VIDEO: Beer Commercial Spoofs Classic Hollywood Police Chases

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What happens when four Aussie bank robbers walk into a bar?

An Australian beer company called Carlton Draught struck marketing gold with this online commercial featuring four criminals  celebrating their heist in a pub, only to come face-to-face with a room full of police officers. Cue chase scene! Except because neither the cops nor the robbers want to spill (or, apparently, put down) their drinks, they all run off carrying their pint glasses. It’s an awesome montage of ‘80s action movie cliches, complete with chases down alleys, into piles of boxes, between plate-glass delivery men, through a police barricade etc. It’s all great fun, and the soundtrack is killer — although we still have some trouble believing nobody spilled their beer.

Erica Ho is a contributor at TIME and the editor of Map Happy. Find her on Twitter at @ericamho and Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.