THREE FUGITIVES (Theatrical Release USA 1989)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Three Fugitives—genuinely comical—uses the talents of Nick Nolte and Martin Short to tell its story.  Other critics have rated this film as a flop, but it generated fair box office dollar returns, has great to good acting, and a perfect script. It provides terrific entertainment for the teen/adult.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Lucas (Nick Nolte), just released from prison for armed robbery, is picked up by Dugan (James Earl Jones), a policeman he has known for awhile. Lucas asks Dugan to stop by a bank so he can get cash for the money he earned in prison. An amateur robber, Ned Perry (Martin Short), walks in and holds the bank up, and Dugan assumes Lucas and Ned planned the robbery together. The story is on as a gun misfires and Lucas and Ned flee for their lives with police in pursuit.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Francis Veber for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Francis Veber for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lucas (Nick Nolte), Ned Perry (Martin Short), Meg Perry (Sarah Rowland Doroff), Dugan (James Earl Jones), Tener (Alan Ruck), Horvath (Kenneth McMillan), Bank Teller (David Arnott), Charlie (Bruce McGill), and Woman Cop (Lee Garlington).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. An action star teams with a comedian and together make a good movie.

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