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6th Apr '18 8:54:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' largely deals with protagonists who for a variety of reasons want to escape their hood and face consequences for trying to do so.

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* ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' largely deals with protagonists who for a variety of reasons want to escape their hood and face consequences for trying to do so.
24th Mar '18 8:16:06 PM LadyNorbert
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* Although this is often an American trope, Creator/JamesJoyce, explored it in a specifically Irish context as well. In his short stories, ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}'', and ''Literature/APortraitOfTheArtistAsAYoungMan''.

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* Although this is often an American trope, Creator/JamesJoyce, explored it in a specifically Irish context as well. In It's found in his short stories, ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}'', and ''Literature/APortraitOfTheArtistAsAYoungMan''.
19th Feb '18 8:21:30 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/SomebodyUpThereLikesMe'': Rocky Graziano, who rises from being a petty criminal and gang leader in Little Italy, to becoming middleweight boxing champion of the world. Emphasized when Rocky comes back home and finds that one member of his old gang is still a petty thief, while everyone else is either dead or serving long prison sentences.
31st Jan '18 7:16:35 AM SilentStranger
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* ''TheSimpsons'' originally portrayed world boxing heavyweight champion Drederick Tatum this way, to the point where he once said if he ever moved back to Springfield "you know he'd messed up bad". Ironically, when he became a minor recurring character, the show implied he never left despite his success.
** Marge's high school friend Chloe is this, having become a hugely successfull international reporter, much to Marge's resentment.
2nd Dec '17 8:39:59 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/IVitelloni'': All of the five Vitelloni want to get out of town and make it big in the wider world and they keep making plans to escape but most of them stumble and fail to act on their plans. Moraldo is the only one who manages it, and the finale is a poignant montage of him in the train leaving the town intercut with small vignettes showing his friends adjusting to their small time lives, surrendering their dreams and hopes forever.
9th Nov '17 11:19:21 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/RoccoAndHisBrothers'': About a poor family that leaves backwards Sicily for the big city of Milan. There is tension in the family between Vincenzo who first married a non-Sicilian and attempts to assimilate into Northern Italy and the rest who are traditionalists. In the end Ciro, and little Luca, decides to follow in Vincenzo's footsteps and avoid the fate of Rocco and Simone.
24th Sep '17 3:05:39 PM nombretomado
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* Elements of this trope pop up in BillyElliot. His father is eventually faced with the decision to stay loyal to the union and their strike, or become a scab to earn enough money to let his son follow his dream of dancing and make it out of their harsh life in a desperately poor community.

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* Elements of this trope pop up in BillyElliot.''Film/BillyElliot''. His father is eventually faced with the decision to stay loyal to the union and their strike, or become a scab to earn enough money to let his son follow his dream of dancing and make it out of their harsh life in a desperately poor community.
3rd Aug '17 8:26:29 AM MaulMachine
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* The premise of ''Series/SurvivorsRemorse'' is that two cousins from a rough neighborhood made it big in professional basketball, and now have to contend with being in the spotlight and the effects it has on their family.



* The premise of ''Series/SurvivorsRemorse'' is that two cousins from a rough neighborhood made it big in professional basketball, and now have to contend with being in the spotlight and the effects it has on their family.

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* The premise of ''Series/SurvivorsRemorse'' is that two cousins from a rough neighborhood made it big in professional basketball, and now have to contend with being in the spotlight and the effects it has on their family.

26th Jul '17 9:27:16 PM Iris
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* ''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller:'' One of the first hints towards [[StepfordSmiler Marci's]] HiddenDepths is her speech about wanting to get out of Clayton, and how she doesn't understand how such a stagnant, pathetic town came from people who walked out into the boonies and built something from scratch.
23rd Apr '17 11:49:38 AM JulianLapostat
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* A lot of songs by Music/TheKinks. "Do You Remember Walter" deals with someone who has made it out, singing about his friend Walter, who hasn't and the huge gulf that separates the two:
--> "Walter, you are just an echo of a world I knew so long ago\\
If you saw me now you wouldn't even know my name.\\
I bet you're fat and married and you're always home in bed by half-past eight.\\
And if I talked about the old times you'd get bored and you'll have nothing more to say.\\
Yes people often change, but memories of people can remain."
* "Dirty Blvd." by Music/LouReed:
--> "And back at the Wilshire, Pedro sits there dreaming\\
he's found a book on magic in a garbage can\\
He looks at the pictures and stares at the cracked ceiling\\
'At the count of 3' he says, 'I hope I can disappear'\\
And fly fly away, from this dirty boulevard "
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