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20th Sep '16 3:20:51 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''
** The latter type of RaceAgainstTheClock happens in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', which is often described as being a chase scene despite its lack of pursuers. (The film's villain had already been defeated by that point.)
** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' has one as well, set up very similarly to the first movie, with at least three elements working against the heroes.

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* ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''
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** The latter type ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' has Doc Brown and Marty racing in spite of RaceAgainstTheClock happens in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', which is often described as being setbacks to implement their plan to cross a chase scene despite its lack of pursuers. (The film's villain had already been defeated by that point.)
certain point at the right speed at the very moment a lightning bolt hits.
** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' has one as well, set up very similarly to the first movie, with at least three elements working a race against distance, in which the heroes.protagonists much reach a certain speed before their train topples off of a bridge.



** The film ''Film/{{Moon}}'' pays {{Homage}} to ''Outland'' with a similar plot device.

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** The film * ''Film/{{Moon}}'' pays {{Homage}} to ''Outland'' with has the imminent arrival of a similar plot device.maintenance crew that our hero knows is just a couple of hitmen.



** Of course, it's partially subverted in a sense that the human protagonists FAIL in stopping Godzilla from reaching critical mass. Luckily, [[spoiler:Godzilla Jr. absorbs the majority of radiation his "father" gives off and is brought back to life, growing into an adult Godzilla.]]
* Too many romantic comedies to count end with a race to the church [[WeddingDeadline before your true love marries someone wrong]] scene.
** Or a [[RaceForYourLove Race to the Airport]] before the plane leaves.
*** Both often subverted these days, in that the deadline is missed but the Love Interest decided not to go through with it.



* ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'': Bill and Ted only have a day to travel back in time to get various historical figures for their history report, or Ted will be shipped off to military school in Alaska.
* In ''Film/MidnightRun'', bounty hunter RobertDeNiro has to get fugitive CharlesGrodin back to Los Angeles by midnight on Friday or bondsman JoePantoliano loses the bond.

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* ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'': Rufus explains that the clock in San Dimas is always running, so Bill and Ted have only have a one day of their subjective time to travel back in time to get various historical figures for their history report, or Ted will be shipped off to military school in Alaska.
* In ''Film/MidnightRun'', bounty hunter RobertDeNiro has to get fugitive CharlesGrodin back to Los Angeles by midnight on Friday or bondsman JoePantoliano Creator/JoePantoliano loses the bond.


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* ''Film/TheCell'': a serial killer has locked his latest victim in a timed death trap, so our heroes have a limited amount of time to find her before she drowns. The film occasionally cuts to her in the death trap, with the water level always rising.
4th Sep '16 5:39:14 AM jamespolk
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* Subverted in ''Film/MatrimonysSpeedLimit''. Fraunie receives a telegram informing him that he will receive a large inheritance, but only if he gets married by 12 noon that very day. He goes on a frantic search for a woman, any woman, who will marry him by noon. What he doesn't know is that the telegram was a fake, sent by his girlfriend in a ZanyScheme to get him to marry her.
19th Aug '16 2:11:08 PM ElodieHiras
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* In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM2}}'', if the alien complete the Avatar ¨Project, it's GameOver for humanity. LaResistance is trying to prevent that. The alien make slow but steady progress on the Avatar Project... But they can be delayed by blowing up their facilities or accomplishing objectives.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM2}}'', if the alien complete the Avatar ¨Project, Project, it's GameOver for humanity. LaResistance is trying to prevent that. The alien make slow but steady progress on the Avatar Project... But they can be delayed by blowing up their facilities or accomplishing objectives.
19th Aug '16 1:45:14 PM ElodieHiras
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* In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM2}}'', if the alien complete the Avatar ¨Project, it's GameOver for humanity. LaResistance is trying to prevent that. The alien make slow but steady progress on the Avatar Project... But they can be delayed by blowing up their facilities or accomplishing objectives.
27th Jul '16 11:10:57 AM Kakai
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* ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'': Kenton is given two weeks to convince all members of the Taishin (Kezare parliament of sorts) that Sand Mastery should be preserved rather than abolished. So far, they're all for abolishment.
25th Jul '16 9:24:15 PM lalalei2001
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* Yugi, Judai and Yusei in ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'' need to defeat Paradox before Pegasus arrives at Domino City for his event after [[spoiler: the Crimson Dragon gave them another chance to stop Paradox from destroying Domino City and killing Pegasus and everyone else in the city. Not to mention stopping Paradox from destroying reality as they know it.]]

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* Yugi, Judai and Yusei in ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'' ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'' need to defeat Paradox before Pegasus arrives at Domino City for his event after [[spoiler: the Crimson Dragon gave them another chance to stop Paradox from destroying Domino City and killing Pegasus and everyone else in the city. Not to mention stopping Paradox from destroying reality as they know it.]]
24th Jul '16 5:53:45 PM BlazingFlames88
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* "Manga/FairyTail". In the Tartaros Arc, the Fairies have to stop Face, a magic pulse bomb from erasing all magic from the continent, which will render them powerless, but will let the dark guild Tartaros, comprised of demons, to use their curses. [[spoiler: 1 attempt from Wendy didn't work, as it was 1 down, 2,999 more to go,]] leaving the fairies 1 hour for them to stop Face before the magic gets erased.
9th Jul '16 6:54:12 PM TeraChimera
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* In ''Film/TheShallows'', Nancy gets stranded on a rock far from shore with a ThreateningShark circling her. To make matters worse, the rock is low enough in the water that it's submerged during high tide. If she can't get off before then, she'll be fair game for the shark.
1st Jun '16 1:14:56 AM IsaJo
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* In the third part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the villain, while empowering himself, accidentally gives the same power to the Joestar family, since he [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext has the body of their deceased ancestor from the neck down]]. ]] While both the protagonist and his grandpa got pretty decent power ups out of that, the mother of the protagonist [[PowerIncontinence doesn't have enough willpower to control her ability]]. Because of that, her new found power [[BlessedWithSuck slowly starts killing her]], and the only way to save her - find and kill the villain before she dies (around fifty days to be precise). Thus, the entirety of the third part is a race against clock.

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* In the third part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the villain, while empowering himself, accidentally gives the same power to the Joestar family, since he [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext has the body of their deceased ancestor from the neck down]]. ]] While both the protagonist and his grandpa got pretty decent power ups out of that, the mother of the protagonist [[PowerIncontinence doesn't have enough willpower to control her ability]]. Because of that, her new found power [[BlessedWithSuck slowly starts killing her]], and the only way to save her - find and kill the villain before she dies (around fifty days to be precise). Thus, the entirety of the third part is a race against clock.time.
1st Jun '16 1:13:28 AM IsaJo
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* In the third part ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' willain, while empowering himself, accidentally gives same power to the Joestar family, since he [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext has the body of their deseased ancestor from the neck down]]. ]] While both protagonist and his grandpha got pretty decent power up out of that, mother of the protagonist [[PowerIncontinence doesn't have enough willpower to control her ability]]. Because of that, her newfound power [[BlessedWithSuck pretty much killing her]], and only way to save her - find and kill the willain, before she dies (around fifty days to be presise). Basically entire third part is race against clock.

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* In the third part ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' willain, of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the villain, while empowering himself, accidentally gives the same power to the Joestar family, since he [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext has the body of their deseased deceased ancestor from the neck down]]. ]] While both the protagonist and his grandpha grandpa got pretty decent power up ups out of that, the mother of the protagonist [[PowerIncontinence doesn't have enough willpower to control her ability]]. Because of that, her newfound new found power [[BlessedWithSuck pretty much slowly starts killing her]], and the only way to save her - find and kill the willain, villain before she dies (around fifty days to be presise). Basically entire precise). Thus, the entirety of the third part is a race against clock.
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