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Wedlock (1991)

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A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.

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Lewis Teague
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Frank Warren
Mimi Rogers ... Tracy Riggs
Joan Chen ... Noelle
James Remar ... Sam
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Warden Holliday
Basil Wallace ... Emerald
Grand L. Bush ... Jasper
Denis Forest ... Puce
Glenn Plummer ... Teal
Belle Avery ... Deborah
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Chief Officer
Ed Crick Ed Crick ... Sergeant #1
Zaid Farid Zaid Farid ... Policeman #1
Richard Gilbert-Hill ... Security Guard #2
Colin Hamilton Colin Hamilton ... Minister
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Storyline

Frank (Rutger Hauer has been convicted of stealing millions of dollars of diamonds which have not been recovered. In his uni-sex prison, each inmate has an unknown partner; when the two are separated by more than 100 yards, an explosive collar kills both inmates. Frank and his female partner escape and head for the money, but they are hotly pursued by his double-crossing colleagues. Written by Rob Hartill

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In the prison of the future, criminal justice will have a deadly twist. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadlock See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A TV movie made for the HBO network. See more »

Goofs

The movie was released in 1991 and the action takes place "sometime in the future", but the police cars are driving next to the cinema that is displaying movie premieres from 1990 - "Graffiti Bridge" (with Prince) and "Marked for Death" (with Steven Seagal). See more »

Quotes

[Frank is using Sam as a shield as Noelle aims a gun at him]
Frank: Did you do it for Noelle, or for the money?
Sam: She is cute, isn't she?
[Noelle shoots Sam]
Sam: Ahh! You hit me, you bitch!
Noelle: Sorry honey, but I did it for the money.
Frank: Looks like she fucked us both.
Sam: Yeah. Hey, you want her back?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits end with the sounds of the wedlock collar's warning alarm and an explosion. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Germany only a cut version was released to avoid an FSK 18 rating See more »

Connections

References The Running Man (1987) See more »

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All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
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Performed by Bill Monroe
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Don't lose your head; wiggy sci-fi actioner
24 April 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

DEADLOCK (1992 - MADE FOR CABLE TV) **1/2 Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen, James Remar, Stephen Tobolosky.

Pretty good futuristic action/crime story with prisoners (Hauer and Rogers, make a fine couple) fitted with collars that can cause their heads to be blown off (a la Schwarzenegger's "The Running Man") as they pursue their double-partners in crime. Best scene : after days of solitude the greedy warden, wanting to know where Hauer has hidden some stolen loot, opens a door where Hauser - up to his neck in water - tells him: "North Pole...ask for Santa" and laughs maniacally.


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