Seen It a Million Times
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).
- The Adventures of 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.