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Release Date:
5 January 1986 (USA) See more »
Carl Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson share some things: They are both in jail and they both hate each other... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Robert Urich ... Johnny 'Joker' Johnson

Carl Weathers ... Cullen Monroe

Ed Lauter ... Sheriff Leroy Doyle

Barry Corbin ... Floyd Carpenter

Laurie O'Brien ... Pauline

Thalmus Rasulala ... Fred

William Sanderson ... Mason
Ritch Brinkley ... Lonny

Ebbe Roe Smith ... Deputy Miller

Wil Wheaton ... Clyde
Charles Bartlett ... Jeffcoat

Richard Fullerton ... First Guard
Bob Harris ... Driver

Directed by
David Lowell Rich 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Lee Barrett 
Harold Jacob Smith  story
Nedrick Young  story (as Nathan Douglas)

Produced by
Robert Lovenheim .... producer
Robert Urich .... co-producer
Carl Weathers .... co-producer
Original Music by
Steve Dorff 
Cinematography by
Rexford L. Metz 
Film Editing by
Richard Bracken 
Casting by
Ross Brown 
Mary West 
Production Design by
Beala Neel 
Set Decoration by
Sam Gross 
Makeup Department
Michael Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Ballew .... assistant director
Robert Engelman .... assistant director
Jennifer Kingry .... assistant director
Art Department
Vic Petrotta Jr. .... property master
Kenneth Milfred .... lead man (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Andy Evans .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Hofstein .... camera operator
Location Management
Orin Kennedy .... location manager
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Larry Herbstritt .... orchestrator
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Other crew
Sheila Menzies .... stand-in

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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Wil Wheaton filmed his scenes in between foot surgeries.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of The Defiant Ones (1958)See more »


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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The story of two men in jail who escaped when they were going to be transferred into another place, 19 October 2001
Author: esteban1747 from Spain

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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