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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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Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss
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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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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)

Gross USA:

$40,590,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Nolte's character was previously played by Gérard Depardieu. Depardieu also appeared in Boudu (2005), a remake of Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932), while Nolte appeared in Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), as the American version of Depardieu's character. See more »

Goofs

When the police arrives at the bank Ned is robbing, Ned peeks through the blinds. Seeing from outside the window, the blinds show bottom sides. The next scene showing from inside shows the blinds again bottom sides which should have been the opposite showing top sides of the blinds. 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

Remake of The Fugitives (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Visiting the Zoo
Written by John Easdale
Performed by Dramarama
Courtesy of Questionmark Records
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Wonderful funny film
8 October 2012 | by david-497-331474See all my reviews

If I ever need cheering up, I watch this movie. One of my favourite comedies.

The unlikely pairing of Nick Nolte and Martin Short works wonderfully, with Nolte as the hardened ex-con Lucas, unwittingly gets involved in the bumbling bank robbery carried out by Short (Ned Perry). James Earl Jones plays the cop who has been itching to nail Lucas once again and assumes that, once Lucas is taken hostage by Perry, that they are in it together.

The first 15-20 minutes contain some pure slapstick which has me crying with laughter every time I see it.

It is particularly heartening to see the tough guy Nolte being enchanted by Martin Short's mute 6 year old daughter.

Lovely, simple and heartwarming.


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