R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.
Elmore Leonard envisioned Jack Nicholson or Sir Sean Connery as Jack Foley when he sold the film rights to his novel.
What kind of name is Hejira?
Hejira: It's Islamic.
Jack Foley: What's it mean?
Hejira: The Hejira was Mohammed's flight from Mecca in 632. Brothers in Leavenworth gave me that name.
Jack Foley: You were in Leavenworth?
Hejira: For a time.
Jack Foley: What's that mean?
Hejira: Means, when the time came, I left.
Jack Foley: You ...
The supposedly uncut diamonds sparkle and look like already-cut diamonds.
The laserdisk/DVD versions contain the following deleted scenes.
$12,020,435 (USA) (28 June 1998)