Deadlock

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Deadlock ★★½ 1991 (R)

Hauer and Rogers star as inmates in a prison of the future. This prison has no walls, no fences and no guards—and no one EVER escapes. Each prisoner wears an explosive collar that is tuned to the same frequency as one of the other prisoner's. Should the two separate by more than 100 yards, the collars explode. When Rogers convinces Hauer that they are on the same frequency, the two escape. Trouble is, they are being pursued not only by the police, but by Hauer's former partners in crime as well. Can the two find the freedom they are looking for—without losing their heads? 103m/C VHS, DVD . Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen, James Remar, Stephen Tobolowsky, Basil Wallace; D: Lewis Teague. CABLE

deadlock

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deadlock
1. Another name for deadly embrace.

2. A specific form of deadly embrace that arises in a Petri net, in which some states of the net become forever inaccessible.

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dead·lock / ˈdedˌläk/ • n. [in sing.] a situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made.