MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,172 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 185 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

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1165 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 383 titles
created 05 Jun 2012
 
a list of 2013 titles
created 15 Oct 2012
 
a list of 3752 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 378 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


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

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dangerous Passion (TV Movie 1990)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A security man (Weathers) goes to work for a sadistic gangster (Williams) with an alluring wife (McKee). Of course, the wife and the security man immediately hit it off. After the gangster ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Miller
Stars: Carl Weathers, Billy Dee Williams, Lonette McKee
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 | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The loyalty of a tight group of friends is put to the test when there's a date rape within the circle. They close ranks to prevent the secret from getting out. The victim of the rape ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Porter
Stars: Wil Wheaton, Brian Krause, Michael Cudlitz
The Man Who Fell to Earth (TV Movie 1987)
Action | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 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
Semi-Tough (1977)
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity
Friday Foster (1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge
The Curse (1987)
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Nathan Crane is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. ... See full summary »

Director: David Keith
Stars: Wil Wheaton, Claude Akins, Malcolm Danare
Death Hunt (1981)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and... See full summary »

Director: Peter R. Hunt
Stars: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Mr. T's first starring made-for-TV movie role has him playing a tough and scowling, but softhearted, nightclub bouncer who finds himself involved with a bunch of kids after being conned into taking over a youth center.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Mr. T, Dennis Dugan, John P. Navin Jr.
Long Time Gone (TV Movie 1986)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 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
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

 
The story of two men in jail who escaped when they were going to be transferred into another place
19 October 2001 | by (Italy) – 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.


5 of 10 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:
?