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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 »


Warden Holliday: [to Frank] You non-conformists are all alike.
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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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Classic Rutger one liners and more!
15 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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