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Handcar Pursuit

(permanent link) added: 2009-12-26 11:59:05 sponsor: Worlder (last reply: 2009-12-29 23:28:39)

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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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