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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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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

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Police Rescue: Wild Card (1995) See more »

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Forever and a Day
Written by The Offspring (as Offspring)
Performed by The Offspring (as Offspring)
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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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