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Post Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:54 am

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Just another one for the list. Not very exciting.

Beverly Hills Cop 1

Axel picks a lock on a garden gate.

Don't see too much but he uses two tools and takes about 30-45 seconds.

About right for a standard gate lock.
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Post Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:26 pm

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How about clearing the shear line with a 16-pin lock? This from the ipad game The Room 2. Check out that bitting! A lot of crazy keys in this game.
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Post Thu May 07, 2015 3:55 am

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Richard Gere in Breathless 1983
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Post Thu May 07, 2015 6:59 am

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A lock pick fail.

In Die Hard (1), the SWAT team tries to pick a lock on a side door at the hotel and gives up after about 10 seconds and pulls out the blow torch.

Amazing what you notice when when you are interested in a subject.
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I get that movies and TV have to leave certain steps in process out so that the general public cannot say they learned it from the show. Hollywood studios don't want to get sued any more than they already do, but they could have things take the right amount of time.

I hear that Italian Job (the remake) has done the best in showing what it is like to crack a safe, but I don't know enough to have an opinion on that.

The point is, you can show it taking the right amount of time (shorter if the point is that they have like a super power). There is only so much I can take before my disbelief can no longer be suspended. Science and mechanics seem to be the deal breaker for me. Just one line about, "that isn't suppose to be that way." Jurassic world at least took the time to say, "hey how come these things don't have feathers?" (insert excuse) That is all I need.

Great thread! Love me some movie venting, mix it with lock picking and sir you have made my day.
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Post Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:42 pm

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Just saw it on last episode of Limitless, and it's less than half sec.
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Post Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:07 pm

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Two more shots from Limitless. Finch has the wrong end of the tensioner in the lock and his pick is at a poor angle. Also, the cylinder never rotates...there is just a click and the door opens.

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Post Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:05 am

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.... lol
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Post Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:31 am

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as long as there is that distinctive click.......you're in.
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Post Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:00 am

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That's my new victory cry..."Click!"
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Guys. I saw this while watching frozen with my niece (6), and she asked me if I could do that with a carrot. :lol: Image
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Post Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:21 pm

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Korver15 wrote:Guys. I saw this while watching frozen with my niece (6), and she asked me if I could do that with a carrot. :lol: Image


With your niece... Riiiiiiiight.
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Post Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:05 pm

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I like the shots where the hero uses his pin tumbler kit to open an old warded lock, including the tension tool!
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Post Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:39 pm

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does the size of your carrot matter?
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