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    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.
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    People who kiss for the first time then immediately start ripping each others clothes off.

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    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.

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    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.

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    German soldiers who never seem to be able to shoot straight.
    .. same for Imperial stormtroopers.

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    No-one has ever survived a sneeze in a film


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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    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 😂
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    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.

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    Have you ever ran through a forest? Its not easy 😁
    The pursuers never fall.

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    .. same for Imperial stormtroopers.
    Apparently Imperial stormtroopers are great shots and it was all part of the plan

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    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.
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    Car doors. Someone starts shooting at you so hide behind a car door 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
    "If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain
    an advantage, then he should be."

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    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

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    Slapstick comedy should really cause far more serious injuries than it actually does.

    http://http://theweek.com/articles/4...ssional-weighs

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    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!

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    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.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    The pursuers never fall.
    Or loses a shoe, or try to run in high heels.
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    In a chase, the fleeing hero/heroine always runs like crazy. The baddie who is doing the chasing always walks - yet never falls behind.

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    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

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    There has never been two people with the same first name in a movie. Ever.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    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?’

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