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Run (1991)

When a law student accidentally kills the son of a mob boss in a fight, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by the mob and the police.

Director:

Geoff Burrowes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Charlie Farrow
Kelly Preston ... Karen Landers
Ken Pogue ... Matt Halloran
A.C. Peterson ... Denny Halloran (as Alan C. Peterson)
James Kidnie ... Sammy
Sean McCann ... Marv
Michael MacRae Michael MacRae ... O'Rourke
Tom McBeath ... Smithy
Marc Strange Marc Strange ... Chief Travers
Christopher Lawford ... Martins
William S. Taylor ... Halsey (as William Taylor)
Jerry Wasserman ... Halloran's Lieutenant
Peter Williams ... Cab Driver
Mina E. Mina Mina E. Mina ... Garage Owner (as Mina Mina)
Lochlyn Munro ... College Buddy (as Locklyn Munro)
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Storyline

While conveying a Porsche from L.A. to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad loser and starts a fight. But he's also a bad fighter: he falls on his head and is dead. Now Charlie's in trouble; after he flees Halloran's father puts a reward on his head. Even the police won't help him against the mighty man... so Charlie has to run for his life. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Hunted By The Mafia And The Police, He's Running For His Life. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

This is more of a blooper. Patrick Dempsey remains stain free throughout the film even though he rolls in grass, jumps from various heights, is thrown against various walls, floors, etc. ! See more »

Goofs

Even with the extended magazines, there are far too many shots fired from the Uzi near the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Farrow: [In the TV Version with no profanity] What are you doing?
Cab Driver: Get out! Now!
Charlie Farrow: No! No! Take me to the cops!
Cab Driver: Forget the cops, man! Don't mess with them! Don't mess with nobody! You hear me?
Charlie Farrow: What?
[But the car is coming to chase Charlie]
Cab Driver: Get down! Get down!
Charlie Farrow: No. What is this about?
Cab Driver: You're in deep trouble, my friend! Forget that! I'm in big trouble! Get out of here!
Charlie Farrow: No!
[...]
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Soundtracks

SONG FOR JAH
Written by Trevy Felix
Performed by Boom Shaka
Courtesy of International Distribution Company
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Surprising-good chase film
24 July 2002 | by isenberg-eSee all my reviews

OK, it isn't Lawrence of Arabia, but this film is a fun chase movie that pits a college kid against the combined might of a small community crime figure and many of his paid-off local cops. The ways Patrick Dempsey, the hero, succeeds is a far cry from the super-competent methods of previous and more formulaic eras. There is just the right mixture of humor and suspense that makes one enjoy this film in spite of knowing that it isn't exactly high-brow entertainment.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,222,056, 3 February 1991

Gross USA:

$4,409,328

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,409,328
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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