Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kevin Hooks
Produced by Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Written by Preston A. Whitmore II
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti
Edited by Richard Nord
Joseph Gutowski
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
July 19, 1996
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million
Box office $17,193,231[1]

Fled is a 1996 action film directed by Kevin Hooks. It stars Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin as two prisoners chained together who flee during an escape attempt gone bad.[2][3]


Charles Piper (Laurence Fishburne) and Luke Dodge (Stephen Baldwin) are two convicts who end up shackled together due to fighting while on work detail. Another prisoner, Mill, who incited the fight, steals a gun from an officer and wipes out half of the officers. Piper and Dodge take off and soon the Attorney General's office has U.S. Marshal Pat Schiller (Robert John Burke) on the case.

Informed of the escape, local cop Matthew "Gib" Gibson (Will Patton) starts getting suspicious of the feds' interest in Dodge, whom Gibson had earlier arrested. Gibson finds that Dodge has a hidden computer disk that contains information that could be very damaging to Cuban crime boss Frank Mantajano (Michael Nader).

Piper, who turns out to be a cop on the case, and Dodge must stay out of the clutches of Mantajano's hit man Rico Santiago (Victor Rivers), and corrupt federal agents who want to retrieve the disk.



Main article: Fled (soundtrack)

A soundtrack consisting of mostly hip hop and R&B music was released on July 15, 1996 by Rowdy Records. It peaked at #60 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.


Critical response

Fled has received generally negative reviews from critics. The film currently holds a 13% rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes based on 30 reviews.

Box office

The film opened at No. 6 at the North American box office. It has made $17,193,231 in the domestic market, barely recovering its $25 million budget.


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