem to be able to negotiate stairs.

snooky
18-04-2018, 12:05 AM
According to the movies, everybody is born with perfect teeth.

Only bad guys wear eye patches.

Apart from beans and steak, what do cowboys eat?

Godsahibby
18-04-2018, 06:46 AM
whereas with Sean Connery, almost every character has a Scottish accent, whether they’re Russian, Spanish or Egyptian 😂


the last point, I think that’s because in the states, their cities are often built in a grid pattern making it far easier to know which direction is which, plus I think culturally they tend to use these directions far more frequently then we do.

That peaked in Higlander when you had Sean Connery playing ‘The Spaniard’ with a Scottish Accent and Christopher Lambert playing the Scotsman with that French American twang!!

Hibbyradge
18-04-2018, 08:50 AM
No one ever puts fuel in a car.



But if they ever go into a petrol (gas) station, it's either to rob it or buy snacks. If it's the latter, something terrible happens either in the shop or to the folk left behind in the car.

snooky
18-04-2018, 09:51 AM
Nobody ever gets hit from a bullet ricochet.
They always duck in time.

Geo_1875
18-04-2018, 10:09 AM
When the cops break into any lowlife's house they always catch him in bed with a trashy woman.
He's never watching the telly, reading a paper or changing a lightbulb.

That's because the police always raid at 4 am and it's the same officers who were on dayshift the day before.

Hibrandenburg
18-04-2018, 09:44 PM
Ugly characters in films are played by actors who in real life are stunning.

Silent Boatman
18-04-2018, 10:34 PM
Lock picking is easy.

McD
19-04-2018, 05:55 PM
Cops who break the law or bend the rules to get the bad guy are never taken to task for their actions

snooky
26-04-2018, 09:37 AM
(Especially in old US films) when someone asks for a Scotch their host always pours it from a decanter. :wtf:

heretoday
26-04-2018, 12:43 PM
Cops who break the law or bend the rules to get the bad guy are never taken to task for their actions

Right. Speeding, knocking over fruit market stalls and spilling dozens of oranges, jumping the barrier at stations, the list is endless.

HUTCHYHIBBY
06-08-2018, 08:23 AM
Whenever the hero runs out of ammo they always manage to find a stash of bullets that fit their gun.

snooky
06-08-2018, 10:52 AM
Whenever the hero runs out of ammo they always manage to find a stash of bullets that fit their gun.

Also, in fights, it's always fists against fists or knives against knives or guns against guns.
The only realistic scene was when Harrison Ford shot the samurai in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The best 'fight' scene ever. :aok:

Mibbes Aye
06-08-2018, 02:08 PM
Those scenes where a character is walking down the street and a car draws up, usually with a baddie in the back, who winds the window down and talks to them as they are walking.

The road is always clear of parked cars, skips or wheelie bins or whatever, so the car doesn't have to pull out and around and back in to continue the conversation.

Also the driver manages to keep the car going at walking pace for however long the conversation takes, without stalling or kangarooing.

Hibbyradge
06-08-2018, 02:14 PM
Whenever the hero runs out of ammo they always manage to find a stash of bullets that fit their gun.

Or he/she throws the empty gun at the attacker and makes a run for it.

Caversham Green
06-08-2018, 02:54 PM
Baddy takes aim at goody who's lying helplessly on the floor. A shot rings out but it's the baddy who's been shot (close-up of baddy looking surprised) either by someone who was previously left for dead or by the goody's colleague who has arrived in the nick of time.

German officers speak to each other in heavily accented English.

snooky
06-08-2018, 04:56 PM
Baddy takes aim at goody who's lying helplessly on the floor. A shot rings out but it's the baddy who's been shot (close-up of baddy looking surprised) either by someone who was previously left for dead or by the goody's colleague who has arrived in the nick of time.

Good call. If ever there was a scene that was done to death (no pun intended :wink:), that's it.

Greentinted
08-08-2018, 12:43 AM
Another car cliché I don’t think has had a mention is where an intended victim (who has slighted his organisation) of a hit, usually in mafia/OC movies, sits in the front seat of a car with some homicidal sociopath directly behind him - even he, as well as the audience, knows he’s getting malkied.

heretoday
08-08-2018, 04:39 AM
Baddy takes aim at goody who's lying helplessly on the floor. A shot rings out but it's the baddy who's been shot (close-up of baddy looking surprised) either by someone who was previously left for dead or by the goody's colleague who has arrived in the nick of time.



Or by the baddie's girl who's had enough after years of abuse. She's standing there with a huge smoking gun and holding it in both hands like a kid.

Mixu62
08-08-2018, 06:33 AM
During a battle scene in every war movie, one of the central characters will die....but really slowly. Slowly enough to deliver a heart-wrenching monologue to his best buddie for 5 minutes, conveniently enough right in the middle of a lull in the noise of the battle. Like the other side say "stop shooting for a minute, that dude is saying some really moving last words".

Captain Trips
17-08-2018, 05:52 PM
Somebody sets off an explosion and starts to walk off before it blows up. As they are walking away in slow motion behind them the explosion occurs and they don't flinch one bit.

Alfiembra
16-10-2018, 05:50 PM
This is more of a peeve than a cliche but it annoys the **** out of me. In every American film or tv programme whenever a torch (or flashlight) is required they always hold it, I would say, upside down like they are getting ready to launch a javelin.........Why????

beensaidbefore
16-10-2018, 08:19 PM
This is more of a peeve than a cliche but it annoys the **** out of me. In every American film or tv programme whenever a torch (or flashlight) is required they always hold it, I would say, upside down like they are getting ready to launch a javelin.........Why????

Turns into a truncheon quicker? 🤔

Bangkok Hibby
17-10-2018, 01:34 PM
Almost every scene where people are shooting at each other and there are nearby metal handrails or a metal fence. Cue dozens of bullets missing their target but loads hitting the handrails sending sparks flying

Hibrandenburg
18-10-2018, 07:31 AM
This is more of a peeve than a cliche but it annoys the **** out of me. In every American film or tv programme whenever a torch (or flashlight) is required they always hold it, I would say, upside down like they are getting ready to launch a javelin.........Why????

Or when they they hold their flashlight together with their gun when entering a dark room. If I was the bad guy I know exactly where I'd empty my magazine.