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Fled (1996)

Two prisoners chained together flee during an escape attempt gone bad.

Director:

Kevin Hooks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Piper
Stephen Baldwin ... Dodge
Will Patton ... Gibson
Robert John Burke ... Pat Schiller
Robert Hooks ... Lt. Clark
Victor Rivers ... Santiago
David Dukes ... Chris Paine
Ken Jenkins ... Warden Nichols
Michael Nader ... Mantajano
Brittney Powell ... Faith - Cindy
Salma Hayek ... Cora
Steve Carlisle ... Herb Foster
Brett Rice ... Officer Thornhill
J. Don Ferguson J. Don Ferguson ... Chairman
Kathy Payne ... Margaret Parks
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Storyline

Dodge is a computer hacker serving a prison term; Piper is a tough guy. They end up chained together, and flee during a chain-gang escape attempt that goes bad. An adventure plot ensues, involving a missing floppy disk, an attractive woman that assists them, a sinister Federal marshal, an honest cop, and the Cuban mafia. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fled See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,405,000, 21 July 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,800,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Seen as a loose remake of The Defiant Ones (1958) starring Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis See more »

Goofs

After Dodge tells Piper that he donated 20 million of the 25 million he stole to a charity, a cop car passes with it's sirens on. Piper then tells Dodge, "Nice, Robin Hood but we gotta fled". Fled is past tense, making his statement grammatically incorrect. See more »

Quotes

Det. Matthew 'Gib' Gibson: Who fled?
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Alternate Versions

There is a longer version of the film which runs 105 minutes and features more footage. This cut features:
  • A love scene involving Laurence Fishburne and Salma Hayek which is only hinted in the final theatrical version.
  • A longer more developed scene in which Rico and his goons break into Brittany Powell's apartment in search of the diskette.
  • The motorcycle chase substantally longer and shows the demise of Rico after a showdown with Fishburne, which is completely cut out of the theatrical and home video versions.
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Connections

References The Fugitive (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Bright Lights
Written by Terrence Smith, Nico Constantine and Bill 'Bee' Buchanan
Performed and Produced by T. Smith
T. Smith appears courtesy of Rowdy Records
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Not terrible, but could have been a lot better
26 May 2000 | by King_OpossumSee all my reviews

FLED is, perhaps, best watched very late at night after a bit of a drink when you don't seem to care about plot holes, bland characters and poor acting. Although not as diabolically awful as other reviewers have made out, this is a pretty bad remake of a great classic. What they seem to have forgotten is that when they made THE DEFIANT ONES, it was at a time where racial awareness was so topical - in FLED the conflict is represented by just one line.

The two leads are acceptable, with Laurence Fishburne flexing his fighting skills ready for THE MATRIX. Stephen Bladwin is his usual surly smouldering self, and there is a very small (ie no reason to watch it just for this!) part from Salma Hayek.

Although a little overdone, I enjoyed the film references made by Baldwin's character, and you will have a chuckle at the very final one...!


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