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
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Getting there is twice the fun.
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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
In a few of the freeway scenes, including the scene where Jack asks Natalie her name, the squealing of the police cars tires can be heard in the background, however their sirens can't be heard. See more
You're confused! He's confused you! It's very confusing!
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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