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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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Bill Cross ...
Guard at Prison
Stanley Brock ...
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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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Nick Nolte's character was previously played by Gérard Depardieu. Depardieu also appeared in Boudu (2005), a remake of Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932), while Nolte appeared in Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), as the American version of Depardieu's character. 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

Lucas: [to Ned] You're an asshole.
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Remade as Tunay na magkaibigan, walang iwanan... peksman (1994) See more »

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Visiting the Zoo
Written by John Easdale
Performed by Dramarama
Courtesy of Questionmark Records
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odd couple not that funny but at least they have a cute little girl
23 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Lucas (Nick Nolte) gets parole after 5 years in prison for armed robbery. He catches a ride from detective Duggan (James Earl Jones) and his partner Tener (Alan Ruck) to the bank to open an account. Suddenly, incompetent robber Ned Perry (Martin Short) rushes in. He takes Lucas hostage but everybody assumes that Lucas is the robber. Ned is struggling to get the money for his daughter Meg's medical treatment. He had a nervous breakdown after his wife's death and she hasn't said a word since then.

The initial joke is a gruff, angry Nolte constantly beating up on Short. That may be funny for awhile but even that doesn't last. The movie tries to win over our hearts with a cute little girl. I don't have anything mean to say. The movie is trying really hard to pluck those heart strings. The odd couple gets separated for long stretches. They're not that funny even when they're together. These two with a little girl has that light 80's comedic feel but it fails to deliver much comedy.


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