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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »



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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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In the prison of the future, criminal justice will have a deadly twist. 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?


The film was nominated for an Emmy for sound editing. 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 is using Sam as a shield as Noelle aims a gun at him]
Frank: Did you do it for Noelle, or for the money?
Sam: She is cute, isn't she?
[Noelle shoots Sam]
Sam: Ahh! You hit me, you bitch!
Noelle: Sorry honey, but I did it for the money.
Frank: Looks like she fucked us both.
Sam: Yeah. Hey, you want her back?
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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 »


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


All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
Performed by Bill Monroe
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User Reviews

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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