Three Fugitives

Three Fugitives

Francis Veber (1989)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


A bank robber resolves to go straight after his release from prison. However, on his first day of freedom, he ends up as an innocent bystander during a heist. When the cops assume he is the brains of the operation, he is forced to go on the run with the bungling real culprit, who is only trying to pay for medical treatment for his daughter. Comedy, with Nick Nolte, Martin Short and James Earl Jones.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Francis Veber
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrothersGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama