History Main / RunForTheBorder

20th Aug '16 3:06:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** Discussed in "Brig Break": Sgt Lowell has a brief [[NoHonorAmongThieves standoff]] with a group of [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic white supremacist militiamen]] over his recruiting a black co-conspirator. He tells them they can [[EqualOpportunityEvil just accept the arrangement]] or else Lowell and his men can head for {{Canada}} instead of helping the militamen.

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** Discussed in "Brig Break": Sgt Lowell has a brief [[NoHonorAmongThieves standoff]] with a group of [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic white supremacist militiamen]] over his recruiting a black co-conspirator. He tells them they can [[EqualOpportunityEvil just accept the arrangement]] or else Lowell and his men can head for {{Canada}} UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} instead of helping the militamen.
14th Aug '16 5:12:16 AM wittylibrarian
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* Christopher Cross's "Ride Like the Wind", as the lyrics imply he escaped a death sentence after having "gunned down ten", and still has a long way to go to get to Mexico.

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* Christopher Cross's 1980 hit "Ride Like the Wind", as the lyrics imply he escaped a death sentence after having "gunned down ten", and still has a long way to go to get to Mexico.Mexico.
** And according to ''The Onion'' Cross [[http://www.theonion.com/article/christopher-cross-finally-reaches-mexican-border-4031 finally reached the border in 1999]].
6th Aug '16 10:19:20 PM JackG
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* ''On Wings of Eagles'' by Ken Follet dramatises the true story of Electronic Data Systems employees escaping from Iran after the revolution.

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* ''On Wings of Eagles'' by Ken Follet dramatises Follett dramatizes the true story of Electronic Data Systems employees escaping from Iran after the revolution.revolution. The 1986 television adaptation adapts the story even more for RuleOfDrama (in truth, the trip was tense but in the end rather uneventful).
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.
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