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The Chase (1994)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 4 March 1994 (USA)
Escaped convict Jack Hammond takes a woman hostage and sets off for the Mexican border with the police hot on his tail.

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Liam Segal
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Ari Josephson
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Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car chase is being broadcast live on every TV-channel, covering the event from helicopters, the backseat of a police car, the pavement of the highway etc. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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It's fast, it's wild, hot & funny See more »


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Rated R for violence, a scene of sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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4 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Погоня  »

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$8,009,329 (USA)
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Adam Rifkin: [Blump's] Semi truck for the "Blump's Foods" company. The Blump's name (with the woman's face) is incorporated into all of Rifkin's films in one way or another. The woman pictured is actually Rifkin's grandmother. See more »

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During the incident of the cigarette lighter creating smoke inside the car, several shots show smoke blowing and lingering. After the lighter is thrown out the window, there is one shot from the front of the car where there is no smoke. Two subsequent shots show there is still smoke inside the car. See more »

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Natalie Voss: You kidnapped me with a candy bar?
Jackson Davis Hammond: It makes a handy weapon in a pinch.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have finished, Charlie Sheen, in a clown suit sitting behind the steering wheel, recites the, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning," speech from the movie Apocalypse Now. Charlie's father, Martin Sheen, was the star of the movie. See more »

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Referenced in The Arrival (1996) See more »

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The Bottle
Written by Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman
Performed by Rancid
Courtesy of Epitaph Records
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Good movie
3 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why this movie is so underrated. I never hear anything about it, as if it's a bad secret that no one wants to get out. I don't see why. This movie was fun to watch. I know, its kind of simple and not very "edgy" or anything like that, but who cares really. It's still good. Charlie Sheen gave a great performance as Jackson Hammond, an escaped convict who is the cause of the chase. Kirsty Swanson was also very well cast as the spoiled, kidnapped, rich daughter; Natalie Voss. Henry Rollins was also very well cast as the cocky Officer Dobbs, and Josh Mostel was good as Dobbs' partner, Officer Figus. Marshall Bell was actually not the type of person to play Ari Josephson, Hammond's lawyer. But he managed to pull it off well I see. Everyone else was well cast for the most part, no flawed performances to speak of. The story was kind of shallow but still enjoyable. There were twists and turns here and there but it all worked out. The soundtrack was GREAT. The Offspring, NOFX, Rancid, and Bad Religion are some of my favorite bands and I was surprised that their songs were played in this movie. I rate this an 8/10, see this movie, it is somehow very good.


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