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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

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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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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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Gross USA:

$8,009,329
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

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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

With just 10 miles to go to the Mexican border the daylight goes from bright sunlight to the dead of night. At the high-speed chase they were on, that distance would have been covered in far less than 10 minutes, far too quickly for the sun to completely set. 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 Arrival (1996) 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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Big, dumb and thoroughly enjoyable
3 June 2000 | by millennia-2See all my reviews

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Hollywood made a film adaption of the bestselling Nintendo 64 games 'San Francisco Rush'? Probably not, but here it is. Much like Sheen's other 1994 movie, 'Terminal Velocity', 'The Chase' is a entertaining action film looking for a brain, which it can't seem to find. It's good, lighthearted fluff with likeable leads, some good scenes, and an excellent film-long chase (thus the title).

It's careful not to get too complex, and will likely appeal to those of us who enjoyed 'Speed'. On problem I had was the premature ending. It happened way too early and left several crucial plot points unfinished. Also the script comes and goes, one scene it's there, the next it's gone. That gets tremendously annoying, and the lack of good dialog at times hampers the impact.

Still, 'The Chase' is an entertaining piece of cinema if you have an afternoon to pass with nothing to do, even if it is rather predictable.

7/10


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