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Chasers (1994)

R | | Comedy | 22 April 1994 (USA)
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A hapless Navy grunt is assigned SP duty. The catch: he must escort a beautiful female prisoner on her way to prison for going UA. She in turn will try anything to escape.


Dennis Hopper


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Rock Reilly
William McNamara ... Eddie Devane
Erika Eleniak ... Toni Johnson
Crispin Glover ... Howard Finster
Matthew Glave ... Rory Blanes
Grand L. Bush ... Vance Dooly
Dean Stockwell ... Salesman Stig
Bitty Schram ... Flo, Waitress
Gary Busey ... Sergeant Vince Banger
Seymour Cassel ... Master Chief Bogg
Frederic Forrest ... Duane, Mechanic
Marilu Henner ... Katie, Waitress
Dennis Hopper ... Doggie
Scott Marlowe ... Fast Food Clown
Jim Grimshaw ... Chief Yarboro


A hapless Navy grunt is assigned SP duty. The catch: he must escort a beautiful female prisoner on her way to prison for going UA. She in turn will try anything to escape. Written by Tony Bridges <tbridges@spicer.com>

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She's got the Navy under siege. They don't stand a chance. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Misión explosiva See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The interior shots of the "navy offices and warehouse" were shot at the Square D Production Facility in Columbia, South Carolina. They also used employees of the plant as extras. See more »


A plot point rests on Toni discovering Eddie's scam by listening in on his phone conversation. However, they are in connecting rooms with separate phone lines, not a single large room with one line. She would not have been able to listen in on his line. See more »


Rock Reilly: Get in the van!
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Alternate Versions

In the ABC version, the sex scene with Eddy and Toni is seriously edited. They only show a brief portion of it and no actual nudity is shown. This version also cuts part of the scene in which she is putting in a tampn while handcuffed to Rock. This version does not have her say, I've never done this handcuffed to a man before. Kinda sexy don't you think." See more »


I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby
Written by Autry Inman
Performed by Lonesome Strangers
Courtesy of Little Dog Productions
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Cheesy, but Enjoyable 'B' Flick!
9 October 2002 | by cariartSee all my reviews

I'll admit, when I first saw this film, in 1994, I thought it was sophomoric, with overripe performances, a brain-dead plot, and an extremely gratuitous sex scene tossed in to show off Erika Eleniak's considerable assets. However, seeing it again, recently, I came to realize this was actually a send-up of the 'good ol' boy' comedies of the seventies, the kind of 'B' movies Roger Corman produced, when he introduced directors like Ron Howard. As such, it's very enjoyable, and certainly worth another look!

The premise is that of an old-fashioned service comedy, with wheeler-dealer William McNamara and put-upon pal Crispen Glover pulling off one last big score before McNamara's discharge. Unfortunately, the scam goes awry as the young con artist is 'recruited' to assist grizzled vet 'Rock Reilly' (Tom Berenger, spitting out dialogue with a whiskey-soaked growl) in a prisoner transfer. The prisoner turns out to be the luscious Erika Eleniak, and as she quickly makes the first of several escape attempts, you get to see: a) exciting new uses for feminine hygiene products; b) the redneck charm of the countryside between Charleston and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; c) some great cameos by Dean Stockwell, Seymour Cassel, Gary Busey, Marilu Henner, Fredric Forrest, and Hopper, himself (sporting a bulbous nose and a blow-up sex toy!); d) the famous Eleniak nude love scene, followed by McNamara chasing her, naked, after she runs, again (he shows more skin than she does); and e) the obligatory happy ending, as Berenger proves he has a 'heart of gold', and that 'love (or a healthy lust, anyway!) conquers all'.

Is this a classic? Are you kidding? Then again, neither were the Corman films...but as a tribute to the genre, 'Chasers' is fun, and a terrific 'kick off the shoes, pop some popcorn' flick!

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