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Wedlock (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  5 September 1991 (Germany)
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A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Warden Holliday
Ismael 'East' Carlo ...
Chief Officer
Ed Crick ...
Sergeant #1
Zaid Farid ...
Policeman #1
Security Guard #2
Colin Hamilton ...


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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Trapped in a prison of the future. Betrayed by a woman of his past. Frank Warren is wired to explode. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

5 September 1991 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Aliança Mortal  »

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stephen Tobolowsky (Warden Holliday) played the Captain of the Guard in the Prison Ball scene in "Spaceballs" 4 years earlier. See more »


Warden Holliday says to the prisoners, "Stay within that blue line and you're always 100 yards from everyone else in the camp," when he really means those within the blue line are LESS than 100 yards from everyone else. See more »


Frank: Can I be frank with you? You couldn't turn me on if I had a switch.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits end with the sounds of the wedlock collar's warning alarm and an explosion. See more »


Referenced in Battle Royale (2000) See more »


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Performed by Bill Monroe
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Surprisingly nice heist and prison movie
14 November 2012 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Wedlock is a movie in the good 1980ies tradition where drama, fun and thrill were intertwined. Although the ending can be considered predictable, lots of twists and turns during the movie do not let the tension diminish. Of course, Rutger Hauer and Mimi Rogers exploit also their talent in making the movie enjoyable (however, other actors are not bad either).

The movie is definitely recommended to them who like to spend some 1h 40 minutes in a thrilling yet not oppressive atmosphere. And last but not least: the movies with Rutger Hauer's participation are usually worth watching - and Wedlock is no exception.

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