The makers of this sluggish, by-the-numbers action pic couldn't even be bothered to exploit the obvious angles. (Only one line explores the protagonists' racial difference, and it's lifted from DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE.) Piper (Laurence Fishburne) and Dodge
(Stephen Baldwin) escape from a Georgia chain gang, handcuffed together like latter-day DEFIANT ONES. But there's less to their situation than meets the eye. They run. They bicker. They run some more, chased by the usual array of stock villains (vicious Cubans, crooked cops, scheming crackers
etc.) Obligatory love interests (Salma Hayek and Brittney Powell) -- only one of whom is a stripper -- briefly decorate ...