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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:
Chief Boyle
Byron Wilder
Miles Dougal ...
Liam Segal
Ari Josephson
Sgt. Hodges (as Joe Sagal)
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 <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Getting there is twice the fun. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Погоня  »


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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The end credits song is "Shine" by Rollins Band. Rollins Band frontman Henry Rollins stars in the film as Officer Dobbs. See more »


Obvious rig holding the green monster truck when it is sliding. See more »


Jack Hammond: There's a difference between being violent and being driven to violence. I am NOT a violent man!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have finished, Charlie Sheen, in a clown suit sitting behind the steering wheel, recites the, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning," speech from the movie Apocalypse Now. Charlie's father, Martin Sheen, was the star of the movie. See more »


References Sally Jessy Raphael (1983) See more »


Written by Rollins Band (as The Rollins Band)
Produced by Theo Van Rock
Performed by Rollins Band (as The Rollins Band)
Courtesy of Imago Records
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I can't help but like this movie
30 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This actually was a pretty good farce really. I do agree that it was pretty cheezy full of stock characters and B-Movie acting, but c'mon! It was a send up of how the media blows everything up to something massive and how it sends everyone farther, feeding the media's fire in the process. What made this apt to me was that after seeing this movie, I watched O.J. take that mid-day drive down the highway with the LAPD right behind him. The movie got at least the media part right.

Also, it's fun to watch Henry Rollins play a cop (of all things) and Anthony Kiedis and Flea from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers as redneck hero wannabes. So long as you don't take this movie too seriously, it's pretty funny.

Also, watch right up to after the credits - Charlie's nod to his dad's role in "Apocalypse Now" is just hilarious.

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