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
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Chairman
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)

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$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

In the last bike scene when they are racing through the roads, the sound of the engine is that of a four-cylinder. A Ducati 916 is a twin cylinder bike. See more »

Quotes

Piper: Come on, Dodge! We gotta fled.
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Referenced in Cascadeur (1998) See more »

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Highway
Written by Tony Rich
Performed by The Tony Rich Project
Produced by Tony Rich for Rich Projects, Inc.
The Tony Rich Project appears courtesy of LaFace Records
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The odd couple
4 January 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

While this is not a film that will mark any new trend in the thriller genre, it's not unpleasant to watch. The director, Kevin Hooks, working on the script written by Preston Whitmore, delivers a an action film that is easy to watch.

Preston Whitmore's screen play combines elements from different movies that have been much better, but that said, while it's not breaking any grounds, the film keeps one's interest throughout.

Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin make an odd couple indeed. Mr. Baldwin acts with a blank expression most of the time he is seen. Mr. Fishburne has been around for a while; with the right director he is more effective than what he shows in this movie.

Will Patton, one of the best character actors working in films today, has a small, but effective role. It'shame because he can outperform this cast by only saying his lines. Salma Hayek's Cora, the girl with a heart of gold, is a welcome presence for the eyes.

The beginning of the film, as well as the closing scenes are the best things going because it sags a bit in the middle section, but all in all, it will keep the viewer entertained without pretending to be more.


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