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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Kevin Hooks|
|Produced by||Frank Mancuso, Jr.|
|Written by||Preston A. Whitmore II|
|Music by||Graeme Revell|
|Cinematography||Matthew F. Leonetti|
|Edited by||Richard Nord|
|July 19, 1996|
Charles Piper (Laurence Fishburne) and Luke 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 escape 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, whom 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.
- Laurence Fishburne as Charles Piper
- Stephen Baldwin as Luke Dodge
- Will Patton as Det. Matthew 'Gib' Gibson
- Robert John Burke as U.S. Marshal Pat Schiller
- Robert Hooks as Lieutenant Henry Clark
- Victor Rivers as Rico Santiago
- David Dukes as D.A. Chris Paine
- Ken Jenkins as Warden Nichols
- Michael Nader as Frank Mantajano
- Brittney Powell as Cindy Henderson
- Salma Hayek as Cora
- Steve Carlisle as Herb Foster
- Brett Rice as Officer Thornhill
- J. Don Ferguson as Chairman
- Kathy Payne as Margaret Parks
"Stephen 'After Alec but better than Billy' Baldwin is one of two convicts on the run," wrote OK!. "Laurence The Matrix Fishburne is the other. Saucy Salma Hayek and Will Armageddon Patton are in there too. So now you don't have to actually watch it."
The film opened at No. 6 at the North American box office. It has made $17,193,231 in the domestic market, barely recovering its $25 million budget.