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20th Feb '17 9:14:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'':
** The sandbag dike on top of Hoover Dam needs to be finished before the floodwaters from Lake Powell reach it.
** And Davis Dam must be repaired after the explosion before it fails or waters that are being dumped from Hoover Dam overtop it.
12th Jan '17 12:05:59 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon''. Flash only has a limited amount to time to stop Emperor Ming before the Moon crashes into the Earth. This is mentioned periodically throughout the movie and has a timed countdown at the end.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. Flash only has a limited amount to time to stop Emperor Ming before the Moon crashes into the Earth. This is mentioned periodically throughout the movie and has a timed countdown at the end.
29th Dec '16 10:31:36 AM MiddleEighth
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*Sort of inverted in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. When the four finally find out why they've been returned to C'hou, they're told that the world will effectively end in a year unless the Black Tower falls. Everyone estimates that it will take six months to that full year to accomplish the task. This doesn't sit well with the four, as they were hoping to take no more than a month to do whatever it was they were supposed to do (because the timeflow of C'hou is 30 times faster than that of Earth, so they would only be gone a day if they took a month).
17th Dec '16 1:31:55 PM eroock
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'': Merida must break a beastly curse she has accidentally released on her mother by "mending the bond torn by pride" before [[spoiler:the second sunrise]].
11th Dec '16 4:37:19 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In "Invisible Evidence", a judge throws out all of the evidence against an accused rapist-murderer because a search warrant was not obtained to search the car where the evidence was found. Gil gets a 24 hour continuance for the team to gather new evidence.
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.
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