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The Runner (2015)

R | | Drama | 7 August 2015 (USA)
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In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Colin Pryce
Sarah Paulson ... Kate Haber
Peter Fonda ... Rayne Pryce
Connie Nielsen ... Deborah Pryce
Wendell Pierce ... Frank Legrand
Bryan Batt ... Mark Lavin
Christopher Berry ... Hal Provich
Ciera Payton ... Lucy Hall
Fredric Lehne ... Senator Owens
James Moses Black ... Dr. Haleman
Donna Duplantier Donna Duplantier ... Bernadette Richards
Brooke Hoover ... Maryellen Briggs
Darcel White Moreno Darcel White Moreno ... Alyssa
Kerry Kahill Kerry Kahill ... Lt. Jenn Wyman
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Chris Wilcox
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In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.

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The choices we make reveal who we are, and who we can become. See more »

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Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,296
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2.35 : 1
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Nicolas Cage and Peter Fonda worked together on 2007's "Ghost Rider." Cage acted as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, who sold his soul to Fonda's character, Mephistopheles, in order to save his father from dying. See more »

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In 5:30 minute of film they showed iPod Nano 7th Generation, which was officially launched on September 12, 2012. If they showed this movie to be of 2010 they shouldn't have used this version of iPod. See more »

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Rayne Pryce: Moulay Ismail, that Moroccan ruler, fathered 900 children with his concubines. 900 children. Genghis Khan, well, he made old Ismail look barren. One out of every 200 men on this planet has a direct line stretching back to that son of a bitch.
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Important story, excellent cast
7 August 2015 | by hagurnySee all my reviews

I always appreciate films that juxtapose important issues with a fictional human element. The Runner successfully did that, mixing a documentary insight into the BP oil spill's effects while also remaining a character study of a corrupt politician. This film came at the right time – the spill happened 5 years ago, and people have forgotten about the trauma it caused. I hope this film reminds people of the spill's lasting effects. Nicolas Cage is a mesmerizing actor, who has done a ton of crap lately, but here he displayed that he can still act. Similar to Joe, Cage strayed away from his typical madman role, playing a vulnerable and human version of Frank Underwood (House of Cards). There are a few other good character actors in this, especially Peter Fonda. The movie runs on the short side – it's definitely worth a watch.


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