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Three Fugitives -- Comedy about an ex-bank robber who finds himself as a hostage in a bungled robbery.


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Writer (WGA):
Francis Veber (written by)
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Release Date:
27 January 1989 (USA) See more »
They rob banks. She steals hearts.
On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nick Nolte ... Lucas

Martin Short ... Ned Perry
Sarah Rowland Doroff ... Meg Perry

James Earl Jones ... Dugan

Alan Ruck ... Tener

Kenneth McMillan ... Horvath
David Arnott ... Bank Teller

Bruce McGill ... Charlie

Lee Garlington ... Woman Cop

Sy Richardson ... Tucker

Rocky Giordani ... Bowles

Rick Hall ... Dog Handler
Bill Cross ... Guard at Prison
Stanley Brock ... Release Sergeant
John Procaccino ... Highway Patrolman

Kathy Kinney ... Receptionist
Way Ching Yu ... Girl in Children's Home

Jack McGee ... Fisherman
Albert Henderson ... Man in Raincoat
Larry Cox ... Orderly One

Jeff Perry ... Orderly Two

Rhoda Gemignani ... Radio Operator
Clive Rosengren ... Desk Sergeant
Maryssa Larose ... Woman at Bank

Tim DeZarn ... First Officer (as Tim de Zarn)

Larry Miller ... Second Officer

Scott Lincoln ... Passenger Cop
John C. Cooke ... First Thug

Brian Thompson ... Second Thug (as Yahoots Magoondi)
Woody Eney ... First Cop

John Aylward ... Second Cop
George Catalano ... Cop One

Gary Armagnac ... Cop Two
Steven Zediker ... Cop Three
Michael S. Siegel ... Cop Four (as Michael Siegel)
Mike MacDonald ... Sergeant
Dinah Lenney ... Reporter One
Jeannine Wiest ... Reporter Two
Paul Tuerpe ... Reporter Three

Bruno Alexander ... Motorcycle Cop One (as Bruno Acalinas)

Lance August ... Motorcycle Cop Two

Charles Noland ... Bartender
Anthony Frederick ... Cop with Phone
Terrence Hollingsworth ... Money Quick Customer

Dean Smith ... Playboy
Richard E. Butler ... Watchman One
R.L. Tolbert ... Watchman Two
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sherman Howard ... Canadian Police Officer (uncredited)
Morris Lee Sullivan ... Detective (uncredited)
Karl A. Wickman ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Brian J. Williams ... Cop Outside Station (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Veber 
Writing credits
Francis Veber (written by)

Produced by
Duncan Henderson .... associate producer
Karen Kovacevich .... associate producer
Lauren Shuler Donner .... producer (as Lauren Shuler-Donner)
Jim Van Wyck .... associate producer (as James R. Van Wyck)
Francis Veber .... executive producer
Original Music by
David McHugh 
Cinematography by
Haskell Wexler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bruce Green 
Casting by
Carrie Frazier 
Shani Ginsberg 
Production Design by
Rick Carter 
Art Direction by
Margie Stone McShirley 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard 
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
Makeup Department
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist
Edouard F. Henriques .... makeup artist: Nick Nolte (as Edouard F. Henriques III)
K.G. Ramsey .... hair department head
Yolanda Toussieng .... hairdresser: Nick Nolte
Elaina P. Schulman .... key hair stylist: additional photography (uncredited)
Production Management
Duncan Henderson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Cotone .... dga trainee
Princess O'Mahoney .... second assistant director (as Princess McLean)
Jim Van Wyck .... first assistant director (as James R. Van Wyck)
Eric Wall .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Raymond J. Brown .... assistant props: Tacoma
Mike Carrillo .... assistant prop master (as Michael Carrillo)
Lauren Cory .... set designer
William D. Derham .... assistant props (as William Derham)
Louis S. Fleming .... property master
Walt Hadfield .... construction coordinator
Philip C. Hurst .... greens foreman
Tony Leonardi .... standby painter (as Anthony J. Leonardi)
Bob Riggs .... assistant props: Tacoma (as Robert Riggs)
Tom von Badinski .... welder foreman
Tom Cranham .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wayne Allwine .... sound editor
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Carmen Baker .... assistant adr editor
Michael J. Benavente .... sound editor
Donald A. Bolger .... boom operator (as Don Bolger)
Charles J. Bond .... cableman
James Christopher .... sound editor
Burness Dembrowski .... sound editor (as Bunny Speakman)
John Dunn .... sound editor
Ezra Dweck .... sound effects recordist
Jay Engel .... adr editor
Donald Flick .... sound editor
Gil Haimsohn .... assistant sound editor
David J. Hudson .... re-recording mixer
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer
Mel Metcalfe .... re-recording mixer
Mark Pappas .... foley editor
David R. Poole .... assistant sound editor
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor
Victor DiMattia .... looping (uncredited)
Rick Mitchell .... foley editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
William H. Schirmer .... special effects
Roland Tantin .... special effects supervisor
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts (as Dani Barringer)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts (as Anthony Brubaker)
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
Donna Evans .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
Jack Gill .... stunts
Janie Melissa Gunderson .... stunts (as Jamie Melissa Gunderson)
Norman Howell .... stunts
Steve Hulin .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts
Dwayne McGee .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts (as Bennie E. Moore Jr.)
Gary Morgan .... stunt double: Martin Short
Victor Paul .... stunts
Don Pulford .... stunt double: Nick Nolte
Chere Rae .... stunts
Spike Silver .... stunt double: Martin Short
Lincoln Simonds .... stunts
Jim Stephan .... stunts (as Jim Stephen)
Neil Summers .... stunts
Mike Tillman .... stunts (as Michael Tillman)
Brian J. Williams .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Jim Dunford .... dolly grip (as James Dunford)
Douglas S. Holgate .... second assistant camera
Gary Holt .... chief lighting technician (as Gary H. Holt)
Bob E. Krattiger .... best boy electric (as Robert E. Krattiger)
Dan Lerner .... director of photography: second unit
P. Scott Sakamoto .... first assistant camera (as Scott Sakamoto)
Bruce D. Spellman .... best boy grip
Stephen St. John .... camera operator
Bill Young .... key grip
Paul Murphey .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Patti Carns Kalles .... casting: Toronto (as Patti Kalles)
Sharon Nederlander .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Bronson .... set costumer
Paul Lopez .... costume supervisor (as Paul H. Lopez)
Editorial Department
Bruce W. Cathcart .... assistant editor (as Bruce Cathcart)
William Goldenberg .... assistant editor
Fabienne Rawley .... apprentice editor
Location Management
Donald A. Potts .... location manager (as Donald Alan Potts)
Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... supervising music editor
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor
Greg Townley .... music mixer
Greg Townley .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Dan Marrow .... transportation coordinator (as Daniel C. Marrow)
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
June Beallor .... assistant: Ms. Shuler-Donner
Bill Cross .... production associate
Dan Curry .... title designer
Robert A. Daly Jr. .... assistant: Martin Short
Laura Gary .... studio teacher (as Laura D. Gary)
Mauri Syd Gayton .... production coordinator
Gary Gero .... animal handler: Birds & Animals
Thomas McDonough .... production assistant: Tacoma
James Moll .... assistant: Mr. Veber
Jennifer I. Nilsen .... assistant: Ms. Shuler-Donner, Tacoma
Tom C. Peitzman .... assistant production coordinator
Michael Perman .... production assistant: Tacoma
Michael Rosen .... assistant: Nick Nolte (as Michael T. Rosen)
Cathy Sarkowsky .... assistant production coordinator: Tacoma (as Cathy A. Sarkowsky)
Sharon L. Simon .... first assistant auditor
Jackson Sousa .... exercise trainer: Nick Nolte
Anne Marie Stein .... unit publicist
Paul 'Numbers' Steinke .... production auditor (as Paul D. Steinke)
Kristine Weaver .... production associate
Karl A. Wickman .... helicopter pilot (as Karl Wickman)

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96 min | Spain:92 min
Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: Toward the end, at a customer's house, Ned is struggling to carry Meg and walk upstairs because he said that he hadn't slept or eaten much. But when he and Lucas go to the kitchen, Ned is walking fine, as if nothing was wrong with him.See more »
[When Ned is taken hostage at a bank]
Lucas:Maybe I better stay with you guys a little longer.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Odd Trio On The Run, 29 January 2012
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

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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