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Nowhere to Run (1993)

Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.

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Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is. Written by Rob Hartill

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When the law can't protect the innocent, the only hero left is an outlaw.


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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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15 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Crossing the Line  »

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Produced the working titles "Pals" and Crossing the Line". See more »

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When the prisoners try to steal the car right after they escape from the prison bus, they start a fight. One of the prisoners falls through the door, after receiving a punch. However, in the next shot, when he falls on the ground, the door is closed. See more »

Quotes

Franklin Hale: You bastard! Do you know who I am?
Sam Gillen: [smacks a door in his groin] I know *what* you are.
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THE DOUBT
Written and Performed by Charlie Mitchell
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment Music Group
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Modest ambitions, modest results
3 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Reactions to this movie seem to depend on one's appetite for action. Those hungry for it are disappointed while those looking instead for plot and character development are pleased. I tend to fall into the latter category but must point out that while "Nowhere to Run" ranks among the better Van Dammes, it relies too much on stock situations, (plucky woman defending homestead), and cliche characters, (corrupt business tycoon with oily smile). I'd also like to point out the good work of Edward Blatchford as the local Deputy Sheriff. It's a thankless part but he manages to make something of it, and no, I didn't read any dark psychological meaning into the scene in which he discovers Van Damme taking a shower. However, I did find utterly bizarre that moment at the dinner table when Patricia Arquette's little girl casually comments on the impressive size of a certain portion of Van Damme's anatomy. This was promptly followed by Arquette's comment that it was only average in size. Talk about weird!


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