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Wedlock (1991)

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A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.

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Lewis Teague
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Frank Warren
Mimi Rogers ... Tracy Riggs
Joan Chen ... Noelle
James Remar ... Sam
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Warden Holliday
Basil Wallace ... Emerald
Grand L. Bush ... Jasper
Denis Forest ... Puce
Glenn Plummer ... Teal
Belle Avery ... Deborah
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Chief Officer
Ed Crick Ed Crick ... Sergeant #1
Zaid Farid Zaid Farid ... Policeman #1
Richard Gilbert-Hill ... Security Guard #2
Colin Hamilton Colin Hamilton ... Minister
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Storyline

Frank (Rutger Hauer has been convicted of stealing millions of dollars of diamonds which have not been recovered. In his uni-sex prison, each inmate has an unknown partner; when the two are separated by more than 100 yards, an explosive collar kills both inmates. Frank and his female partner escape and head for the money, but they are hotly pursued by his double-crossing colleagues. Written by Rob Hartill

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Trapped in a prison of the future. Betrayed by a woman of his past. Frank Warren is wired to explode. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadlock See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rutger Hauer and Joan Chen also appeared in The Blood of Heroes (1989) and Precious Find (1996). See more »

Goofs

Warden Holliday says to the prisoners, "Stay within that blue line and you're always 100 yards from everyone else in the camp," when he really means those within the blue line are LESS than 100 yards from everyone else. See more »

Quotes

[Frank is using Sam as a shield as Noelle aims a gun at him]
Frank: Did you do it for Noelle, or for the money?
Sam: She is cute, isn't she?
[Noelle shoots Sam]
Sam: Ahh! You hit me, you bitch!
Noelle: Sorry honey, but I did it for the money.
Frank: Looks like she fucked us both.
Sam: Yeah. Hey, you want her back?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits end with the sounds of the wedlock collar's warning alarm and an explosion. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Germany only a cut version was released to avoid an FSK 18 rating See more »

Connections

Referenced in Het uur van de wolf: Rutger Hauer: Blond, blue eyes (2006) See more »

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All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
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Performed by Bill Monroe
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An unusually off-beat and clever thrill-ride
22 January 1999 | by Agt.DaleSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I thought it was a clever premise with interesting, off-beat characters. An "A" B-movie. The pacing is relentless; the action set-pieces are uniquely thrilling; the dialogue crisp and witty; and Richard Gibbs score is perfectly haunting. Joan Chen is a great villainess and has all the best lines. All in all: a small gem, a rousing thrill-ride with lots of surprises.


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