Two prisoners chained together flee during an escape attempt gone bad.

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Dodge
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Gibson
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Pat Schiller
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Lt. Clark
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Santiago
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Chris Paine
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Warden Nichols
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Mantajano
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Faith - Cindy
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Cora
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Herb Foster
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Officer Thornhill
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Kathy Payne ...
Margaret Parks
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Dodge is a computer hacker serving a prison term; Piper is a tough guy. They end up chained together, and flee during a chain-gang escape attempt that goes bad. An adventure plot ensues, involving a missing floppy disk, an attractive woman that assists them, a sinister Federal marshal, an honest cop, and the Cuban mafia. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some nudity | See all certifications »

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19 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Perseguidos  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,405,000 (USA) (21 July 1996)

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$17,100,000 (USA)
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References What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), which also starred Laurence Fishburne. See more »

Goofs

Dodge's lips do not match the voice track when describing his computer. See more »

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Det. Matthew 'Gib' Gibson: Who fled?
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Right Way
Written by Ron Spearman, Wendi Williams, Necia Bray, Latanyia Baldwin and Josina Elder
Performed by For Real
Produced by Ron Spearman
For Real appears courtesy of Rowdy Records
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25 May 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The unlikeliest of partners, Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin are chained together and make a jail break together from a Georgia road gang. It's now the Nineties and objections about a black and white convict being chained together are now passé. Even with race not a really big issue with these two guys as it was in The Defiant Ones, they've still got a lot of other problems.

The most curious thing about this is the interest the Feds have in this jailbreak. They're keeping the Atlanta PD cop who busted Baldwin in the loop, but at a distance and this arouses Will Patton's curiosity no end. US Marshal Robert John Burke is playing things way too close to the vest to suit Patton.

Baldwin's who they're after. He's a computer hacker who hacked into a holding company that the Cuban Mafia owns and ripped off 25 million dollars. The local Cuban don, Michael Nader, wants him real bad. The wild thing in this film is that he's the only one in the cast who is what he says he is.

A couple of current beauties, Selma Hayek and Brittany Powell, decorate this film as love interests for both Fisburne and Baldwin. Hayek is introduced rather clumsily into the situation that our escapees find themselves in.

In fact the film, enjoyable though it is in many places, could have been a lot better with a much tighter script. Director Kevin Hooks did a good job with what he was given. In fact Kevin Hooks got to cast his dad Robert Hooks in a role as the Atlanta PD supervisor for Patton.

Fled is not a bad film, it could have used a lot of improvement though in the writing.


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