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The Chase (1994)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 4 March 1994 (USA)
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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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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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Rated R for violence, a scene of sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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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

The movie title for The Chase was originally going to be called "Cultivating Charlie" there was also another ending that was cut from the movie that was filmed near the intersections of Hammerly and Emnora in Houston. See more »

Goofs

When Dale and Will first get on the freeway, the flag on the monster truck's antenna is blowing sideways. See more »

Quotes

Natalie Voss: You kidnapped me with a candy bar?
Jackson Davis Hammond: It makes a handy weapon in a pinch.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Singles Ward (2002) See more »

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Written by Dan Carlson
Performed by Dan Carlson
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I can't help but like this movie
30 October 2002 | by Golden_EmuSee all my reviews

This actually was a pretty good farce really. I do agree that it was pretty cheezy full of stock characters and B-Movie acting, but c'mon! It was a send up of how the media blows everything up to something massive and how it sends everyone farther, feeding the media's fire in the process. What made this apt to me was that after seeing this movie, I watched O.J. take that mid-day drive down the highway with the LAPD right behind him. The movie got at least the media part right.

Also, it's fun to watch Henry Rollins play a cop (of all things) and Anthony Kiedis and Flea from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers as redneck hero wannabes. So long as you don't take this movie too seriously, it's pretty funny.

Also, watch right up to after the credits - Charlie's nod to his dad's role in "Apocalypse Now" is just hilarious.


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