Three Fugitives

  • 15
  • Francis Veber (1989)
  • US
  • 92 min
Three Fugitives
Film Review
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3 out of 5

French director Francis Veber made his Hollywood debut with this enjoyable remake of his own 1986 odd-couple farce, Les Fugitifs. Nick Nolte and Martin Short were not destined to become one of the great comic double acts, but Nolte does well enough as the armed robber out on parole and Short gets plenty of slapstick laughs as the incompetent bank robber who drags the unwilling Nolte into his bungled caper. The action gets off to a good start, and, despite sentimental moments, keeps up a fair pace, with a healthy ration of amusements en route.

Plot Summary

Crime comedy starring Nick Nolte and Martin Short. Bungling bank robber Ned Perry takes ex-con Daniel Lucas hostage when the hold-up he is staging to support his autistic daughter goes badly wrong. When the police assume that Lucas was an accomplice in the crime, he is forced to go on the run with Perry.

Cast and crew

Cast

Daniel Lucas
Nick Nolte
Ned Perry
Martin Short
Meg Perry
Sarah Rowland Doroff
Detective Dugan
James Earl Jones
Tener
Alan Ruck
Horvath
Kenneth McMillan
Bank teller
David Arnott
Charlie
Bruce McGill
Woman cop
Lee Garlington
Tucker
Sy Richardson

Crew

Director
Francis Veber

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Brothers
Guidance: 
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy

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