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Wedlock (1991)

A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.

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Puce
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Frank (Rutger Hauer has been convicted of stealing millions of dollars of diamonds which have not been recovered. In his uni-sex prison, each inmate has an unknown partner; when the two are separated by more than 100 yards, an explosive collar kills both inmates. Frank and his female partner escape and head for the money, but they are hotly pursued by his double-crossing colleagues. Written by Rob Hartill

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In the prison of the future, criminal justice will have a deadly twist. See more »


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Rated R for some strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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5 September 1991 (Germany)  »

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Aliança Mortal  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The concept of convicts wearing explosive collars around their necks, which will explode if they get one hundred yards outside the prison, or separate from their "Wedlock" partner, was recycled from The Running Man (1987), in which Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and other convicts wore explosive collars around their necks, which would explode if they tried to escape, and if the perimeter was not deactivated. See more »

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Obvious stunt doubles for Frank and Tracy when falling in the river from the hill during their jail escape. See more »

Quotes

Sam: She's not bad looking.
Noelle: [jumping in his lap] Is she cuter than me?
Sam: Much, much cuter than you. But your teeth are sharper.
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The closing credits end with the sounds of the wedlock collar's warning alarm and an explosion. See more »

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References The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) See more »

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Classic Rutger one liners and more!
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I love Rutger Hauer. He is a cool and funny actor that isn't afraid to get his hands wet and try anything out of the ordinary.

Wedlock isn't one of his stranger ones, but it is definitely one of his best!

Set in the near future, Rutger joins Mimi Rodgers at a new top security prison that straps bombs to prisoners necks (much like Battle Royale) so they can't escape.

Each prisoner is 'wedlocked' to another so that if one blows, the other soon follows!

With Mimi by his side, Rutger and co-star go on an adventure that sends them in search of the object that got him imprisoned in the first place... $25 million worth of diamonds.

With the bad guys hot on the heels, things start to go a little 'Fletch' at times with some great action scenes, hilarious one liners and more.

The film is great entertainment and one I had wished I watched earlier!


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