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Improvised tools in movies/TV shows? 948

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Improvised tools in movies/TV shows?
« on: October 20, 2009, 02:54:30 AM »
I was watching Hard Boiled on DVD when I saw this MacGyver-style moment.  In this scene, the two good guy cops are stuck in a secret room behind a hospital morgue.  Unable to open the big steel door, one of the cops decides to unscrew a metal pipe to fill it with some gun powder and then blow it up by shooting at it.  He doesn't own a multi-tool so he improvises:


Got no pliers?  No problem!  Handcuffs work just as well.


MacGyver would be proud...


Works on bullets too!

The other cop in that scene has a SAK-style tool but it's hard to make out what it is.  It's only on screen for a split second and you barely see any notable details.

Can anyone else think of some other movies where someone improvises with some clever make-shift tools?



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Re: Improvised tools in movies/TV shows?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 02:57:16 PM »
I didn't know where to share my excitement, but I've just seen for a second a Leatherman, I think, in one show... whose name I'm not sure about - Railroad Alaska or something.... I think the tool was Letherman Fuse, but I'm not sure at all. I just saw it for a fraction of a second when I turned on the TV. Leatherman Rule... :D
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Re: Improvised tools in movies/TV shows?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 08:34:01 PM »
One scene in No Country for Old Men showed Josh Brolin's character opening a ventilation grill to stash a bag of cash. He used a ?buck knife 110? to unscrew the grill.  A day later Javier Bardem's character unscrewed the same grill with some spare change.

Nothing innovative, but just stuck with me and drove home the point that you can always improvise. There was a movie where someone pulled shrapnel (glass?) from their flesh and used it to kill the bad guy in mid-fight. Pretty cool.
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Re: Improvised tools in movies/TV shows?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 08:38:28 PM »
One scene in No Country for Old Men showed Josh Brolin's character opening a ventilation grill to stash a bag of cash. He used a ?buck knife 110? to unscrew the grill.  A day later Javier Bardem's character unscrewed the same grill with some spare change.

Nothing innovative, but just stuck with me and drove home the point that you can always improvise. There was a movie where someone pulled shrapnel (glass?) from their flesh and used it to kill the bad guy in mid-fight. Pretty cool.
I hope the bad guy didn't get HIV

:facepalm:

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Re: Improvised tools in movies/TV shows?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 03:48:34 PM »
Let us not forget THIS venerable classic ;)

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
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Re: Improvised tools in movies/TV shows?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 05:26:03 PM »
I always liked how that one says "Dramatization. Do Not Attempt" as if one could go out in the street out front of their houses and be kidnapped by an international criminal syndicate and held hostage in an abandoned warehouse rigged to explode.  :D

I carry a turkey baster everywhere I go just in case...

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