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Three Fugitives (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  27 January 1989 (USA)
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Sarah Rowland Doroff ...
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Dugan
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Tener
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Horvath
David Arnott ...
Bank Teller
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Charlie
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Woman Cop
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Tucker
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Dog Handler
Bill Cross ...
Guard at Prison
Stanley Brock ...
Release Sergeant
John Procaccino ...
Highway Patrolman
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On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery. Perry has decided to hold up the local bank to raise money so that he can keep his daughter, Meg, and get her the treatment she needs. Dugan, a detective, assumes Lucas helped plan the robbery, and hence Lucas, Perry and Meg become three fugitives. Written by Rob Hartill

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They rob banks. She steals hearts.

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Action | Comedy

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27 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los tres fugitivos  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,590,000 (USA)
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Martin Short's character was previously played by Pierre Richard, who also appeared in La Chevre (1981). Short once again played his role in the American remake, Pure Luck (1991). See more »

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When Lucas gets off the ferry and sees Dugan from around 100 yards away while heading towards him, you can see two young men going by when the camera pans on Dugan, but as as Lucas approaches and gets really close up to Dugan, you can see those same two men going by. By now, they should have been some way away and not in the shot. See more »

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Ned Perry: [after putting a teddy bear inside his dress to look like a pregnant woman] This is gonna be one really surprised obstetrician...
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Hard Work
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Decent Fun!
24 May 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A remake of Les Fugitifs, a 1986 French comedy, 'Three Fugitives' is Decent Fun! Though nothing amazing or extremely touching, this crime-comedy is engaging at parts & well-acted nevertheless.

'Three Fugitives' Synopsis: On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery. Perry has decided to hold up the local bank to raise money so that he can keep his daughter, Meg, and get her the treatment she needs. Dugan, a detective, assumes Lucas helped plan the robbery, and hence Lucas, Perry and Meg become three fugitives.

'Three Fugitives' is consistently watchable, thanks to its engaging narrative. The series of events that happen with its conjoined protagonists is mostly fun. Having said that, the film doesn't work entirely. The pace drops in its second-hour & hence the impact overall, is hampered.

Francis Veber's Screenplay & Direction are good. He's written some bits well & has captured the film well. Cinematography & Editing are standard.

Performance-Wise: Nick Nolte is a complete scene-stealer, as always. Martin Short is in remarkable form, enacting his part with excellent timing. Sarah Doroff is cute. James Earl Jones is first-rate.

On the whole, 'Three Fugitives' has some problems, but they are mostly done away by its lighthearted tone & fine performances.


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