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Fled poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKevin Hooks
Produced byFrank Mancuso, Jr.
Written byPreston A. Whitmore II
Music byGraeme Revell
CinematographyMatthew F. Leonetti
Edited byRichard Nord
Joseph Gutowski
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
July 19, 1996
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$25 million
Box office$17,193,231[1]

Fled is a 1996 American action comedy 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.[2][3]


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.



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


Critical response[edit]

Fled received generally negative reviews from critics. It holds a 16% rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes based on 32 reviews, with an average score of 4.31/10.[4]

"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."[5]

Box office[edit]

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.


  1. ^ Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times
  4. ^ "Fled (1996)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  5. ^ MacDonald, Bruno (May 19, 2000). "FIlm guide". OK! #213.

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