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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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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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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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Charlie Sheen, when on the phone with his attorney, tells him that he's the only honest man he knows. He used this same line in Wall Street (1987) after his dad (Martin Sheen) was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack. See more »

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The police car with the camera crew lacks a partition between the front and rear seats. See more »

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Jack Hammond: There's a difference between being violent and being driven to violence. I am NOT a violent man!
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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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Take it Like a Man
Written by The Offspring
Performed by The Offspring
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A film to watch more and more, always exciting, always something new!
10 June 2004 | by (Fleet, Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable acting and the subplots are hilarious and impressive. A must!

This film is about an escaped con, Jackson Davis Hammond who was wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit. He is on the run to avoid the ruling to put him in jail, which he was sentenced the day before.

Jack has just stolen a car and is at a gas station when 2 cops enter and hear of a car that's stolen and Jack panics, kidnapping the daughter of one of the richest men in America using "unprofessional" means. He takes her hostage and drives off in her shiny new BMW. At the same time as the hijacking, a film maker and cameraman are in the back of a squad car for the making of the cop show documentary "The Fuzz". When the two cops in the front hear over the radio the announcement of a kidnapping, they go in pursuit and quickly chase behind them. The cop driver is a bit arrogant and wants to impress the audience of the show being recorded. The other cop is a large fellow who seems wiser but wimpy, he always corrects his partners statistics such as when they tell the film maker how long they've worked together. It made great viewing to see their character development. Humorous clips from this film include the POLICE car hitting American football players as the chase goes across a park and the other cop saying, "would ya watch!", the vomit scene when the girl kidnapped is CARSICK, the spillage of frozen corpses from a medical truck, the running commentary from the skycopter, plus a few other surprises! Cameo appearances from Anthony and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers are welcomed and the finale is classy (but judge for yourselves). I've seen this film over 150 times easily and it is so amazing I recommend you all watch a film at least twice to understand other areas to further the films enjoyment. The rest I shall leave for the film to explain. Its been under rated but I've seen 2800 films and a film that keeps you in (mild) suspense, makes you laugh on many occasions and gives you some decent action plus lots of fun cannot match this awesome film, enjoy.


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