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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 ... 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Spoiler: When the Cuban and his gang arrive at the apartment, Cindy is shot through the door. When Dodge comes downstairs, a fight ensues, with numerous shots fired, each accompanied by the sound of gunfire. The guns, however, are equipped with silencers. See more »

Quotes

[discussing how to split the money]
Piper: I want half.
Dodge: Half. Fuck you, this isn't divorce.
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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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Connections

Referenced in Kopps (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Highway
Written by Tony Rich
Performed by The Tony Rich Project
Produced by Tony Rich for Rich Projects, Inc.
The Tony Rich Project appears courtesy of LaFace Records
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Actioner which borrows most of its ideas from other pictures
28 January 2003 | by barnabyrudgeSee all my reviews

Fled is a cheerfully illogical actioner which rattles along at a seriously rapid pace without ever pausing for breath. It's stupid and spectacular in equal measure.

The plot hardly seems important, but for what it's worth here it is: a Cuban mafia boss has foolishly allowed himself to leave some incriminating evidence on a computer disk. The only guy who knows where the whereabouts of the disk is in a chain gang in the Deep South. An undercover cop is sent to the chain gang to find out where the disk is, and to keep the guy alive when the Cuban hitmen turn up to silence him.

The first half of the movie borrows liberally from The Defiant Ones, with Baldwin and Fishburne chained together and fleeing through the swamps from both the good guys and the bad guys. Later on, they reach the big city, and the film then borrows ideas from any police actioner that you could care to mention (Lethal Weapon, The Dead Pool, Tango and Cash, Striking Distance, et al). In fact, the second half of the film consists solely of fist fights and car chases and shootouts, all inspired by similar movies from the genre.

Fled never bores you, but it never particularly engages your brain. It is a quickly forgotten film, but it is also the perfect film to watch with your mates while you sink a six-pack of beer and a 16" pizza on a Friday night.


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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:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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