#854 Three Fugitives (1989)

A former convict is dragged into a getaway against his will after walking in on a bank robbery in Three Fugitives, a comedy that manages to be heartwarming as well as to offer some genuinely funny laugh out loud slapstick moments.

Nick Nolte revises his gruff, rough around the edges bulldozer of a character previously seen in 48 Hrs, but improves it on almost all counts, and Martin Short provides a perfectly good target for him to get heavy handed on with his small frame and very clever physical acting.

There’s a slight dip in the middle of the movie, but luckily the movie picks up the pace again towards the end, and manages to make it to my recommended 80s comedies list with ease.

80s-o-meter: 92%

Total: 89%