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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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They rob banks. She steals hearts.

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Bankentrio See more »

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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 (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

Meg's hand on Lucas's shoulder changes when he is telling her goodbye near the end of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Lucas: [to Ned] You're an asshole.
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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 Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Visiting the Zoo
Written by John Easdale
Performed by Dramarama
Courtesy of Questionmark Records
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Perfect for a jovial mood
18 November 2004 | by 1excitedskwirlSee all my reviews

If you're that "god, I'm a serious movie rater and this better impress me" kind of movie watcher then go find another. But If you are in the mood to laugh and think odd pairs are funny then go for it. It helps to know the history of Martin Short's style of comedy. Nick Nolte's a pretty big guy and Sarah Doroff is really little. So Nolte just got outa prison and is supposed to be this big bad bank robber with a reputation. Martin Short is this nervous jobless dad that robs a bank just as Nick Nolte is there and takes Martin takes 'Nick' as a hostage.

Nick gets SHOT! Martin has a senile old friend that takes care of Rover(Nick). James Earl Jones does a belly-laugh. Sarah overcomes her trama to change gender. Martin Changes Gender! There's a Happy Ending Such a sweet movie- after its over put A Nightmare on Elm Street in for the contrast!


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