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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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In the prison of the future, criminal justice will have a deadly twist. 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:

Deadlock See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A TV movie made for the HBO network. See more »

Goofs

The movie was released in 1991 and the action takes place "sometime in the future", but the police cars are driving next to the cinema that is displaying movie premieres from 1990 - "Graffiti Bridge" (with Prince) and "Marked for Death" (with Steven Seagal). See more »

Quotes

Sam: She's not bad looking.
Noelle: [jumping in his lap] Is she cuter than me?
Sam: Much, much cuter than you. But your teeth are sharper.
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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 »

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Referenced in Battle Royale II (2003) See more »

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All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
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Performed by Bill Monroe
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An unusually off-beat and clever thrill-ride
22 January 1999 | by Agt.DaleSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I thought it was a clever premise with interesting, off-beat characters. An "A" B-movie. The pacing is relentless; the action set-pieces are uniquely thrilling; the dialogue crisp and witty; and Richard Gibbs score is perfectly haunting. Joan Chen is a great villainess and has all the best lines. All in all: a small gem, a rousing thrill-ride with lots of surprises.


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