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9th Oct '17 2:38:53 PM Rebu
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' ''ruthlessly'' subverts this in the pilot episode, where Mal delivers a quick, rousing speech to his troops, only to have one of them clam up in terror, another get killed while trying to call in air support, and at the end of the entire scene, the Allaince coming in to obliterate the entire Independent army, [[DespairEventHorizon utterly crushing]] both the Browncoats and Mal's spirit.
** Worse, it's not The Alliance that they see, it's the TheCavalry and air support retreating. Given that Mal had just described the incoming ships as "Angels of the Lord" coming to aid because God was on their side...

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' ''ruthlessly'' subverts this in the pilot episode, where Mal delivers a quick, rousing speech to his troops, only to have one of them clam up in terror, another get gets killed while trying to call in air support, and at the end of the entire scene, TheCavalry pulls out and Command says they need to surrender, and the Allaince coming Alliance comes in to obliterate the entire Independent army, [[DespairEventHorizon utterly crushing]] both the Browncoats and Mal's spirit.
** Worse, it's not The Alliance that they see, it's
spirit. ''And'' the TheCavalry and air support retreating. Given that last surviving non-Zoe guy he gave the speech to is shot while Mal had just described the incoming ships as "Angels of the Lord" coming to aid because God was on their side...is in his HeroicBSOD.
3rd Oct '17 11:36:06 AM ZimFan89
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'': When the Browns go to Comic-Con, Junior becomes disgusted with all the Hollywood crap that's overtaken the convention from its sci-fi/fantasy/comicbook roots. Eventually he gives a speech rallying all the cosplaying true fans into fighting to take Comic-Con back for themselves.
22nd Sep '17 1:02:55 PM mkmlp
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTotallyLegitRecap'', when DWK, the show's creator and narrator, makes one towards Big Mac for trying to get laid of all things.
--> '''DWK:''' You cannot... no, you MUST not fuck this up! Because if you do, we are all of us damned!
7th Sep '17 7:24:07 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Literature/AMorePersonalUnion'' has a few, most notably those by Francis II on the steps of Notre Dame when he [[spoiler: founds the Gallican Church]], and Henri III's to his men right before the [[FinalBattle Battle of Toledo]].
2nd Sep '17 4:59:30 PM Theriocephalus
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** DoubleSubverted in "[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E19ToChangeAChangeling To Change a Changeling]]": Starlight gives one to the changelings to convince them to help Thorax in aiding Pharynx, [[DareToBeBadass exhorting them to rise and help their leader]] not because they're being forced to do it, but because they can ''choose'' to do it. While none of the changelings come to help them at first, they all still come along afterwards after having had time to think about it.

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** DoubleSubverted in "[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E19ToChangeAChangeling "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E19ToChangeAChangeling To Change a Changeling]]": Starlight gives one to the changelings to convince them to help Thorax in aiding Pharynx, [[DareToBeBadass exhorting them to rise and help their leader]] not because they're being forced to do it, but because they can ''choose'' to do it. While none of the changelings come to help them at first, they all still come along afterwards after having had time to think about it.
2nd Sep '17 4:59:06 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Twilight Sparkle delivers one of these in "The Return of Harmony, Part 2."
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Do you remember what I said the first day we arrived in Ponyville? I told you that the future of Equestria didn't rest on me making friends. But the opposite is true! The friendships I've made since I've been here are what saved Equestria from Nightmare Moon. And now they need to save it from Discord! [...] I've got to fight for my friendships. For them. For ME. For EQUESTRIA!
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]'', Rainbow Dash gives one to the other Ponyville competitors at the start. When it comes to her team, however, she acknowledges that being pitted against the Wonderbolts doesn't put the odds in their favour.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Twilight Sparkle delivers one of these in "The "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony, Part 2."
-->'''Twilight
2]]":
--->'''Twilight
Sparkle:''' Do you remember what I said the first day we arrived in Ponyville? I told you that the future of Equestria didn't rest on me making friends. But the opposite is true! The friendships I've made since I've been here are what saved Equestria from Nightmare Moon. And now they need to save it from Discord! [...] I've got to fight for my friendships. For them. For ME. For EQUESTRIA!
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]'', Rainbow Dash gives one to the other Ponyville competitors at the start. When it comes to her team, however, she acknowledges that being pitted against the Wonderbolts doesn't put the odds in their favour. favour.
** DoubleSubverted in "[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E19ToChangeAChangeling To Change a Changeling]]": Starlight gives one to the changelings to convince them to help Thorax in aiding Pharynx, [[DareToBeBadass exhorting them to rise and help their leader]] not because they're being forced to do it, but because they can ''choose'' to do it. While none of the changelings come to help them at first, they all still come along afterwards after having had time to think about it.
2nd Sep '17 2:23:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'', AlPacino gives a speech in defense of a prep school student threatened with expulsion if he won't reveal the culprits behind a prank. You can see the whole thing [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=dH4p9BQ3V9o here]], but here's a highlight:

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* In ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'', AlPacino Creator/AlPacino gives a speech in defense of a prep school student threatened with expulsion if he won't reveal the culprits behind a prank. You can see the whole thing [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=dH4p9BQ3V9o here]], but here's a highlight:
22nd Aug '17 4:27:57 PM TompaDompa
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* In ''Film/{{Napoleon}}'', the title character gives one to his troops before the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Montenotte Battle of Montenotte]].
22nd Aug '17 4:26:18 PM TompaDompa
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* One of the finest examples of this trope is found in Sir Creator/KennethBranagh's 1989 live-action adaptation of ''Theatre/HenryV''. The music and cinematography blend together fantastically. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=680NlRI3v2I See for yourself]].
-->''...And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves acursed they were not here! and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks! that fought with us! '''''upon St. Crispin's day!'''''
* ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' has a pretty epic one at the point when everything has fallen and the Newboys felt they had been betrayed by Cowboy and abandoned by Denton. You can watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI6h8SiWL3A here.]] It is delivered as a pamphlet rather than a speech.

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* One Subverted in ''Film/ThreeHundred'', as Leonidas does not seek to lead his men to victory, knowing full well that their defeat is inevitable, but encourages them to meet it with courage. Additionally, played straight at the very end of the finest examples of this trope is found in Sir Creator/KennethBranagh's 1989 live-action adaptation of ''Theatre/HenryV''. The music and cinematography blend together fantastically. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=680NlRI3v2I See for yourself]].
-->''...And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves acursed they were not here! and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks! that fought with us! '''''upon St. Crispin's day!'''''
* ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' has a pretty epic one
film, at the point when everything has fallen and Battle of Platea.
* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'' -
the Newboys felt they had been betrayed by Cowboy and abandoned by Denton. You can watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI6h8SiWL3A here.]] alien leader of the Red Lectroids (inhabiting the body of Italian scientist Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow) gives a rousing pre-invasion speech to his men, complete with the mannerism of Benito Mussolini. It is delivered as ends with a pamphlet rather than a speech.rousing call to arms:
-->'''Lord John Whorfin''': Where are we going?
-->'''The Red Lectroids''': Planet Ten!
-->'''Lord John Whorfin''': When?
-->'''The Red Lectroids''': Real soon!



* ''Film/TheAlamo'': Sam Houston gives a brief but effective one prior to the [[FinalBattle battle of San Jacinto]] in the 2004 version of the film:
-->'''Gen. Sam Houston''': You will remember this battle! You will remember each minute of it! Each second! 'Til the day that you die! But that is for tomorrow, gentlemen! For today... [[AndThisIsFor REMEMBER THE ALAMO!]]
* Film/{{Alexander}} rides before his phalanx at the Battle of Gaugamela, pointing out individual soldiers and reminding them of their past heroic deeds. Then he addresses the army as a whole.
-->"Some of you, [[FrontlineGeneral perhaps myself]], will not live to see the sun set over these mountains today. But I tell you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time. ''Conquer your fear, and I promise you, you will conquer death!''"



* The "inches" speech in ''Film/AnyGivenSunday'', spoken by the team coach (Al Pacino) just before their playoff game.
--> '''Tony D'Amato''': You know when you get old in life, things get taken from you. That's part of life. But you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out life's this game of inches. So is football. Because in either game, life or football, the margin for error is so small. I mean...one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast, you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when we add up all those inches, that's gonna make the FUCKIN' DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING! BETWEEN LIVING AND DYING! I'll tell you this - in any fight, it's the guy who's willing to die who's gonna win that inch. And I know if I'm going to have any life anymore, it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that inch. Because THAT'S WHAT LIVING IS! THE SIX INCHES IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE!
* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'':
-->'''Gene Kranz''': I want you guys to find every engineer who designed every switch, every circuit, every transistor and every light bulb that's up there. Then I want you to talk to the guy in the assembly line who actually built the thing. Find out how to squeeze every amp out of both of these goddamn machines. I want this mark all the way back to Earth with time to spare. We never lost an American in space, we're sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch! Failure is not an option!
** This is such a rousing speech that even though the real Gene Kranz didn't say "Failure is not an option" during Apollo 13, he used the line as the title of his 2000 autobiography.
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': Jake's speech to the Omatikaya to unite the clans, with Tsu'tey translating for those who don't speak English. The film also implies similar speeches at the other clans, although they aren't heard.
-->'''Jake:''' The Skypeople have sent us a message; that they can take whatever they want, and no one can stop them. But we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. You tell them Toruk Makto calls to them. You fly now, with me, my brothers, my sisters, and we will show the skypeople that they can not take whatever they want, and that this... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS IS OUR LAND]]![[note]]Fpole’ sawtutel ’upxaret ayoeri tsat new tsun mivunge. Slä awngal 'upxaret fpìye' for. Kämakto nìwin, ayngati spivule hufwel ayolo'ru alahe peng ziva'u. For peng syeraw Toruk Makto. Tswayon set oehu ma smukan, ma smuke! Sawtuter wìyintxu ayoeng ke tsun fo fìkem sivi, fìtsenge... lu awngeyä![[/note]]



* In ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' [[MountainMan Gabby Johnson]] gives one of these which is almost [[TheUnintelligible completely incomprehensible]], but nevertheless succeeds in rallying the townsfolk to not flee Hedley Lamarr's thugs.
-->"Now who can argue with ''that''?"



* As a whole, Mr. Aykroyd seems to like these kinds of speeches. ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'' also features a rousing speech given by Karen Boyer (played by Donna Dixon) to Austin Millbarge (Dan) and Emmett Fitz-Hume (Chevy Chase) just as they're prepared to pack up and go home rather than face the Russians and their FantasticNuke. Karen busts their chops, and tells them she's been preparing for this mission for ''months'' [[spoiler:and even had to bury her partner that day, after the Russians killed him]], and she's not about to let it all be for nothing.

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* As ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''
--> '''William Wallace:''' Sons of Scotland! I'm William Wallace!
--> '''Young Soldier:''' [[ShroudedInMyth William Wallace is seven feet tall!]]
--> '''William Wallace:''' [[MemeticBadass Yes, I've heard! Kills men by the hundreds. And if he were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse!]]
--> (''the Scottish army laughs'')
--> '''William Wallace:''' [[BadassBoast I am William Wallace!]] And I see
a whole, Mr. Aykroyd seems whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny! You've come to fight as free men. And free men you are... What will you do with that freedom? (''beat'') Will you fight?!
--> '''Scottish Army:''' No! No!
--> '''Old soldier:''' Against that?! No! We will run. And we will live.
--> '''William Wallace:''' Aye. Fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... At least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, JUST ONE CHANCE, to come back here, and tell our enemies... that they make take our lives... BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE... OUR FREEDOM!!!!
--> (''the Scottish army cheers'')
--> '''William Wallace:''' ALBA GU BRATH!!! [[note]] SCOTLAND FOREVER!!![[/note]]
* ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' showed that Rousing Speeches can be funny:
-->''Ladies and gentlemen, I'd
like these kinds to welcome you to what's sometimes been called an automotive counterpart to the Bay of speeches. ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'' also features a rousing speech Pigs. I'd just like to say that you are easily the most distinguished group of highway scofflaws and degenerates ever gathered together in one place. Of course you know that certain skeptics note that as soon as we begin, thirty thousand of the nation's most alert highway patrolmen will be out there waiting to stop you guys. But let's stay positive. Think of the fact that not one state of the fifty has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio. You'll be given by Karen Boyer (played by Donna Dixon) to Austin Millbarge (Dan) a card like this. You'll punch out when you start and Emmett Fitz-Hume (Chevy Chase) you'll punch in when you reach the Portofino Inn in Redondo Beach. The difference between those two times will be your time across the country. The record stands at thirty-two hours, fifty-one minutes, and believe it or not, those guys did break the fifty-five mile an hour limit. Now let's get that first car up here and let's get this show on the road.''
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': Steve gives one to SHIELD at the film's climax, wherein he reveals [[spoiler: [=HYDRA's=] infiltration]] and [[NearVillainVictory how close they are to victory]], and implores the rest of the organization to stand with him, no matter the risk. It works.
-->"The price of freedom is high. It always has been. And it's a price I'm willing to pay. If I'm the only one, so be it. [[RousseauWasRight But I'm willing to bet I'm not.]]"
* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'':
** Subverted in when Creator/SamuelLJackson gives a Rousing Speech (complete with a revelation of a shameful secret), [[SedgwickSpeech only to be killed by a shark
just as they're prepared he's about to pack up start rallying the characters to action]].
** From Preacher: "Yea, [[AsTheGoodBookSays though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. For thou art with me. Thy rod
and go home rather than face thy staff, they comfort me. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the Russians days of my life.]] Because I carry a big stick and their FantasticNuke. Karen busts their chops, and tells them she's been preparing for this mission for ''months'' [[spoiler:and even had I'm the meanest motherfucker in the valley!"
* In ''Film/DeepImpact'', the president gives a speech
to bury her partner that day, restore hope to the world after the Russians killed him]], impact of a comet with Earth:
-->'''The President:''' We watched as the bombs shattered the second comet into a million pieces of ice
and she's not about rock that burned harmlessly in our atmosphere and lit up the sky for an hour. Still, we were left with the devastation of the first. The waters reached as far inland as the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. It washed away farms and towns, forests and skyscrapers. But, the water receded. The wave hit Europe and Africa too. Millions were lost, and countless more left homeless. But the waters receded. Cities fall, but they are rebuilt. And heroes die, but they are remembered. We honor them with every brick we lay, with every field we sow, With every child we comfort, and then teach to rejoice in what we have been re-given. Our planet. Our home. So now, let it all be for nothing.us begin.



* Parodied (naturally) by Groucho Marx in ''Film/DuckSoup'': "And remember, while you're out there risking your life and limb through shot and shell, we'll be in here thinking what a sucker you are!"
* Subverted in ''Film/ErikTheViking'', where Erik thoroughly botches it. "And... we may not die HORRIBLE deaths...")



* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', President Whitmore gives such a speech before he and the other pilots get into their planes for their battle. His speech ends like this:
--> '''President Whitmore''': Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will be joining others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind," that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, or oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live - to exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared with one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!" We are going to live on! We are going to survive! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Today! We celebrate! Our]] [[TitleDrop Independence Day]]!
* Bill Murray's terrific "it just doesn't matter" rant in ''Film/{{Meatballs}}'' roused the entire camp to victory, even while emphasizing the superiority of their opponents and underscoring the pointlessness of the game.
* Subverted in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland,'' when the rat with the toothpick-sized sword ''tries'' to put his life on the line and stand up to [[Creator/TimCurry Long John Silver]], but fails miserably:
-->'''Jim Hawkins:''' "Kill Captain Smollett and you'll have to kill me."
-->'''Gonzo:''' "Kill Jim and you'll have to kill me!"
-->'''Squire Trelawney:''' "Kill Gonzo and you'll have to kill me! ''(to his imaginary friend)'' Oh, and you too, Mr. Bimbo!"
-->'''Rizzo the Rat:''' "Kill Mr. Bimbo and the bear, and you'll have to, um... negotiate strenuously!"

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* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', President Whitmore ''Film/TheGoonies''. TheHero, Mikey, gives such a speech before he and convincing the other pilots get into their planes for their battle. His speech ends like this:
--> '''President Whitmore''': Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will be joining others from around
Goonies to continue following the world. And TreasureMap after the JerkJock offers them a chance to be rescued.
-->'''Mikey''': Chester Copperpot! Don't
you will be launching guys see? Don't you realize? He was a pro. He never made it this far. Look how far we've come. We've got a chance.
* Creator/CharlieChaplin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IvPIWzQcUY incredible speech]] at
the largest aerial battle end of ''Film/TheGreatDictator''. Made even stronger in the history of mankind. "Mankind," that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, or oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live - to exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be Chaplin, a man not known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared for his verbosity. It becomes even more powerful and moving [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo with one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!" We are going to live on! We are going to survive! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Today! We celebrate! Our]] [[TitleDrop Independence Day]]!
* Bill Murray's terrific "it just doesn't matter" rant in ''Film/{{Meatballs}}'' roused the entire camp to victory, even while emphasizing the superiority of their opponents
appropriate music and underscoring the pointlessness of the game.
* Subverted in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland,'' when the rat with the toothpick-sized sword ''tries'' to put his life on the line and stand up to [[Creator/TimCurry Long John Silver]], but fails miserably:
-->'''Jim Hawkins:''' "Kill Captain Smollett and you'll have to kill me."
-->'''Gonzo:''' "Kill Jim and you'll have to kill me!"
-->'''Squire Trelawney:''' "Kill Gonzo and you'll have to kill me! ''(to his imaginary friend)'' Oh, and you too, Mr. Bimbo!"
-->'''Rizzo the Rat:''' "Kill Mr. Bimbo and the bear, and you'll have to, um... negotiate strenuously!"
context.]]



* Played nearly straight in ''Film/MysteryMen''. "Or will I eat this sandwich?"
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** [[ActionGirl Elizabeth Swann]] delivers an awesome one of these before the final battle of ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'':
-->"Then what shall we die for? Now you will listen to me... LISTEN! The Brethren will still be looking here, to us, to the Black Pearl to lead. And what will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No. No, they will see free men! And freedom! And what the enemy will see, they will see the flash of our cannons, they will hear the ring of our swords, and ''they will know what we can do!'' By the sweat of our brows, and the strength of our backs, and the courage of our hearts! Gentlemen...hoist the colors."
** [[LargeHam Barbossa]] gets one in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'', acknowledging the very real danger of where they're going (Whitecap Bay), but gets the men rallied by saying:
-->"Are we not King's Men? I did not notice any fear in the hearts of the Spanish as they passed us by. So I ask you: are we not King's Men?!"
* Subverted and played straight (in that order) in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', where a Rousing Speech by Robin (done in the style of Winston Churchill) bores the villagers to tears, by a Rousing Speech done by Achoo ([[RunningGag bless you!]]) in the style of Malcolm X succeeds.
* In ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' [[MountainMan Gabby Johnson]] gives one of these which is almost [[TheUnintelligible completely incomprehensible]], but nevertheless succeeds in rallying the townsfolk to not flee Hedley Lamarr's thugs.
-->"Now who can argue with ''that''?"
* A surrealistic variant occurs in the big fight scene at the end of ''Film/TheRundown'', where the Scottish pilot, in the midst of a battle, sits down and puts his feet up and has one of the villagers get him a beer. While Beck is pinned down. He then recents the trope name in a weirdly fascinating tone, and adds a couple of religious allusions as well, at which point [[spoiler:Beck breaks his "no guns" rule and goes to town]].
** He's reciting a poem. "Literature/DoNotGoGentleIntoThatGoodnight" by Creator/DylanThomas. The name speaks for itself; it's a Rousing Speech in poem format.
*** It gets even more surreal than that. Imagine a guy reciting that poem in a Celtic accent so thick you could break lumber across it. Then having have him conclude that recitation with "boom shakalaka!" when the guy unleashes his guns.
* In ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'', AlPacino gives a speech in defense of a prep school student threatened with expulsion if he won't reveal the culprits behind a prank. You can see the whole thing [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=dH4p9BQ3V9o here]], but here's a highlight:
-->'''Headmaster Trask''': ''Sir, you're out of order.''\\
'''Lt. Col. Frank Slade''': ''Out of order, I show you out of order. You don't know what out of order is, Mr. Trask. I'd show you, but I'm too old, I'm too tired, I'm too fuckin' blind. If I were the man I was five years ago, I'd take a FLAMETHROWER to this place! Out of order? Who the hell do you think you're talkin' to? I've been around, you know? There was a time I could see. And I have seen. Boys like these, younger than these, their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. But there isn't nothin' like the sight of an amputated spirit. There is no prosthetic for that. You think you're merely sending this splendid foot soldier back home to Oregon with his tail between his legs, but I say you are... executin' his SOUL! And why? Because he's not a Bairdman. Bairdmen. You hurt this boy, you're gonna be Baird bums, the lot of ya. And Harry, Jimmy, Trent, wherever you are out there, FUCK YOU TOO!''
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' contains two versions of this trope: Once after The Operative destroys the group's safe havens, and once after the secret is found out. The latter is punctuated by Mal's CatchPhrase, "I aim to misbehave".
-->'''Mal''': You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all came to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. 'Cause as sure as I know anything, I know this: they will try again. Maybe on another world. Maybe on this very ground, swept clean. A year from now, ten, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... (looks directly at River) better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. ''I aim to misbehave.''
* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'': Picard's "The line must be drawn here!" speech (though partial subversion, as this move ultimately has more to do with Picard's personal relationship with the Borg than with the importance of doing what's right).
* Used memorably in the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie when Guile decides to shirk his (more weaksauce than usual) Allied Nations orders and lead his strike force against Bison as originally planned.
-->'''Guile:''' "Troopers! I have just received new orders. Our superiors say the war is canceled, and we can all go home. Bison is getting paid off for his crimes, and our friends who have died here... will have died for nothing. But... we can all go home. Meanwhile, ideals like peace, freedom, and justice... they get packed up. But... we can all go home. Well... I'm not going home. I'm gonna get on my boat, and I'm going up-river, and I'm going to kick that son-of-a-bitch Bison's ass so HARD... that the next Bison wanna-be is gonna FEEL it. Now who wants to go home... and who wants to go with ME?!"
* Another great Creator/BillMurray example in ''Film/{{Stripes}}''. Having lost their sergeant temporarily to an artillery accident, the platoon of army privates stays up all night studying for their march display the next day. Despondent, they begin to give up until Murray launches into a speech about the stick-to-it attitude of Americans:
-->Cut it out! Cut it out! Cut it out! The hell's the matter with you? Stupid! We're all very different people. We're not Watusi. We're not Spartans. We're Americans, with a capital 'A', huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts! Here's proof: his nose is cold! But there's no animal that's more faithful, that's more loyal, more loveable than the mutt. Who saw "Old Yeller?" Who cried when Old Yeller got shot at the end? I cried my eyes out. So we're all dogfaces, we're all very, very different, but there is one thing that we all have in common: we were all stupid enough to enlist in the Army. We're mutants. There's something wrong with us, something '''very, very wrong''' with us. Something seriously wrong with us - we're soldiers. But we're American soldiers! We've been kicking ass for 200 years! We're 10 and 1! Now we don't have to worry about whether or not we practiced. We don't have to worry about whether Captain Stillman wants to have us hung. All we have to do is to be the great American fighting soldier that is inside each one of us. Now do what I do, and say what I say. And make me proud!
* In one of the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' films, Optimus gives a speech on their obligation to help the humans, before they do the car equivalent of the PowerWalk. The Decepticons have a team-up montage at the same time, so you ''know'' it's on.

to:

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbTjbLliL00 Stonewall]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FIsjUYqMSI Jackson]] from ''Film/GodsAndGenerals''.
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Star Lord gives one to the rest of his team near the movie's climax in order to motivate them to take on [[BigBad Ronan]] and stop him from destroying Xandar, even though due to him now possessing [[spoiler: the Infinity Stone]] it seems like a hopeless prospect, something Rocket points out. However, one by one, they all do agree to stand and fight beside him.
* In ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Neville gives a rousing speech after Voldemort's apparent victory. The speech replaces his much-beloved PreAssKickingOneLiner ("I'll join you when hell freezes over! Dumbledore's Army!) from the book.
* One of the finest examples of this trope is found in Sir Creator/KennethBranagh's 1989 live-action adaptation of ''Theatre/HenryV''. The music and cinematography blend together fantastically. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=680NlRI3v2I See for yourself]].
-->''...And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves acursed they were not here! and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks! that fought with us! '''''upon St. Crispin's day!'''''
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'':
** Coin gives one near the end of the film, in contrast to her concise and utilitarian pronouncements at the start. You can see Plutarch mouthing along; clearly the one who wrote it.
** Subverted by Katniss, who butchers a propaganda ad on a greenscreen.
Played nearly straight after [[spoiler:the Capitol bombing the hospital in ''Film/MysteryMen''. "Or will I eat this sandwich?"
District 8]].
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** [[ActionGirl Elizabeth Swann]] delivers an awesome one
Subverted in ''Film/IdleHands'' when Creator/SethGreen's character said "No more Creator/KevinCostner speeches, let's just go!"
* The movie ''Film/{{Immortals}}'', for all
of these the [[SadlyMythtaken liberties]] it takes with the story of Theseus, does two things wonderfully right: make the fights more gorgeous than the scenery, and make Theseus rallying a troop of defending Greeks so epic that the audience in the theater is tempted to stomp and shout along with the front-line shieldbearers.
* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', President Whitmore gives such a speech
before he and the final battle of ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'':
-->"Then what shall we die for? Now
other pilots get into their planes for their battle. His speech ends like this:
--> '''President Whitmore''': Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will be joining others from around the world. And
you will listen to me... LISTEN! The Brethren be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind," that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will still be looking here, to us, to united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Black Pearl to lead. And what Fourth of July, and you will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No. No, they once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, or oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live - to exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will see free men! And freedom! And what no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the enemy day when the world declared with one voice: "We will see, they not go quietly into the night! We will see not vanish without a fight!" We are going to live on! We are going to survive! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Today! We celebrate! Our]] [[TitleDrop Independence Day]]!
* Parodied in ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'':
--> '''Lorna Campbell:''' What are you going to do, Johnny? Sit in this grotty flat feeling sorry for yourself, or are you gonna get out there and save your country?
--> '''Johnny English:''' I'm gonna sit in
the flash of our cannons, they will hear flat.
* ''Film/KnuteRockneAllAmerican'':
-->'''Rockne:''' And
the ring of our swords, and ''they will know what we can do!'' By last thing he said to me, "Rock," he said, "sometime when the sweat of our brows, team is up against it and the strength of our backs, breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the courage of our hearts! Gentlemen...hoist the colors.Gipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Rock", he said - "but I'll know about it - and I'll be happy."
-->'''Player # 12:''' Well, what are we waiting for?
** [[LargeHam Barbossa]] gets one in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'', acknowledging And the very real danger of where they're going (Whitecap Bay), but gets the men rallied by saying:
-->"Are we not King's Men? I did not notice any fear in the hearts
team rushes out of the Spanish as they passed us by. So I ask you: are we not King's Men?!"
* Subverted and played straight (in that order)
locker room to win the game.
** Parodied
in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' where a Rousing Speech by Robin (done in the style of Winston Churchill) bores the villagers to tears, by a Rousing Speech done by Achoo ([[RunningGag bless you!]]) in the style of Malcolm X succeeds.
* In ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' [[MountainMan Gabby Johnson]]
Dr. Rumack gives one of these which is Ted Stryker almost [[TheUnintelligible completely incomprehensible]], but nevertheless succeeds in rallying the townsfolk to not flee Hedley Lamarr's thugs.
-->"Now who can argue with ''that''?"
* A surrealistic variant occurs in the big fight scene at the end of ''Film/TheRundown'', where the Scottish pilot, in the midst of a battle, sits down and puts his feet up and has one of the villagers get him a beer. While Beck is pinned down. He then recents the trope name in a weirdly fascinating tone, and adds a couple of religious allusions as well, at which point [[spoiler:Beck breaks his "no guns" rule and goes to town]].
** He's reciting a poem. "Literature/DoNotGoGentleIntoThatGoodnight" by Creator/DylanThomas. The name speaks for itself;
exact same speech, except that it's a Rousing Speech in poem format.
about George ''Zipp'' so it ends "...and win just one for the Zipper."
*** It gets even more surreal than that. Imagine a guy reciting that poem in a Celtic accent so thick you could break lumber across it. Then having have him conclude that recitation with "boom shakalaka!" when the guy unleashes his guns.
* In ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'', AlPacino gives a speech in defense of a prep school student threatened with expulsion if he won't reveal the culprits behind a prank. You can see the whole thing [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=dH4p9BQ3V9o here]], but here's a highlight:
-->'''Headmaster Trask''': ''Sir, you're out of order.''\\
'''Lt. Col. Frank Slade''': ''Out of order, I show you out of order. You
" 'I don't know what out of order is, Mr. Trask. I'd show you, but I'm where I'll be then, Doc,' he said, 'But I won't smell too old, I'm too tired, I'm too fuckin' blind. If I were the man I was five years ago, I'd take a FLAMETHROWER to this place! Out of order? Who the hell do you think you're talkin' to? I've been around, you know? There was a time I could see. And I have seen. Boys like these, younger than these, their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. But there isn't nothin' like the sight of an amputated spirit. There is no prosthetic for that. You think you're merely sending this splendid foot soldier back home to Oregon with his tail between his legs, but I say you are... executin' his SOUL! And why? Because he's not a Bairdman. Bairdmen. You hurt this boy, you're gonna be Baird bums, the lot of ya. And Harry, Jimmy, Trent, wherever you are out there, FUCK YOU TOO!''
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' contains two versions of this trope: Once after The Operative destroys the group's safe havens, and once after the secret is found out. The latter is punctuated by Mal's CatchPhrase, "I aim to misbehave".
-->'''Mal''': You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all came to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. 'Cause as sure as I know anything, I know this: they will try again. Maybe on another world. Maybe on this very ground, swept clean. A year from now, ten, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... (looks directly at River) better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. ''I aim to misbehave.''
* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'': Picard's "The line must be drawn here!" speech (though partial subversion, as this move ultimately has more to do with Picard's personal relationship with the Borg than with the importance of doing what's right).
* Used memorably in the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie when Guile decides to shirk his (more weaksauce than usual) Allied Nations orders and lead his strike force against Bison as originally planned.
-->'''Guile:''' "Troopers! I have just received new orders. Our superiors say the war is canceled, and we can all go home. Bison is getting paid off for his crimes, and our friends who have died here... will have died for nothing. But... we can all go home. Meanwhile, ideals like peace, freedom, and justice... they get packed up. But... we can all go home. Well... I'm not going home. I'm gonna get on my boat, and I'm going up-river, and I'm going to kick that son-of-a-bitch Bison's ass so HARD... that the next Bison wanna-be is gonna FEEL it. Now who wants to go home... and who wants to go with ME?!"
* Another great Creator/BillMurray example in ''Film/{{Stripes}}''. Having lost their sergeant temporarily to an artillery accident, the platoon of army privates stays up all night studying for their march display the next day. Despondent, they begin to give up until Murray launches into a speech about the stick-to-it attitude of Americans:
-->Cut it out! Cut it out! Cut it out! The hell's the matter with you? Stupid! We're all very different people. We're not Watusi. We're not Spartans. We're Americans, with a capital 'A', huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts! Here's proof: his nose is cold! But there's no animal
good, that's more faithful, that's more loyal, more loveable than the mutt. Who saw "Old Yeller?" Who cried when Old Yeller got shot at the end? I cried my eyes out. So we're all dogfaces, we're all very, very different, but there is one thing that we all have in common: we were all stupid enough to enlist in the Army. We're mutants. There's something wrong with us, something '''very, very wrong''' with us. Something seriously wrong with us - we're soldiers. But we're American soldiers! We've been kicking ass for 200 years! We're 10 and 1! Now we don't have to worry about whether or not we practiced. We don't have to worry about whether Captain Stillman wants to have us hung. All we have to do is to be the great American fighting soldier that is inside each one of us. Now do what I do, and say what I say. And make me proud!
* In one of the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' films, Optimus gives a speech on their obligation to help the humans, before they do the car equivalent of the PowerWalk. The Decepticons have a team-up montage at the same time, so you ''know'' it's on.
sure.' "



* Subverted in ''Film/ThreeHundred'', as Leonidas does not seek to lead his men to victory, knowing full well that their defeat is inevitable, but encourages them to meet it with courage. Additionally, played straight at the very end of the film, at the Battle of Platea.
* ''Film/KnuteRockneAllAmerican'':
-->'''Rockne:''' And the last thing he said to me, "Rock," he said, "sometime when the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Rock", he said - "but I'll know about it - and I'll be happy."
-->'''Player # 12:''' Well, what are we waiting for?
** And the team rushes out of the locker room to win the game.
** Parodied in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' where Dr. Rumack gives Ted Stryker almost the exact same speech, except that it's about George ''Zipp'' so it ends "...and win just one for the Zipper."
*** " 'I don't know where I'll be then, Doc,' he said, 'But I won't smell too good, that's for sure.' "
* In that vein, the locker room speech before the seniors' final game in ''Film/{{Rudy}}''.
--> '''Coach Dan Devine''': No one--and I mean, ''no one''--comes into ''our'' house and pushes us around.
* The "inches" speech in ''Film/AnyGivenSunday'', spoken by the team coach (Al Pacino) just before their playoff game.
--> '''Tony D'Amato''': You know when you get old in life, things get taken from you. That's part of life. But you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out life's this game of inches. So is football. Because in either game, life or football, the margin for error is so small. I mean...one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast, you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when we add up all those inches, that's gonna make the FUCKIN' DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING! BETWEEN LIVING AND DYING! I'll tell you this - in any fight, it's the guy who's willing to die who's gonna win that inch. And I know if I'm going to have any life anymore, it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that inch. Because THAT'S WHAT LIVING IS! THE SIX INCHES IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE!
* C'mon people, no locker room speech from ''Film/{{Miracle}}''?

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* Subverted Lampshaded, sort of, in ''Film/ThreeHundred'', as Leonidas does not seek ''Film/MajorLeague II''. Beloved manager Lou Brown is talking to lead his men to victory, knowing full well that their defeat is inevitable, but encourages them to meet it with courage. Additionally, played straight at the very end of the film, at the Battle of Platea.
* ''Film/KnuteRockneAllAmerican'':
-->'''Rockne:''' And the last
head coach Jake Taylor while lying in a hospital bed, scheduled for heart surgery first thing he said to me, "Rock," he said, "sometime when in the morning. Taylor promises Brown that the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just will "win this one for the Gipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Rock", he said - "but I'll know about it - you", referring to that night's decisive playoff game. Brown sits up and I'll be happy.warns him "not to give one of those corny 'Let's Win It For Lou' speechs". Guess what Taylor does, with loads of Narm and not a shred of visible guilt.
* ''Film/MasterAndCommander'': "This Ship is England...
"
-->'''Player # 12:''' Well, what are we waiting for?
** And
* Bill Murray's terrific "it just doesn't matter" rant in ''Film/{{Meatballs}}'' roused the team rushes out of entire camp to victory, even while emphasizing the locker room to win superiority of their opponents and underscoring the pointlessness of the game.
** Parodied in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' where Dr. Rumack gives Ted Stryker almost the exact same speech, except that it's about George ''Zipp'' so it ends "...and win just one for the Zipper."
*** " 'I don't know where I'll be then, Doc,' he said, 'But I won't smell too good, that's for sure.' "
* In that vein, the locker room speech before the seniors' final game in ''Film/{{Rudy}}''.
--> '''Coach Dan Devine''': No one--and I mean, ''no one''--comes into ''our'' house and pushes us around.
* The "inches" speech in ''Film/AnyGivenSunday'', spoken by the team coach (Al Pacino) just before their playoff game.
--> '''Tony D'Amato''': You know when you get old in life, things get taken from you. That's part of life. But you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out life's this game of inches. So is football. Because in either game, life or football, the margin for error is so small. I mean...one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast, you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when we add up all those inches, that's gonna make the FUCKIN' DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING! BETWEEN LIVING AND DYING! I'll tell you this - in any fight, it's the guy who's willing to die who's gonna win that inch. And I know if I'm going to have any life anymore, it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that inch. Because THAT'S WHAT LIVING IS! THE SIX INCHES IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE!
* C'mon people, no
locker room speech from ''Film/{{Miracle}}''?''Film/{{Miracle}}'':



* Parodied (naturally) by Groucho Marx in ''Film/DuckSoup'': "And remember, while you're out there risking your life and limb through shot and shell, we'll be in here thinking what a sucker you are!"
* ''Film/TheGoonies''. TheHero, Mikey, gives a speech convincing the Goonies to continue following the TreasureMap after the JerkJock offers them a chance to be rescued.
-->'''Mikey''': Chester Copperpot! Don't you guys see? Don't you realize? He was a pro. He never made it this far. Look how far we've come. We've got a chance.
* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'':
** Subverted in when Creator/SamuelLJackson gives a Rousing Speech (complete with a revelation of a shameful secret), [[SedgwickSpeech only to be killed by a shark just as he's about to start rallying the characters to action]].
** From Preacher: "Yea, [[AsTheGoodBookSays though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. For thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.]] Because I carry a big stick and I'm the meanest motherfucker in the valley!"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes]] is a Rousing Speech constructed by cutting together parts of famous monologues from many films (most of them Rousing Speeches in themselves).

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* Parodied (naturally) by Groucho Marx in ''Film/DuckSoup'': "And remember, while you're out there risking your life and limb through shot and shell, we'll be in here thinking what a sucker you are!"
* ''Film/TheGoonies''. TheHero, Mikey, gives a speech convincing the Goonies to continue following the TreasureMap after the JerkJock offers them a chance to be rescued.
-->'''Mikey''': Chester Copperpot! Don't you guys see? Don't you realize? He was a pro. He never made it this far. Look how far we've come. We've got a chance.
* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'':
**
Subverted in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland,'' when Creator/SamuelLJackson gives a Rousing Speech (complete the rat with a revelation of a shameful secret), [[SedgwickSpeech only to be killed by a shark just as he's about to start rallying the characters toothpick-sized sword ''tries'' to action]].
** From Preacher: "Yea, [[AsTheGoodBookSays though I walk through
put his life on the valley of line and stand up to [[Creator/TimCurry Long John Silver]], but fails miserably:
-->'''Jim Hawkins:''' "Kill Captain Smollett and you'll have to kill me."
-->'''Gonzo:''' "Kill Jim and you'll have to kill me!"
-->'''Squire Trelawney:''' "Kill Gonzo and you'll have to kill me! ''(to his imaginary friend)'' Oh, and you too, Mr. Bimbo!"
-->'''Rizzo
the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. For thou art with me. Thy rod Rat:''' "Kill Mr. Bimbo and thy staff, the bear, and you'll have to, um... negotiate strenuously!"
* Played nearly straight in ''Film/MysteryMen''. "Or will I eat this sandwich?"
* Jason has a minor one to convince his friends to solve a murder in ''Film/MysteryTeam''.
* ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' has a pretty epic one at the point when everything has fallen and the Newboys felt
they comfort me. Surely goodness had been betrayed by Cowboy and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.]] Because I carry a big stick and I'm the meanest motherfucker in the valley!"
*
abandoned by Denton. You can watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI 40 Inspirational Speeches com/watch?v=qI6h8SiWL3A here.]] It is delivered as a pamphlet rather than a speech.
* The movie version of ''Theatre/OnTheTown'' has Claire, Hildy and Ivy giving speeches to the police passionately justifying their actions as just doing their patriotic duty to the Navy.
* ''Film/PacificRim'': [[FourStarBadass Marshal Stacker Pentecost]] gives one at the climax, just before the final, last-ditch attempt to seal the Breach and stop all future {{Kaiju}} attacks.
-->"Today, at the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe
in 2 Minutes]] is ourselves, but in each other. Today, there's not a Rousing Speech constructed man or woman in here who shall stand alone. Today, we face the monsters that are at our door and take the fight to them! Today, [[BadassBoast we are cancellin' the apocalypse]]!"
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** [[ActionGirl Elizabeth Swann]] delivers an awesome one of these before the final battle of ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'':
-->"Then what shall we die for? Now you will listen to me... LISTEN! The Brethren will still be looking here, to us, to the Black Pearl to lead. And what will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No. No, they will see free men! And freedom! And what the enemy will see, they will see the flash of our cannons, they will hear the ring of our swords, and ''they will know what we can do!'' By the sweat of our brows, and the strength of our backs, and the courage of our hearts! Gentlemen...hoist the colors."
** [[LargeHam Barbossa]] gets one in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'', acknowledging the very real danger of where they're going (Whitecap Bay), but gets the men rallied
by cutting together parts saying:
-->"Are we not King's Men? I did not notice any fear in the hearts
of famous monologues from many films (most of them Rousing Speeches in themselves).the Spanish as they passed us by. So I ask you: are we not King's Men?!"



* ''Film/MasterAndCommander'': "This Ship is England..."
* Parodied in ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'':
--> '''Lorna Campbell:''' What are you going to do, Johnny? Sit in this grotty flat feeling sorry for yourself, or are you gonna get out there and save your country?
--> '''Johnny English:''' I'm gonna sit in the flat.
* Creator/CharlieChaplin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IvPIWzQcUY incredible speech]] at the end of ''Film/TheGreatDictator''. Made even stronger in that it's Chaplin, a man not known for his verbosity. It becomes even more powerful and moving [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo with appropriate music and context.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbTjbLliL00 Stonewall]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FIsjUYqMSI Jackson]] from ''Film/GodsAndGenerals''.
* Lampshaded, sort of, in ''Film/MajorLeague II''. Beloved manager Lou Brown is talking to head coach Jake Taylor while lying in a hospital bed, scheduled for heart surgery first thing in the morning. Taylor promises Brown that the team will "win this one for you", referring to that night's decisive playoff game. Brown sits up and warns him "not to give one of those corny 'Let's Win It For Lou' speechs". Guess what Taylor does, with loads of Narm and not a shred of visible guilt.
* Subverted in ''Film/IdleHands'' when Creator/SethGreen's character said "No more Creator/KevinCostner speeches, let's just go!"
* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'':
-->'''Gene Kranz''': I want you guys to find every engineer who designed every switch, every circuit, every transistor and every light bulb that's up there. Then I want you to talk to the guy in the assembly line who actually built the thing. Find out how to squeeze every amp out of both of these goddamn machines. I want this mark all the way back to Earth with time to spare. We never lost an American in space, we're sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch! Failure is not an option!
** This is such a rousing speech that even though the real Gene Kranz didn't say "Failure is not an option" during Apollo 13, he used the line as the title of his 2000 autobiography.

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* ''Film/MasterAndCommander'': "This Ship is England..."
* Parodied
Subverted and played straight (in that order) in ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'':
''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', where a Rousing Speech by Robin (done in the style of Winston Churchill) bores the villagers to tears, by a Rousing Speech done by Achoo ([[RunningGag bless you!]]) in the style of Malcolm X succeeds.
* The locker room speech before the seniors' final game in ''Film/{{Rudy}}''.
--> '''Lorna Campbell:''' What are you going to do, Johnny? Sit in this grotty flat feeling sorry for yourself, or are you gonna get out there '''Coach Dan Devine''': No one--and I mean, ''no one''--comes into ''our'' house and save your country?
--> '''Johnny English:''' I'm gonna sit
pushes us around.
* A surrealistic variant occurs
in the flat.
* Creator/CharlieChaplin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IvPIWzQcUY incredible speech]]
big fight scene at the end of ''Film/TheGreatDictator''. Made even stronger ''Film/TheRundown'', where the Scottish pilot, in that the midst of a battle, sits down and puts his feet up and has one of the villagers get him a beer. While Beck is pinned down. He then recents the trope name in a weirdly fascinating tone, and adds a couple of religious allusions as well, at which point [[spoiler:Beck breaks his "no guns" rule and goes to town]].
** He's reciting a poem. "Literature/DoNotGoGentleIntoThatGoodnight" by Creator/DylanThomas. The name speaks for itself;
it's Chaplin, a man not known for his verbosity. Rousing Speech in poem format.
***
It becomes gets even more powerful and moving [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo surreal than that. Imagine a guy reciting that poem in a Celtic accent so thick you could break lumber across it. Then having have him conclude that recitation with appropriate music and context.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbTjbLliL00 Stonewall]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FIsjUYqMSI Jackson]] from ''Film/GodsAndGenerals''.
* Lampshaded, sort of, in ''Film/MajorLeague II''. Beloved manager Lou Brown is talking to head coach Jake Taylor while lying in a hospital bed, scheduled for heart surgery first thing in the morning. Taylor promises Brown that the team will "win this one for you", referring to that night's decisive playoff game. Brown sits up and warns him "not to give one of those corny 'Let's Win It For Lou' speechs". Guess what Taylor does, with loads of Narm and not a shred of visible guilt.
* Subverted in ''Film/IdleHands''
"boom shakalaka!" when Creator/SethGreen's character said "No more Creator/KevinCostner speeches, let's just go!"
* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'':
-->'''Gene Kranz''': I want you guys to find every engineer who designed every switch, every circuit, every transistor and every light bulb that's up there. Then I want you to talk to
the guy unleashes his guns.
* In ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'', AlPacino gives a speech
in defense of a prep school student threatened with expulsion if he won't reveal the assembly line who actually built culprits behind a prank. You can see the thing. Find out how to squeeze every amp whole thing [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=dH4p9BQ3V9o here]], but here's a highlight:
-->'''Headmaster Trask''': ''Sir, you're
out of both order.''\\
'''Lt. Col. Frank Slade''': ''Out
of these goddamn machines. order, I want show you out of order. You don't know what out of order is, Mr. Trask. I'd show you, but I'm too old, I'm too tired, I'm too fuckin' blind. If I were the man I was five years ago, I'd take a FLAMETHROWER to this mark place! Out of order? Who the hell do you think you're talkin' to? I've been around, you know? There was a time I could see. And I have seen. Boys like these, younger than these, their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. But there isn't nothin' like the sight of an amputated spirit. There is no prosthetic for that. You think you're merely sending this splendid foot soldier back home to Oregon with his tail between his legs, but I say you are... executin' his SOUL! And why? Because he's not a Bairdman. Bairdmen. You hurt this boy, you're gonna be Baird bums, the lot of ya. And Harry, Jimmy, Trent, wherever you are out there, FUCK YOU TOO!''
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' contains two versions of this trope: Once after The Operative destroys the group's safe havens, and once after the secret is found out. The latter is punctuated by Mal's CatchPhrase, "I aim to misbehave".
-->'''Mal''': You
all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all came to the way same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. 'Cause as sure as I know anything, I know this: they will try again. Maybe on another world. Maybe on this very ground, swept clean. A year from now, ten, they'll swing back to Earth the belief that they can make people... (looks directly at River) better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. ''I aim to misbehave.''
* Near the end of ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'', Snow White rallies the Duke's soldiers
with time a Rousing Speech before they attack the queen's castle.
* As a whole, Mr. Aykroyd seems
to spare. We never lost an American in space, we're sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch! Failure is not an option!
** This is such
like these kinds of speeches. ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'' also features a rousing speech given by Karen Boyer (played by Donna Dixon) to Austin Millbarge (Dan) and Emmett Fitz-Hume (Chevy Chase) just as they're prepared to pack up and go home rather than face the Russians and their FantasticNuke. Karen busts their chops, and tells them she's been preparing for this mission for ''months'' [[spoiler:and even had to bury her partner that even though day, after the real Gene Kranz didn't say "Failure is Russians killed him]], and she's not an option" during Apollo 13, he used the about to let it all be for nothing.
* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'': Picard's "The
line must be drawn here!" speech (though partial subversion, as this move ultimately has more to do with Picard's personal relationship with the title Borg than with the importance of doing what's right).
* Used memorably in the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie when Guile decides to shirk
his 2000 autobiography.(more weaksauce than usual) Allied Nations orders and lead his strike force against Bison as originally planned.
-->'''Guile:''' "Troopers! I have just received new orders. Our superiors say the war is canceled, and we can all go home. Bison is getting paid off for his crimes, and our friends who have died here... will have died for nothing. But... we can all go home. Meanwhile, ideals like peace, freedom, and justice... they get packed up. But... we can all go home. Well... I'm not going home. I'm gonna get on my boat, and I'm going up-river, and I'm going to kick that son-of-a-bitch Bison's ass so HARD... that the next Bison wanna-be is gonna FEEL it. Now who wants to go home... and who wants to go with ME?!"
* Another great Creator/BillMurray example in ''Film/{{Stripes}}''. Having lost their sergeant temporarily to an artillery accident, the platoon of army privates stays up all night studying for their march display the next day. Despondent, they begin to give up until Murray launches into a speech about the stick-to-it attitude of Americans:
-->Cut it out! Cut it out! Cut it out! The hell's the matter with you? Stupid! We're all very different people. We're not Watusi. We're not Spartans. We're Americans, with a capital 'A', huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts! Here's proof: his nose is cold! But there's no animal that's more faithful, that's more loyal, more loveable than the mutt. Who saw "Old Yeller?" Who cried when Old Yeller got shot at the end? I cried my eyes out. So we're all dogfaces, we're all very, very different, but there is one thing that we all have in common: we were all stupid enough to enlist in the Army. We're mutants. There's something wrong with us, something '''very, very wrong''' with us. Something seriously wrong with us - we're soldiers. But we're American soldiers! We've been kicking ass for 200 years! We're 10 and 1! Now we don't have to worry about whether or not we practiced. We don't have to worry about whether Captain Stillman wants to have us hung. All we have to do is to be the great American fighting soldier that is inside each one of us. Now do what I do, and say what I say. And make me proud!
* Mercilessly played for laughs in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', when Gary convinces the audience to rise up against Kim-Jong Il by with a rousing speech about naughty bits.
-->'''Lisa:''' You had me at dicks fuck assholes.



* Mercilessly played for laughs in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', when Gary convinces the audience to rise up against Kim-Jong Il by with a rousing speech about naughty bits.
-->'''Lisa:''' You had me at dicks fuck assholes.
* Jason has a minor one to convince his friends to solve a murder in ''Film/MysteryTeam''.
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': Jake's speech to the Omatikaya to unite the clans, with Tsu'tey translating for those who don't speak English. The film also implies similar speeches at the other clans, although they aren't heard.
-->'''Jake:''' The Skypeople have sent us a message; that they can take whatever they want, and no one can stop them. But we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. You tell them Toruk Makto calls to them. You fly now, with me, my brothers, my sisters, and we will show the skypeople that they can not take whatever they want, and that this... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS IS OUR LAND]]![[note]]Fpole’ sawtutel ’upxaret ayoeri tsat new tsun mivunge. Slä awngal 'upxaret fpìye' for. Kämakto nìwin, ayngati spivule hufwel ayolo'ru alahe peng ziva'u. For peng syeraw Toruk Makto. Tswayon set oehu ma smukan, ma smuke! Sawtuter wìyintxu ayoeng ke tsun fo fìkem sivi, fìtsenge... lu awngeyä![[/note]]
* In ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Neville gives a rousing speech after Voldemort's apparent victory. The speech replaces his much-beloved PreAssKickingOneLiner ("I'll join you when hell freezes over! Dumbledore's Army!) from the book.
* Subverted in ''Film/ErikTheViking'', where Erik thoroughly botches it. "And... we may not die HORRIBLE deaths...")
* In ''Film/DeepImpact'', the president gives a speech to restore hope to the world after the impact of a comet with Earth:
-->'''The President:''' We watched as the bombs shattered the second comet into a million pieces of ice and rock that burned harmlessly in our atmosphere and lit up the sky for an hour. Still, we were left with the devastation of the first. The waters reached as far inland as the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. It washed away farms and towns, forests and skyscrapers. But, the water receded. The wave hit Europe and Africa too. Millions were lost, and countless more left homeless. But the waters receded. Cities fall, but they are rebuilt. And heroes die, but they are remembered. We honor them with every brick we lay, with every field we sow, With every child we comfort, and then teach to rejoice in what we have been re-given. Our planet. Our home. So now, let us begin.
* Near the end of ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'', Snow White rallies the Duke's soldiers with a Rousing Speech before they attack the queen's castle.
* The movie ''Film/{{Immortals}}'', for all of the [[SadlyMythtaken liberties]] it takes with the story of Theseus, does two things wonderfully right: make the fights more gorgeous than the scenery, and make Theseus rallying a troop of defending Greeks so epic that the audience in the theater is tempted to stomp and shout along with the front-line shieldbearers.
* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'' - the alien leader of the Red Lectroids (inhabiting the body of Italian scientist Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow) gives a rousing pre-invasion speech to his men, complete with the mannerism of Benito Mussolini. It ends with a rousing call to arms:
-->'''Lord John Whorfin''': Where are we going?
-->'''The Red Lectroids''': Planet Ten!
-->'''Lord John Whorfin''': When?
-->'''The Red Lectroids''': Real soon!
* ''Film/PacificRim'': [[FourStarBadass Marshal Stacker Pentecost]] gives one at the climax, just before the final, last-ditch attempt to seal the Breach and stop all future {{Kaiju}} attacks.
-->"Today, at the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today, there's not a man or woman in here who shall stand alone. Today, we face the monsters that are at our door and take the fight to them! Today, [[BadassBoast we are cancellin' the apocalypse]]!"
* Film/{{Alexander}} rides before his phalanx at the Battle of Gaugamela, pointing out individual soldiers and reminding them of their past heroic deeds. Then he addresses the army as a whole.
-->"Some of you, [[FrontlineGeneral perhaps myself]], will not live to see the sun set over these mountains today. But I tell you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time. ''Conquer your fear, and I promise you, you will conquer death!''"
* The movie version of ''Theatre/OnTheTown'' has Claire, Hildy and Ivy giving speeches to the police passionately justifying their actions as just doing their patriotic duty to the Navy.

to:

* Mercilessly played for laughs in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', when Gary convinces the audience to rise up against Kim-Jong Il by with a rousing speech about naughty bits.
-->'''Lisa:''' You had me at dicks fuck assholes.
* Jason has a minor one to convince his friends to solve a murder in ''Film/MysteryTeam''.
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': Jake's speech to the Omatikaya to unite the clans, with Tsu'tey translating for those who don't speak English. The film also implies similar speeches at the other clans, although they aren't heard.
-->'''Jake:''' The Skypeople have sent us a message; that they can take whatever they want, and no one can stop them. But we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. You tell them Toruk Makto calls to them. You fly now, with me, my brothers, my sisters, and we will show the skypeople that they can not take whatever they want, and that this... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS IS OUR LAND]]![[note]]Fpole’ sawtutel ’upxaret ayoeri tsat new tsun mivunge. Slä awngal 'upxaret fpìye' for. Kämakto nìwin, ayngati spivule hufwel ayolo'ru alahe peng ziva'u. For peng syeraw Toruk Makto. Tswayon set oehu ma smukan, ma smuke! Sawtuter wìyintxu ayoeng ke tsun fo fìkem sivi, fìtsenge... lu awngeyä![[/note]]
* In ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and one of the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Neville gives a rousing speech after Voldemort's apparent victory. The speech replaces his much-beloved PreAssKickingOneLiner ("I'll join you when hell freezes over! Dumbledore's Army!) from the book.
* Subverted in ''Film/ErikTheViking'', where Erik thoroughly botches it. "And... we may not die HORRIBLE deaths...")
* In ''Film/DeepImpact'', the president
''Film/{{Transformers}}'' films, Optimus gives a speech on their obligation to restore hope to help the world after the impact of a comet with Earth:
-->'''The President:''' We watched as the bombs shattered the second comet into a million pieces of ice and rock that burned harmlessly in our atmosphere and lit up the sky for an hour. Still, we were left with the devastation of the first. The waters reached as far inland as the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. It washed away farms and towns, forests and skyscrapers. But, the water receded. The wave hit Europe and Africa too. Millions were lost, and countless more left homeless. But the waters receded. Cities fall, but they are rebuilt. And heroes die, but they are remembered. We honor them with every brick we lay, with every field we sow, With every child we comfort, and then teach to rejoice in what we have been re-given. Our planet. Our home. So now, let us begin.
* Near the end of ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'', Snow White rallies the Duke's soldiers with a Rousing Speech
humans, before they attack do the queen's castle.
* The movie ''Film/{{Immortals}}'', for all
car equivalent of the [[SadlyMythtaken liberties]] it takes with the story of Theseus, does two things wonderfully right: make the fights more gorgeous than the scenery, and make Theseus rallying PowerWalk. The Decepticons have a troop of defending Greeks so epic that the audience in the theater is tempted to stomp and shout along with the front-line shieldbearers.
* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'' - the alien leader of the Red Lectroids (inhabiting the body of Italian scientist Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow) gives a rousing pre-invasion speech to his men, complete with the mannerism of Benito Mussolini. It ends with a rousing call to arms:
-->'''Lord John Whorfin''': Where are we going?
-->'''The Red Lectroids''': Planet Ten!
-->'''Lord John Whorfin''': When?
-->'''The Red Lectroids''': Real soon!
* ''Film/PacificRim'': [[FourStarBadass Marshal Stacker Pentecost]] gives one
team-up montage at the climax, just before the final, last-ditch attempt to seal the Breach and stop all future {{Kaiju}} attacks.
-->"Today, at the edge of our hope, at the end of our
same time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today, there's not a man or woman in here who shall stand alone. Today, we face the monsters that are at our door and take the fight to them! Today, [[BadassBoast we are cancellin' the apocalypse]]!"
* Film/{{Alexander}} rides before his phalanx at the Battle of Gaugamela, pointing out individual soldiers and reminding them of their past heroic deeds. Then he addresses the army as a whole.
-->"Some of you, [[FrontlineGeneral perhaps myself]], will not live to see the sun set over these mountains today. But I tell
so you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time. ''Conquer your fear, and I promise you, you will conquer death!''"
* The movie version of ''Theatre/OnTheTown'' has Claire, Hildy and Ivy giving speeches to the police passionately justifying their actions as just doing their patriotic duty to the Navy.
''know'' it's on.



* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Star Lord gives one to the rest of his team near the movie's climax in order to motivate them to take on [[BigBad Ronan]] and stop him from destroying Xandar, even though due to him now possessing [[spoiler: the Infinity Stone]] it seems like a hopeless prospect, something Rocket points out. However, one by one, they all do agree to stand and fight beside him.
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'':
** Coin gives one near the end of the film, in contrast to her concise and utilitarian pronouncements at the start. You can see Plutarch mouthing along; clearly the one who wrote it.
** Subverted by Katniss, who butchers a propaganda ad on a greenscreen. Played straight after [[spoiler:the Capitol bombing the hospital in District 8]].
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': Steve gives one to SHIELD at the film's climax, wherein he reveals [[spoiler: [=HYDRA's=] infiltration]] and [[NearVillainVictory how close they are to victory]], and implores the rest of the organization to stand with him, no matter the risk. It works.
-->"The price of freedom is high. It always has been. And it's a price I'm willing to pay. If I'm the only one, so be it. [[RousseauWasRight But I'm willing to bet I'm not.]]"
* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''
--> '''William Wallace:''' Sons of Scotland! I'm William Wallace!
--> '''Young Soldier:''' [[ShroudedInMyth William Wallace is seven feet tall!]]
--> '''William Wallace:''' [[MemeticBadass Yes, I've heard! Kills men by the hundreds. And if he were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse!]]
--> (''the Scottish army laughs'')
--> '''William Wallace:''' [[BadassBoast I am William Wallace!]] And I see a whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny! You've come to fight as free men. And free men you are... What will you do with that freedom? (''beat'') Will you fight?!
--> '''Scottish Army:''' No! No!
--> '''Old soldier:''' Against that?! No! We will run. And we will live.
--> '''William Wallace:''' Aye. Fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... At least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, JUST ONE CHANCE, to come back here, and tell our enemies... that they make take our lives... BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE... OUR FREEDOM!!!!
--> (''the Scottish army cheers'')
--> '''William Wallace:''' ALBA GU BRATH!!! [[note]] SCOTLAND FOREVER!!![[/note]]
* ''Film/TheAlamo'': Sam Houston gives a brief but effective one prior to the [[FinalBattle battle of San Jacinto]] in the 2004 version of the film:
-->'''Gen. Sam Houston''': You will remember this battle! You will remember each minute of it! Each second! 'Til the day that you die! But that is for tomorrow, gentlemen! For today... [[AndThisIsFor REMEMBER THE ALAMO!]]
* ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' showed that Rousing Speeches can be funny:
-->''Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to welcome you to what's sometimes been called an automotive counterpart to the Bay of Pigs. I'd just like to say that you are easily the most distinguished group of highway scofflaws and degenerates ever gathered together in one place. Of course you know that certain skeptics note that as soon as we begin, thirty thousand of the nation's most alert highway patrolmen will be out there waiting to stop you guys. But let's stay positive. Think of the fact that not one state of the fifty has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio. You'll be given a card like this. You'll punch out when you start and you'll punch in when you reach the Portofino Inn in Redondo Beach. The difference between those two times will be your time across the country. The record stands at thirty-two hours, fifty-one minutes, and believe it or not, those guys did break the fifty-five mile an hour limit. Now let's get that first car up here and let's get this show on the road.''

to:

* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Star Lord gives one to the rest [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes]] is a Rousing Speech constructed by cutting together parts of his team near the movie's climax in order to motivate famous monologues from many films (most of them to take on [[BigBad Ronan]] and stop him from destroying Xandar, even though due to him now possessing [[spoiler: the Infinity Stone]] it seems like a hopeless prospect, something Rocket points out. However, one by one, they all do agree to stand and fight beside him.
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'':
** Coin gives one near the end of the film, in contrast to her concise and utilitarian pronouncements at the start. You can see Plutarch mouthing along; clearly the one who wrote it.
** Subverted by Katniss, who butchers a propaganda ad on a greenscreen. Played straight after [[spoiler:the Capitol bombing the hospital in District 8]].
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': Steve gives one to SHIELD at the film's climax, wherein he reveals [[spoiler: [=HYDRA's=] infiltration]] and [[NearVillainVictory how close they are to victory]], and implores the rest of the organization to stand with him, no matter the risk. It works.
-->"The price of freedom is high. It always has been. And it's a price I'm willing to pay. If I'm the only one, so be it. [[RousseauWasRight But I'm willing to bet I'm not.]]"
* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''
--> '''William Wallace:''' Sons of Scotland! I'm William Wallace!
--> '''Young Soldier:''' [[ShroudedInMyth William Wallace is seven feet tall!]]
--> '''William Wallace:''' [[MemeticBadass Yes, I've heard! Kills men by the hundreds. And if he were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse!]]
--> (''the Scottish army laughs'')
--> '''William Wallace:''' [[BadassBoast I am William Wallace!]] And I see a whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny! You've come to fight as free men. And free men you are... What will you do with that freedom? (''beat'') Will you fight?!
--> '''Scottish Army:''' No! No!
--> '''Old soldier:''' Against that?! No! We will run. And we will live.
--> '''William Wallace:''' Aye. Fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... At least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, JUST ONE CHANCE, to come back here, and tell our enemies... that they make take our lives... BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE... OUR FREEDOM!!!!
--> (''the Scottish army cheers'')
--> '''William Wallace:''' ALBA GU BRATH!!! [[note]] SCOTLAND FOREVER!!![[/note]]
* ''Film/TheAlamo'': Sam Houston gives a brief but effective one prior to the [[FinalBattle battle of San Jacinto]] in the 2004 version of the film:
-->'''Gen. Sam Houston''': You will remember this battle! You will remember each minute of it! Each second! 'Til the day that you die! But that is for tomorrow, gentlemen! For today... [[AndThisIsFor REMEMBER THE ALAMO!]]
* ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' showed that
Rousing Speeches can be funny:
-->''Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to welcome you to what's sometimes been called an automotive counterpart to the Bay of Pigs. I'd just like to say that you are easily the most distinguished group of highway scofflaws and degenerates ever gathered together
in one place. Of course you know that certain skeptics note that as soon as we begin, thirty thousand of the nation's most alert highway patrolmen will be out there waiting to stop you guys. But let's stay positive. Think of the fact that not one state of the fifty has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio. You'll be given a card like this. You'll punch out when you start and you'll punch in when you reach the Portofino Inn in Redondo Beach. The difference between those two times will be your time across the country. The record stands at thirty-two hours, fifty-one minutes, and believe it or not, those guys did break the fifty-five mile an hour limit. Now let's get that first car up here and let's get this show on the road.''themselves).
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* Played straight in ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''. The president of Osea and the prime minister of Yuktobania broadcast a joint one worldwide on TV, which gives you some reinforcements for the second-to-last mission.

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* Played straight in ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''.''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''. The president of Osea and the prime minister of Yuktobania broadcast a joint one worldwide on TV, which gives you some reinforcements for the second-to-last mission.
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