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Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:45 pm
by mastersmith
First movie I saw REAL lock picking (proper technique) China Town with Jack Nicholson. Up to that point I don't believe it was available for public consumption. In real experience I will never get over that folks consider this skill a "black art" and practitioners akin to scorcers! LOL That is the reason for the inane comments and observations. People have no point of reference for it. It's been that way since way before me, and will be that way after me!

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:14 am
by Gregted
mastersmith wrote:First movie I saw REAL lock picking (proper technique) China Town with Jack Nicholson. Up to that point I don't believe it was available for public consumption. In real experience I will never get over that folks consider this skill a "black art" and practitioners akin to scorcers! LOL That is the reason for the inane comments and observations. People have no point of reference for it. It's been that way since way before me, and will be that way after me!


I love that reaction. I haven't had anyone tell me outright that I can't pick locks, but they give me that look and I know what they are thinking.

The same look I got when with my son we made our own telescope, including grinding our own mirror and making browns gas/hydrogen/oxygen from tap water on the counter at work with a couple of kitchen forks and a 6 volt lantern battery.

Even when you show some people they still don't believe it is possible.

You can do anything with the right information and the willingness to learn.

Too many people live there lives too scared to try something new.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:59 am
by the picker
First time i remember seeing any kind of lock picking done rite was in the anime durarara where she uses a EZ pick gun a tension wrench and actually tries about ten times before she gets it.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:14 pm
by xeo
American Horror Story. Looks like maybe a Peterson DCAP in the top and another pick in the bottom. Looks like the lock doesn't even have pins in it.

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Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:35 am
by Oldfast
Look at the bend on that thing! haha! Good stuff man.

Shit Xeo, she looks like she's even harder on her picks than you are! LOL

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:09 am
by youluckyfox
The movie "Murder of Crows" shows a bonafide demonstration of lockpicking. Also, Alec Baldwin tries to open a door without a key by melting the entire lock assembly off the door using an exothermic torch in the movie "Thick as Thieves." :ugeek:

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 1:55 am
by xeo
Here's another one for your pleasure. Looks like they did this one properly with an electric pick gun and a tensioner.

Enemy of the State (1998)

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Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 4:19 am
by Neilau
Russell Crow in the movie The Next Three Days, trying to get his wife out of prison, goes onto the interweb and first makes a bump key. After a bit of practice at home he takes it to the prison but breaks it off in the lock and gets busted.

BUT

He does open a van door with a tennis ball with a hole in it !!!!!!

Ironic that the one method that would probably work (though I doubt it would work on a lock in a prison) fails and the totally bogus “tennis ball” works -- several times.

:rofl: :rofl:

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 5:37 am
by mdc5150
xeo wrote:Here's another one for your pleasure. Looks like they did this one properly with an electric pick gun and a tensioner.

Enemy of the State (1998)

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Enemy of the state was one of the most underrated movies ever. I loved that movie.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:34 am
by Mcof
Here's an obscure one, the burglars in Survive Style 5+

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Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 10:58 am
by Neilau
Priceless !!!!!!

I just wave a stick at a lock and say "Alo Humora". :D

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 2:02 pm
by LockManipulator
Just watched The Raid Redemption and they used lockpicks to enter the drug lords building. Had both a pick and tension wrench too! Took about 5 seconds or so to open which is around the right time for a crappy kwikset like lock.
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Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 2:27 pm
by huxleypig
Gregted wrote:
mastersmith wrote:First movie I saw REAL lock picking (proper technique) China Town with Jack Nicholson. Up to that point I don't believe it was available for public consumption. In real experience I will never get over that folks consider this skill a "black art" and practitioners akin to scorcers! LOL That is the reason for the inane comments and observations. People have no point of reference for it. It's been that way since way before me, and will be that way after me!


I love that reaction. I haven't had anyone tell me outright that I can't pick locks, but they give me that look and I know what they are thinking.

The same look I got when with my son we made our own telescope, including grinding our own mirror and making browns gas/hydrogen/oxygen from tap water on the counter at work with a couple of kitchen forks and a 6 volt lantern battery.

Even when you show some people they still don't believe it is possible.

You can do anything with the right information and the willingness to learn.

Too many people live there lives too scared to try something new.


Aint that the truth?! The amount of new skills I have picked up in the last five years or so from getting the information of the internet and actually having a go is just astounding. Whilst I am no expert in any of these fields, I have learned a lot. So we have plastering, bricklaying, tiling, drywalling, plumbing, electronics/PCB design/fabrication, IC comms, machining, brazing, forging/mold making, more recently I am learning about heat treating/tempering metal too...the list just keeps going.

I tell you what drove me into learning new stuff. I got this house I'm in now and it drove me freaking insane when I would pay 'tradesmen' a small bloody fortune to do half arsed jobs. People used to say "oh, plastering, that's an art, you can't do it". So I'd think, well all the 'artist' plasterers on the planet had to learn, right? How hard can it bloody be? Well the answer is that it IS quite hard BUT within the reach of everybody if they just try it and practise a little.

So now I do all my own work on the house because only I know how pedantic I want the level of workmanship to be. Plus it is free and if there is something I do not know I will go find out.

All through the magic of the internet. Just like how you're reading this!

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 2:41 pm
by UnlockD
My buddies and me were watching enemy of the state about a month ago. If I remember correctly there are 3 lock picking scenes. EVERY one, all my friends slowly looked over at me, almost as if to get my 'approval' as to whether or not it would work.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:54 am
by Svenito
UnlockD wrote:My buddies and me were watching enemy of the state about a month ago. If I remember correctly there are 3 lock picking scenes. EVERY one, all my friends slowly looked over at me, almost as if to get my 'approval' as to whether or not it would work.


As a programmer with an interest in all forms of security and its circumvention, I get that same reaction whenever there's some sort of 'hacking' or other computer tech happening in movies.

Most of the time I get why they make it simple in the movie, it's boring to watch a movie if the task were carried out in realtime. So I am willing to forgive _some_ shortcuts and fibs. But some times they go too far, and I just have to have a moan