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  • American Pie: Covert Pervert Michelle demands her name be said when Jim is about to orgasm.
    Michelle: What's my name? Say my name, bitch!
    Jim: Michelle! Michelle.
  • Back to the Future:
    • Doc and Marty do plenty of this.
    • Regardless of the decade, or even the century, a Tannen will address Marty with "Hey, McFly!"
  • Being Carl Williams: Actor Gyton Grantley is seen confused for real life underworld killer Carl Williams (whom he played in the TV series Underbelly). His desperate efforts to convince his assailants that he's not the real Carl Williams are not helped when the man they want 'Carl' to kill spots Gyton Grantley for the first time, likewise confuses him for Carl Williams, and immediately launches into this trope.
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  • Cast Away: "WIIILSSOOON! I'm sorry, Wilson!" When Chuck loses Wilson, a volleyball with a face painted on it (his way of coping with the isolation), while at sea.
  • Chain Reaction: Morgan Freeman's character repeatedly says Keanu Reeves's character's name in casual conversation. It's not for dramatic effect, it's just bad writing.
  • Chronicle: In the climax, heroic Matt is constantly shouting his cousin Andrew's name, first calmly pleading, then desperately sobbing for him to stop his Roaring Rampage of Revenge. It doesn't work.
  • Deadpool turns this into a running gag, with Torture Technician Ajax demanding that the titular character call him by his given name instead of "Francis", his real name. It's defied again and again by Deadpool, culminating in their final confrontation:
    Ajax: What's my name?
    Deadpool: (cocks gun) Who fucking cares.
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  • Disaster Movie: This Seltzer and Friedberg monstrosity has characters from random films saying who they are, complete with I Am Not Shazam.
  • Downfall: Adolf Hitler screams Hermann Fegelein's last name after finding out he has deserted the bunker. "FEGELEIN! FEGELEIN! FEGELEIN!" This scene tends to then be a popular choice for people to give gag subtitles for Hitler Rants videos.
  • Bela Lugosi's Dracula (1931): Jonathan Harker and Mina are pretty much reduced to this for most of the film.
  • Ella Cinders (a Twice-Told Tale of Cinderella): The film starts off with Ella's stepmother and two stepsisters all screaming her name at once, as each has a menial task for her to do.
  • Ever After:
    • Prince Henry returns to rescue Danielle (not that she needs much rescuing), he makes an apology for being a complete Jerkass. Danielle tells him to say it again, and he apologizes again, but she says: "No, the part where you say my name." The prince only knew Danielle by a pseudonym for the majority of the movie.
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    • Prince Henry tells Danielle to call him Henry instead of "Your Highness", which is how he demanded she refer to him as when he discovered she was actually a commoner.
      • Fridge logic: as Danielle was only impersonating a Countess, she should've been calling him Your Highness anyway. Calling a royal by their first name is something only another royal would ever dare do!
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Ed Rooney calls his secretary when he sees that Ferris' absence count has dropped from 9 to 2 because Ferris hacked his computer.
    Ed Rooney: Grace!……GRACE!!……GRAAACE!!!
  • The first time Dylan and Jamie have sex in Friends with Benefits, this happens:
    Dylan: Say my name.
    Jamie: Dylan Francis Harper Jr.
    Dylan: Not my full name.
    Jamie: Sorry, I had to fill out a lot of your paperwork.
  • The Fugitive features a lot of Deputy Marshal Sam Gerard yelling Richard Kimble's name, from their first encounter at Barkley Dam to the staircase chase later in the film, and finally during the showdown in the laundry. Since most everyone else just refers to him as 'Kimble', it's a nice touch that Sam constantly says "Richard!" instead.
    • Notably, Gerard himself also has his entire team - even the marshals' secretary - address him as "Sam".
  • Gladiator: Whenever Maximus Decimus Meridius wins a gladiator match, the crowd chants his name. Before he reveals his identity they shout, "SPANIARD! SPANIARD! SPANIARD!" and afterward it's, "MAXIMUS! MAXIMUS! MAXIMUS!"
  • In the final scene of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Blondie (Clint Eastwood) forces Tuco (Eli Wallach) to stand on a cross with a noose around his neck as punishment for everything the latter has done to the former, then rides away with half the bags of gold they were looking for. As the tension builds and builds, Tuco, bound, unarmed and helpless, screams BLONDIE! several times, and each time he does, he almost loses his footing on the cross. Don't worry about him, though, he's saved at the last minute.
  • Film of the Book Outlaw of Gor: Protagonist Tarl Cabot's name is said fifty-five times in the first ten minutes alone (IMDB's count), mostly by Cabot's annoying, wormy friend.
  • Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later: At the end, Laurie turns the tables on Michael Myers and screams his name, effectively. turning the hunter into the hunted.
  • Harry Potter: People tend to say Harry's name a lot. He's the protagonist, after all. Someone made a montage of all the times characters say "Potter." See also a REVISED version.
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II: Siskel & Ebert mocked the film for the two lead characters screaming their names at each other during the entire film. Roger Ebert commented he became intimately familiar with their names because the movie never let him forget them.
  • Help!: Near the end, after Ringo Starr gets kidnapped by Kaili's Path of Inspiration, there is a lot of calling for Ringo.
  • Highlander II: The Quickening: Here we have a glorious mid-quickening "RAAMIIREEZ!" after Connor kills General Katana's two henchmen. Then we learn that the quickening has the never-seen-before-or-after power to bring people back to life by screaming their names.
  • Home Alone: When Kevin's mom realizes that she has forgotten something…that she has left something at home…"KEVIN!"
    • Bonus points for that coming right after Kevin called out for his mother after seeing a frightening scene in a movie.
    • Home Alone 2: When the family arrives in Florida without Kevin, even though he was with them at the airport in Chicago, the actress outdoes herself from the previous film, seen here.
  • The Host has the protagonist Gang-du calling for his missing daughter Hyun-seo a lot.
  • Indiana Jones
    • The titular character gets "INDY!" or "JONES!" screamed at him all the time.
    • There's also a notable moment in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when his father saves him from a Death by Materialism by finally addressing him by his preferred moniker "Indiana" (instead of "Junior").
  • Inkheart: An effective twist. The camera shows us Resa yelling Meggie's name as Meggie is being shoved away by guards, but since she is mute there is no sound.
  • Inside the universe of Jack Slater IV in Last Action Hero, Dekker screams Slater's last name so loudly he can break glass.
  • In Mario (1984), Mario flees into the forest after he accidentally kills another boy. Simon runs after him, screaming his name.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe many, many examples:
    Peggy: Steve? ...Steve? (crying) Steve?
    • Special mention in The Avengers (2012) to Natasha's faint little "Bruce?" as he becomes the other guy.
    • Big moment in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
      Cap: Bucky?
      Winter Solider: Who the hell is Bucky?.
      • Also when Black Widow gets zapped and Pierce gunned down, Nick Fury rushes over to her repeatedly saying "Natasha! Natasha!" in a rare moment of solicitude for him.
    • Happen frequently in Guardians of the Galaxy with the tradition Drax yelling his nemesis Ronan's name or using full title of "Ronan the Accuser" when face to face. Gamora like Pepper and Peggy gains habit of yelling her Love Interest during a crisis namely screaming "PETER!" during the climax, and saying it more frequently during the sequel and Infinity War. Can't forget Rocket saying "Groot? Groot? Groot?", there two heavy Tear Jerker(s) with Groot firstly his Heroic Sacrifice in Guardians 1 and when he is fading to dust in Infinity War.
    • In Ant-Man the titular character love to shout his beloved daughter "CASSIE!"'s name as well her stepfather Jim. Hank Pym is normally a pretty stoic man, but if there's two things that he passionate about (aside from his daughter), it's his wife as in a Flash Back he shouts "JANET!!" in despair when she goes subatomic to stop a missile.
    • Quite a bit in Captain America: Civil War:
      • When Rhoedy gets accidentally blasted out of the sky by Vision, Tony panics first "Rhoedy" then "RHODES!!" before he hits the ground.
      • Tear Jerker example comes from Howard Maria Stark in a recording when their car is crashed by Bucky Howard recognizes the Winter Solider and weakly says "Sergeant Barnes?" before Bucky breaks his skull killing him all while Maria (still in the car) weakly calls out "Howard?".
    • Black Panther (2018) has a variation where the people of Wakanda chant their king T'challa name, this doubles a Theme Music Power-Up.
    • Many examples in Avengers: Infinity War but Thor's "BRING ME THANOOOOOS" is the winner.
  • McFarland, USA: The last 10 or so lines of the movie are the town's name... "McFarland!", said with various inflections.
  • Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah likes to say his own name a lot.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean:
  • In Pumping Iron, Lou Ferrigno starts shouting "ARNOLD! ARNOLD! ARNOLD! ARNOLD!" with each rep during a lift.
  • RENT: "MIMIIIII!" An anguished Roger screams after he's finished singing to her and thinks that she's dead..
  • Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet:
    • Leonardo DiCaprio's Romeo lets out an anguished "JULIET! JULIET!" when he learns of Juliet's fate. Though unbeknownst to him, she's Not Quite Dead.
    • During Mercutio's death scene, we have: "NO! MERCUTIO!"
  • Rush Hour 2: Lee and Carter have what they think is a bomb but can't decide what to do with it. Hilarity Ensues:
    Carter: LEE!
    Lee: CARTER!
    Carter: LEE!
    Lee: CARTER!
    ': [takes a breath] LEE!
  • Scary Movie, first part. Cindy and Bobby finally have sex. Bobby's dream has come true. Or has it?
    Bobby: Whut?
    Cindy: [slaps him] WHAT'S MY NAME, BITCH? [slaps him HARD]
    Bobby: [crying] Ow, God, it's CINDY!
  • Serenity: Played for laughs. Jayne, who is not the smartest cookie in their crew, screams Mal's name when they are robbing money from the Aliance. As if he wanted to get caught or something.
    Jayne: MAAAL!
    Mal: Every heist he's gotta start yelling my name.
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009): Watson, while running after the villain with Holmes following a couple hundred feet behind him, trips a bomb wire, hears ticking, and in (what he thinks is) his last living moment, has the presence of mind to turn around with his hand thrown out in the universal "stop" gesture and scream "HOOOOLLLMMES!" to warn Holmes not to come any nearer, as he's about to get blown up. However, in the film's trailer, the clip is cut in such a way that the implication is that Watson has just seen something dangerous happening to Holmes and is doing this trope combined with a Futile Hand Reach of concern.
  • Skyfall:
    • An imprisoned Silvia tries to invoke this by demanding M call him by his real name. She will have none of it.
      M: Your name is on the memorial wall of the very building you attacked. I will have it struck off. Soon, your past will be as non-existent as your future.
    • The next scene plays it straight when M turns to Bond and tells him Silva's real name, Tiago Rodriguez.
  • Slumdog Millionaire: Jamal sees that his love interest has met him at the train station like promised and happily yells out "Latika! Latika!" This soon changes to a horrified "LATIKAAA!" when he looks behind her and sees his brother racing after her to drag her back to the gang leader she was trying to escape from.
  • Son of the Mask: The first couple of times Odin appears are precipitated with him calling out to his son:
  • Spider-Man Trilogy: Spider-Man calls his beloved Mary Jane several times with various flavors. See this compilation: "HANG ON, MARY JANE!"
  • Star Trek:
    • "KHAAAAAN!" Captain Kirk is being a Large Ham on purpose, in order to fool Khan into thinking he's won.
    • Khan has his fair share of shouting "KIRK!"
    • First Contact: Data's name is also shouted at him by the Borg Queen at an appropriate moment. His response? "Resistance is futile."
    • The franchise parodied itself in the movie from 2009, where the name shouted by Nero is "SPOCK!" With the interesting twist that he was thwarted by his enemy's younger self.
    • Still in the 2009 reboot, Spock calling Lt. Uhura by her first name "Nyota" is meaningful because it emphasizes the fact she is his significant other too, beyond being a fellow officer. You can tell a scene is more personal for him when he refers to her as "Nyota". Furthermore, it is the first time her first name is uttered in canon, and there is a running joke with Kirk in the first movie as he tries to make her tell him what's her first name but she refuses to.
    Lt. Nyota Uhura: I'll be monitoring your frequency.
    Spock: thank you, Nyota.
    James T. Kirk: (after Uhura leaves) So her first name's Nyota?
    Spock: I have no comment on the matter..
    • See this video: "Spock!" "Captain!" "Bones!" "Spock!" "Jim!" Spock is bedridden. Kirk is worried. Doctor is concerned.
    • Star Trek Into Darkness played it relatively straight on the other hand, as an infuriated and emotional Spock has to helplessly watch Kirk die. Cue Spock going "KHAAAAAN!"
  • Reb Brown makes a cottage industry of this in Strike Commando, most often screaming the name of his nemesis, "JAKODAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"
  • Sucker Punch: In Baby-Doll's imagination, Sweet Pea does this during Rocket's Dying Moment of Awesome and Heroic Sacrifice, after she's been saved by her. This coincides with Rocket getting stabbed after pushing Sweet Pea away from the chef.
    Sweet Pea: ROOOCKEEEEET!
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze: When the Turtles are waiting for Shredder to show up at the site of their showdown.
    Raphael: SHREDDER!
    (Other turtles jump in surprise. Donatello grabs Raph's shoulder.)
    Don: Thanks, Raph! I may never have the hiccups again!
  • The Edge: Alec Baldwin's character says "Charles" (the name of Anthony Hopkins' character) dozens, maybe hundreds of times. See the evidence.
  • The Godfather Part III: From Vincent Mancini when killing The Dragon : "How are you, Joe... [Shoots him three times] ZASA!"
    • Michael also screams "Altobello!" when he's having a diabetic attack.
  • In the 2005 "remix" of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari:
    • Frances has lots of fun screaming Caligari's name during one chase scene.
    • Caligari has lots of fun with "CESARE! WAKE UP, CESARE!"
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Edmund and Lucy are constantly calling each other's name whenever they're separated from each other or when they're talking to one another.
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: RIDDIIICK! — Every Bounty Hunter, Mercenary Leader, and otherwise sapient baddy in any part of the franchise.
  • The Dark Knight:
    • When Harvey Dent after getting half his face burned off demands that Jim Gordon tell him the nickname the cops had for him when he was an investigator in Internal Affairs: "Two-Face. Harvey Two-Face."
  • The Final: Near the end, Dane has Jerk Jock Bradley strapped to a chair and tells him to say his name. Dane is shocked to learn that, despite Bradley bullying him for years, Bradley does not even know his name.
  • The Graduate. The glass-pounding scene in the church when the titular graduate screams "ELAINE!" at the top of his voice (twenty times!). Elaine is getting married to someone else and he does not want that.
  • The Lord of the Rings film trilogy:
    • Frodo screaming "GAANDAAALFF!!" just before he gives his Big "NO!" as the Balrog drags Gandalf down with it, seemingly killing the latter.
    • Sam screaming, "FRODOO!!" Heck, you can make a drinking game out of the number of times Frodo's name is said or yelled out (by any character).
  • The Magnificent Seven:
    • The scene introducing James Coburn's character, the knife thrower and The Quiet One, Britt, ends with **Yul Brenner's character saying "Britt.". Britt's response is "Chris." (Incidentally, that's 1/11th of all the lines Coburn has in the entire film. We said he was The Quiet One.)
    • In the end Bernardo (played by Charles Bronson) gets shot protecting the three kids who earlier promised to always remember him and to bring fresh flowers to his grave, should he get killed. Their final lines in the following conversation:
    Bernardo: What's my name?
    The Kids: Bernardo! Bernardo!
    Bernardo: Damn right! (dies)
  • The Mask of Zorro: In the climax, Diego and Rafael have an understated version, where it's practically a whisper. It actually makes it more powerful.
    Rafael: de la Vega.
    Diego: Rafael. [punches him]
  • The Neverending Story:
    • Atreyu screams his horse's name, "ARTAX!", when said horse succumbs to the Swamps of Sadness, sinking into the marsh and drowning.
    • Bastian can only cure the Empress and save Fantasia by giving her a new name and shouting it aloud. "MOOONCHIIILD!"
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The infamous Rocky Roll Call scene, after Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Brad, and Dr. Scott catch Janet and Rocky in the tank after they have (musical) sex. "Janet!" "Dr. Scott!" "Janet!" "Brad!" "Rocky!" "[grunt]" "Janet!" "Dr. Scott!" "Janet!" "Brad!" "Rocky!" "[grunt]" "Janet!" "Dr. Scott!" "Janet!" "Brad!" "Rocky!" "[grunt]" They go through this three times, each time with the exact same expressions and inflections. For bonus points, at midnight showings shout "Bullwinkle!" after Rocky.
  • Star Wars:
    • A New Hope: Han and Leila shout "LUKE" over and over when the trash compactor monster pulls him under. Bonus points, Hans initially says just "kid" (the nickname he gave Luke) but quickly changes tune as he becomes more concerned about Luke's life.
    • The Empire Strikes Back: Luke, when he realizes his gunner is dead.
    • The Force Awakens, at the beginning of Han Solo's confrontation with Kylo Ren AKA his son Ben.
      Han: BEN!
      • And as a horrified Finn witnesses Rey being kidnapped by the First Order, he undergoes this along with several Big "NO!"s.
      Finn: REEEEEEEEY!
  • The Ten Commandments: Seti I reluctantly commands that the name "Moses" must be stripped from every monument and text in Egypt. This was really how the Egyptians made you an Unperson and banned your soul from the next life. It also "explains" why Moses isn't mentioned in Egyptian documents. Cecil B. DeMille resurrects the historical Moses and grants him passage to heaven by having everybody say his name.
  • Titanic (1997): Watch it with a notepad and write down how many times the names "Jack" and "Rose" are called out between the two characters. Even if you don't make a Drinking Game out of it, your vision will still swim by the first hour of the movie. This is not a joke or exaggeration. See the evidence. note .
  • Trading Places: There's a simultaneous one after a key revelation for the main characters: "CLARENCE BEEKS?!"
  • Transformers:
    • In the trailers, the lead character Sam Witwicky shouts the name of the Autobot leader. OPTIMUS!
    • In the final battle, Optimus Prime arrives in the city and confronts Megatron, who had just killed Jazz. Optimus seems rather angry to see Megatron alive and well, and the fact he is holding the corpse of one of Optimus's friends doesn't help, whereas Megatron seems almost happy to see his rival. They haven't seen each other in over 10,000 years. Their first words to each other?
    Optimus Prime: MEGATRON!
    Megatron: PRIIIME!
  • In the Woody Allen Gag Dub What's Up, Tiger Lily?, Phil and Suki are trying to find each other in the hold of a ship. They're calling each others' names over and over and over again to where they start calling out their own names.
  • In When Darkness Falls, Leyla screams her sister's name when Nina gets hit by a truck:
    Nina: Leyla!
    Leyla: NIINAAAAAA!
  • X-Men Film Series:
    • X2: X-Men United: Professor X desperately yells "SCOTT!!!" when he realizes that Stryker has set up a trap for him.
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past:
      • In 1973, Xavier angrily screams "ERIIIIIIIIK!!!" when Sentinels begin shooting at the crowd that has gathered at the White House. Although Magneto (who is wearing a telepathy-blocking helmet) has not yet appeared in his line of vision, Charles just knows that no one else would be causing this mayhem.
      • Logan hollers "CHARLES!" to warn his ally (who is wheelchair-bound) that he's about to be hit by a large chunk of the stadium.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse:
      • Xavier yells "JEEEEEEAN!!!" to snap her out of her visions of the world's end.
      • An alarmed Raven shouts "CHARLES!!!" when her unconscious foster brother is kidnapped by Magneto.
      • Apocalypse bellows Charles' name several times at Large Ham levels while searching for his escaped prisoner.
      • Desperate for help, Cyclops yells "HANK!!!" twice as Apocalypse partially fuses Scott into a wall.
  • In Chappie, the hero robot's name "Chappie" is utter more than 170 times during the film.
  • In The Great Race, Professor Fate screams out his bumbling sidekick Max's name after every single one of their experiments and projects goes wrong.
  • In Run Wild, Run Free, a lot of Philip's mother's dialogue consists of yelling "Philip? Philip!"

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