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* Characters of this type show up from time to time in the various ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' series. Their past often ends up being related in some way to the case.
** Amanda Rollins of ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' is implied to be this in her family. Her mother and sister are less than thrilled (though the latter eventually comes around), believing that Amanda thinks herself better than them because of this.

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* In ''Film/TheGodfather'', Michael Corleone, the youngest of Mafia Don Vito Corleone's three sons, is initially set up as this; he's a war hero who has put some distance between himself and the "family business". But [[spoiler:after an attempt on Vito's life, Michael ends up falling in deeper than either of the other two, eventually inheriting his father's position.]]


* One episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' has an intentional (on the part of the mother) version of this in the form of a young man whose ControlFreak of a [[MyBelovedSmother mother]] deliberately moved and left him behind after his teacher called child services on suspicion of her abusing them. He eventually ends up taking in his next youngest brother after their mother manipulates the middle boy into killing his youngest sibling.

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* In ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'', this is inverted with Tim. He is from a small town where young people eventually leave for more exciting things (whether Pokemon training or college). But Tim is the only one out of his friends who refused to leave, preferring to settle for a boring cubicle insurance job. His friends are all worried about him for this reason.
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** Bowman Crowder and his wife Ava wanted to get out of Harlan and believed that as a local football star Bowman would get a college scholarship and then have a professional sports career. When it turned out that he was not good enough for a scholarship, he went to work in the coal mine and became an AbusiveSpouse. After Ava kills Bowman she has a chance to leave Kentucky but decides to stay. When Ava finally gets away from Kentucky, [[spoiler: she is a fugitive wanted for murder]].

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** Bowman Crowder and his wife Ava wanted to get out of Harlan and believed that as a local football star Bowman would get a college scholarship and then have a professional sports career. When it turned out that he was not good enough for a scholarship, he went to work in the coal mine and became an AbusiveSpouse.started committing DomesticAbuse. After Ava kills Bowman she has a chance to leave Kentucky but decides to stay. When Ava finally gets away from Kentucky, [[spoiler: she is a fugitive wanted for murder]].

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* One way of interpreting the fate of Molly the pony from ''Literature/AnimalFarm''. While she's the only animal to leave the Farm and voluntarily return to the service of a human, she nevertheless seems happy with her new life and ends up with more luxuries and less work than almost any other animal on the Farm.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Satanik}}'' offers a very dark take on this trope: Marnie Bannister is the third daughter of an alcoholic and of a closed-minded housewife and comes from a poor background but is also a brilliant biologist and chemist, having earned herself a Ph.D. at just 25 years of age and is trying to use that to make it out in spite of her poor origins and being ridiculed by everyone, including (especially) her parents and two beautiful sisters, for that and the angioma that viciously scars her face... And the ridicule pushes her first to try and complete the work of the mad alchemist Masopust, and when she succeeds and creates a serum that makes her gorgeous... Well, let's just say that she takes the name [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Satanik]] for a reason.


** Vanessa wants to find a better place to work and get an apartment downtown in West Village. She ultimately goes through with it, but not before getting a date with Usnavy.

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** Vanessa wants to find a better place to work and get an apartment downtown in West Village. She ultimately goes through with it, but not before getting a date with Usnavy.Usnavi.



** Usnavy wants to leave the Heights and return to his parents' home on a beach in the Dominican Republic, believing the place is changing and with many of his friends leaving, there's not much left for him. At the end after seeing Sunny's beautiful mural of Abuela, he decides to stay and use his lottery money to fix up the coffee shop, get a date with Vanessa, and remember all the stories the customers have to tell as the community changes with the times.

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** Usnavy Usnavi wants to leave the Heights and return to his parents' home on a beach in the Dominican Republic, believing the place is changing and with many of his friends leaving, there's not much left for him. At the end after seeing Sunny's beautiful mural of Abuela, he decides to stay and use his lottery money to fix up the coffee shop, get a date with Vanessa, and remember all the stories the customers have to tell as the community changes with the times.


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* ''Film/OctoberSky'': Homer Hickam especially, but all of the rocket boys qualify. Their small West Virginia town is proud of them for their success.
* In ''Film/SweetHomeAlabama'', the lead got away from her country life to make it big in [[BigApplesauce New York]] but then has to go home to a TheCityVsTheCountry plot.
* ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood'': Parodied when Malik first arrives at college, but is shot by "The Man".
* Inverted in ''Film/GoodWillHunting'', where mathematics prodigy Will Hunting wants to stay in Southie but his friends desperately want him to use his gifts to become the one who gets out.
* Elements of this trope pop up in ''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.
* In ''Film/TheDeparted'', Creator/JackNicholson's mob boss Costello announces, "I don't want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me."
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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.

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* ''Film/OctoberSky'': Homer Hickam especially, but all In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the canonical Aesop of the rocket boys qualify. Their small West Virginia town Three Men in Scrote is proud explored further. In canon, the sotry is of them for two benches outside the livery stable in the rural backwater village of Scrote where nothing ever happens and takes a long time not doing it. On one bench are three young men, all agreed that at the earliest possible moment, they're going to get up, go a long way away, and do something with their success.
* In ''Film/SweetHomeAlabama'',
lives. Meanwhile on the lead got away other bench sit three old men... in Pessimal's Scrote, perhaps a hundred and fifty years before the "present", there are ''four'' young men. One too many, the historian who is relating the tale is heard to observe. The fourth young man, standing some way apart from her country life to make it big in [[BigApplesauce New York]] but then has to go home to a TheCityVsTheCountry plot.
* ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood'': Parodied when Malik first arrives at college, but
the three on the bench, is shot by "The Man".
* Inverted in ''Film/GoodWillHunting'', where mathematics prodigy Will Hunting wants to stay in Southie but his friends desperately want him to use his gifts to become
the one who gets out.
* Elements of this trope pop up in ''Film/BillyElliot''. His father
makes it. He is eventually faced with the decision later 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 his mark on history as Sir Cecil Smith-Rhodes, having made it out of their harsh life in a desperately poor community.
* In ''Film/TheDeparted'', Creator/JackNicholson's mob boss Costello announces, "I don't want
all the way to be [[DarkestAfrica Howondaland]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}} conquered a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me."
* ''Film/RoccoAndHisBrothers'': About a poor family that leaves backwards Sicily
country for the big city of Milan. There is tension in the family between Vincenzo who first married a non-Sicilian Empire]], 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.
* ''Film/IVitelloni'': All of the five Vitelloni want to get out of town and make
then modestly naming 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.
* ''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.
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* One episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' has this in the form of a young man who ran away from home in his youth and joined the military to escape his ControlFreak of a [[MyBelovedSmother mother.]] He eventually ends up taking in his next youngest brother after their mother manipulates the middle boy into killing his youngest sibling.


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* One episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' has an intentional (on the part of the mother) version of this in the form of a young man who ran away from home in his youth and joined the military to escape his whose ControlFreak of a [[MyBelovedSmother mother.]] mother]] deliberately moved and left him behind after his teacher called child services on suspicion of her abusing them. He eventually ends up taking in his next youngest brother after their mother manipulates the middle boy into killing his youngest sibling.



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* One episode of ''LawAndOrderSVU'' has this in the form of a young man who ran away from home in his youth and joined the military to escape his ControlFreak of a [[MyBelovedSmother mother.]] He eventually ends up taking in his next youngest brother after their mother manipulates the middle boy into killing his youngest sibling.


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* One episode of ''LawAndOrderSVU'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' has this in the form of a young man who ran away from home in his youth and joined the military to escape his ControlFreak of a [[MyBelovedSmother mother.]] He eventually ends up taking in his next youngest brother after their mother manipulates the middle boy into killing his youngest sibling.





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