MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,130 this week

The Defiant Ones (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 January 1986 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 196 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Carl Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson share some things: They are both in jail and they both hate each other. After a fist fight the are going to be put into an other jailhouse by car. They come ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 313 titles
created 05 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1249 titles
created 23 Jul 2012
 
a list of 431 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 
a list of 378 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 4732 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Defiant Ones" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Defiant Ones (TV Movie 1986)

The Defiant Ones (TV Movie 1986) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Defiant Ones.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Street Justice (1991–1993)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Adam Beaudreaux was a soldier in Vietnam, when he got wounded. He was fortunate that a young boy named Grady Jameson, whose parents were missionaries, found him and got him to help. Years ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Weathers, Bryan Genesse, Charlene Fernetz
R.P.M. (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the hedy days of campus activism in the late 1960s. ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Ann-Margret, Gary Lockwood
The Bermuda Depths (TV Movie 1978)
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.

Director: Tsugunobu Kotani
Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Carl Weathers, Connie Sellecca
Fled (1996)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two prisoners chained together flee during an escape attempt gone bad.

Director: Kevin Hooks
Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin, Will Patton
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

One year after Mary Horror's rampage, Sheriff Tom has her spell book and wicked intentions of his own.

Director: Ryan Scott Weber
Stars: Joe Parascand, Lloyd Kaufman, Jason Jackson
Drama | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum
Assault on Death Mountain (TV Movie 1999)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Mike and his team of shadow warriors are working freelance on military operations. When Mike thinks he recognises a biochemical terrorist from his past they uncover a plot to attack Seattle... See full summary »

Director: Jon Cassar
Stars: Hulk Hogan, Shannon Tweed, Carl Weathers
The Man Who Fell to Earth (TV Movie 1987)
Action | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An alien lands on earth, and decides that he needs to take a job in order to raise money to build a spaceship so he can get back to his home planet.

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Lewis Smith, James Laurenson, Robert Picardo
Braker (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Failed TV pilot about a black veteran cop paired with a white unseasoned partner to investigate crime in L.A.

Director: Victor Lobl
Stars: Carl Weathers, Joseph Bottoms, Anne Schedeen
Long Time Gone (TV Movie 1986)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A "world-class screw-up" private eye finds his world and his attention changed when he is reunited with his estranged 11-year old son. At the film's beginning, Le Mat is a down-on-his-luck ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Paul Le Mat, Wil Wheaton, Ann Dusenberry
Jailbirds (TV Movie 1991)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Burt Brinckerhoff
Stars: Phylicia Rashad, Dyan Cannon, Dakin Matthews
A Long Way Home (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Many years after being abandoned by his parents, Donald sets out in search of his siblings. His biggest challenge is cutting through layers of bureaucratic red tape. He happens upon a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Rosanna Arquette
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Johnny 'Joker' Johnson
...
Cullen Monroe
...
Sheriff Leroy Doyle
...
Floyd Carpenter
...
Pauline
Thalmus Rasulala ...
Fred
...
Mason
Ritch Brinkley ...
Lonny
...
Deputy Miller
...
Clyde
Charles Bartlett ...
Jeffcoat
...
First Guard
Bob Harris ...
Driver
Edit

Storyline

Carl Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson share some things: They are both in jail and they both hate each other. After a fist fight the are going to be put into an other jailhouse by car. They come to blows so wild that their transport has an accident. They manage to escape chained to each other, still hating each other and the sheriff hunting them. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A megbilincseltek  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of The Defiant Ones (1958) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Stick with the Original
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Defiant Ones, The (1986)

** (out of 4)

Carl Weathers and Robert Urich take over the roles originally played by Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis in this made for TV remake. If you've seen the original film then this one really doesn't offer anything new plot wise. There are a few minor changes made to the story but everything is basically the same. I found this to be somewhat better than I expected due to the performance of Weathers but it's in no way, shape or form on the same level as the original, which I feel is one of the greatest films ever made. Weathers gives a very strong performance in his role but Urich is only so-so but the two do have good chemistry together. The supporting cast is decent but they really bring the film down, which wasn't the case for the original, which featured some terrific supporting performances. The music score is also pretty annoying as it goes for a semi-hard rock sound, which really doesn't do the film any justice.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How to watch this movie ? Jean-Bagin
Discuss The Defiant Ones (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?