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Three Fugitives (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 27 January 1989 (USA)
A reformed bank robber is taken hostage by a desperate man during a bank hold up, but is forced to go on the run with his captor when they're both mistakenly thought to be in cahoots.

Director:

Francis Veber

Writer:

Francis Veber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Nolte ... Lucas
Martin Short ... Ned Perry
Sarah Rowland Doroff Sarah Rowland Doroff ... Meg Perry
James Earl Jones ... Dugan
Alan Ruck ... Tener
Kenneth McMillan ... Horvath
David Arnott David Arnott ... Bank Teller
Bruce McGill ... Charlie
Lee Garlington ... Woman Cop
Sy Richardson ... Tucker
Rocky Giordani ... Bowles
Rick Hall ... Dog Handler
Bill Cross Bill Cross ... Guard at Prison
Stanley Brock ... Release Sergeant
John Procaccino ... Highway Patrolman
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Storyline

On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery. Perry has decided to hold up the local bank to raise money so that he can keep his daughter, Meg, and get her the treatment she needs. Dugan, a detective, assumes Lucas helped plan the robbery, and hence Lucas, Perry and Meg become three fugitives. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

They rob banks. She steals hearts.

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Based on the 1986 French film with Gerard Depardieu & Pierre Richard. See more »

Goofs

When Lucas gets off the ferry and sees Dugan from around 100 yards away while heading towards him, you can see two young men going by when the camera pans on Dugan, but as as Lucas approaches and gets really close up to Dugan, you can see those same two men going by. By now, they should have been some way away and not in the shot. And again, on the next shot, you can see them from back, with inverted positions. See more »

Quotes

Woman Cop: Do you know what kidnapping her will get you?
Ned Perry: Yeah, her
[meaning his daughter]
Ned Perry: .
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 11 secs to remove two uses of 'fuck' in order for the film to receive a PG certificate. All later releases were uncut and the certificate raised to 15. See more »

Connections

References The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard Work
Written by Brian O'Neal
Performed by The Bus Boys
Courtesy of Voss Records
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User Reviews

Hilarious movie...
21 July 2003 | by NoArrowSee all my reviews

..."Three Fugitives" is an action comedy about an ex-con (Nick Nolte) who - on his first day out of prison - is taken hostage by a neurotic father (Martin Short). The two are taken - along with Short's daughter (Sarah Rowland Doroff) - on a long journey full of laughs and excitement.

Nick Nolte is probably not the greatest actor for comedies, but he still delivers well. Short is obviously hilarious, as he is most of the time, and Doroff is as good as she could be. James Earl Jones and Alan Ruck also make funny appearances.

The only really annoying part about "Three Fugitives" is the constant use of eighties guitar music in the background. That is probably the worst sounding noise in history.

Funny family movie (despite a few cuss-words), 7/10.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,434,717, 29 January 1989

Gross USA:

$40,586,886

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,586,886
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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