Created By: Worlder on December 26, 2009
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Handcar Pursuit

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In old comedy films and some classic cartoons, when a scene involves a railroad, there is a chance of a handcar pursuit where one of the character chases another character, also in a handcar usually, by operating a handcar. Usually gets ridiculous when the handcar is able to catch up with a locomotive or is being chased by one.

  • Looney Tunes
  • One of the micro games in WarioWare Touched. Complete with being chased by another handcar, Wario in his car and a train respectively for the different difficulty levels.
  • The Villain
  • The Crown of the Russian Empire (a Soviet action movie) has the heroine chasing a train on a handcar. She catches up (justified, because it's The Roaring Twenties and the train's locomotive is a steam one).
  • Tintin does this in Tintin in the Land of the Soviets. The handcar breaks just as he is about to catch up.
  • Buster Keaton in The General.
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  • December 21, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    One of the micro games in Wario Ware Touched. Complete with being chased by another handcar, Wario in his car and a train respectively for the different difficulty levels.
  • December 21, 2009
    random surfer
    Pretty sure this happens in The Villain.

    FYI, Looney Tunes is a trope the series name. Looney Toons is a troper.
  • December 23, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    There are actual handcar races.
  • December 23, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    The Crown of the Russian Empire (a Soviet action movie) has the heroine chasing a train on a handcar. She catches up (justified, because it's The Roaring Twenties and the train's locomotive is a steam one).
  • December 23, 2009
    Prfnoff
    Tintin does this in Tintin in the Land of the Soviets. The handcar breaks just as he is about to catch up.
  • December 25, 2009
    Umptyscope
    Buster Keaton in The General. Oh, and Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles.
  • December 26, 2009
    Arivne
    Unfortunately, Blazing Saddles doesn't count because there was no pursuit involved. They were just going down to the end of the tracks to check on a report of quicksand.
  • December 29, 2009
    Worlder

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