It is always possible to park directly outside in front of the building you are visiting.
Bad guys kill their henchman for failing, yet never run out of loyal henchmen.
A theater can only be saved from demolition by staging a musical extravaganza at very short notice.
All movie mothers will prepare a breakfast, usually consisting of scrambled eggs, bacon, etc. Dad and the kids will invariably arrive at the table 30 seconds before Dad has to leave for the office and the kids have to catch the school bus. Each will have time only for a sip of coffee/juice and/or one bite of toast.
A cough is usually the sign of a terminal illness.
If an investigation proves difficult, a Chief of Police will either suspend his star detective or give him 48 hours to finish the job. The detective can only solve the case once this has happened.
Chases in San Francisco will always involve a trolley in some way.
Women always stand and watch the cars that are about to run them over.
Fat kids don't have real names, only nicknames.
In courtrooms, objections will only be sustained if the attorney stands up and pounds the table with righteous anger or other dramatic displays of indignity.
On the last day of school, it is required you bust open the doors, run out and jump the flight of stairs while simultaneously throwing all of your papers on the floor.
If you try hard enough, you can outrun an explosion.
Men in bars will just order a "beer" never a brand name and then without any questions will be served one.
Don’t worry if you ever have to jump through a window to escape. You won’t get cut.
No matter how dead you think you've killed a bad guy, he can still get up at least three more times.
In all high school or college classrooms, the teacher or professor will always be interrupted in mid-sentence by the end-of-class bell.
When a disaster is eminent, there is one person who knows exactly what's going on and what people must do to survive. Everyone ignores this person.
However hard the hero is beaten he'll always ask "is that the best you can do?"
Assassins will always wait till the very last moment to assemble their complex sniper pistol that's the size of a rifle.
People always wake up from dreams repeating the last thing they said in the dream, over and over.
When looking through binoculars, you always see things through a figure-eight shape.
Gunshot wounds will not disable you as long as you still have an important task left to do.
Any elevator will automatically go to your floor without pressing any buttons and take as long as your conversation to reach the right floor.
The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.
You are very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.
If you are asking a bartender for information on someone it will be necessary to slap a $20 bill into his palm after each and every sentence to "refresh" his memory.
In a two cop partnership, only one of them can be streetwise, own a cool car or have a family.
Any person waking from a nightmare will bolt upright and pant.
Dogs always know who's bad and will naturally bark at them.
If defibrillation doesn't work, the best way to revive someone whose heart has stopped is to scream "You can't do this to me! I love you, goddammit!" at them.
Anyone observing a funeral from a distance either has important information about the deceased, or is the killer.
You can always rely on your car keys already being in the ignition when you get in the car, but if it’s an emergency, you won’t be able to find the keys anywhere.
Your aim is always more accurate if you do a somersault and fire immediately upon landing.
If your town is threatened by an imminent natural disaster or killer beast, the mayor's first concern will be the tourist trade.
The bad guy will always throw his gun at you to indicate he has run out of bullets.
Vicious guard dogs can be easily distracted with a piece of steak.
High school nerds are always small enough to be shoved inside lockers.
Hospital administrators don't care about the well-being of patients, only about money.
Every flea-bag hotel has a flashing, buzzing neon "Hotel" sign just outside every window. And one of the letters is not working properly.
Any murdered child had dozens of sports trophies in his or her room.
You can jump from a tall building and land on mattresses, a pile of boxes, or a dumpster full of garbage and, though you might groan and be a little slow getting up, you will not sustain any injuries.
If a soldier tries to look up an old buddy who was transferred to different unit, the buddy will be dead or will die shortly there after.
When bringing home bags of groceries, you will spill at least one bag on the kitchen floor.
All single women have a cat.
There always have to be at least 20 police cars in any car chase. These cars will simply drive one behind the other, until the one at the front hits something. None of the ones behind will have brakes.
People who retire always buy a boat.
A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating, but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.
Crowds in nightclubs always leave room on the dance floor for especially talented dancers.
A cup of black coffee or a splash of cold water in the face is enough to render the most inebriated person stone cold sober.
If the phone or alarm clock wakes you up, you’ll always knock it over when reaching for it.
Computer hacking consists entirely of typing really, really fast. Type fast enough and you can access anything.
You can always park directly outside any building you visit.
Bar fights are almost guaranteed if country music is playing on the jukebox.
If you’re involved in a chase, feel free to drive on the sidewalk. People have good reflexes and will always be able to jump out of the way.
No monster-killing stratagem can be used more than once, even if it only failed through some bizarre fluke. Neither can it be refined and tried again. You have to start over with a completely new plan.
If someone calls you one the phone saying he has vital information and asks to meet you somewhere, don't bother showing up. He'll be dead when you get there, and you'll be framed for his murder.
It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts - your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.
Every car that goes off any cliff will explode before it hits the ground.
Cops never walk all the way to apprehend suspects, they stop halfway and yell "stop, police!" ensuring that the suspect will take off and there will be a chase.
London is foggy.
If someone fails to kill a monster, he can't try again with the same plan, or even refine the plan. He must come up with a totally different plan.
No matter how ugly a teenage girl is, she can look gorgeous if another teenager cuts her hair and buys her new clothes.
Most people keep a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, especially if any of their family or friends have died in a strange accident.
All explosive devices have a sneaky redundant circuit to fool anyone trying to defuse it.
When paying for a taxi, don't look at your wallet as you take out a bill - just grab one at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare.
No matter how crowded the bar is, there are always extra stools available right in front of a bartender who is just standing there waiting for someone to order.
A gang of highly-trained terrorists will always separate and search for an intruder making it easier to kill them off one-by-one.
Having his wife go into labor makes every man a blithering idiot.
If you own an outdoor fruit stand, it will inevitably be run over by a car.
In any fight between two men, the one with the least practical weapon will win.
Being around a bomb causes time to slow down.
If you're walking down the street and someone bumps into you, they've either just taken your wallet or planted a listening device on you.
Whenever two women get into a fight, they start by pulling each other’s hair, falling to the ground, and rolling over twice.
Falling from the roof of a moving train is much more likely when the train crosses a high bridge with a river below.
Old men die of heart attacks, old women in their sleep.
When confronted by an evil international terrorist, sarcasm and wisecracks are the best weapons.
If a large pane of glass is visible, someone will be thrown through it before long.
Radiation causes interesting mutations - not to your future children, but to you, right then and there.
If you're ever on guard duty and another guard says, "it's awfully quiet out there tonight", the correct response is "yeah...too quiet."
Makeup can safely be worn to bed without smudging.
Cars and trucks that crash will almost always burst into flames.
If anyone ever says "Can things get any worse?", they soon will be.
The insides of elevator shafts are kept immaculate so that you can climb in them without getting grease or dirt on your clothes.
There is always a back way out, usually through the kitchen.
If you are checking into a low budget hotel or motel the manager desk clerk will always have a negative attitude and you will be interrupting his favorite TV Show.
People in foreign countries don't speak foreign languages. They speak English with a foreign accent.
If a soldier comments about how nice everything looks, too bad there's a war going on, he's going to come back when this is all over, he'll be immediately shot by a sniper.
Deranged killers only escape when a thunderstorm has knocked out all power and telephone lines.
When the hero destroys something in a spectacular explosion, he never watches his handiwork. He's either walking or driving away looking in the opposite direction.
There’s always a corrupt police officer.
Female abductees always try to be nice to the kidnapper, and then when that doesn't work they tell them that they're boyfriend/brother/father will kill them when they arrive.
During battles, horses never get hit by bullets.
Bags of groceries are never heavy.
Bad guys die instantly, good guys die slowly.
If a man is involved in a fight, his girlfriend will just watch instead of trying to help him.
All government agencies have computer systems where their logo is a prominent feature.
If the tapping sound or flashing light represents Morse Code, there's always someone around that can interpret the message.
Whenever someone decides to write a book, they must first quit their job, then buy a nice country home to move to. They will then load the first page into their typewriter, and suddenly get writer's block.
It's easy for anyone to land a plane, providing there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.
If a main character dies, his sweetheart back home will have a nightmare at that exact moment.
If a group of people get knocked out, they'll all wake up simultaneously.
After viewing a flash TV news report in your hotel room about the crime that you just committed it will be necessary to immediately click the TV off.
In battles, opponents always wear different types of clothing so that everyone knows who's killing who.
Every bad guy knows how to tie really complicated knots… which somehow the good guy manages to untie.
Reading any book aloud usually has catastrophic consequences.
Once a character flips up the long-range site on his rifle, he always make his next shot.
It never snows prior to Christmas Eve.
Men will do more for a woman who has divorced him than any other.
Natural disasters only occur after the local mayor scoffs at the possibility.
Anything a little person does is hilarious. Same goes for monkeys and puppies.
Women are always too hysterical to do what the hero instructs. He has to help her/force her/knock her out.
All aliens have single monolithic culture: one language, one religion, one outfit, one planet.
Cars always start on the first try, unless there's a dramatic reason for the car to fail to start. Then they start at the last possible moment.
Men never get unwanted facial hair. Unless they drink too much.
Every group of criminals has one guy with a family who is trying to go straight, and plans to quit after their current "job".
At least one of a pair of identical twins is born evil.
If an electronic device breaks, just crack it open and splice two random wires together. That will fix it.
Staying more than a day in the wilderness will involve meeting a hungry bear.
Kitchens don't have light switches. When entering a kitchen at night, you should open the fridge door and use that light instead.
If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.
It’s very easy to fool the security guards at highly top secret government institutions.
If a man and woman ardently and thoroughly detest each other, they’ll eventually fall in love.
A person waking from a nightmare usually is really still having the nightmare.
Before injecting a patient with a syringe, you must first point it straight up and squirt, wasting some of the medicine in it.
If a person knocks another out and takes their uniform, it will fit perfectly, irrespective of the relative size, sex or even species.
Cheerleaders wear their uniforms all day long, even when they aren't cheering.
Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language. A German accent will do.
Women always cover their mouths when terrified.
In a mountain climbing expedition, those scared of heights will generally be fine, but those who are confident will fall to their deaths.
Anytime a person is expecting a bad guy to jump out at them, often they’ll sigh in relief when it’s just the cat/wind/tree branch. But as soon as they let their guard down and laugh at their "silliness", they are going to be attacked by the bad guy that really was there after all.
One blow to the head will cause amnesia. A second one will reverse it.
The feasibility of an idea is inversely proportional to its initial apparent plausibility.
Photos of loved ones, religious medals, and Bibles can stop bullets better than a bulletproof vest.
If a gas station and a man with a machine gun appear in the same scene, before the scene ends the gas station will explode. The same is true of fuel drums.
If a cop goes into a bar looking for information, he will be attacked by 4 or 5 people. A broken beer bottle and a pool cue will be involved.
If a man with a machine gun and a man with a pistol have a gunfight, the man with the pistol will win.
In a horror movie, if a person is advised against any action, they then do that exact thing.
Anyone can land a plane, provided someone in the control tower talks you through it.
Grizzly bears live in every forest in the United States. Before they attack, they always stand up on their hind legs and growl menacingly.
Having a job of any kind will make a father forget his son’s birthday.
If a car happens to break down on a railroad track, a train will come along within a minute.
All computers will have an audible "beep" when a person is searching for specific data, and of course that computer will find the precise match they are seeking.
If a man and woman are fleeing a bad guy through the woods, the woman will trip over a tree root.
Those characters who talk about what they'll do after the movie ends never live long enough to do those things.
A devious villain will immediately shoot a non-important character whenever needed without hesitation. However when he finally has the chance to kill the hero seeking to craft his doom, he will undoubtedly hold a firearm trained on said protagonist for at least 90 seconds while performing a well-written soliloquy. This delay is all the hero needs to escape.
Little girls who wear glasses always tell the truth. Little boys who wear glasses always lie.
Whichever tree branch the hero has perched on, the villain will invariably pause under it.
The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any part of the building undetected without difficulty.
No matter how fast you run, a psychopath can catch up to you by walking slowly.
In a sports movie, winning ability doesn't come from practice or natural talent. It comes from someone saying a long, inspirational rant.
If a rich man and a poor man are competing for a woman, only the poor man actually loves her. The rich man wants her for some other reason.
No matter how weak someone is, they can hang by their fingertips from ledges, cliffs, etc. for as long as it takes to be rescued.
Vats of deadly chemicals never have lids on them.
All women have shaved legs and armpits, even cavewomen.
When Morse code is used, the interpreter will call out words as they are being sent, rather than letters. Further-more, a single word is represented by a few "beeps".
Cars can take a surprising amount of damage and still run flawlessly.
A space ship’s warp drive will always fail at inopportune moments.
All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know exactly when they are going to go off.
Downed power lines jump around like snakes, spitting sparks.
Bank tellers always give away the location and their intent to press the panic button by glancing repeatedly at it, until the bank robber threatens them not to press it.
Whenever you put on a seat belt, you will get into an accident.
If someone shoots a fully automatic weapon at you, running behind a banister or railing will ensure that the bullets hit only the posts.
The walls of a teenager's bedroom or a twenty-ish adult's apartment are always highly decorated, with every available inch of space covered with something cool.
If hiding in a closet is necessary there will always be plenty of room to stand with convenient open style louver doors that offer easy undetected one way viewing of anyone entering the bedroom.
Elevators are always right there on your floor when you need them. Unless you’re being chased, in which case they'll show up just before the monster or madman reaches you.
No matter how fuzzy the photograph, it can be enlarged and enhanced to show the finest detail.
Any government-developed virus or biological agent will have no known cure.
The more a man and a woman hate each other, the more likely they are to fall in love.
Given an easy opportunity to kill the hero, any villain will decline, and justify this by suggesting that they "might be useful" at some point. They never are.
All telephone numbers in the United States begin with the digits 555.
People falling from high buildings always land on a car.
If the person you are chasing has just taken the elevator down from the 20th floor, you can get to the street first by taking the stairs.
If a killer is lurking in your house, it's easy to find him. Just run a bath (even in the middle of the day) and then look in the bathroom mirror. There he is.
It's easy to pull the pin on a grenade with your teeth.
Women make a noise at the precise moment the villain is close enough to hear.
If an expert makes a prediction and is disbelieved, then it will come to pass exactly as he predicted. If he makes a prediction and is believed, it won’t happen.
People return from the dead in a very bad mood.
Every American military unit has a soldier named "Kowalski".
Deadly reptiles will always attack a woman first, even if she's in the presence of thirty men.
When a cat eats a fish, it leaves the skeleton perfectly reserved and intact.
All grocery bags contain at least one loaf of French Bread.
Never assume that anyone is dead unless their death was spectacular.
If you are blonde and pretty, you can be an expert in nuclear fission by age 22.
It is possible to drive safely for long periods with your head turned completely away from the road ahead, either in conversation or looking at a map.
Glasses are a great disguise. To mask your identity, you needn't get new clothes or a haircut, just a pair of thick-framed glasses.
Plans are never so crazy that they're unlikely to work.
Incriminating evidence will always be found easily in a stack or drawer. Important data storage will have labels like "nuclear launch code list."
NASA only picks the most outspoken, angriest people they can find to send into space.
Men who have been wrongly imprisoned never have anyone meet them when they're released.
In the event of a car chase, two men will carry a large pane of glass through the streets for you to drive through.
Shots fired at the rear of a vehicle cause gas tanks to explode.
There's a deep humming in space.
When a gift is given, the top is wrapped separately from the rest of the box and it lifts straight off so that there is never any ripping or fumbling with wrapping paper.
Every high school has at least one student who lives in a mansion and whose parents are never home. This student is, obviously, very popular and hosts all the parties.
If you stick your head out of cover during a gun fight, it will never be hit, especially if you look backwards to hold a conversation with someone behind you.
Women don't need to go to the bathroom when they get up, but do shower frequently.
In any Mexican-standoff between two people with guns there is always a third person out of shot who will actually fire.
All cowboys are sharpshooters and trick riders.
If you ever end up on another planet, don't worry. Their atmosphere and temperature are just like Earth's, so you'll have no problem surviving.
Cats always make a noise. If someone is creeping into a house and is momentarily scared by a cat, it always has to meow before running off.
Every jail has a brutal guard and a scheming warden.
Anything hit by a bullet will give off sparks, including glass and concrete.
You know a man is British if he wears a bow tie.
Remote places of the world contain unknown giant versions of animals.
There's no such thing as an irreversible coma.
Guns are like disposable razors. If you run out of bullets, just throw the gun away. You can always find a new one lying around the next time you need one.
People shot with a gun that has a silencer attached will never scream.
Any surveillance footage can be frozen and "zoomed in" to crystal clear perfection.
All expeditions must be led by an old and experienced guide with a facial scar who dies horribly before the end.
The hero must have a friend who is a social outcast.
Anyone dying of a gunshot wound in a high place will fall, even if it involves getting themselves over a wall or through a doorway.
No matter how much money you put in a briefcase, it will fit perfectly.
Native Americans always say very little and when they do speak it's to give sage-like comments.
If a woman is pregnant, she will deliver the baby before the movie ends.
Hypnotizing someone only takes a few seconds.
It's impossible to kill a villain without first killing all of his henchmen.
The first shot or burst of fire from a bad guy always misses and is there merely to announce that a fight has begun.
If you are trapped in a tunnel, in a sinking ship, or a burning building, a cute little girl, a nun, and a feisty granny will be trapped with you.
Elite units (Special Forces, Rangers, Commandos) are always recruited from convicts and other socially degenerate segments of society.
A woman being chased by a murderer will always fall over, either because she’s running in stilettos or is ridiculously clumsy.
Bibles, medals, and cigarette lighters stop bullets better than bulletproof vests.
Police officers never wait for back up to arrive.
Anyone who falls from a high place while dying will let out a loud sustained shriek, even if they've just been shot several times in the chest.
All beds have special L-shaped cover sheets that reach up to the armpit level on a woman but only to waist level on the man lying beside her.
Dying people always live long enough to say something moving or significant.
A monster can always sneak up on you, no matter how big or clumsy it is.
Every children's sports team has one kid who's REALLY fat. So does every school band (he's the one playing the tuba).
Anytime a character in an awful rush confronts another character curious about his predicament, the first one says, “There’s no time to explain,” and then explains anyway.
If you ever go for a swim, you will be perfectly dry within minutes after you get out.
All automatic pistols must be held sideways in order to be fired.
No matter how catastrophic the disaster, pets will always survive it.
Police officers are assigned partners who are their total opposite.
People brush their teeth before eating breakfast but not afterwards, at which point they run out the door with a piece of toast in their mouth.
Every high school library has hundreds of books on satanism and the black arts.
Freelance helicopter pilots are always eager to accept bookings from international terrorist organizations - even though the job will require them to shoot total strangers and will will end in their own certain death as the helicopter explodes in a ball of flames.
Shots fired in Westerns that do not hit a character always ricochet loudly.
When visiting any library it is quite easy to observe a person and clearly listen to their conversation in the next aisle by simply moving the books on the shelf to the side.
Bad guys lurk until their presence is revealed by a flash of lightning.
When someone uses a TV remote it makes a clicking sound that is impossible to replicate by existing remotes.
When someone puts a baby down to bed, that baby coos and smiles, and then just goes right off to sleep.
You can only threaten someone with a gun if you are within arm's reach of them.
Every firefighter is the son of a firefighter who died in the line of duty.
If there is a deranged killer on the loose, this will coincide with a thunderstorm that has brought down all the power and phone lines in the vicinity.
Any kid or dog can wonder through an artillery barrage without injury while half the outfit gets wiped out.
All pilots can fly anything without trouble. Even alien aircraft.
Dogs are immortal.
If, during a fencing match, the combatants demonstrate their skill by cutting through all the candles on a candelabrum, the light level in the room will remain constant.
It is possible to use a helicopter to sneak up on someone.
Movie theaters and drive-ins only show classic horror movies.
The person you trust most at work is the person trying to kill you.
The hero's badge and gun are always in the chief’s desk drawer while he’s suspended.
Falling people always scream. Even if they’ve been shot 20 times and should logically be dead.
In the movies everyone seems to have some odd “L shaped” sheets on their beds able to cover a woman up to her neck and her partner up to his waist.
All space ships, no matter how small, have internal artificial gravity which keeps working no matter how badly the ship gets pummeled by the evil alien ship, no matter how many external panels get blown away, no matter how many sparks or how much smoke pours out of your control panels, the artificial gravity will always keep working.
If there is a horse trough present in a Western gunfight scene, at least one shot will splash spectacularly in the water.
Somehow cars take several turns of the key to start only when someone is chasing you.
When the good guy gets shot, he will fall down and be presumed dead, but will later turn out to have had the foresight to wear his bulletproof vest. No one ever shoots him in the head.
In most action movies made after 1988, some line refers to "Teflon Coated Cop Killer Bullets."
If a sports team is primarily white, their coach is black. If it’s primarily black, their coach is white.
A female's chances of survival are directly proportional to how hot she is.
The more people who make disparaging remarks about two people getting together, the more likely it is to happen.
Shots fired at windshields never deflect, but always penetrate and hit the bad guy in the forehead. If the driver is good guy, he'll merely has to duck a little to avoid them.
If you’re in a car and fired upon by people behind you, don’t worry. They’ll break your back window, but your seat and headrest will stop any bullets from hitting you.
There will always be a doctor in a plane or building with the right medical supplies.
The most beautiful girl in school can never get a date.
A female lead with feminist leanings will always despise a macho hero - until he rescues her from certain death and then she'll become totally dependent. Soon afterwards, the hero becomes vulnerable and tells her about his tragic loss that explains his attitude.
Newborn babies babble, crawl and hold their heads steady.
Good chess players can see fifteen or twenty moves ahead, in detail, from a middle game, where there are still many pieces on the board.
Shots fired at someone hiding around a corner never whiz past, but always strike the edge of the building near his face.
All loose ends are always tied up.
Women reduced to wearing a man's shirt as a dress will always find a belt to accessorize.
Creepy music coming from a graveyard should always be closely investigated.
Medieval peasants had filthy faces, tangled hair, ragged clothing - and perfect teeth.
During a week-long murder investigation, detectives need not go home to eat, sleep, shave, or change their clothes.
Movie characters never suffer from motion sickness.
In any scene taking place in a 3rd world or especially a Muslim country there will be at least one old man with a long beard and one milky eye.
When in love, burst into song.
A performer can spot a loved one in a crowd of 20,000 people instantly.
Magical forces cluster in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
If being chased through town, you can usually take cover in a passing St. Patrick's Day or Chinese New Year parade - at any time of year.
A person's confidential secret file folder can be alphabetically accessed by posing as a night janitor or cable repair person.
Once the hero breaks the case, he will be automatically reinstated without an investigation, no matter how many laws he has broken.
The strongest force governing human survival is the possession of a name.
Girls given firearms to defend themselves either "grew up on a farm" or learn incredibly quickly when given brief training on how to aim, fire and reload.
No matter how slow zombies walk they will always catch up.
Getting wounded won't slow you down for more than thirty seconds.
The cowboy who exchanges a dozen shots with the bad guys without hitting one will nevertheless be able to detonate a stick of dynamite from 150 feet away with a revolver on his first try.
Everything Chinese is magical.
The FBI always arrive by helicopter, irrespective of where they came from.
A chase scene on foot in a city always has a shot of one of the characters running into the street, nearly being hit by a car screeching to a halt, at which point the driver flails his arm out the window and yells an expletive.
A cigarette case in a shirt pocket always blocks a bullet.
When staying in a haunted house, women should investigate strange noises in their most revealing underwear.
Abducted people always call for their father, never their mother.
SS soldiers always wear their dress black uniforms.
High-powered female executives always wear miniskirts and five-inch heels to work
Spies hide their occupation by driving the most expensive cars, eating in the top restaurants, staying in the most luxurious hotel suites and having tailored clothing.
No debris ever falls from a ceiling after a gun is fired into it.
If you type a partial password on someone else’s computer, the system will give you additional prompts that will enable you to guess the rest.
Any computer, anywhere, even in the jungle, can hack into the most secure government system.
Once a horse sees a rattlesnake, it will throw the rider off in the snake's direction.
If someone you love dies then start mourning and crying, doing so will mean that they will then magically appear in front of you.
If you're ever playing poker, show your hand after everyone else. Whoever shows their hand last always wins.
It’s always easy to determine whether a car is following you or just going your way.
Every group of cowboys or soldiers has one guy who can play the harmonica.
Dinosaurs only eat ugly and/or immoral people.
When someone has stopped breathing and has no pulse, simply breathing into her mouth twice and looking extremely distressed while screaming “DON’T YOU DIE ON ME!” will bring her back to life.
When you turn on the TV, the news will always be on.
If you're engaged, chances are good that another woman is about to wreak havoc with your relationship.
Characters at a bar or at a restaurant table will always get the attention of a server at the exact moment they need to order.
Young cops carry semi-automatic pistols, while old cops always have a pump action shotgun handy.
All computers display easy to understand messages in inch-high letters, especially highly secure government computers.
When a woman is being pursued by a scary serial killer that she knows is in her house, she will always run upstairs instead of out of the house.
Transportation always arrives and leaves on time.
If there's a helicopter involved in a chase, the hero will end up dangling from the skids.
If you don't have a parachute, just cling to someone who does and don't let go until you both land safely.
Any bullet from a handgun has enough force to throw a full-grown man ten feet back.
A cat will always jump out of hiding and squeal or hiss at suspenseful moments.
If you ever have to search a room for evidence, don’t worry if the police have already been through, you’ll still be able to find the evidence you need.
If you think there is an intruder in your house, your cat will choose that precise moment to leap at you.
No one ever gets spam in their email.
Even if you've been set up for murder, been framed and you have the whole world wide police force hunting you down, you will automatically live happily ever after as long as you break away from the police and kill the bad guy.
Once applied, lipstick will never rub off - even while scuba diving.
Buckling seat belts is for sissies.
Beautiful women will always fawn over an action hero, no matter what sexist remarks he makes to them.
Pilots who have a pet dog suffer a 100% attrition rate.
If someone calls a police station and asks to speak to a detective, the receptionist won't bother to tell the detective which line the person is on, but the detective will somehow know.
In a group of teenagers being stalked, girls who can scream well won't die first.
No one dies in an elevated position without falling from there to the ground, even if they have to jump to do it.
Cops become more observant if they chew on toothpicks.
No matter how awkward, geeky, and ugly you are, you'll always get a girl on a road trip.
Any vehicle, no matter how complicated, can be operated after glancing at the instrument panel for 3 seconds.
Cemeteries generate their own weather. Usually rainstorms… and not just gentle sprinkles, but biblical downpours.
Women can never find their car keys while being pursued by a killer. Once they do find them, it takes them ages to fumble the keys into the ignition, giving the killer enough time to reach the car.
If a man and a woman meet under circumstances under which any two normal people would instantly hate each other, they will marry before the picture is over.
Good guys never panic, they stay cool at point black range, and bluff their way out with the “you could surely use me in your plan” crap.
You can break into any house or door with a credit card.
The more evil someone is, the harder it is to kill them.
Movie timing is always exact. If "it will take two minutes to trace his call," for example, you can be sure that that means 120 seconds. Same for bombs and how long it takes to get somewhere.
A pudgy older star who's visibly falling behind his partner during a chase scene will catch up with him while the camera's looking away.
Heavy guns, for example on helicopters, cause cosmetic damage to the hero’s transport, but one bullet makes the chopper blow up.
A man becomes invulnerable if he strips to the waist.
In any movie where "something" has happened and villagers come to look at it, they always decide to "go for help". The most expendable member of the group is left to "keep an eye on it", and supplied with a weapon or signaling device "in case something happens". Said member ALWAYS responds: "What could happen?" This is a certain signal that he will die, gruesomely, within 2 minutes.
Single parent families have the most fun. But their kids are always getting kidnapped.
If you quickly start stuffing a hard shelled suitcase with clothes in order to leave in a hurry you will always get caught in the bedroom before you can close the lid.
You don't need the right software because any computer can open any file.
If a man and a woman are exposed to the same conditions and the same environment, the man will need to wear more clothing than the woman.
Serial killers never just die… they will remain still for ages so that the hero is fooled and walks right past them… at which point the killer grabs their ankle and then keeps fighting.
Women's skin and hair can't be damaged by natural disasters, though their clothing can be shredded.
Circuit breakers don't work.
You can easily kick someone off of a motorcycle no matter how fast they're going, and you won't get hurt in the process.
If in a battle scene a bad guy actually manages to shoot a good guy, the good guy’s friend always has time to listen to his friend’s dying speech. Once dead, the friend stands up and shoots the correct bad guy (amongst a whole host of bad guys).
Summer camps are open for children from ages five through twenty.
In battle, a normal peon soldier is shot with one bullet and instantly drops dead to the ground, while the protagonist in said battle can be shot in various places by multiple shooters, and survive.
One person shooting at you may hit you. Twenty people shooting at you will always miss.
Should you decide to defuse a bomb, don't worry which wire to cut. You will always choose the right one.
Building ventilation ducts are always clean.
Aliens will always have more advanced technology than us.
Psychos are never products of traumatic childhoods or any brain disorder, they're just innately evil and their motive is usually to play games with you.
Shooting at a lock with a pistol opens it really easily.
In a spaceship battle scene, for a ship to fire a weapon at another, it must be in visual range.
The head bad guy will always make a suicidal last attempt to kill the hero, no matter how badly he is beaten, so the hero can shrug it off as self-defense.
The hero's weapon is always different from everyone else's weapon.
Give a man one gun and he's Superman. Give him two, and he's God.
Postmen always bring vitally important letters, never unsolicited catalogs or bills or junk mail.
When email arrives, the entire screen of the computer animates a huge envelope opening.
Everybody knows how to operate a motorcycle, manual transmission, and large trucks.
Only the Marines fought the war in the Pacific. No Army personnel were involved.
Dogs always bark at ghosts.
Cannons, howitzers, and main tank guns never recoil, unless it's old documentary footage.
Heroes and villains can successfully use wood, no matter how thin, as a safe shield against bullets of any caliber.
No ship, base, or compound ever has more than one emergency radio.
All watches and clocks are synchronized to the second.
Cops running on foot can easily catch up to speeding cars, especially if the cop runs over the tops of parked cars instead of on a smooth, flat road.
Soldiers who travel by helicopter never load their weapons until they are aboard the helicopter.
When people come to say goodbye to others leaving on an airplane or boat, that means they're not coming back.
Computers never freeze or crash, unlike in the real world.
You can stop a runaway car by crashing it into a wall at the bottom of a long hill, but not at the top.
The only courses taught in American high schools are American History and English.
Whenever anyone is chased to a staircase, s/he will run upstairs rather than down.
Labor never lasts hours and hours. Babies pop out within minutes.
Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise moment you turn the TV on.
A message in Morse Code starts several seconds before someone interprets it, however, no information is lost as the message actually begins when the interpreter starts to read it.
All G.I.s know how to make a still out of a Jeep radiator.
All white street gangs have one black kid, but black street gangs don't reciprocate on that deal.
People who don't know their parentage turn out to be either very rich or aristocracy.
People rarely use the bathroom, and if they do, they’re usually dead within minutes.
People pursued by the most dogged policeman or FBI agent are invariably innocent.
Restaurant bills are always 15% less than the amount you are holding in your hand.
Light level is not a reliable gauge of whether it's night outside. You have to judge by the cricket noises.
Major characters never run out of ammunition, nor need to reload. If they do have to reload, they never carried spare ammo until that scene.
The detectives in Internal Affairs hate all other cops, and are never justified in investigating complaints of excessive force.
It's easy to open the door of an aircraft while in flight.
Cats are spring-loaded and are most commonly found inside closets or cabinets that are equipped with doors that can’t be operated by cats.
Bad guys are easy to spot. They always wear black leather jackets and trench coats, even if it's 120 degrees Fahrenheit outside.
If you’re trying to solve a crime, you’re allowed to commit any crimes you want in the process (grand theft auto, breaking and entering, resisting arrest) without fear of prosecution once it’s all over.
Exposure to a vacuum in space makes you swell up horribly and explode within seconds.
Attractive women sometimes fall for weird-looking aliens, but attractive men only fall for attractive women.
Women worry about their nails or dresses even while people are trying to kill them.
All pistols shoot at least 20 times.
Characters use silencers on revolvers... and they work.
All female scientists are pretty.
Fallen soldiers don’t die quickly. They give 5-minute monologues while the hero (ignoring the battle around him) cradles the soldier in his arms. The fallen soldiers last words will trail off as he dies.
Guns never run out of ammunition unless escape would be otherwise impossible.
Long before sunbathing was fashionable, men and women had tan lines and white bottoms.
During emotional confrontations, instead of facing the person you are speaking to, stand behind them and talk to their back.
Rather than wasting bullets, megalomaniacs prefer to kill their arch-enemies using complicated machinery involving fuses, pulley systems, deadly gases, lasers and man-eating sharks that will allow their captives at least 20 minutes to escape.
A single match can brighten any room, no matter the size.
Honest and hard-working policemen are gunned down with days of their retirement.
Megalomaniacs intent on world domination can't resist detailing their evil plan to their arch-nemesis.
All planes are always completely serviced, fueled and ready for instant departure, just waiting for crooks to show up and steal them so they can make their getaway.
Anything alien that turns up on our planet uninvited is invariably out to kill us all.
Movie characters' suitcases are always weightless.
The President is always very considerate and well-spoken.
Each small town in America has a bitter and twisted individual whose sporting career was cut short by an unfortunate accident.
A small goat is capable of propelling a fully grown man through the air by butting him with it’s horns.
If you’re a bad guy and you switch sides, you’ll die. If you’re a good guy and you switch sides, you’ll die. So pick a side and stick with it.
No one ever aims at the legs of a monster that's chasing them. They just keep running away, pausing every now and then to pump bullets into its torso, until it overtakes and kills them.
Many animals, when they consume alcohol, will take on human drunken characteristics, usually to the sound of a trombone being played.
If there is a large bump in a downhill road, a speeding car will fly over it and hit the ground in shower of sparks. Unsecured passengers will not be injured, and no tire damage, broken axles, or suspension failures will occur.
If a car is shot it will explode.
If someone jumps off a bridge into a river, lake, etc., the water will always be deep enough to keep them from getting hurt. But when a bad guy falls from a river, they are good as gone.
Even weapons experts freeze when confronted with a weapon that's not in firing condition, i.e., an un-cocked single action revolver or a submachine gun with its breech closed (also un-cocked).
The password is already typed in.
People marooned on desert islands soon learn to make almost anything from bamboo.
Many musical instruments — especially wind instruments and accordions — can be played without moving your fingers.
Detectives can watch a drug deal (carried out furtively in a shop doorway) go down from a distance of five yards away by the simple expedient of sitting in a car with a newspaper raised to eye level.
All Australians live in the Outback.
It's easy to walk through an unfamiliar forest on a moonless night.
Mobile phones work almost anywhere unless it's important that they do.
People who oversleep and get woken up by phone calls go straight to work without making the bed, but when they get home at night, their bed is made.
Bullets fired in aircraft cause explosive decompression.
A violent armed robbery will occur while you are shopping in the back aisles of a convenience store.
People's hands playing a light piano medley will always be hidden from view.
Aliens are either very nice or very evil. None are just kinda OK.
No one that goes to summer camp has ever heard "The Hook" before.
If being fired at by Germans, hide in a river — or even a bath. German bullets are unable to penetrate water.
Full moons occur several nights in a row.
In the event of a worldwide disaster, Paris will be the first city to be destroyed.
In a spaceship, inertial dampers prevent passengers from being plastered against the walls during acceleration to warp speed and yet any explosion sends them reeling across the ship.
Every unit has a "Scrounge" who can get you anything from an atomic bomb to a date with the general's daughter, for just a bottle of cheap scotch, or vice versa.
All minorities possess mystical knowledge. If they wind up in a fight where their choice of method is either Western technology or some kind of mystical tribal thing, the fight cannot end until the former has failed them and the latter has been invoked.
All funerals are attended by the person responsible for the death.
The only time people do say hello on the telephone is when it turns to be the bad guy on the other end of line calling to torment them.
Electricity will travel any distance through water to electrocute the villain, rather than go immediately to ground (e.g. a toaster tossed into the shallow end of a swimming pool will nail the bad guy over by the diving board).
Cars are never locked, and contain the keys needed to start them.
In a duel or in a gunfight between two characters standing in a street, at least one character will be hit during the first exchange of gunfire.
When using a torch for light, hold it right in front of your face. It won't blind you.
Interbreeding is genetically possible with any creature from anywhere else in the universe.
A million dollars in cash or drugs will invariably take up exactly the amount of space available in your briefcase.
All writers are wealthy; all publishing companies are glamorous; all artists are self-supporting and have large attractive well-lit loft studios.
All of life's most important moments come with musical accompaniment.
Large cities always make their buildings of roughly equal height and close enough together that you can jump from one roof to another if you're involved in a chase.
If you are driving somewhere on any other route other than a city roadway, you will probably have that road all to yourself and will not pass or be passed by another vehicle.
Water is always harmless. Falling into a wading pool after jumping out of that 747 will leave you unscathed and with an opportunity to thank any nearby people for letting you "drop by".
In you input a partial password on someone else's computer, the system will give you additional prompts that will enable you to guess the rest.
Characters shot with guns will fly backward, or upward and backward, through the air, the laws of physics not-withstanding.
Dogs are good. Cats are evil.
Grocery shopping bags are made out of brown paper and there is always enough shopping to fill two bags exactly.
Close blood relatives usually look nothing like each other, or have only a passing resemblance.
A slight blow to the head is enough to cause amnesia.
Women always stand and watch the bad guys who are about to shoot them, even if there's cover nearby.
High schools always have a socially inept outcast who is secretly talented.
Half of all henchmen are mute.
It never takes more than a second to get an internet connection or to load up a web page.
The battle-hardened vet will always fall on a grenade for the new guy instead of just picking up the grenade and throwing it away or jumping out of the foxhole.
When a person is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head, they will never suffer a concussion or brain damage.
In every school, there is at least one nerd or wimp that will be shoved into a locker big enough to hold him.
All superheroes leave a ‘calling card' so others don't take credit for their work.
Text appearing on a computer monitor appears letter by letter and making a sound as if it was produced by a typewriter.
Young kids are always smarter than adults.
After a person on the other end of the telephone hangs up you will immediately hear a loud dial tone signifying that they have ended the call at that very moment.
Mice can somehow fashion a perfectly semi-circular entrance to their dwelling.
Soldiers ask for keys to military vehicles even though these vehicles don't use keys.
Any lock can be picked by a credit card or a paper clip in seconds - unless it's the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.
Most dogs are immortal.
An aircraft will fall from the sky if left unattended for 10 seconds.
A credit card or a paper clip can pick any lock in seconds - unless it's the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.
Failing businesses are run by old people, successful ones by greedy ones.
When people fall from high buildings, they always look back at where they came from.
The hero can jump on top of a moving vehicle, maintain his balance or hang on with one hand, and shoot at the bad guys.
In the future, all clothing will be made of saran wrap.
If a blonde and a brunette are in equal peril, the brunette will die.
Stolen clothes are always a perfect fit.
There appears a very slow bar saying “copying”, “deleting” or “printing” and it is finished just before the bad guy, the security guard or the janitor comes in.
When a cop is close to solving a case, he'll be suspended from duty, which he'll ignore.
No matter how well a Hispanic person speaks English, he will never be able to say ‘sir’ or ‘thank you’. He will be forced to say ‘senor’ and ‘gracias’ instead.
Never disarm a bomb unless it has one second left on the timer. The same goes for escaping from areas with a timed locking mechanism.
Rope bridges can be quickly and easily cut with any sharp object.
Natural disasters only occur where they can cause the most damage and casualties.
It doesn’t matter who you call, if they choose not to answer their phone you will get their voicemail in less than 2 rings.
Women always have an ex-boyfriend who can fix cars.
Although in the 21th century it is possible to fire weapons at an object out of our visual range, people of the 23rd century will have lost this technology.
Bullets, even though they are only pieces of lead sometimes encased in copper, always make little explosions when they strike any kind of inanimate object.
Trains are just about to leave the station when you arrive on the platform or the station is totally deserted.
The bad guy will always tell the good guy every detail about his master plan instead of just shooting him.
If someone begins a sentence with "If I didn't know any better, I'd say..." the phrase that follows will turn out to be true.
Animals are sometimes allowed on sports teams, but usually girls are not.
No one ever has to go to the bathroom.
Grenades are always given plenty of time to explode, even if the idea is to throw them just before they go off.
The bad guy is the foreigner.
People in movies rarely have to shave, and whenever a guy does shave, he will be interrupted while half finished, and will wipe the remaining shaving cream off with a towel.
Nearly everyone speaks English, no matter where they are from. Even aliens from outer space, despite the fact they have never been to Earth.
Elite units are expendable even though they cost much more to train and maintain.
In the future, everyone will spend their time standing around explaining everyday objects and practices to each other in terms of their 21st century equivalents.
Decisions to murder people are usually made on the golf course.
People on foot who are being chased by a car will keep running down the middle of the road instead of ducking in somewhere where a car cannot go.
The password is very simple.
Bad things usually happen to women who are alone in the house on stormy nights.
If you chase someone through a park you will never step in dog poop or chewing gum, but you will always step on someone’s picnic.
People told to stay somewhere never do.
The entire British population lives in London.
Summer camps are filled with the musically gifted and psychopathic.
People never obey warnings.
The woman will always fall down trying to escape.
It’s very easy for a computer hacker to break a security code and find just the information he’s looking for in less than a minute.
If you’re calling someone, you’ll never get a wrong number, busy signal or voice mail.
As soon as soldiers start to eat/drink/change socks/go to the bathroom, they get orders to "move out immediately!"
Villains are fond of explaining everything to anyone in sight.
Action heroes never face charges for manslaughter or criminal damage despite laying entire cities to waste.
All caves have smooth, even floors.
You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.
Villains are improbably competent and inventive, but can only make money by pulling stupid robberies. They will risk everything they have and are to get revenge on some guy who once thwarted them.
The immediate reaction of anyone in the path of something life threatening is to stand completely still and stare at it.
All Victorian street urchins don't own shoes, but they all have a hat.
Everyone knows the words to every song you want to sing and will sing along with you. They can even carry the solo part so that they can sing the song back to you, even if they have never heard the song until you sang half of it.
Large loft-style apartments in New York City are well within the price range of average people - whether they are employed or not.
A candle or table lamp can light a whole room and at night time, it’s blue.
A person being pursued always stops to throw something at the person chasing them even though it takes three times longer to stop and throw obstacles than it takes the pursuer to jump them.
No one involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption or alien invasion will ever go into shock.
New replacements get killed before you learn their names.
People speak a foreign language either fluently or not at all.
Rich women will fall in love with poor men, but rich men will never fall in love with poor women.
A truck is almost indestructible, apart from the brakes which are incredibly fragile.
Stolen cars are always fully fueled.
German soldier always wear grey uniforms and jack-boots, though these uniforms were phased out by mid-1943.
All cops carry the right equipment for picking locks and have a friend/partner who disapproves of this.
All aliens resemble either humans or bugs. Never dogs, birds, etc.
During interrogations, if pointing a loaded gun to someone’s head isn’t enough to make them give you important information, loudly cocking the gun always does the trick.
Soldiers and sailors must have at least on barroom brawl, followed by a scene where they come to each other's mutual aid.
People on TV never finish their drinks.
No movie character ever uses, or even refers to, a safety on any firearm.
Even in space, explosions make noise.
The only people who wear crucifixes are priests, nuns, and psychotic killers.
Ugly women never need to be rescued.
It only takes a few days of training to become an astronaut.
Every hospital maintains a complete spare staff of doctors and nurses that do nothing else but sit around and wait for the next emergency case to be brought in.
Western characters are never shot in the legs while hiding behind wagons.
All electronic equipment is powered by 40 gajillion volts, and explodes very nicely.
When crossing a rotting suspension bridge with wooden slats, a slat always breaks when a woman steps on it.
There are tiny cameras mounted everywhere, on every panel, in every spaceship. No matter what happens anywhere in the ship, you can just ask the computer to replay that scene for you later.
When you turn off the light to go to bed, everything in your bedroom will still be clearly visible, just slightly darker and blurry.
If you need to reload your gun, you will always have more ammunition -- even if you haven't been carrying any before now.
It is necessary to move the steering wheel vigorously left and right every few moments even when driving down a perfectly straight road.
Bad guy hand grenades make noise and smoke but no real damage, while good guy hand grenades are devastating but selective.
A leap from a hotel roof is completely safe as long as you can land in the pool.
A person who is about to be attacked will refuse to look in the obvious direction from where the threat will come.
Automatic weapons are useless when confronted by a pistol.
During a heated gun fight where you are out numbered, disadvantaged and ducking for cover there will always be a large barrel or container of explosive material near the enemy that can be ignited with a well placed single gun shot.
No matter how fast someone runs through the woods, the killer will be able to walk and manage to get just in front of the person as they fall or turn around.
Women can run in whatever footwear they're got on.
Movie airlines never overbook.
Landlords are always able to remember the exact height, weight and hair color of every stranger that ever visited one of their tenants.
No matter how populated an area, stray bullets never hit innocent bystanders.
Giant mutant creatures always head for "downtown" locations, presumably to shop.
Explosive decompression on a plane will cause the overhead bins to open which then are full of loose paperwork.
When people are chasing you, you can easily evade them by running into an alley and pressing up against the wall.
An electric fence powerful enough to kill a dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child.
An explosive device capable of leveling a large office building will fit inside a toolbox or small backpack.
However threatening its predicament, the dog won't die.
All the characters, even "dumb blondes", became all-knowing super-mega-nerds once behind a computer. They always know what to do and how to avoid things.
If the human race ever becomes mostly wiped out due to a plague or nuclear war, our lawns will still be well-maintained somehow.
Two spacecraft meeting in deep space always agree what orientation is up and down before doing so.
Any drug deal usually involves multiple fatalities.
Bullets are unable to penetrate water.
It is not necessary to say "Hello" or "Goodbye" when beginning or ending phone conversations.
In every high school, the 3 most beautiful girls are good friends and tend to walk down the hallway in sync while wearing matching (and somewhat revealing) outfits, and all the boys stare in awe.
If the main guy is in love with the main girl, he will always get her in the end, even if she’s married. If she is married, her husband will always say “oh well, if it makes you happy”… and he’ll never go to beat the crap out of the other guy.
Australian accents in American films always sound like a mix of Cockney, South African and New Zealander. And they say things like “Streuth!” and “Blimey!”
When someone is typing on a computer, they never use the space bar or backspace.
Major disasters always happen in New York.
Every college dorm roommate will be messy and dysfunctional like a punk-rocker, goth, metal, drug user, or other similar stereotype.
It's easy to knock someone unconscious using blunt force trauma or even asphyxiation without causing any permanent problems.
Even when driving down a perfectly straight road, it is necessary to turn the wheel vigorously from left to right every few moments.
Archers always have an endless supply of arrows.
Smokers smoke only when there is a romantic or dramatic reason to.
Movie gunmen never lock and load their weapons when anticipating a life-or-death confrontation.
The average hotel pool is always deep enough for you to survive a fall from any floor.
No gun ever jams or misfires during a quick-draw.
Secret agents cannot drown because they have special lungs that allow them to breathe forever.
If you're a high school student in a film, you always have one of the preferable eye-level lockers.
Home-made time bombs always explode right on the split second, even if they’re attached to the type of cheap alarm clock that's always inaccurate.
If you're ever caught up in a misunderstanding that could be quickly cleared up by a simple explanation, keep your mouth shut.
In addition to your computer booting up instantly, it can also be turned off in a flash.
The driver can take his eye off the road, talk to the passenger for five minutes straight, and not hit a darn thing.
All handcuffs can easily be opened with nothing more than a paper clip.
Any machine gun nest can be approached from behind without difficulty, but not until half the unit has been wiped out.
Machine guns submerged underwater won't jam or misfire when the hero pops up to use them.
The biggest solider will die first and the stupidest officer will usually survive.
Movie Little League baseball teams still use wooden bats even though every real Little League team is forced to use aluminum bats.
People swimming underwater can not only see everything clearly, but can hold their breath for at least ten minutes.
If you're trying to stop a madman, let him capture you. He'll tell you everything you want to know about what he's trying to do (making it very easy to stop him), and he will then try to kill you.
A dam has only one purpose, to break.
Any priest is either kindly or the villain. Nuns are never villains.
If someone tells you that your plan will never work, that it’s too risky – this is a sure sign that the plan will work.
One person in every group knows Morse code. And even though the person won’t start translating until sometime after the message has started, they will somehow get the message from the beginning.
Potentially fatal attacks are always preceded by a false alarm a few seconds earlier.
If you are a cowboy, aiming your rifle while using your horse as a support will always assure a first round hit.
No matter how badly a spaceship is attacked, its internal gravity system is never damaged.
You can only electrocute someone while you are looking directly at them.
Asking the question "do you think we'll get out of this?" never elicits an honest answer.
By the 24th century the concepts of circuit breakers, fuses, and uninterruptible power supplies will have been lost.
All sub-machine guns sound alike and have the same rate of fire.
Bullets removed from shooting victims and displayed to the camera will not be misshapen in any way from the impact - and will sometimes still have the casing attached.
If you need to shoot through a window, it's better to break it with the butt of your gun than it is to just open the dang thing.
You can find whatever you want on the Internet in a matter of seconds.