Three Fugitives

1989 PG-13 1h 36m DVD

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Three Fugitives

1989 PG-13 1h 36m DVD
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Fresh out of prison, former stickup man Daniel Lucas (Nick Nolte) finds himself taken hostage at a bank by would-be robber Ned Perry (Martin Short), and the cops -- aware of Lucas's history -- naturally assume the two are a team. Before you can say "getaway," Lucas and Perry are on the run with Perry's 6-year-old daughter (Sarah Rowland Doroff) along for the ride in director Francis Veber's fast-paced remake of his French crime caper.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
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age 13+

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.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


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."

Social Behavior

No positive messages emerge in this dark comedy.


Moosehead Beer.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Beer drinking in a biker bar.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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