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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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Cast

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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
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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

The opening scene where Jackson Hammond pulls into the Coastal gas station (located at the corner of Texas Avenue and 6th Street) was filmed in Kemah, TX. When he takes Natalie Voss as his hostage, there is an empty grass field in the backdrop - the field is now the location of a Passport Inn. See more »

Goofs

The camera, operator and additional crew members are reflected in the side of the car several times. See more »

Quotes

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 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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Referenced in Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001) See more »

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Adina
Written by Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman
Performed by Rancid
Courtesy of Epitaph Records
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Predictable but great!
9 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Ok to be truthful if you have never seen this movie before you are probably going to guess the ending by 10 minutes in but don't let that stop you from seeing it! This movie is great no matter how many times you see it. There is something for everyone in this movie.. Humor, Romance, Action, Drama etc. Even if it is very predictable I don't think there has been a single time where this movie has been on cable and I haven't watched it. Just try it, you'll love it!


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