The Chase

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Plot

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…

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 5.5/10 (9,681 voted)

Director:
Adam Rifkin

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Henry Rollins

Storyline
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.

Cast:

Charlie Sheen

Jackson Davis Hammond


Kristy Swanson

Natalie Voss


Henry Rollins

Officer Dobbs


Josh Mostel

Officer Figus


Wayne Grace

Chief Boyle


Rocky Carroll

Byron Wilder


Miles Dougal

Liam Segal


Ray Wise

Dalton Voss


Marshall Bell

Ari Josephson


Joey Sagal

Sergeant Hodges

(as Joe Sagal)


Claudia Christian

Yvonne Voss


Alex Morris

Cop #1

(as Alex Allen Morris)


Marco Perella

Cop #2


Wirt Cain

Bill Cromwell


Bree Walker

Wendy Sorenson

(as Bree Walker Lampley)

Taglines:
Getting there is twice the fun.

Release Date: 4 March 1994

Filming Locations: Hardy Toll Road, Houston, Texas, USA

Gross: $8,009,329
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Cameo:
[Ron Jeremy]
TV-cameraman

Goofs:

Revealing mistakes:
During the conversation between Hammond and Natalie about how no one has ever stood up against her father, the steering wheel turned to the left, however the car is obviously driving straight forward.

Quotes:

Jack Hammond:
There's no rule that says that when you're kidnapping, you can't be cordial and nice.



User Review

A parody, not meant to be taken seriously, you poor "critics"!

Rating: 10/10

Of course it's cheesy, it's supposed to be! It's parody, not an
"action" flick! If you expected a Steven Seagal movie, you should have
gone
to one!
Those of us who appreciate the nature of satire and parody can find
it
everywhere in this movie! Any one who has lived in California has seen
several elements of this chase on their own televisions, LIVE!

The names of the characters are great, (Cary Elwes as Steve
Horsegroovy,
Ron Jeremy as a camera man, Bree Walker, an L.A. anchorwoman, playing an
anchorwoman, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing a redneck moron
named Will) and their roles are exaggerated, as they should be in a
spoof.
If you just don't get it, don't waste your time watching it! And
please
stop crying about it. Lighten up!