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Three Fugitives (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 27 January 1989 (USA)
A reformed bank robber is taken hostage by a desperate man during a bank hold up, but is forced to go on the run with his captor when they're both mistakenly thought to be in cahoots.

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Sarah Rowland Doroff ...
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Dugan
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Tener
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David Arnott ...
Bank Teller
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Charlie
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Tucker
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Bowles
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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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Action | Comedy

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27 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Bankentrio  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,590,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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One of a number of mid-late 1980s comedy movies with the word "Three" prefixed in the title. The films include ¡Three Amigos! (1986), Three Fugitives (1989), 3 Men and a Baby (1987), Three Men and a Cradle (1985), and 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990). See more »

Goofs

When the police arrives at the bank Ned is robbing, Ned peeks through the blinds. Seeing from outside the window, the blinds show bottom sides. The next scene showing from inside shows the blinds again bottom sides which should have been the opposite showing top sides of the blinds. See more »

Quotes

[When Ned is taken hostage at a bank]
Lucas: Maybe I better stay with you guys a little longer.
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Hard Work
Written by Brian O'Neal
Performed by The Bus Boys
Courtesy of Voss Records
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No need to run away from this one
17 November 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is not as bad or as unfunny a movie as some IMDb posters make out. The central situation of Lucas (Nick Nolte), a tough, professional heist-meister, being taken hostage by Perry (Martin Short), a bungling first-time bank robber, is pleasingly ridiculous. In particular, Perry's antics in the early bank robbery scenes are laugh-out-loud funny; as is Lucas's later violent entry into the bar where Perry is being held prisoner. The section towards the end, when Perry is disguised as a woman is also reasonably amusing. The scenes between Lucas and Perry's daughter (Sarah Rowland Doroff), are quite touching, when they could easily have been been sickly sentimental. (It helps that the little girl is supposed to have a psychological problem, so she hardly speaks.)

On the downside, there are undoubtedly soggy patches in the middle of the film, including the scene where James Earl Jones and Alan Ruck, as the two policemen leading the chase for Perry and Lucas, find it hilariously funny that Lucas was treated for a gunshot wound by a crazy vet who thought he was a dog. Another defect is the whiny music, which is repetitive and irritating.

All in all, this may not be a film to spend much money on, but is worth watching if it turns up on TV.


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