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  •  USA / UK  •    •  101m  •    •  Directed by: Lewis Teague.  •  Starring: Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen, James Remar, Stephen Tobolowsky, Basil Wallace, Grand L. Bush, Denis Forest, Glenn Plummer, Belle Avery, Ismael 'East' Carlo, Ed Crick, Zaid Farid.  •  Music by: Richard Gibbs.
        Convicted for stealing millions of dollars of diamonds which have not been recovered, Frank Warren is send to a uni-sex prison where each inmate has an unknown partner. Whenever these partners are separated by more than 100 yards, the collars around their necks explode killing both inmates. Frank finds out who his partner is, escapes and heads for the money while being pursued by his double crossing colleagues.

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Set "sometime in the future" the main character Frank (Rutger Hauer) gets sent into a new kind of prison. Everybody in the prison has a necklace, which is linked with another person's necklace. (Of course you don't know who this other person is.) If you get too far away from the person you're linked with both of your necklaces will explode. This is of course to prevent people from escaping. Compared to if the necklace was just linked to a certain spot inside the prison, the idea of linking the necklace to another person adds another dimension to it. You might be willing to risk your own life trying to escape, but do you really want to risk another person's life at the same time? Such a prison will not be set in the US in the present time of course. It would be highly controversial. That's why the believability of the plot relies on this being set in sometime the future, when views on moral have changed enough so that such a prison will become plausible. The problem here is that this "future" could very easily be mistaken for 1991, when the movie was made. This is a huge problem for me as I just don't believe that such a prison will exist in the US in the near future. I would have really wanted them to put more effortresources into making it seem more futuristic. I guess this was a budgetary decision.

Even if you don't care about the plot being plausible, this movie has little to offer compared to other semi-low-budget movies of the genre. The action sequences and acting efforts are pretty average, and the script follows the Hollywood formula quite well, making any plot twists obvious. I'm a bit disappointed because it actually seemed like a pretty cool idea for an early '90s action movie. Maybe I'm a little nice with the grade 410, but I didn't want to be too harsh when the basic idea is actually good. I might be interested in a remake with a bit higher budget so they can set it further into the future.

I'd recommend this only for the die hard 1980s and early '90s action movie fans.


Review by Jiiimbooh from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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