A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and its officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.
Keenen Ivory Wayans,
Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on ... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seen as a remake of The Defiant Ones (1958) starring Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis See more »
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 »
We gotta get into a rhythm.
What the fuck you know about rhythm?
I'm a foster child, raised by the state.
What's your point?
There was this caretaker who was like a father to me. His name was Titus. He taught me that everybody lives their life according to a rhythm. You make love to a rhythm. Your heart beats to a rhythm. If we're gonna run together, we gotta get into the same rhythm.
I got your rhythm, convict.
[Pulls out and plays harmonica]
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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.
As average a film as you'll se. Not much to say on it. Starts off very well with much promise but once they unchain themselves turns into a run of the mill action film, nothing different. One or two of the subplots, the romances especially, seemed trivial. It may even of been a better story had Fishburne not been a copper and a different plot.
Quite why they didn't shoot the chain apart when they had the gun I don't know either, but they chose to drive, still attached. No character is especially warming, but there's a good cast, nothing wrong with the acting & great to see old Dex Dexter, Michael Nader in a role, as he was brilliant in Dynasty & never looked even slightly out of place here.
Better than it's 4.9 rating, but not by much.
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