In the not too distant future a new high tech correctional
facility is undergoing trials. There are few guards and no
walls instead the inmates are tagged with an electronic collar
prisoner in this unisex facility has an unknown partner and
if the collars are removed, or the inmates are separated by
more than a hundred yards, they will explode. The
latest criminal to be incarcerated is
jewel thief Frank Warren who masterminded a huge diamond heist
but was double crossed by his partners, and left for dead...
literally pairs up Rutger Hauer and Mimi Rogers as the two
inmates who are connected through their electronic collars.
You'll find it hard to believe that Mimi could do anything
that would warrant a stretch in the slammer. And it soon becomes
apparent that she shouldn't even be in there.
made for TV movie has a lot going for it. There are lots of
twists as Frank realises that everyone wants to get their
hands on his hidden jewels (oo-er missus). But, when the owner
of the prison demands to know where Frank has hidden the loot
in exchange for a lenient time inside, Frank knows he is in
for a rough ride.
are plenty of comic moments including numerous scenes where
the two inmates, now on the run, almost become separate by
the lethal hundred yards. After the second time, it starts
to get a little silly and you know when Hauer says: "Wait
here. I'll just be a second" that something will happen
to separate them.
movie has some great actors in it, but arguably the scene
stealer is Stephen Tobolowsky, the head of the prison, who
has been in countless movies but I'll always remember him
as Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day. He plays the role
perfectly - more a pen pusher who sees a golden opportunity,
rather than a corrupt megalomaniac.
was surprised to see that this movie still has an 18 certificate,
especially when you consider that movies like The Terminator
have recently been reclassified as 15 certificate for their
certainly a movie worth watching. And now it's being released
at under a tenner, there's even more of an incentive to pick
up a copy.
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