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The History of Movie Training Montages

Recapping the best and worst training montages throughout film history.

Team America: World Police

(2004)

The training montage in Team America takes the Wet Hot American Summer montage parody a step further. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are always more than ready to point out things that are cliché, and this scene is their evident denouncement of 30 years of interchangeable fitness/sports montages. Backed by the brilliant track, "We're Gonna Need a Montage," our hero Gary Johnston prepares to storm Kim Jong-il's palace by lifting weights, sitting in a gyroscope and shaving. NEXT: Superhero training >>

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