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

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Warden Holliday
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Emerald
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Jasper
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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 100 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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Movie crew can be seen in Warden Holloway's glasses when Noelle give him the suitcase. 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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An unusually off-beat and clever thrill-ride
22 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I thought it was a clever premise with interesting, off-beat characters. An "A" B-movie. The pacing is relentless; the action set-pieces are uniquely thrilling; the dialogue crisp and witty; and Richard Gibbs score is perfectly haunting. Joan Chen is a great villainess and has all the best lines. All in all: a small gem, a rousing thrill-ride with lots of surprises.


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