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The Defiant Ones (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 5 January 1986
Two prisoners, one black, one white, escape from a chain gang still shackled together. Despite their mutual hatred, they must cooperate in order to survive.

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David Lowell Rich
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Urich ... Johnny 'Joker' Johnson
Carl Weathers ... Cullen Monroe
Ed Lauter ... Sheriff Leroy Doyle
Barry Corbin ... Floyd Carpenter
Laurie O'Brien ... Pauline
Thalmus Rasulala ... Fred
William Sanderson ... Mason
Ritch Brinkley ... Lonny
Ebbe Roe Smith ... Deputy Miller
Wil Wheaton ... Clyde
Charles Bartlett ... Jeffcoat
Richard Fullerton ... First Guard
Bob Harris Bob Harris ... Driver
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Storyline

Carl Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson share some things: They are both in jail and they both hate each other. After a fist fight the are going to be put into an other jailhouse by car. They come to blows so wild that their transport has an accident. They manage to escape chained to each other, still hating each other and the sheriff hunting them. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Two escaped cons. Men with nothing in common but two centuries of hate. And one foot of chain steel.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Defiant Ones See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wil Wheaton filmed his scenes in between foot surgeries. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Defiant Ones (1958) See more »

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underrated film
19 August 2014 | by joshfox1989See all my reviews

Remake of the old classic about two convicts on the run chained together,

one black one white.

Never compared it to the original just see as an brilliant film in its own right, two brilliant underrated actors Carl weathers and Robert urich are both great actors. Grew up watching this over and over again and only recently found the DVD and re watched it after 5 years.

Love the film but like I say a lot of people don't rate it mainly because they compare it to the original.

The last 10mins of the film are brilliant


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