Weekly ‘Flix Fix: Cheesy ’90s flick shows that Sheen can feign sanity

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It’s hard to believe that Charlie Sheen had a halfway decent acting career before the whole “#tigerblood” and meltdown fiasco.

Based on his acting in 1994’s “The Chase,” Sheen proves that if he ever chooses to return to decency, he will be well received.

Although “The Chase” has a mostly choppy and unlikely plot, it has wittiness beyond the year it was made.

The film takes place in southern California (although it was shot in Houston) and follows Jack Hammond (Sheen), who has just been sentenced to life in prison but for some reason is alone at a gas station buying candy and cigarettes.

When the police at the station get word of a stolen car in Hammond’s possession, they try to take him into custody. Of course, Hammond overreacts and ends up taking a young woman hostage, driving her shiny red BMW all the way into Tijuana, Mexico.

Along the way, Hammond finds out he has accidentally kidnapped the only daughter of one of the richest men in the country.

A large chunk of the movie takes place in the car, following the hostile relationship between Hammond and his hostage, which eventually blossoms into friendship then finally to romance.

While cop cars and helicopters chase them, the hostage opening up to Hammond somehow leads to them having a highly unrealistic and very laughable love scene. The car never runs out of gas and no one ever gets in its way except for a truck containing Anthony Kiedas and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Hammond continues driving into Mexico, where U.S. police keep following. Finally, Hammond realizes he must stop. The two-second jaw-dropping twist is wholly predictable.

There is the very odd surprise of Sheen dressed as a clown and reciting a speech from “Apocalypse Now,” a movie that starred his father Martin Sheen, during the credits.

Although this movie is a prime example of a cheesy ‘90s flick, its wittiness and cliché thoughtfulness keep it fresh. The movie’s star keeps it relevant so much so that in the past week it has risen in popularity by 70 percent on the Internet Movie Database.