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
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Actioner which borrows most of its ideas from other pictures
Fled is a cheerfully illogical actioner which rattles along at a seriously
rapid pace without ever pausing for breath. It's stupid and spectacular in
The plot hardly seems important, but for what it's worth here it is: a Cuban
mafia boss has foolishly allowed himself to leave some incriminating
evidence on a computer disk. The only guy who knows where the whereabouts of
the disk is in a chain gang in the Deep South. An undercover cop is sent to
the chain gang to find out where the disk is, and to keep the guy alive when
the Cuban hitmen turn up to silence him.
The first half of the movie borrows liberally from The Defiant Ones, with
Baldwin and Fishburne chained together and fleeing through the swamps from
both the good guys and the bad guys. Later on, they reach the big city, and
the film then borrows ideas from any police actioner that you could care to
mention (Lethal Weapon, The Dead Pool, Tango and Cash, Striking Distance, et
al). In fact, the second half of the film consists solely of fist fights and
car chases and shootouts, all inspired by similar movies from the
Fled never bores you, but it never particularly engages your brain. It is a
quickly forgotten film, but it is also the perfect film to watch with your
mates while you sink a six-pack of beer and a 16" pizza on a Friday night.
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