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Three Fugitives (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 27 January 1989 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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)

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$40,590,000 (USA)
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The character Meg is mute for most of the movie. James Earl Jones, who plays Dugan, was functionally mute for eight years until he reached high school. See more »

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At the end of the movie when they are heading toward Canada the sign says 13 miles. The mountain you see is Mt. Rainier, but you cannot see Mt. Rainier from the Canadian border. See more »

Quotes

Woman Cop: Do you know what kidnapping her will get you?
Ned Perry: Yeah, her
[meaning his daughter]
Ned Perry: .
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Connections

Referenced in Francis Veber artisan du rire: La saga Pignon (2001) See more »

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Hard Work
Written by Brian O'Neal
Performed by The Bus Boys
Courtesy of Voss Records
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Wonderful funny film
8 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If I ever need cheering up, I watch this movie. One of my favourite comedies.

The unlikely pairing of Nick Nolte and Martin Short works wonderfully, with Nolte as the hardened ex-con Lucas, unwittingly gets involved in the bumbling bank robbery carried out by Short (Ned Perry). James Earl Jones plays the cop who has been itching to nail Lucas once again and assumes that, once Lucas is taken hostage by Perry, that they are in it together.

The first 15-20 minutes contain some pure slapstick which has me crying with laughter every time I see it.

It is particularly heartening to see the tough guy Nolte being enchanted by Martin Short's mute 6 year old daughter.

Lovely, simple and heartwarming.


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