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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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?


Joan Chen and James Remar later starred in 1995's "Judge Dredd". 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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Crazy Credits

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


Remade as Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 (1995) See more »


All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
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User Reviews

Entertaining Rutger Hauer SF 'Heist/Chase' Movie...
1 February 2004 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that the pairing of Rutger Hauer (at 47, chubby, charming, and, unfortunately, locked into 'B' movies) and Mimi Rogers (at 35, gloriously sexy, and about to appear her most controversial film, THE RAPTURE) is the best aspect of this light but entertaining 'heist/chase' flick, set in the near future, which is aired as both WEDLOCK and DEADLOCK.

The premise is basic; a non-violent jewel thief, Frank Warren (Hauer) teams with his fiancé (a hyperactive Joan Chen) and best friend (sadistic James Remar) to break into several safety deposit boxes at a high-security bank, stealing, among other goodies, $25 million in diamonds. Despite Remar's tripping the bank's alarms, Hauer manages to escape and stash the diamonds...only to be betrayed, and shot, at the rendezvous point, by his partners (who must have been pretty remorseful when they discovered the diamonds weren't on him!)

Flashforward to Warren's arrival at Camp Holliday, a prison that utilizes explosive-filled 'wedlock collars' (a la THE RUNNING MAN) to maintain order. Each wearer has an unknown 'partner', and if they are separated by more than 100 yards, Ka-BOOM!, two headless prisoners. The genial Warden Holliday (Stephen Tobolowsky) brags of his 'perfect' record, but takes an immediate interest in the welfare of Warren (prison name, Magenta), and more importantly, his (as yet undiscovered) stash of diamonds.

When sexy convict 'Ivory' (Rogers) informs Warren that she is his wedlock 'partner', he is justifiably skeptical, but the pair manage to escape Camp Holliday, heads intact, and are soon on the run from Holliday, the police, and Warren's ex-partners...while still wearing the bombs around their necks.

Is Ivory actually Holliday's pawn? What is her purpose for escaping THIS weekend? Will Warren's ex-partners capture and torture them to recover the diamonds? And, most importantly, how long will we have to wait before Warren and Ivory admit their mutual attraction, and find a way to rid themselves of their collars?

With some genuinely funny moments, a tongue-in-cheek approach to the fairly standard plot elements, and, best of all, Hauer and Rogers' easy chemistry together, WEDLOCK is more enjoyable than you might expect.

While it isn't BLADE RUNNER, it isn't BATTLEFIELD EARTH, either!

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