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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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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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Trapped in a prison of the future. Betrayed by a woman of his past. Frank Warren is wired to explode. 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:

Aliança Mortal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the beginning of this movie, you see a movie theater billboard that is playing Marked for Death (1990). Basil Wallace, who plays Emerald in this film, played Screwface in that one. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt doubles for Frank and Tracy when falling in the river from the hill during their jail escape. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Can I be frank with you? You couldn't turn me on if I had a switch.
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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

The Singapore laserdisc release has the head explosion scene censored. See more »

Connections

Remade as Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 (1995) See more »

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All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
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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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