The Defiant Ones (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  5 January 1986 (USA)
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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 »


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Complete credited cast:
Johnny 'Joker' Johnson
Cullen Monroe
Sheriff Leroy Doyle
Floyd Carpenter
Thalmus Rasulala ...
Ritch Brinkley ...
Deputy Miller
Charles Bartlett ...
First Guard
Bob Harris ...


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

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The story of two men in jail who escaped when they were going to be transferred into another place
19 October 2001 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This is a remake of the famous film of 1958 starred by Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier, i.e. a white and black men who hated each other but at the end both understood that their reason and means to escape are the same and it did not matter with the skin color. Weathers although not Poitier as an actor was close in his performance to Sidney. I cannot say the same about Robert Urich who was very far to be at the same level as Tony Curtis. Again here color and photography were much better than the version of 1958, but nothing else.

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