Tense action thriller Deadfall, starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde and Charlie Hunnam is in cinemas now. Charting two siblings on the run to the Canadian border, Deadfall sees the pair fight to survive at all costs against deadly weather conditions, treacherous terrain and a police force determined to bring the culprits to justice.
To celebrate the release of Deadfall, we take a look at other memorable chases across America.
North By Northwest (1959)
After being mistaken for the mysterious “George Kaplan” and kidnapped by spy Phillip Vandamm, advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) escapes and goes on the run across North America to clear his name. After evading police on trains and escaping a crop duster attack, a climatic and iconic showdown takes place on the Mount Rushmore monument in Rapid City.
First Blood (1982)
The first Rambo film sees John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) persecuted as a Vietnam veteran returning to small town America. When a town’s arrogant sheriff arrests him, Rambo uses his combat skills to escape but is pursued in to the wilderness by the Washington State Police.
Runaway Train (1985)
When two convicts (Jon Voight and Eric Roberts) escape prison, they risk a sub-zero, cross-country hike through Alaska in order to jump a train. Once aboard the real trouble begins when an engineer suddenly dies, rendering the train unstoppable, police are alerted to the situation.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Chronicling the tumultuous road trip of two friends (Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis) after they kill a man in Arkansas and take off in panic, Thelma & Louise is a testament to how events can spiral out of control. Despite policeman Hal’s (Harvey Keitel) efforts to help them, the federal authorities have less compassion and pursue the fugitive pair as they attempt to flee to Mexico.
The Fugitive (1993)
When well-respected surgeon Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) is framed for his wife’s murder, he goes on the run across Chicago to clear his name by finding the mysterious one-armed man. As an US Marshall (Tommy Lee Jones) leads a team on his trail, Kimble realises that to be believed innocent, he must also lure them into his plan to capture the killer.
As a professional team of robbers plan one final ‘retirement’ job in Los Angeles, Lt. Hanna (Al Pacino) closes in on the criminals. Lead thief McCauley meanwhile breaks the one rule he lives and survives by “Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner,” setting the stage for the ultimate showdown at LAX.
Kiss The Girls (1997)
When his niece goes missing in Durham, North Carolina and is assumed to be among those abducted by the elusive Casanova killer, Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) goes on the hunt to find the twisted sadomasochist with the only surviving escapee Kate McTiernan (Ashley Judd).
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The fascinating true story of Frank Abagnale Jr (Leonardo DiCaprio), who successfully conned millions of dollars’ worth of cheques before his 19th birthday by posing as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer. FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) is tasked with tracking down the fraudster but once he begins to make headway in New York, Abagnale flees across America with the unparalleled ability to disappear in a crowd.
No Country For Old Men (2007)
When Texan welder Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers the remains of a failed drug exchange, he takes the abandoned $2m for himself and so puts himself in the firing line of a psychopathic killer (Javier Bardem). As Moss desperately tries to stay one step ahead of the man who is murdering every rival and witness without a second thought, a Sherriff struggles to face the crimes being committed nowadays.
After a casino heist getaway goes wrong, siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) split up in the Michigan countryside to avoid detection and aim to meet up after they cross the Canadian border. While Addison kills to survive a severe blizzard, Liza is picked up by Jay (Charlie Hunnam) and a full scale police investigation begins, leading the siblings to meet once again during a tense Thanksgiving dinner.