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10 Best Last-Minute Rescues In Movies

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  • Posted on 17th Sep, 2022 19:32 PM

Movies often see the heroes on the backfoot before someone comes to their aid, and there are some truly nail-biting last-minute rescues.

In film, it's common for things to become as bleak as possible before the victory. The heroes often find themselves on the back foot, overwhelmed, and helpless when somebody comes to their aid. To mine the tension even further, this happens at the last moment when the heroes are seconds away from death or defeat.

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This happens frequently in movies. It can be one person coming to the rescue of another, a squad arriving to save the hero, or even the cavalry coming to save an entire army. However it happens, some films are known for their exciting rescues at the last second.


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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a film full of daring rescues, as almost every major character goes out of their way to save the others at some point. Curse of the Black Pearl even has a rescue after the plot has wrapped up, giving the film one last excellent action scene before the credits role.

Despite his role in stopping Barbossa, Jack is dragged back to the gallows and set to be hanged for his crimes. Will, despite his pardon, charges through the crowd and interrupts the hanging. He saves Jack, duels the executioner, and finally cuts him free before they fight their way through Port Royal's soldiers.

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