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Evasive Action (1998)

When Redwood Federal Penitentiary closes, there are going to be several hundred prisoners looking for a new home. Several of the most dangerous, all killers, will be transported by train to... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry P. Jacobs

Writers:

Sean McGinly (story), Tripp Reed | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorian Harewood ... Luke Sinclair
Ray Wise ... Sheriff Wes Blaidek
Roy Scheider ... Enzo Marcelli
DeLane Matthews ... Zoe Clark
Ed O'Ross ... Warden Jack Kramer
John Toles-Bey ... Tommy Zimmer
Clint Howard ... Hector Miller
Don Swayze ... Ian Kellen
Richard Foronjy ... Vince
Steven Barr ... Joe Manetti
Michael Tucci ... Judge
Dick Van Patten ... Parole Officer
Blake Gibbons ... Officer Ralph Kantor
Mallory Farrow Mallory Farrow ... Alex Kittner
Chick Vennera ... Edward
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Storyline

When Redwood Federal Penitentiary closes, there are going to be several hundred prisoners looking for a new home. Several of the most dangerous, all killers, will be transported by train to Santa Ana, a new high tech prison for the worst of the worst. Included in this transfer are: -Ian Kelly, explosions expert who has set off terrorist bombings worldwide. -Lorenzo "Enzo" Martini, a mafia kingpin who enjoyed nationwide fame before finally being put away. -Karl "The Killer" Miller, a serial killer with absolutely no conscience and an unquenchable thirst for blood. -Tommy "Zimm" Zimmer, a man who's serving life for killing his wife and her lover. -Luke Sinclair, who's finishing up the last nine months of a fifteen-year sentence for killing the man who murdered his wife. When the prisoners, under heavy security, board the last car of the train, it quickly becomes clear that an escape plan has been hatched... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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train | independent film | See All (2) »

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A Full-Throttle Thriller!

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The model of the locomotive used at the end of the movie is the same model used at the end of "The Last Siege". See more »

Goofs

As the prisoners are being transferred from Santa Anna Prison to the bus, the shackled inmates are shown dragging their chains along the ground. One of the inmates is dragging an open leg iron. See more »

Quotes

Ian Kellen: [finding Wes has been burned by one of his bombs] So this is Wes...
[sarcastically]
Ian Kellen: ... Hi... Wes!
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Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

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No Excuses
Written by Dorian Harewood
Performed by Dorian Harewood
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User Reviews

Thats precisely what you should take to avoid this!
17 November 2001 | by uds3See all my reviews

How desperate must Roy Scheider have become to accept a role in this straight-to-video offering from Jerry P. Jacobs, who must be some incestuously close relative of Alan Smithee. It is sad indeed when a quality actor is forced to prostitute his art in this way...and I thought I'd seen it all with Raul Julia's swan-song as General Bison in the frivolous STREETFIGHTER!

Total CON AIR clone without the budget, stars, script or direction. I particularly liked the character played by Clint Howard.."Hector the Director!" Have producers no shame!

I saw this a few weeks ago after a friend lobbed in from South East Asia with a VHS copy. Stuck it for 40 minutes then put on CON AIR to finish it! Avoid.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1998 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Evasive Action See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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