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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:

Perseguidos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,405,855, 21 July 1996

Gross USA:

$17,193,231

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,193,231
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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

Will Patton and Ken Jenkins would later both appear in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) See more »

Goofs

When Dodge and Piper push the truck containing the ill hunter toward the hospital and it crashes, the hunter's hat is knocked off. In the next shot it's on again. See more »

Quotes

Det. Matthew 'Gib' Gibson: Dodge!
Dodge: Gibson!
Det. Matthew 'Gib' Gibson: It's a setup!
Piper: Move!
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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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References What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) See more »

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Written by Robert Kennedy and Michael Marasse
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Produced by Rick Sheppard
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The odd couple
4 January 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

While this is not a film that will mark any new trend in the thriller genre, it's not unpleasant to watch. The director, Kevin Hooks, working on the script written by Preston Whitmore, delivers a an action film that is easy to watch.

Preston Whitmore's screen play combines elements from different movies that have been much better, but that said, while it's not breaking any grounds, the film keeps one's interest throughout.

Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin make an odd couple indeed. Mr. Baldwin acts with a blank expression most of the time he is seen. Mr. Fishburne has been around for a while; with the right director he is more effective than what he shows in this movie.

Will Patton, one of the best character actors working in films today, has a small, but effective role. It'shame because he can outperform this cast by only saying his lines. Salma Hayek's Cora, the girl with a heart of gold, is a welcome presence for the eyes.

The beginning of the film, as well as the closing scenes are the best things going because it sags a bit in the middle section, but all in all, it will keep the viewer entertained without pretending to be more.


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