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** While on the run from the cult, Troy and Zap just randomly discover a cabin belonging to Thomas [=McGreggor=]'s old archaeology partner, Mike Pipper.

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** While on the run from the cult, Troy and Zap just randomly discover a cabin belonging to Thomas [=McGreggor=]'s old archaeology partner, Mike Pipper.[[note]]Note that Rowsdower calls Troy "[=McGreggor=]" so that Pipper can make the connection despite calling him "Troy" elsewhere in the movie.[[/note]]


The map leads Troy, and eventually Rowsdower, all over Alberta, through some unlikely caves, and finally to the unkempt shack of a hairy, grizzled fugitive by the name of Mike Pipper. Pipper was a partner of Troy's father; he has been hiding in the woods from Satoris for seven years (who never found him, even though it took Troy and Zap a few days at most). Pipper reveals that the cultists are the last descendants of the Ziox, an ancient culture whose civilization was destroyed by their god after they turned away from it and worshiped an evil idol instead. According to Pipper the Ziox built a [[{{Atlantis}} great city]] that was more advanced than "anything the ancient Egyptians or Romans ever knew", but their god sank the city in a yearlong rainstorm.

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The map leads Troy, and eventually Rowsdower, all over Alberta, through some unlikely caves, and finally to the unkempt shack of a hairy, grizzled fugitive by the name of Mike Pipper. Pipper was a partner of Troy's father; he has been hiding in the woods from Satoris for seven years (who never found him, even though it took Troy and Zap a few days at most). Pipper reveals that the cultists are the last descendants of the Ziox, an ancient culture whose civilization was destroyed by their god after they turned away from it and worshiped an evil idol instead. According to Pipper the Ziox built a [[{{Atlantis}} great city]] that was more advanced than "anything the ancient Egyptians or Romans ever knew", but their god sank the city in a yearlong month-long rainstorm.


* {{Mondegreen}}
--> '''Troy''': The map is real!
--> '''Mike''': Map Israel? I believe Israel's been fairly well-mapped...

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* {{Mondegreen}}
--> '''Troy''': The map is real!
--> '''Mike''': Map Israel? I believe Israel's been fairly well-mapped...


* BondJamesBond: "The name's Rowsdower. ''Zap'' Rowsdower."

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* BondJamesBond: "The name's Rowsdower. ''Zap'' Rowsdower.""[[note]]'''Crow:''' Oh, yeah? Well I'm Bilge Stinkwater.[[/note]]


** While on the run from the cult, Troy and Zap just randomly discover a cabin belonging to Thomas [=McGreggor=]'s old acheology partner, Mike Pipper.

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** While on the run from the cult, Troy and Zap just randomly discover a cabin belonging to Thomas [=McGreggor=]'s old acheology archaeology partner, Mike Pipper.


Ruled by the evil Satoris, an ancient cult of [[{{Mooks}} Canadian wrestlers]] is bent on world domination. Instrumental to their plan is a map to the ancient [[{{Precursors}} Ziox]] cult idol, recently discovered by a young boy, Troy [=McGreggor=]. When the cult [[CallToAdventure invades his home to recover the map]], he flees and ends up in the bed of a passing pickup truck, driven by the film's DesignatedHero--a burly, surly Randy Bachman-lookalike hilariously named [[AwesomeMcCoolname Zap Rowsdower]]. At first Rowsdower considers turning Troy over to the police, but after Troy helps him to fix his broken-down truck and Rowsdower helps Troy escape from the cult leaders again, he decides to let Troy stay with him. Rowsdower and Troy become friends and together search for the [[MacGuffin lost idol]] before the cult can claim it and take over the world.

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Ruled by the evil Satoris, an ancient cult of [[{{Mooks}} Canadian wrestlers]] is bent on world domination. Instrumental to their plan is a map to the ancient [[{{Precursors}} Ziox]] cult idol, recently discovered by a young boy, Troy [=McGreggor=]. When the cult [[CallToAdventure invades his home to recover the map]], he flees and ends up in the bed of a passing pickup truck, driven by the film's DesignatedHero--a hero--a burly, surly Randy Bachman-lookalike hilariously named [[AwesomeMcCoolname Zap Rowsdower]]. At first Rowsdower considers turning Troy over to the police, but after Troy helps him to fix his broken-down truck and Rowsdower helps Troy escape from the cult leaders again, he decides to let Troy stay with him. Rowsdower and Troy become friends and together search for the [[MacGuffin lost idol]] before the cult can claim it and take over the world.


* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: ''Eagle Hat'' is apparently Medicine Hat, Alberta.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: ''Eagle Hat'' is apparently a {{Portmanteau}} of Medicine Hat, Hat and Eagle Butte, both in Alberta.


* ATeamFiring: Throughout the film, most notably during a long car chase in which the villains spray the truck with bullets and yet fail to hit either of the truck's occupants. In another example, Rowsdower fires a shotgun at two cultists at near point-blank range and ''misses''.

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* ATeamFiring: Throughout the film, most notably during a long car chase in which the villains spray the truck with bullets and yet fail to hit either of the truck's occupants. In another example, Rowsdower fires a shotgun at two cultists at near point-blank range and ''misses''.''misses.''



* OurAncestorsAreSuperheroes: The ancient Ziox civilization, which the cultists are descended from (and which Rowsdower is only a halfbreed descendant of.) Before being cursed by their gods, the Xiox had the power to make floating cities and, if [[BigBad Sartorus]] is any indication, at least some of them had psychic powers as well.

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* OurAncestorsAreSuperheroes: The ancient Ziox civilization, which the cultists are descended from (and which Rowsdower is only a halfbreed descendant of.) Before being cursed by their gods, the Xiox Ziox had the power to make floating cities and, if [[BigBad Sartorus]] is any indication, at least some of them had psychic powers as well.


''The Final Sacrifice'' is a noble but doomed attempt to film an old-fashioned adventure film in rural Canada with [[NoBudget an ultra-low budget]] (around $1500) and an inexperienced cast and director. It is best known from [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E10TheFinalSacrifice its appearance]] on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.

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''The Final Sacrifice'' is a noble but doomed attempt to film an old-fashioned adventure film in rural Canada with [[NoBudget an ultra-low budget]] (around $1500) and an inexperienced cast and director. It is best known from [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E10TheFinalSacrifice its appearance]] on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000.''



* OurAncestorsAreSuperheroes: The ancient Xiox civilization, which the cultists are descended from (and which Rowsdower is only a halfbreed descendant of.) Before being cursed by their gods, the Xiox had the power to make floating cities and, if [[BigBad Sartorus]] is any indication, at least some of them had psychic powers as well.

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* OurAncestorsAreSuperheroes: The ancient Xiox Ziox civilization, which the cultists are descended from (and which Rowsdower is only a halfbreed descendant of.) Before being cursed by their gods, the Xiox had the power to make floating cities and, if [[BigBad Sartorus]] is any indication, at least some of them had psychic powers as well.


* BadAss: Rowsdower. He does fight his way through the entirety of Satoris's army throughout the film. Granted even little kid Troy managed to knock one out at the beginning, but fighting one's way through an army of mad (and heavily armed) cultists despite being an [[TheAlcoholic Alcoholic]] FatSlob is no mean feat.

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* OurAncestorsAreSuperheroes: The ancient Xiox civilization, which the cultists are descended from (and which Rowsdower is only a halfbreed descendant of.) Before being cursed by their gods, the Xiox had the power to make floating cities and, if [[BigBad Sartorus]] is any indication, at least some of them had psychic powers as well.

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** In the final fight with Satoris, which takes place at a random spot in the middle of a forest, there not only just happens to be a grappling hook on the ground for the heroes to pick up and use, but also a loaded rifle.


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* ContrivedCoincidence: The entire plot is pretty much a long string of these.
** So 7 years after killing Troy's father, the cult just happened to find out where Troy lives and decided to storm his house right around the time when Troy looked through his father's old notes and found the map to the Ziox ruins?


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** Basically everything Troy and Zap need to find, including the final objective, is within a very short driving distance away from Troy's house.
** While on the run from the cult, Troy and Zap just randomly discover a cabin belonging to Thomas [=McGreggor=]'s old acheology partner, Mike Pipper.

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