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Three Fugitives (1989)

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

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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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27 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los tres fugitivos  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,590,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lucas: [to Ned] You're an asshole.
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Connections

Remade as Tunay na magkaibigan, walang iwanan... peksman (1994) See more »

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Living in the City
Written and Performed by Gary Mallaber and Glenn Sherba
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Odd Trio On The Run
29 January 2012 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Francis Veber remakes his 'Les Fugitifs' into 'Three Fugitives'. Having not seen the original French version, as a standalone, I found this one to be charming, heartwarming and entertaining. It also holds nostalgic value for me as I remember first watching it years ago with an old friend.

The film never strays away from the main point and it always stays focused on the three main characters Lucas, Ned and Meg. Veber's direction is decent. He doesn't rely on cheap action thrills, such as grand explosion sequences or outrageous chases. The story is quite straightforward but Veber's prime tool of entrainment is the humour which is very effective. There are some hilarious one-liners and situational humour.

With a cast that includes Martin Short, Nick Nolte, James Earl Jone and Alan Ruck, very little can go wrong. Nolte and Short are funny as an odd couple, one an ex-con and another a down-on-his luck desperate father. They work well off one another just like Earl Jones and Ruck do. The scenes between Nolte and young Sarah Doroff are endearing to watch.

In the end, 'Three Fugitives' is a funny and 'sweet' movie. It's sweet in the sense that there's just the right level of sugar, not too saccharine like the usual Hollywood flick.


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