New York Times - 04/23/1994
"...Amiable....The fun is in the digressions..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/25/1994
"...CHASERS combines raucous humor and unflagging zest with considerable wit and sophistication..."
Taking a page from the career of his old friend Jack Nicholson, Hopper tries remaking THE LAST DETAIL. The film stars Tom Berenger as Rock Reilly, a veteran navy officer who has been assigned to Shore Patrol duty to escort Toni Johnson (Erika Eleniak), a young woman of inhumanly perfect proportions. She's on her way to the base brig, having been unjustly convicted of assault and going AWOL. Aside from keeping an eye on his slick prisoner, he also has to watch out for Eddie Devane (William McNamara), the hustling young swabby who is supposed to be helping him guard the prisoner. But Eddie is so enslaved by Toni's charms that his mind is effectively AWOL. Thus, after her many attempts at escape have been frustrated, she realizes it's time to focus her attentions on Eddie's obsession with her. The film includes cameos by Crispin Glover, Gary Busey, Dean Stockwell, Marilu Henner, Frederic Forrest, and Hopper himself.
Tom Berenger stars as Rock Reilly a veteran navy lifer who has been assigned to the Shore Patrol along with the hustling young Eddie Devane (William McNamara) to escort statuesque young prisoner Toni Johnson (Erika Eleniak) to prison. However, the prisoner proves to be quite a distraction to the besotted Eddie, who allows her to escape as they approach their destination. Among the numerous quirky cameos, the one involving director Dennis Hopper and an inflatable woman is perhaps the strangest.
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Shooting locations: Mount Pleasant, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
This film is a loose remake of Hal Ashby's THE LAST DETAIL, in which two Marines escort an innocent recruit to prison and teach him about life en route.
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