History Determinator / Film

18th Aug '16 6:18:35 PM Tre
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* Garcia from the SyFy movie ''Film/{{Yeti}}''. Survives a plane crash, travels out into the wild to find the spare radio in the other end of the plane. Breaks his legs running from a yeti, splints the leg with the severed arm of his body, gets chased all the way back to the plane, dragging the radio with him, shot in the eye with a FlareGun when the {{jerkass}} of the movie panics and thinks he's the yeti, and wakes up at the end of the movie to see one of the yetis' arms popping out of the snow. And the movie started with his coach telling him that he "needed to show more heart"

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* Garcia from the SyFy Creator/{{Syfy}} movie ''Film/{{Yeti}}''. Survives a plane crash, travels out into the wild to find the spare radio in the other end of the plane. Breaks his legs running from a yeti, splints the leg with the severed arm of his body, gets chased all the way back to the plane, dragging the radio with him, shot in the eye with a FlareGun when the {{jerkass}} of the movie panics and thinks he's the yeti, and wakes up at the end of the movie to see one of the yetis' arms popping out of the snow. And the movie started with his coach telling him that he "needed to show more heart"
16th Aug '16 9:11:17 PM JJHIL325
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* Po from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' stuck around with Master [=ShiFu=] despite TrainingFromHell that was specially designed to drive him out of the temple. And he was an unfit panda with next to no kung fu training who was undergoing stuff that kung fu masters many times his level did. Not to mention the fact that he was once kicked off the temple and had to climb up a few thousand steps to return. [[spoiler: He TookALevelInBadass when his natural kung fu abilities were discovered.]]

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* Po from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' stuck around with Master [=ShiFu=] despite TrainingFromHell that was specially designed to drive him out of the temple. And he was an unfit panda with next to no kung fu training who was undergoing stuff that kung fu masters many times his level did. Not to mention the fact that he was once kicked off the temple and had to climb up a few thousand steps to return. This what earned him the respecct of most of the Furious Five, and [[spoiler: He he TookALevelInBadass when his natural kung fu abilities were discovered.]]
22nd Jul '16 10:35:10 PM djmdjm
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** Also Gollum, who made pretty much the same journey but under arguably worse conditions.
21st Jun '16 4:47:05 AM thatmadork
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** If none of his post-procedure feats do anything for you, having this [[https://cap-chronism.dreamwidth.org/6115.html?thread=30435 veritable laundry list]] of ailments during TheGreatDepression, a time when employment was hardly guaranteed and most of these conditions had no effective or affordable cure yet, certainly will. Steve, the shrimpy dork from Brooklyn, had to be a supreme Determinator ''just to live long enough to be Captain America''.
12th May '16 6:39:30 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}. {{You killed my father}}. {{Prepare to die}}.

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}. {{You killed my father}}. {{Prepare to die}}."
5th May '16 6:38:45 PM Zeiss
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* ''Literature/BenHur'' is undoubtedly the archetype of this trope from Classic Hollywood.
29th Apr '16 11:54:31 AM MoonByte
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* Richie from ''Film/MarsAttacks''. Not wind, not rain and certainly not an invasion with a few million hostile aliens from Mars is gonna stop that boy from getting to the retirement home to save his grandma. Extra points for being pretty much like Luigi from ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'': he is scared, has no real way to defend himself, but while it sometimes slows him down, he never, ''ever'' stops on his way.

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* Richie from ''Film/MarsAttacks''. Not wind, not rain and certainly not an invasion with a few million hostile aliens from Mars is gonna stop that boy from getting to the retirement home to save his grandma. Extra points for being pretty much like Luigi from ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'': he is scared, has no real way to defend himself, but while it the attacks sometimes slows slow him down, he never, ''ever'' stops on his way.
29th Apr '16 11:53:47 AM MoonByte
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* Richie from ''Film/MarsAttacks''. Not wind, not rain and certainly not an invasion with a few million hostile aliens from Mars is gonna stop that boy from getting to the retirement home to save his grandma. Extra points for being pretty much like Luigi from ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'': he is scared, has no real way to defend himself, but while it sometimes slows him down, he never, ''ever'' stops on his way.
5th Apr '16 3:14:14 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Rocky Balboa of the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' films, as summed up in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uASVzkrEKgs speech to his son]].

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* Rocky Balboa of the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' films, as summed up in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uASVzkrEKgs speech to his son]]. His claim to fame is surviving a full 15 rounds against an established professional boxer, [[SecondPlaceIsForWinners even though he lost]].
23rd Mar '16 4:59:31 PM vtarira
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* Many examples from ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', but particularly Sam. He wades into a river chasing Frodo even though he can't swim, resists the lure of [[ArtifactOfAttraction the Ring]], and literally carries Frodo through the last leg of the journey even though both are near death from exhaustion.
-->'''Sam''': I can't carry it for you... But I ''can carry you!''\\
(cue Reprise of Awesome of the Fellowship {{leitmotif}})



* ''Film/MadMax'' was made for [[NoBudget $400K]]. The director ''donated his own car'' to get smashed up in a chase scene.

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* On a meta level, ''Film/MadMax'' was made for [[NoBudget $400K]]. The director ''donated his own car'' to get smashed up in a chase scene.


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-->'''Sam''': I can't carry it for you... But I ''can carry you!''\\
(cue Reprise of Awesome of the Fellowship {{leitmotif}})


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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'':
** Rey's belief that her family will come back for her someday is enough hope to convince her to make a sparse living scavenging incredibly dangerous junked spaceships for parts (she's introduced perched diagonally on part of a crashed Star Destroyer with nothing to stop her from falling hundreds of feet to the ground), then fighting off multiple enemies to protect her valuables before selling them to the hostile junkyard manager. And she's been doing this since she was five.
** Even after being [[spoiler:shot by Chewbacca, which up until then was invariably a [[OneHitKill one-hit killer]]]], Kylo Ren [[spoiler:walks out to track down Finn and Rey in the snow on Starkiller Base]]. He then [[spoiler:gets into a lightsaber duel with Finn and puts him a coma, then switches to dueling Rey instead,]] and only stops when he can no longer physically stand up--and he's still trying to get back on his feet.
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