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
Steve Carlisle ...
Herb Foster
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Officer Thornhill
J. Don Ferguson ...
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Kathy Payne ...
Margaret Parks
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Storyline

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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,405,000 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$17,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Spoiler: When the Cuban and his gang arrive at the apartment, Cindy is shot through the door. When Dodge comes downstairs, a fight ensues, with numerous shots fired, each accompanied by the sound of gunfire. The guns, however, are equipped with silencers. See more »

Quotes

Piper: Come on, Dodge! We gotta fled.
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Connections

References Deliverance (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Not terrible, but could have been a lot better
26 May 2000 | by (somewhere much higher than you...) – See all my reviews

FLED is, perhaps, best watched very late at night after a bit of a drink when you don't seem to care about plot holes, bland characters and poor acting. Although not as diabolically awful as other reviewers have made out, this is a pretty bad remake of a great classic. What they seem to have forgotten is that when they made THE DEFIANT ONES, it was at a time where racial awareness was so topical - in FLED the conflict is represented by just one line.

The two leads are acceptable, with Laurence Fishburne flexing his fighting skills ready for THE MATRIX. Stephen Bladwin is his usual surly smouldering self, and there is a very small (ie no reason to watch it just for this!) part from Salma Hayek.

Although a little overdone, I enjoyed the film references made by Baldwin's character, and you will have a chuckle at the very final one...!


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