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15th Jun '16 4:51:37 AM Jeduthun
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If all goes well for the fugitive, the story may conclude with a TropicalEpilogue.
10th Jun '16 1:57:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[LeftBehind Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist]]'' has a subplot where Buck has to smuggle Tsion Ben-Judah out of Israel into Egypt. This is despite the facts that (a) Israel is currently the safest place in the world, being divinely protected from the Apocalypse, and (b) there's supposed to be a OneWorldGovernment, so neither "Israel" nor "Egypt" should ''exist'' any more.

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* ''[[LeftBehind ''[[Literature/LeftBehind Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist]]'' has a subplot where Buck has to smuggle Tsion Ben-Judah out of Israel into Egypt. This is despite the facts that (a) Israel is currently the safest place in the world, being divinely protected from the Apocalypse, and (b) there's supposed to be a OneWorldGovernment, so neither "Israel" nor "Egypt" should ''exist'' any more.



* The implied ending of ''[[TheHandmaidsTale The Handmaid's Tale]]''.

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* %%* The implied ending of ''[[TheHandmaidsTale The Handmaid's Tale]]''.''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale''.
30th May '16 1:50:24 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheAteam'': Inverted in "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E14InPlaneSight In Plane Sight]]." The main troublemaker is a drug lord who has been hiding out in Columbia because he has friends in high places there. The team has to trick him into driving across the border so he can be arrested.
29th Apr '16 7:41:16 PM RustyBill
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* In ''Film/{{Tank}}'', the hero must drive his son across a state border in order to escape the jurisdiction of a corrupt sheriff who'd framed his boy for drug dealing. In a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sherman tank]] he'd bought and restored.



* In a Run For The State Line variation, the ex-military father of ''Film/{{Tank}}'' uses his UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Sherman tank to free his son from the corrupt Georgia sheriff who'd framed him, then drives it to the Tennessee border where the governor has promised they'll all get a fair trial.

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* In a Run For The State Line variation, the ex-military father of ''Film/{{Tank}}'' uses his UsefulNotes/WorldWarII [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sherman tank tank]] to free his son from the corrupt Georgia sheriff who'd framed him, him for drug dealing, then drives it to the Tennessee border where the governor has promised they'll all get a fair trial.
29th Apr '16 7:34:59 PM billybobfred
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* In the film adaptation of ''{{Film/Matilda}}'', the Wormwoods flee to Guam when Harry catches on to the FBI team that's about to expose his [[HonestJohnsDealership extremely illegal used-car sales practices]]. Ironically, Guam is a territory of the US, so this won't do them much good.
27th Apr '16 11:16:45 PM Homemaderat
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* Sheriff Ricochet Rabbit pursued a criminal named El Loco Lobo until Lobo crossed the border [[spoiler:and was arrested by Ricochet's Mexican counterpart]].

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* On WesternAnimation/RicochetRabbitAndDroopALongCoyote, Sheriff Ricochet Rabbit pursued a criminal named El Loco Lobo until Lobo crossed the border [[spoiler:and was arrested by Ricochet's Mexican counterpart]].cousin counterpart, Ricochet Chavez]].
24th Apr '16 9:08:10 AM LeedsKing
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A character, on the run from the law, has only one chance left at evasion: escape the juristiction entirely. Their crime might be addressed as a FugitiveArc, a GreatEscape, or escaping DayOfTheJackboot. Regardless of their crime (or lack of), they've resolved to escape the jurisdiction because of the pursuit.

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A character, on the run from the law, has only one chance left at evasion: escape the juristiction jurisdiction entirely. Their crime might be addressed as a FugitiveArc, a GreatEscape, or escaping DayOfTheJackboot. Regardless of their crime (or lack of), they've resolved to escape the jurisdiction because of the pursuit.
28th Mar '16 5:54:39 PM eroock
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ZeroPercentDiscount'' has a character head for the [[http://zeropercentdiscountcomic.tumblr.com/post/49013715934 Mexican border]].
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1st Mar '16 1:36:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Fortress'' (1992) has the protagonist John Brenneck (Christopher Lambert) and his pregnant wife try to leave a dystopian US after it implements a no-births policy to fight the increasing population growth. The film even opens with shots of the heavily crowded international bridges between the US and Mexico.

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* ''Fortress'' (1992) ''Film/{{Fortress 1992}}'' has the protagonist John Brenneck (Christopher Lambert) and his pregnant wife try to leave a dystopian US after it implements a no-births policy to fight the increasing population growth. The film even opens with shots of the heavily crowded international bridges between the US and Mexico.
1st Mar '16 1:14:40 AM Morgenthaler
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A character desires to escape something in his home country, and resolves to flee or relocate to a neighboring one.

This usually manifests itself in one of two ways:

* Your standard getaway for criminals and malcontents after they rob a bank or engage in a crime spree, to escape arrest and prosecution. This can even include travel ''within'' the same country. In the US for instance, the criminal will cross a "state line" (border between states) because the police of the state they were in has no jurisdiction in adjoining states. Especially common in {{Western}}s, and other old U.S. movies. This also includes Prisoners of War who have escaped to an allied or neutral country as their goal after an escape attempt. Whether these types make it or not varies: it's an almost even split between those who do (and live in a lazy beach town HappilyEverAfter) and those who don't (usually dying in a BolivianArmyEnding).
* The sufficiently more noble version, where a character's home country is either going CrapsackWorld by way of AfterTheEnd, or is [[DayOfTheJackboot taken over by a totalitarian movement]] which quickly brings an end to the previous civil liberties, and escape is the only sane alternative. Fleeing the country is usually the end goal, and they'll likely either have to escape or avoid capture by the roving death-gangs or evil repressive authorities to leave.

May end in a RoadBlock or BorderCrossing scene, or perhaps a TropicalEpilogue. For another method of evading the law by escaping their jurisdiction, see DiplomaticImpunity.

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A character desires character, on the run from the law, has only one chance left at evasion: escape the juristiction entirely. Their crime might be addressed as a FugitiveArc, a GreatEscape, or escaping DayOfTheJackboot. Regardless of their crime (or lack of), they've resolved to escape something in his home country, and resolves to flee or relocate to a neighboring one.

This usually manifests itself in one of two ways:

* Your standard getaway for criminals and malcontents after they rob a bank or engage in a crime spree, to escape arrest and prosecution. This can even include travel ''within''
the same country. In the US for instance, the criminal will cross a "state line" (border between states) because the police of the state they were in has no jurisdiction in adjoining states. Especially common in {{Western}}s, and other old U.S. movies. This also includes Prisoners because of War who have escaped to an allied or neutral country as their goal after an escape attempt. Whether these types make it or not varies: it's an almost even split between those who do (and live in a lazy beach town HappilyEverAfter) and those who don't (usually dying in a BolivianArmyEnding).
* The sufficiently more noble version, where a character's home country is either going CrapsackWorld by way of AfterTheEnd, or is [[DayOfTheJackboot taken over by a totalitarian movement]] which quickly brings an end to
the previous civil liberties, and escape is pursuit.

When
the only sane alternative. Fleeing law enforcement is actively looking for the country is usually the end goal, and they'll likely either have to escape or avoid capture by the roving death-gangs or evil repressive authorities to leave.

May end in
characters, a RoadBlock or is common to prevent their escape. When the law enforcement is unaware of the evasion, a BorderCrossing scene, or perhaps a TropicalEpilogue. For scene may serve as climax. If the entire work is about the escape, you may see multiples of both.

See also
another method of evading the law by escaping their jurisdiction, see law, DiplomaticImpunity.
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