Anyone have a compilation of lax movie security guard clips?
December 15, 2013 8:53 PM   Subscribe

IE: The guy is watching something funny on TV while on his security monitors there are intruders entering...etc etc
posted by Salvatorparadise to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Are you looking for a pre-made compilation or just suggestions of movies that have this trope?

If it's the latter, Hackers has this.
posted by radioamy at 9:02 PM on December 15, 2013


It looks like the Surveillance Station Slacker TV Trope has a couple of examples of this.
posted by Jotnbeo at 9:10 PM on December 15, 2013


I can't imagine someone's already made a compilation of these, so I'll suggest the guard in Die Hard watching a Notre Dame-USC game (which apparently shouldn't take place on Christmas Eve).
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 9:20 PM on December 15, 2013


Thanks everyone. I guess ideally I was thinking of a pre-made compilation, but the other answers are great, too.
posted by Salvatorparadise at 9:42 PM on December 15, 2013


The airport security guards watching the rocker strip on TV while the little kid runs past them in Love Actually.
posted by Jacqueline at 3:03 AM on December 16, 2013


Toys has a truly idiotic version of this where they produce an entire music video to distract the guards.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:20 AM on December 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Maybe not exactly what you're looking for, but here's some artwork from a Vampire: the Eternal Struggle CCG card that illustrates this (actually the guard has been put to sleep by the magical powers of the 3-eyed vampire, but it's along those lines): Gift of Sleep

Bonus: There's an Easter Egg contributed by me in this art :)
posted by jozxyqk at 5:36 AM on December 16, 2013


Here is a security guard almost rueing the day he was lax in his duties, but instead choosing to defend himself.
posted by ambrosen at 1:33 PM on December 16, 2013


Without wanting to give away spoilers, a recent fantasy movie involving a barefoot and short hero had such a scene...
posted by IAmBroom at 2:47 PM on December 16, 2013


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