Set during a massive flood started by a dam accident in a small town, Tom (Christian Slater) is an armored truck guard who gets robbed by Jim ('Morgan Freeman' ). Tom gets away with all the... See full summary »
A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.
The bridge where the FBI pull the truck over is the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, one of the few "center span" drawbridges left in the USA. The bridge opens by the entire center section being lifted straight up in the air between the two towers where, these days, it often gets stuck. See more »
In chapter 17 when Red's hijacker is on the catwalk of the Peterbilt he removes the gladhand air lines from the trailer. This action would drain all the air out of the trailer causing the trailer brakes to lock up and the wheels to skid. See more »
Written by Scott Hutchison, Monty Byrom, Ira Walker and David Kaff (as David Kaffinetti)
Performed by Big House
Courtesy of MCA Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets See more »
I have to say that it's been a while since I saw a Patrick Swayze movie. He seems to have done the John Travolta disappearing act. He's not the best actor in the world, anyway, and he certainly wasn't challenged by this film. But he certainly is looking OLD!
That said, the movie is entertaining enough in a "See how many exploding vehicles we can cram into it" kind of way.
Meat Loaf, although immensely entertaining, is hopelessly miscast as the villain. It's just impossible to take him seriously. He was much better in Fight Club. Here he has about as much menace as Boss Hogg from the Dukes of Hazzard.
The movie is predictable, but entertaining. It even has the two cops who start out hating each other becoming best buddies.
However, they missed the obvious opportunity at the end to have "The Black Dog" come for Meat Loaf's character. It would have made the movie even cheesier, but more fun. The ending, as it stands, is rather dull.
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