History Film / TheChase

13th Nov '15 4:42:13 AM IlGreven
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* HollywoodLaw: Jack Hammond is convicted of bank robbery after evidence that would exculpate him is excluded on the grounds that it was improperly collected from the crime scene by the police. This is an obvious absurdity: first, improper actions by the police can only prejudice the prosecution, not the defense. Second, mere errors in collection of the evidence would not normally raise constitutional (or statutory issues) that would lead to exclusion of the evidence. That is, if the evidence (blood left by the actual thief at the scene of one of the robberies) had been contaminated, that would not be grounds for its exclusion even if brought by the prosecution, unless the contamination was total that the evidence had no probative value whatsoever. The other side would be able to challenge the evidence, and the jury would have to sort it out.
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* HollywoodLaw: Jack Hammond is convicted of bank robbery after evidence that would exculpate him is excluded on the grounds that it was improperly collected from the crime scene by the police. This is an obvious absurdity: first, improper actions by the police can only prejudice the prosecution, not the defense. Second, mere errors in collection of the evidence would not normally raise constitutional (or statutory issues) that would lead to exclusion of the evidence. That is, if the evidence (blood left by the actual thief at the scene of one of the robberies) had been contaminated, that would not be grounds for its exclusion even if brought by the prosecution, unless the contamination was total that the evidence had no probative value whatsoever. The other side would be able to challenge the evidence, and the jury would have to sort it out. And finally, the defense could still point to the fact that this evidence was improperly collected as having given enough reasonable doubt to acquit their client...and this could also be brought up at the ''actual'' Red-Nosed Robber's trial, were they to ever catch him. In other words, if the police screwed up that badly, they would have just jeopardized ever actually bringing the culprit to justice.
6th Oct '15 9:03:55 AM JamesAustin
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Jackson Hammond (Sheen), an escaped fugitive, has stopped for gas and a candy bar in an L.A. convenience store, when two LAPD officers walk in. Spooked, he grabs a woman in the store, takes her hostage, and flees with her in her car. Little does he realize he's just kidnapped heiress Natalie Voss (Swanson), unleashing [[CityOfWeirdos the biggest police chase Southern California has seen in at least a week]].
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Jackson Hammond (Sheen), an escaped fugitive, has stopped for gas and a candy bar in an L.A. convenience store, when two LAPD officers walk in. Spooked, he grabs a woman in the store, takes her hostage, and flees with her in her car. Little does he realize he's just kidnapped heiress Natalie Voss (Swanson), unleashing [[CityOfWeirdos the biggest police chase Southern California has seen [[CityOfWeirdos in at least a week]].
6th Oct '15 9:03:24 AM JamesAustin
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1994 movie starring Creator/CharlieSheen and Kristy Swanson that goes out of its way to lampoon pretty much every single media tactic to get the scoop on the latest breaking news story.
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1994 movie starring Creator/CharlieSheen and Kristy Swanson Creator/KristySwanson that goes out of its way to lampoon pretty much every single media tactic to get the scoop on the latest breaking news story.
11th Apr '15 9:53:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:StockholmSyndrome]]: Because Jack isn't such a bad guy after all.
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* [[spoiler:StockholmSyndrome]]: StockholmSyndrome: Because Jack isn't such a bad guy after all.
11th Apr '15 9:51:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:ActionGirl]]: By the end of the film Jackson has surrendered to the police but [[spoiler:Natalie uses his discarded weapon to take a television producer hostage, exchanges the hostage with her love interest, hijacks a news helicopter and heads to Mexico]]. Not bad for [[spoiler: a poor little rich girl]].
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* [[spoiler:ActionGirl]]: ActionGirl: By the end of the film Jackson has surrendered to the police but [[spoiler:Natalie uses his discarded weapon to take a television producer hostage, exchanges the hostage with her love interest, hijacks a news helicopter and heads to Mexico]]. Not bad for [[spoiler: a poor little rich girl]].
7th Dec '14 8:42:37 PM GardenerKing
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Jack's lawyer, Ari Josephson, has a very Jewish-sounding name. Ari and Joseph are, of course, both Hebrew names, and Ari especially is uncommon in the United States among non-Jews.
11th Sep '14 5:18:23 PM Fireblood
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* AutoErotica: Natalie has sex with Jackson in the front seat ''while he's still driving.''
7th Sep '14 12:11:46 PM Oddstar
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* HollywoodLaw: Jack Hammond is convicted of bank robbery after evidence that would exculpate him is excluded on the grounds that it was improperly collected from the crime scene by the police. This is an obvious absurdity: first, improper actions by the police can only prejudice the prosecution, not the defense. Second, mere errors in collection of the evidence would not normally raise constitutional (or statutory issues) that would lead to exclusion of the evidence. That is, if the evidence (blood left by the actual thief at the scene of one of the robberies) had been contaminated, that would not be grounds for its exclusion even if brought by the prosecution, unless the contamination was total that the evidence had no probative value whatsoever. The other side would be able to challenge the evidence, and the jury would have to sort it out.
28th Mar '14 7:33:30 PM IlGreven
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Moving Hey Its That Guy to Trivia.
* HeyItsThatGuy: ** You know who Charlie Sheen is...but you've also got the original Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer, HenryRollins, [[Series/{{Reaper}} Ray Wise]] as Buffy's daddy, and cameos by [[RedHotChiliPeppers Anthony Kledis, Flea]], and [[Film/ThePrincessBride Westley]], among others. ** WHOA! Is that [[{{NCIS}} Director Vance]] doing the blow-by-blow in the helicopter?
28th Mar '14 7:30:29 PM IlGreven
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* MiscarriageOfJustice: What got Jack sent to San Quentin in the first place: An old lady saw him in a clown outfit, thought he was the "Red-Nosed Robber", and got him arrested. A crucial piece of evidence that would exonerate him was disallowed, and he was convicted.
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* MiscarriageOfJustice: What got Jack sent to San Quentin in the first place: An old lady saw him in a clown outfit, thought he was the "Red-Nosed Robber", and got him arrested. A crucial piece of evidence that would exonerate him was disallowed, and he was convicted. Obviously, Jack is no longer taking his chances with the justice system.
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