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

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Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA)  »

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$8,009,329 (USA)

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Dale: Time to be heroes!
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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 »


References Larry King Live (1985) See more »


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Big, dumb and thoroughly enjoyable
3 June 2000 | by (In shame (2005 update)) – See all my reviews

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Hollywood made a film adaption of the bestselling Nintendo 64 games 'San Francisco Rush'? Probably not, but here it is. Much like Sheen's other 1994 movie, 'Terminal Velocity', 'The Chase' is a entertaining action film looking for a brain, which it can't seem to find. It's good, lighthearted fluff with likeable leads, some good scenes, and an excellent film-long chase (thus the title).

It's careful not to get too complex, and will likely appeal to those of us who enjoyed 'Speed'. On problem I had was the premature ending. It happened way too early and left several crucial plot points unfinished. Also the script comes and goes, one scene it's there, the next it's gone. That gets tremendously annoying, and the lack of good dialog at times hampers the impact.

Still, 'The Chase' is an entertaining piece of cinema if you have an afternoon to pass with nothing to do, even if it is rather predictable.


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