Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Three Fugitives is a 1989 action comedy starring Nick Nolte and Martin Short as a mismatched pair on the run from the police after a botched armed robbery and a case of mistaken identity. It's a 1980s movie formula -- two opposite characters that must work together -- that hasn't aged well, and the attempts at comedy frequently fall flat. There is frequent profanity -- Nolte's character has nicknamed Short's character "A--hole," for instance -- and there is frequent violence in the form of guns, fistfights, and car chases. Also, a van drives through the front of a dive bar, and a little girl runs into traffic.
There is an armed robbery in a bank. A character is shot in the leg. Police officers stand outside a bank with weapons drawn. A vehicle flips onto its side during a car chase. One of the lead characters is hit by a truck. A little girl runs into traffic. One of the lead characters crashes a van into a biker bar.
Frequent profanity. One of the lead characters is nicknamed "A--hole" by the other lead character. "F--king," "s--t," "bulls--t," "goddamn."
No positive messages emerge in this dark comedy.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Beer drinking in a biker bar.