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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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Adam Rifkin

Writer:

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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Getting there is twice the fun. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Ron Jeremy: TV-cameraman See more »

Goofs

Jack and Natalie's hair during the chase. See more »

Quotes

Jack Hammond: That's the question on the minds of all your viewers? Whether I run out of gas or not? Tell you what, Jer. You let your viewers know that I hope Miss Voss' fear and my desperation are entertainment enough for them. After all, that is what this is all about, isn't it? The story. As it breaks. Live. Coming to you from the bad guy himself. I mean we wouldn't want your viewers to change the fucking channel, now, would we?
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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

Features Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Please Play this Song on the Radio
Written by Fat Mike
Performed by NOFX
Courtesy of Epitaph Records
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A parody, not meant to be taken seriously, you poor "critics"!
26 March 2003 | by dragonfixerSee all my reviews

Of course it's cheesy, it's supposed to be! It's parody, not an "action" flick! If you expected a Steven Seagal movie, you should have gone to one! Those of us who appreciate the nature of satire and parody can find it everywhere in this movie! Any one who has lived in California has seen several elements of this chase on their own televisions, LIVE!

The names of the characters are great, (Cary Elwes as Steve Horsegroovy, Ron Jeremy as a camera man, Bree Walker, an L.A. anchorwoman, playing an anchorwoman, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing a redneck moron named Will) and their roles are exaggerated, as they should be in a spoof. If you just don't get it, don't waste your time watching it! And please stop crying about it. Lighten up!


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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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