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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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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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,590,000 (USA)
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WILHELM SCREAM: When Lucas (Nick Nolte) drives the truck into the King Salmon Bar and Charlie gets thrown through the wall into the bathroom. 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 »

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Woman Cop: Do you know what kidnapping her will get you?
Ned Perry: Yeah, her
[meaning his daughter]
Ned Perry: .
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Hard Work
Written by Brian O'Neal
Performed by The Bus Boys
Courtesy of Voss Records
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Hilarious movie...
21 July 2003 | by (My House, Canada) – See all my reviews

..."Three Fugitives" is an action comedy about an ex-con (Nick Nolte) who - on his first day out of prison - is taken hostage by a neurotic father (Martin Short). The two are taken - along with Short's daughter (Sarah Rowland Doroff) - on a long journey full of laughs and excitement.

Nick Nolte is probably not the greatest actor for comedies, but he still delivers well. Short is obviously hilarious, as he is most of the time, and Doroff is as good as she could be. James Earl Jones and Alan Ruck also make funny appearances.

The only really annoying part about "Three Fugitives" is the constant use of eighties guitar music in the background. That is probably the worst sounding noise in history.

Funny family movie (despite a few cuss-words), 7/10.


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