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Rabbit, Run (1970)

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A crude man is stuck in a loveless marriage. One day he decides to run away from his life and family. First he finds a mistress, but just because a man runs away from one disappointment, doesn't mean he won't run into another one.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rabbit Angstrom
Janice Angstrom
Marty Tothero
Melodie Johnson ...
Lucy Eccles
Mr. Angstrom, Rabbit's father
Mrs. Springer
Arthur Hill ...
Rev. Jack Eccles
Virginia Vincent ...
Nydia Westman ...
Mrs. Smith
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Mrs. Angstrom, Rabbit's mother
Mark Antony Van der Nagel ...
Margot Stevenson ...
Mrs. Tothero
Mr. Springer
Sandra Scott ...
Miriam Angstrom


A crude man is stuck in a loveless marriage. One day he decides to run away from his life and family. First he finds a mistress, but just because a man runs away from one disappointment, doesn't mean he won't run into another one.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


3 months ago Rabbit Angstrom ran out to buy his wife cigarettes. He hasn't come home yet.








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October 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coniglio, non scappare  »

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Filmed in Reading, PA. Writer John Updike is from the Reading area. See more »


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Rabbit, Run from that Soundtrack!
16 July 2010 | by (Out There in the Dark) – See all my reviews

An almost satisfying movie experience. The seldom seen film version of John Updike's novel has equal parts of good and bad. There are scenes that suffer from poor editing and dramatic continuity, especially for instance the first time Rabbit goes to Ruth's apartment, the scene feels rushed as though something was cut out to keep it moving and it loses coherence. A few other scenes are like this. I would guess the film might have been much longer, but it was cut down for unknown reasons. All the performances are good. James Caan has a challenge with Rabbit and he rises to it, you can't despise him for his actions and can almost understand his feelings. Same goes for Janice (Carrie Snodgress, very good) and certainly Ruth, played by the excellent Anjanette Comer. Jack Albertson deserves special mention for his sad characterization. Technically the film is uneven, with some pedestrian direction alongside some beautifully shot and staged scenes. The Reading, PA location is used very well and it's a strong part of the film.

The absolute, single WORST thing about this film is the soundtrack. Godawful, uninspired late sixties rock in place of film music. In 1969 I can assume the producers wanted the film to be 'hip' with current musical styles, but the songs and singers are so dreadful they nearly ruin the film for me. Not only is the music beyond terrible, but it often surges loudly into a quiet scene, adding nothing but irritation. The actors make and save this film. It's worth seeing for them. In finely played supporting roles are familiar faces from TV: Carmen Matthews, Don Keefer, Josephine Hutchinson, and Arthur Hill of course is excellent as always.

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