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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

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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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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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4 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Погоня  »

Box Office

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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

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 »

Quotes

Uncredited Clown: [after ending credits] You smell that? Do you smell that? Nothing else in the world smells like that, son. I love the smell of napalm in the morning! You know, one day we had a hell bomb. And when I walked out, we didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. But that smell, that gasoline smell... the whole hill, it smelled like... victory.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Forever and a Day
Written by The Offspring (as Offspring)
Performed by The Offspring (as Offspring)
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A parody, not meant to be taken seriously, you poor "critics"!
26 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Of course it's cheesy, it's supposed to be! It's parody, not an "action" flick! If you expected a Steven Seagal movie, you should have gone to one! Those of us who appreciate the nature of satire and parody can find it everywhere in this movie! Any one who has lived in California has seen several elements of this chase on their own televisions, LIVE!

The names of the characters are great, (Cary Elwes as Steve Horsegroovy, Ron Jeremy as a camera man, Bree Walker, an L.A. anchorwoman, playing an anchorwoman, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing a redneck moron named Will) and their roles are exaggerated, as they should be in a spoof. If you just don't get it, don't waste your time watching it! And please stop crying about it. Lighten up!


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