The Chase (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  4 March 1994 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Voss
Officer Dobbs
Officer Figus
Chief Boyle
Byron Wilder
Miles Dougal ...
Liam Segal
Marshall Bell ...
Ari Josephson
Sgt. Hodges (as Joe Sagal)
Yvonne Voss
Cop #1 (as Alex Allen Morris)
Cop #2
Wirt Cain ...
Bill Cromwell
Bree Walker ...
Wendy Sorenson


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 <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hajsza  »

Box Office


$8,009,329 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the very end (after the credits) Charlie Sheen quotes a scene from Apocalypse Now (1979) (which starred his father, Martin Sheen.) See more »


During the chase, makeshift plywood boards are seen when the vehicles jump the curb. See more »


Jack Hammond: I said kick it over to me, Pelé!
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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 »


References Sally Jessy Raphael (1985) See more »


Written by Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman
Performed by Rancid
Courtesy of Epitaph Records
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Predictable but great!
9 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Ok to be truthful if you have never seen this movie before you are probably going to guess the ending by 10 minutes in but don't let that stop you from seeing it! This movie is great no matter how many times you see it. There is something for everyone in this movie.. Humor, Romance, Action, Drama etc. Even if it is very predictable I don't think there has been a single time where this movie has been on cable and I haven't watched it. Just try it, you'll love it!

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