- "Siddown, Finney!"
- ―Malcolm to Finney.
Finney was a character that appears in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Finney was a survivor of the Simian Flu Pandemic. He worked closely with the newly elected human leader Dreyfus whilst living in the ruins of the once great San Francisco. When the Ape Colony attacked San Francisco lead by the corrupt ape Koba, Finney participated in the battle. Along with Dreyfus and many other soldiers, he shot at the apes from a balcony. By halfway through the battle, only him, Dreyfus and Werner were still alive. Werner had sent a radio message to the military asking for help, but in the meantime the survivors had to fend for themselves.
Dreyfus and Finney placed bombs all over the Ape-infested tower, hoping to kill all of the apes by blowing up the tower. When Malcolm appeared and threatened the three, Finney reached for his gun but Malcolm stopped him. Finney was surprised and frightened when Dreyfus threatened to activate the bombs, stating that he was saving the human race. Dreyfus activated the bombs, killing him, Werner and Finney in the explosion, while Malcolm managed to leap behind cover.