Fled

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Fled
Fled poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kevin Hooks
Produced by Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Written by Preston A. Whitmore II
Starring Laurence Fishburne
Stephen Baldwin
Will Patton
Robert John Burke
Salma Hayek
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti
Edited by Richard Nord
Joseph Gutowski
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) July 19, 1996
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million[1]
Box office $17,193,231[2]

Fled is a 1996 action film directed by Kevin Hooks. It stars Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin as two prisoners chained together who flee during an escape attempt gone bad. The premise is loosely similar to the 1958 film The Defiant Ones.

Plot[edit]

Charles Piper (Laurence Fishburne) and Mark Dodge (Stephen Baldwin) are two convicts who end up shackled together due to fighting while on work detail. Another prisoner, Mill, who incited the fight, steals a gun from an officer and wipes out half of the officers. Piper and Dodge take off and soon the Attorney General's office has U.S. Marshal Pat Schiller (Robert John Burke) on the case.

Informed of the escape, local cop Matthew "Gib" Gibson (Will Patton) starts getting suspicious of the feds' interest in Dodge, who Gibson had earlier arrested. Gibson finds that Dodge has a hidden computer disk that contains information that could be very damaging to Cuban crime boss Frank Mantajano (Michael Nader).

Piper, who turns out to be a cop on the case, and Dodge must stay out of the clutches of Mantajano's hit man Rico Santiago (Victor Rivers), and corrupt federal agents who want to retrieve the disk.

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Soundtrack[edit]

Main article: Fled (soundtrack)

A soundtrack consisting of mostly hip hop and R&B music was released on July 15, 1996 by Rowdy Records. It peaked at #60 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Fled has received generally negative reviews from critics. The film currently holds a 14% rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes based on 29 reviews.

Box office[edit]

The film opened at No. 6 at the North American box office. It has made $17,193,231 worldwide, barely recovering its $25 million budget.

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