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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

As Lucas opens the building door to visit Meg, he is carrying the stuffed monkey by the back leg. The view switches to the hall, showing him come through the door carrying the monkey by the neck. 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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Living in the City
Written and Performed by Gary Mallaber and Glenn Sherba
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Exquisite comedy which deserves to be seen more often
30 September 2009 | by (Belfast, NI) – See all my reviews

While being a great enthusiast of French cinema, I hadn't heard of Francis Veber when I saw this magnificent comedy in 1989. Unfortunately his wonderful films were never released in the UK, until 'Le Dîner des Cons'. So I came to it fresh... and WOW. Here we have Nick Nolte in a perfect role as the tough former bank robber and Martin Short as the perfect nerdish but determined sidekick. The opening bank robbery sequence, that sets up the film is magnificent and hilarious. The sub-plot involving the little girl is sweet and moving - almost worthy of Chaplin. The loopy vet is amazing and one of his scenes had me crawling on the floor with laughter. I could start analysing the structure or the mise en scène, but such sophistry is irrelevant - just see it and laugh out loud like you will rarely have done so before. (Amazingly I haven't seen the original with Depardieu and Pierre Richard... why don't they release a subtitled version?????)


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