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

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Emerald
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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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Trapped in a prison of the future. Betrayed by a woman of his past. Frank Warren is wired to explode. 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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Danny Trejo makes a cameo as a tough convict whom is murdered by Emerald, witnessed by Frank. 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 »

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Frank: Can I be frank with you? You couldn't turn me on if I had a switch.
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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 Marked for Death (1990) See more »

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All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
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Performed by Bill Monroe
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Better than you might think
16 August 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Rutger Hauer's movies tend to be better than one would expect from genre pieces, often because of a special feel for atmosphere and quirk. Deadlock was one of the first movies to feature the newer, heavier Hauer, who uses his heft to the advantage of his characterization, creating a slightly ridiculous figure (who goes from a ludicrous pony-tail for his duel-to-the-death to a sort of swami outfit to something that looks like it ought to be upholstering a chair in a whorehouse) who is not quite up to the circumstances he finds himself in, but perseveres anyway. Smart, but hardly a criminal mastermind, his Frank is teamed with an especially charming Mimi Rogers. Hardly surprising that they go from insults to clinches, but it is appealing that the main thing keeping them apart (their abysmal track records in romance) is what, thanks to empathy, helps bridge the differences between them. The sci-fi gimmick here is really beside the point. What counts is the presence of several skillful actors and their deftly drawn characters. Stephen Tobolowsky is especially amusing, and he has the movie's best line: "You nonconformists are all alike."


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