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 ... 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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Trivia

The San Diego freeway scene (where an elevated high occupancy vehicle exit ramp is seen) was filmed on U.S. Highway 290/Northwest Freeway) heading southeast into Houston, TX. A Stop-n-Go billboard advertisement is visible - in real life, Stop-n-Go was a former convenience store chain which was purchased by Diamond Shamrock, now owned by Valero Energy Corporation. See more »

Goofs

Jack says that a neighbor saw him as a clown and called the police, thinking he was the Red Nose Robber, and the police arrested him. Legally, this is impossible. An arrest requires probable cause, which are a set of facts that when taken together would lead a reasonable person to believe that a crime has been committed and the person arrested likely committed it. Jack's mere job as a clown would not be enough to arrest him for anything. See more »

Quotes

Jack Hammond: There's no rule that says that when you're kidnapping, you can't be cordial and nice.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Two Babies in the Dark
Written by Brett Gurewitz
Performed by Bad Religion
Courtesy of Epitaph Records
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Good movie
3 March 2008 | by emperor_benderSee all my reviews

I don't know why this movie is so underrated. I never hear anything about it, as if it's a bad secret that no one wants to get out. I don't see why. This movie was fun to watch. I know, its kind of simple and not very "edgy" or anything like that, but who cares really. It's still good. Charlie Sheen gave a great performance as Jackson Hammond, an escaped convict who is the cause of the chase. Kirsty Swanson was also very well cast as the spoiled, kidnapped, rich daughter; Natalie Voss. Henry Rollins was also very well cast as the cocky Officer Dobbs, and Josh Mostel was good as Dobbs' partner, Officer Figus. Marshall Bell was actually not the type of person to play Ari Josephson, Hammond's lawyer. But he managed to pull it off well I see. Everyone else was well cast for the most part, no flawed performances to speak of. The story was kind of shallow but still enjoyable. There were twists and turns here and there but it all worked out. The soundtrack was GREAT. The Offspring, NOFX, Rancid, and Bad Religion are some of my favorite bands and I was surprised that their songs were played in this movie. I rate this an 8/10, see this movie, it is somehow very good.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,421,028, 6 March 1994

Gross USA:

$7,924,955

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,924,955
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1.85 : 1
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