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5th Feb '16 5:53:48 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/{{Sega}}'s ArcadeGame ''Magical Truck Adventure'' is all about this; two plucky kids try to get a magic stone that can transport people between dimensions away from a pair of crooks, and the two groups end up chasing each other in handcars through various other dimensions(all of which inexplicably have train tracks) as they try to get their hands on the stone. The game even comes with custom handcar pump controls.
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* Creator/{{Sega}}'s ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Magical Truck Adventure'' is all about this; two plucky kids try to get a magic stone that can transport people between dimensions away from a pair of crooks, and the two groups end up chasing each other in handcars through various other dimensions(all of which inexplicably have train tracks) as they try to get their hands on the stone. The game even comes with custom handcar pump controls.
3rd Feb '16 2:21:39 PM ANTMuddle
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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
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\n%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': "Rushing Roulette," with the Road Runner countering the Coyote with a handcar of his own.
22nd Jan '16 2:01:59 PM shokoshu
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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * Creator/BusterKeaton in ''Film/TheGeneral''.
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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * Creator/BusterKeaton in ''Film/TheGeneral''.''Film/TheGeneral'' has about any railborne vehicle chasing any other. (First the hero chases his stolen locomotive by foot, then by handcar and then by another locomotive.)
22nd Jan '16 1:55:57 PM shokoshu
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* One of the films with the [[Film/OlsenBanden Olsen Gang]] wreaks havoc to the Danish railway system. While technically not using a handcar, the scene with the unexpected Intercity (luckily on the neighbor rails, unluckily not from the direction expected) clearly is a nod to this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' has a bit of deconstruction thrown in. Of course the handcar has to flee from a train sooner or later, but in the end everything, train, handcar, railway, keels over as it was just cardboard backdrop.
24th Oct '15 7:02:09 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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Marking Zero Context examples
* ''Film/TheVillain''
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* Creator/BusterKeaton in ''Film/TheGeneral''.
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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * Creator/BusterKeaton in ''Film/TheGeneral''.

* A recurring team mini-game in ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' is a race between two handcars, where you have to coordinate with your partner to speed up, slow down, and bank around sharp corners. * The climax of the western world in ''TinyToonAdventures: Buster Busts Loose'' has Max and Buster escaping from an oncoming train on a handcar ... which reaches [[Film/BackToTheFuture 88 mph]].
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* A recurring two-player team mini-game in ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' is a race between two handcars, where you have to coordinate with your partner to speed up, slow down, and bank around sharp corners. * The climax of the western world in ''TinyToonAdventures: ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures: Buster Busts Loose'' has Max and Buster escaping from an oncoming train on a handcar ... which reaches [[Film/BackToTheFuture 88 mph]].

* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' * ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'', "Last Train to Gloomsville Part 2".
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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' %% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'', "Last Train to Gloomsville Part 2".

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Roland and Rattfink}}'' - Specifically, the episode 'Sweet and Sourdough.'
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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ''WesternAnimation/{{Roland and Rattfink}}'' - Specifically, the episode 'Sweet and Sourdough.'

* Towards the end of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode, "Haunted Henry", Old Bailey chases after Henry on a handcar to try to warn him about an unsafe viaduct.
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* Towards the end of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode, "Haunted Henry", "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS5E11HauntedHenry Haunted Henry]]", Old Bailey chases after Henry on a handcar to try to warn him about an unsafe viaduct.viaduct. * Towards the end of the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "[[CircusEpisode Sawdust and Toonsil]]", Buster, Babs, and Plucky manage to escape from [[RepulsiveRingmaster Silas Wonder's]] Wonderful Circus of Wonderment with Gogo Dodo and his friends on a handcar, however, they get chased by Silas' engine when he finds out they've escaped. Just before Silas' engine crashes through the handcar, they all jump off, carrying Gogo and each of his friends.
14th Jul '15 7:46:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Film/TheElusiveAvengers The Crown of the Russian Empire]]'' (a Soviet action movie) has the heroine chasing a train on a handcar. She catches up. ** However later the villain they've been chasing unhooks the last train car (yes, while the train is moving) with an oil tank on it, and shoots it, causing it to explode. The heroine passes ''through'' the resulting fire on the same handcar (and, apparently, through the wreckage of the car itself, although it could've been blaste off the railway).
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* ''[[Film/TheElusiveAvengers The Crown of the Russian Empire]]'' (a Soviet action movie) has the heroine chasing a train on a handcar. She catches up. ** However up. However, later the villain they've been chasing unhooks the last train car (yes, while the train is moving) with an oil tank on it, and shoots it, causing it to explode. The heroine passes ''through'' the resulting fire on the same handcar (and, apparently, through the wreckage of the car itself, although it could've been blaste off the railway).
14th Jul '15 7:43:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Tintin}} does this in ''Tintin in the Land of the Soviets''. The handcar breaks just as he is about to catch up. He then spots a junk pile and motorizes the car by MacGyvering, but the villains succeed at literally derailing him. * LittleLotta has this happen. However, given that the handcar is powered by Lotta, the engineer's concern that they will "knock it off the tracks" is justified.
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* {{Tintin}} ComicBook/{{Tintin}} does this in ''Tintin in the Land of the Soviets''. The handcar breaks just as he is about to catch up. He then spots a junk pile and motorizes the car by MacGyvering, but the villains succeed at literally derailing him. * LittleLotta ComicBook/LittleLotta has this happen. However, given that the handcar is powered by Lotta, the engineer's concern that they will "knock it off the tracks" is justified.

* ''[[TheElusiveAvengers The Crown of the Russian Empire]]'' (a Soviet action movie) has the heroine chasing a train on a handcar. She catches up.
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* ''[[TheElusiveAvengers ''[[Film/TheElusiveAvengers The Crown of the Russian Empire]]'' (a Soviet action movie) has the heroine chasing a train on a handcar. She catches up.

* Handcars form part of the chase scene in ''The Great StTrinians Train Robbery''.
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* Handcars form part of the chase scene in ''The Great StTrinians Film/StTrinians Train Robbery''.

* In the Loretta Lynn episode of ''TheMuppetShow'', a mix-up leaves Kermit and Gonzo stranded miles from the train station where the show is temporarily set, and they travel back by handcar. At one point they get chased by a locomotive
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* In the Loretta Lynn episode of ''TheMuppetShow'', ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', a mix-up leaves Kermit and Gonzo stranded miles from the train station where the show is temporarily set, and they travel back by handcar. At one point they get chased by a locomotive

* ''RubyGloom'', "Last Train to Gloomsville Part 2". * ScoobyDoo and the gang retrace their path on a handcar in finding the trail of dognappers in "Decoy For A Dognapper." This is after Shaggy and Scooby use the handcar to outpace an oncoming train.
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* ''RubyGloom'', ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'', "Last Train to Gloomsville Part 2". * ScoobyDoo ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'': Scooby and the gang retrace their path on a handcar in finding the trail of dognappers in "Decoy For A Dognapper." This is after Shaggy and Scooby use the handcar to outpace an oncoming train.

* In the PhineasAndFerb episode ''Sidetracked'' Perry and his human partner Lyla chase after a hijacked train using a Handcar.
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* In the PhineasAndFerb ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode ''Sidetracked'' Perry and his human partner Lyla chase after a hijacked train using a Handcar.
11th Jul '15 5:52:26 PM Aspr3
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  • Little Lotta
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* LittleLotta has this happen. However, given that the handcar is powered by Lotta, the engineer's concern that they will "knock it off the tracks" is justified.
30th Dec '14 2:17:39 PM margdean56
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* {{Tintin}} does this in ''Tintin in the Land of the Soviets''. The handcar breaks just as he is about to catch up. He then spots a junk pile and motorize the car by MacGyvering, but the villains succeed at literally derailing him.
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* {{Tintin}} does this in ''Tintin in the Land of the Soviets''. The handcar breaks just as he is about to catch up. He then spots a junk pile and motorize motorizes the car by MacGyvering, but the villains succeed at literally derailing him.
6th May '14 3:28:12 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Towards the end of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode, "Haunted Henry", Old Bailey chases after Henry on a handcar to try to warn him about an unsafe viaduct.
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