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On the Run (1999)

Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruno de Almeida

Writers:

Bruno de Almeida (story), Jonathan Berman (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Imperioli ... Albert DeSantis
John Ventimiglia ... Louie Salazar
Drena De Niro ... Rita
Nick Sandow ... Jack
Joaquim de Almeida ... Ignácio
Victor Argo ... Man Shaving
Sharon Angela ... Tina
John Frey John Frey ... George
Paul Lazar ... Cabbie
Anthony Zaccaro ... Cop in Apartment
Joseph R. Gannascoli ... Burly Guy
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Irwin
Tom Gilroy ... Tom
Anna Köhler Anna Köhler ... Anna
Agnès Jaoui ... Kirstin
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Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is permanently disrupted. what ensues is one long, crazy night in New York that will change both their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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When you least expect it, destiny comes knocking on your door...

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Comedy | Crime

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Official Sites:

Arco Films

Country:

USA | Portugal | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1999 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Fuga See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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INFLUENCED BY RISI AND SCORSESE
23 June 2003 | by cichSee all my reviews

Just watched this movie over the weekend, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The 2 Italo American actors are excellent as usual (Michael Imperioli and John Ventimiglia). It is obvious that the director was influenced by 2 great films of the past directed by Italians. Primarily he was influenced by Dino Risi and his film IL SORPASSO. It is the story of 2 young men who meet by chance and become friends. One is extroverted and the other is introverted. They enjoy the whole day together and by the end of the day, the shy one learns that there is more to life than his usual routine monotony. The same thing happens to Albert De Santi. Unfortunately, IL SORPASSO has a very similar ending and this apparently influenced the director of ON THE RUN because he uses the same technique but with a twist. I had expected something but was surprised to see that it turned out to be the opposite. If you watch both movies you will understand. The other film that influenced the director is AFTER HOURS directed by the great Italian American Scorsese. I highly recommend all 3 movies !!


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