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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lucas
... Ned Perry
Sarah Rowland Doroff ... Meg Perry
... Dugan
... Tener
... Horvath
David Arnott ... Bank Teller
... Charlie
... Woman Cop
... Tucker
... Bowles
... Dog Handler
Bill Cross ... Guard at Prison
... Release Sergeant
... 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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They rob banks. She steals hearts.

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Action | Comedy

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27 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Bankentrio  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$40,590,000
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1.85 : 1
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WILHELM SCREAM: When Lucas (Nick Nolte) drives the truck into the King Salmon Bar and Charlie gets thrown through the wall into the bathroom. 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

Ned Perry: [after putting a teddy bear inside his dress to look like a pregnant woman] This is gonna be one really surprised obstetrician...
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Living in the City
Written and Performed by Gary Mallaber and Glenn Sherba
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Wonderful funny film
8 October 2012 | by See 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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