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The Chase (1994)

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Escaped convict Jack Hammond takes a woman hostage and sets off for the Mexican border with the police hot on his tail.

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Adam Rifkin

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Adam Rifkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Jack Hammond
Kristy Swanson ... Natalie Voss
Henry Rollins ... Officer Dobbs
Josh Mostel ... Officer Figus
Wayne Grace ... Chief Boyle
Rocky Carroll ... Byron Wilder
Miles Dougal Miles Dougal ... Liam Segal
Ray Wise ... Dalton Voss
Marshall Bell ... Ari Josephson
Joey Sagal ... Sgt. Hodges (as Joe Sagal)
Claudia Christian ... Yvonne Voss
Alex Morris ... Cop #1 (as Alex Allen Morris)
Marco Perella ... Cop #2
Wirt Cain Wirt Cain ... Bill Cromwell
Bree Walker Bree Walker ... Wendy Sorenson
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Storyline

Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car chase is being broadcast live on every TV-channel, covering the event from helicopters, the backseat of a police car, the pavement of the highway etc. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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It's fast, it's wild, hot & funny See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, a scene of sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Погоня See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,009,329
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Rifkin: [Blump's] Semi truck for the "Blump's Foods" company. The Blump's name (with the woman's face) is incorporated into all of Rifkin's films in one way or another. The woman pictured is actually Rifkin's grandmother. See more »

Goofs

The camera, operator and additional crew members are reflected in the side of the car several times. See more »

Quotes

Uncredited Clown: [after ending credits] You smell that? Do you smell that? Nothing else in the world smells like that, son. I love the smell of napalm in the morning! You know, one day we had a hell bomb. And when I walked out, we didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. But that smell, that gasoline smell... the whole hill, it smelled like... victory.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have finished, Charlie Sheen, in a clown suit sitting behind the steering wheel, recites the, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning," speech from the movie Apocalypse Now. Charlie's father, Martin Sheen, was the star of the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Meet Mick Taylor: An Interview with John Jarratt (2006) See more »

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Written by David James McKiven (as D.J. McKiven)/Ian Carmichael (as T. Carmichael)/Dot Allison (as D.E. Allison)
Performed by One Dove
Courtesy of FFRR
by arrangement with Polygram Special Products
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Terror on the freeway baby...yeah!!!
14 February 2014 | by mpurvismattpSee all my reviews

This movie just seems to have a special place in my heart, it reminds me of freshman year in high school, VHS tapes and summer vacation (damn I miss that sh!t). Where else can u get Henry Rollins as a douchebag cop who thinks he's Dirty Harry, his partner the revolting blob, Anthony Kiedis and Flea in their hillbilly white trash Monster truck, Cary Elwes as Steve Horsegroovy the super cheesy anchorman, Tigers blood in a clown suit, Angela from "Who's the Boss", Ron f-ing Jeremy, and the mega babe known as Kristy Swanson...no where else that's where! The Chase is not an action movie, sure there's action in it but its a comedy and its meant to be satirical (especially involving the media and the way they like to blow EVERYTHING out of proportion) and it's not high brow comedy, but its effective. If u haven't seen this flick check it out, I mean i enjoy artsy movies and indies as much as the next guy but sometimes a good dumb comedy is just what the doctor ordered. So just sit back, kick your feet up and enjoy the ride.


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