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Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:18 am
by xeo
I thought this was amusing. First movie I've actually seen it done right with a tensioner... on an old Russwin cylinder. I don't know how many times I've seen people using pick guns with no tensioner, or just a pick with no tensioner or other absurdities. The picker in this movie actually makes some slight wiggling with the pick almost like a jiggling rake motion.

Movie is Taking Lives with Angelina Jolie.

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Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:03 pm
by selim
Never seen the movie, but still think she is HOT

when a customer walks into work with a lock with no key,, ME " it ain't like on tv, leave it ,and i'll call when I have a key for it"

then just charge for thr key's

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:20 pm
by mdc5150
Whenever I would open doors for the police they would always joke around about how it takes Ziva a lot less time to pick a lock. I would always reply that I left my TV lock picks at home.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:21 pm
by escher7
More and more TV programs are getting it right. The ones that bother me are the safe cracking shots where they give you the sound of the tumblers "falling" into place. And then there are the scenes of guys like Tony on NCIS blinking every time he fores a shot on the firing range, which no trained agent would ever do. But then they are fictional shows.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:26 pm
by GWiens2001
The blink occurs, but after the bullet has left the barrel. It is flinching up before the shot that kills the shot.

Gordon

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:55 pm
by DIY Dave
I was just watching white collar last night and I noticed how it took him mere seconds to drill a 1 inch hole through a safe door then listened to the combination click into place on the lock


mdchurchill wrote:Whenever I would open doors for the police they would always joke around about how it takes Ziva a lot less time to pick a lock. I would always reply that I left my TV lock picks at home.


It really annoys me when someone comments on how long it's taking me after picking for 15 seconds. That's what I should tell them too.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:21 pm
by UnlockD
In the show Homeland a CIA agent picks the door, in what I'd say was about.. 3-5 seconds.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:06 pm
by Daggers
mdchurchill wrote:Whenever I would open doors for the police they would always joke around about how it takes Ziva a lot less time to pick a lock. I would always reply that I left my TV lock picks at home.


So the police actually have people that do that for them? How did you get into that? It sounds interesting!

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:58 pm
by xeo
DIY Dave wrote:It really annoys me when someone comments on how long it's taking me after picking for 15 seconds. That's what I should tell them too.


One guy would literally not stop talking the entire time I was trying to pick a lock for him. He was even asking me questions. So annoying. Now I just ignore them even if they speak to me.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:21 am
by mdc5150
Daggers wrote:
mdchurchill wrote:Whenever I would open doors for the police they would always joke around about how it takes Ziva a lot less time to pick a lock. I would always reply that I left my TV lock picks at home.


So the police actually have people that do that for them? How did you get into that? It sounds interesting!


I used to live/work in Bullhead City. There are a lot of snowbirds and Californians there. It's pretty common for them to get calls from concerned relatives on a regular basis that their loved one has not been heard from. I suppose it didn't take them long to figure out that it was cheaper to pay us to open the door than to repair the damage the size 12 lockpicks they have would do. I once got a call at a mobile home park, the first one I unlocked and it was apparent before I even got all the way to the door the person was deceased, no sooner did I have it picked than the officer taps me on the shoulder and says "Can you go over to number 6 and open it for that officer, we have another one over there."

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:45 am
by piotr
Not a movie but a quiz show.

Lockpicking and TOOOL was covered in an episode of QI (Series K Episode 8 of 18) which was broadcast by BBC2 on Saturday 26 Oct 2013.
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Skip to 5:50 to watch the piece on TOOOL:



Apparently lockpicking is a laughable hobby :(

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:54 am
by Gregted
Just watched " Taking Lives " and that front door must be a 2 pin lock. Took Angelina 5 seconds max.

Another thing I realized is before I started picking locks, I would have remembered the movie for the topless scene and not the lock picking.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:32 pm
by xeo
Gregted wrote:Another thing I realized is before I started picking locks, I would have remembered the movie for the topless scene and not the lock picking.


Wasn't that just a rediculous scene? It actually made me laugh by how absurd and overdone it was.

Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:10 pm
by 80553
Revenge of the Ninja (1983): Using two knife blades (seemingly) to turn the lock while shimming the bolt :)

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Re: Lockpicking in Movies

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:21 pm
by xeo
I like where this thread is going. I'm going to start posting shots of picking I see in movies.