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The Chase (1994)

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Escaped convict, Jack Hammond takes a woman hostage and sets off for the Mexican border with the police hot on his tail.

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Natalie Voss
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Officer Dobbs
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Officer Figus
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Byron Wilder
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Liam Segal
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Ari Josephson
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Sgt. Hodges (as Joe Sagal)
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Yvonne Voss
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Cop #1 (as Alex Allen Morris)
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Wirt Cain ...
Bill Cromwell
Bree Walker ...
Wendy Sorenson
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Storyline

Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car chase is being broadcast live on every TV-channel, covering the event from helicopters, the backseat of a police car, the pavement of the highway etc. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Getting there is twice the fun.


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Rated R for violence, a scene of sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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4 March 1994 (USA)  »

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$8,009,329 (USA)
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Trivia

The opening scene where Jackson Hammond pulls into the Coastal gas station (located at the corner of Texas Avenue and 6th Street) was filmed in Kemah, TX. When he takes Natalie Voss as his hostage, there is an empty grass field in the backdrop - the field is now the location of a Passport Inn. See more »

Goofs

While on the freeway, from shots within the car, they pass the same building several times in several scenes. The actual building is located on Beltway 8 at Richmond Ave in Houston, Texas. See more »

Quotes

Jack Hammond: There's no rule that says that when you're kidnapping, you can't be cordial and nice.
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Crazy Credits

After credits have finished, Charlie Sheen, in a clown suit, sitting behind the wheel, recites the "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" speech from Apocalypse Now. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Boys II (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Next Life
Written by Brett Anderson & Bernard Butler
Performed by 'The London Suede (I)'
Courtesy of Nude/Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Probably one of Sheen's best!!
12 October 2000 | by (CH) – See all my reviews

I loved it. You see Charlie Sheen in a role, where he can show his best acting talent! That's being a Psycho and being a charming innocent guy at the same time. He just tries to get out of this shiny-good justice of America by escaping from California to Mexico. There are a lot of very funny scenes, and the whole movie never begins to be boring!


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