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The Chase (1994)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 4 March 1994 (USA)
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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Chief Boyle
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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
Alex Morris ...
Cop #1 (as Alex Allen Morris)
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Cop #2
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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Rated R for violence, a scene of sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Погоня  »

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$8,009,329 (USA)
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When Jackson is seen entering the I-5 Freeway, the freeway is located in a trench which does not exist in Newport Beach. The freeway entrance scene was filmed on a stretch of the Sam Houston Tollway where Harwin Drive and Westpark Road are at ground level - the filming location no longer exists after 2003 when the Harris County Toll Road Authority relocated the Sam Houston Tollway frontage roads to ground level - the location since 2004 is now the interchange of the Westpark Tollway. Right after filming wrapped, the location where the BMW enters the I-5 later had a safety barricade erected when the Harris County Sheriff's Department (and its Precinct 5 Constable division) were cracking down on illegal tollway exits and entries bypassing the toll plazas. See more »

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Jack and Natalie's hair during the chase. See more »

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Jack Hammond: That's the question on the minds of all your viewers? Whether I run out of gas or not? Tell you what, Jer. You let your viewers know that I hope Miss Voss' fear and my desperation are entertainment enough for them. After all, that is what this is all about, isn't it? The story. As it breaks. Live. Coming to you from the bad guy himself. I mean we wouldn't want your viewers to change the fucking channel, now, would we?
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have finished, Charlie Sheen, in a clown suit sitting behind the steering wheel, recites the "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" speech from Apocalypse Now. Charlie's father, Martin Sheen, was the star of the movie See more »

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References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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Warm
Written by Fat Mike
Performed by NOFX
Courtesy of Epitaph Records
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This movie doesn't get old
27 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm giving it 8 stars for reasons other than Kristy Swanson. Yes, obviously this movie isn't a masterpiece nor was it made to be. It was made to be a fun action movie that wouldn't disappoint. I watch this movie ALL the time and it never gets old (premium channels seem to LOVE it). The plot is so simple that it leaves so much room for climax and twists...if that makes any sense. I mean, how could you go wrong with Ron Jeremy filming news coverage of Charlie Sheen being chased down by Henry Rollins and the Red Hot Chili Peppers while falling in love with Buffy the Vampire Slayer at 120 mph?! You can't. This one's a classic in my book (which also includes Weekend at Bernie's, Home Alone, and Bandits).


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