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


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Writer (WGA):
Broderick Miller (written by)
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Release Date:
5 September 1991 (Germany) See more »
In the prison of the future, criminal justice will have a deadly twist. See more »
A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rutger Hauer ... Frank Warren

Mimi Rogers ... Tracy Riggs

Joan Chen ... Noelle

James Remar ... Sam

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Warden Holliday

Basil Wallace ... Emerald

Grand L. Bush ... Jasper

Denis Forest ... Puce

Glenn Plummer ... Teal

Belle Avery ... Deborah
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Chief Officer
Ed Crick ... Sergeant #1
Zaid Farid ... Policeman #1

Richard Gilbert-Hill ... Security Guard #2
Colin Hamilton ... Minister

Harry Johnson ... Policeman #2

O-Lan Jones ... Saleswoman

Christopher Judges ... Guard

Tina Lifford ... Policewoman

Kathe Mazur ... Tour Driver (as Kathe E. Mazur)
Preston Maybank ... Michael Travis

Rob Moran ... Security Guard #1
Doug MacHugh ... Plainclothes Cop
Sherri Paysinger ... Beverly Salinger
Martyn St. David ... Tough Prisoner #2
Albert Stratton ... Senator Travis

Danny Trejo ... Tough Prisoner #1
Charles Walker ... Senator Arnold Tudal
Marcie Jo Warren ... Melanie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mack MacReady ... Prisoner (uncredited)
John Michael Quinn ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Teague 
Writing credits
Broderick Miller (written by)

Produced by
Michael Jaffe .... executive producer
Branko Lustig .... producer
Broderick Miller .... associate producer
Frederick S. Pierce .... executive producer
Christine A. Sacani .... associate producer
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
Cinematography by
Dietrich Lohmann 
Film Editing by
Carl Kress 
Casting by
Betsy Cohen 
Production Design by
Veronica Hadfield 
Art Direction by
Virginia Hildreth  (as Virginia E. Hildreth)
Set Decoration by
Lauri Gaffin 
Costume Design by
Stephen M. Chudej 
Makeup Department
Dee Dee Altamura .... assistant hair stylist (as Rosalia Dee Dee Altamura)
Dee Dee Altamura .... assistant makeup artist (as Rosalia Dee Dee Altamura)
Karoly Balazs .... key hair stylist
Karoly Balazs .... key makeup artist
Cher Flowers .... hair stylist (as Sher Flowers)
Cher Flowers .... makeup artist (as Sher Flowers)
Production Management
Ann Kindberg .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mary Ellen Canniff .... assistant director: second unit
Bud Davis .... second unit director (as George Bud Davis)
Philip Gallegos .... second assistant director (as Philip James Gallegos)
Douglas Gardner .... second assistant director
Branko Lustig .... first assistant director
Art Department
Cinnabar .... construction coordinator
Chris Cornwell .... assistant art director
Ted Haigh .... graphic designer
Jim C. Johnson .... lead person (as Jim Johnson)
Kris Miller .... set designer
Peggy Parker .... property master
Tim Y. Wetzel .... lead props (as Timothy Y. Wetzel)
Sound Department
Scott Austin .... sound recordist
Wallace R. Bearden .... adr mixer (as Wally Beardon)
Wallace R. Bearden .... foley mixer (as Wally Beardon)
Peter Bentley .... sound mixer
John Voss Bonds Jr. .... sound editor (as John Bonds)
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
John Chamberlain .... sound recordist
Joe Earle .... sound editor
Frank A. Fuller Jr. .... sound editor (as Frank Fuller)
James Hebenstreit .... sound editor (as Jim Hebenstreit)
Scott Jacobs .... boom operator
H. Jay Levine .... sound editor (as Jay Levine)
Gary Lewis .... sound editor
Anthony Mazzei .... supervising sound editor
Bruce P. Michaels .... sound editor (as Bruce Michaels)
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Napell .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Thomas Nist .... sound editor
Ralph Osborn .... sound editor
Nancy Parker .... foley walker
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley walker
Adam Sawelson .... sound editor
Matt Sawelson .... sound editor
Dave Weathers .... supervising sound editor (as David Weathers)
Special Effects by
Peter Chesney .... special effects
Tom Chesney .... special effects
Dean W. Miller .... special effects foreman
Dean Abston .... stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts
Pat Banta .... stunts (as Patrick Banta)
Perry Barndt .... stunts
Ray Bickel .... stunts
Hal Burton .... stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator (as George Bud Davis)
Gary Lee Davis .... stunts
Danny Epper .... stunts (as Daniel Anthony Epper)
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts
Kristi Frankenheimer .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
Michael Haynes .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts
Rob King .... stunts (as Robert Dwight King)
Dwayne McGee .... stunts
Dean W. Miller .... stunts
Carol Neilson .... stunts
Brad Orrison .... stunts
Rex Pierson .... stunts
Bernie Pock .... stunts
Don Pulford .... stunts
J. Suzanne Rampe .... stunts (as Suzanne J. Rampe)
Pat Romano .... stunts (as Patrick Romano)
Lynn Salvatori .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... stunts (as Dennis R. Scott)
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Rick Shuster .... stunts
Patricia Tallman .... stunts
Steve Vandeman .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Nico Bally .... grip
Tony Bracy .... electrician
Michael S. Endler .... first assistant camera (as Michael Endler)
Kenneth Estes .... video playback operator
Michael Ferris .... director of photography: second unit
Paul D. Fischer .... key grip
Dana Gonzales .... first assistant camera (as Dana W. Gonzalez)
Michael J. Jacobs .... unit still photographer (as Michael Jacobs)
Mark Emery Moore .... Steadicam operator (as Mark E. Moore)
Mark Emery Moore .... camera operator (as Mark E. Moore)
Michael Paris .... unit still photographer
Randy Ratliff .... dolly grip
Paul Ryan .... additional photographer
Darrell B. Sheldon .... best boy grip (as Darrell Sheldon)
Lynn Smith .... second assistant camera (as Lynn L. Smith)
Lon Thompson .... gaffer
Brian Tilden .... best boy electric (as Brian K. Tilden)
Don Tomich .... electrician
David M. Goldstein .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Winifred Clements .... costume supervisor
Valerie O'Brian .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter
Mike Kren .... assistant editor
Mike Mertens .... color timer (as Michael Mertens)
Michael Philip .... first assistant editor
Brian Soebbing .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Carlton Kaller .... music editor
Christopher Tyng .... music recording engineer
Gabe Veltri .... music recording mixer
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
Transportation Department
Billy Colbert .... driver: cast
Oliver Eisenger .... transportation captain (as Oliver Eisinger)
Scotty Goudreau .... transportation
Terry Mack .... production driver
Lawrence J. Romanoff .... transportation coordinator (as Lawrence Romanoff)
Carlos Williams .... driver
Other crew
Bo Berry .... extras coordinator
John Charles .... software engineer: TriCoast Studios
Bryan Constans .... set production assistant
Chuck Conway .... assistant production coordinator
Dawn Darfus .... production accountant
Karon Jeanne .... script supervisor
Lynn Josephson Delaney .... executive assistant to producer
Valerie Y.O. Kim .... assistant location manager (as Val Kim)
Kathy Montange .... office production assistant
Wendy Price .... assistant production accountant
Solana Rehne .... office production assistant
Mitchel C. Resnick .... creator: video segments
Peter Rich .... location manager
E.J. Roberts .... craft service
Julie Kay Rogers .... production coordinator
Daniel Sladek .... production executive (as Daniel Jakub Sladek)
Michael Theurer .... assistant: Mr. Lustig
Marcie J. Warren .... assistant: Mr. Teague

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Deadlock" - Canada (English title) (cable TV title)
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Rated R for some strong violence, and for language
USA:101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 (video rating) | UK:15 | UK:18 (original rating) (1991) | USA:R

Did You Know?

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", which Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and convicts wore explosive collars around their necks, which would explode if they tried to escape and if the perimeter was not deactivated.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Sam:She's not bad looking.
Noelle:[jumping in his lap] Is she cuter than me?
Sam:Much, much cuter than you. But your teeth are sharper.
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Movie Connections:
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Exploding heads in the prison of the future!, 1 March 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Well, it doesn't break any boundaries or try to be anything particularly special, but Wedlock takes influence from films such as The Running Man and ends up with a fun and entertaining little thriller. As you would expect, the film offers little in the way of surprises; so it's a good job that getting from A to B is fun to watch. The film's main gimmick is the idea of a futuristic prison in which the inmates have to wear collars. This ensures that all the prisoners are constantly watching each other, as if your collar gets one hundred yards away from your partner's collar - both your heads explode! Naturally, no one knows who is whose partner, so the prison is pretty secure (I can't be the only one who thinks this could work in REAL prisons...). The film focuses on Frank Warren; a would-be robber who is double crossed by his girlfriend and ends up in the futuristic jail. Before getting double-crossed, our hero was smart enough to hide the diamonds that he stole. The head of the jail wants these gems for himself, and after Frank and his partner escape from the prison - a game of cat and mouse ensues.

The film relies a lot on it's lead star Rutger Hauer, and while this isn't his best performance of all time; it's suitably different from his more popular roles (Blade Runner, The Hitcher), and he makes for an offbeat action hero. He is joined by Mimi Rogers, who is good in support; as well as Stephen Tobolowsky, who steals every scene he's in. The action doesn't come thick and fast; but Wedlock benefits from this, as the action is good when it comes and the scenes between the lead characters are always interesting enough to keep the film worth watching. Standout scenes include a bus chase and obligatory exploding head scene. The title is something of a metaphor for our lead character, as his luck with women isn't exactly enviable, and the way that the collars lock the two main characters together makes for some interesting drama. The main problem with the plotting is that it constantly hints at what's going to come next; and even the central twist isn't all that shocking when it comes about. However, if you go into Wedlock expecting just good entertainment; it's a lot of fun, and therefore comes recommended to B-movie fans!

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