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Running Scared
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Director:
Writers:
Gary DeVore (story)
Gary DeVore (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
27 June 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Two of Chicago's Finest? See more »
Plot:
Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Very funny movie with inspired teaming See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Hines ... Ray Hughes

Billy Crystal ... Danny Costanzo

Steven Bauer ... Det. Frank Sigliano

Darlanne Fluegel ... Anna Costanzo

Joe Pantoliano ... Snake

Dan Hedaya ... Captain Logan

Jon Gries ... Det. Tony Montoya (as Jonathan Gries)
Tracy Reed ... Maryann

Jimmy Smits ... Julio Gonzales
John DiSanti ... Vinnie

Larry Hankin ... Ace

Don Calfa ... Women's Room Lawyer
Robert Lesser ... Supoena Lawyer
Betty Carvalho ... Apartment Manager
Louis Perez ... Thug
Ron Cummins ... Paging Officer
Natividad Ríos Kearsley ... Nude Woman
John LaMotta ... Evidence Officer
Richard Kuss ... Desk Officer
Jeff Silverman ... Property Officer
Dax Brooks ... Apartment Manager's Son
Jaime Alba ... Tatoo Customer (sic)
Meg Register ... Julie
Debbie Johnson ... Lunch Girl
Fred Buch ... David S. Tackett, Bank Manager
Ricardo Gutiérrez ... Sergeant Garcia (as Ricardo Guiterrez)
Frankie Davila ... Juan Martinez
Ernest Perry Jr. ... Adam Robertson
Etel Billig ... Aunt Sophie
James Noah ... Funeral Priest
Bob Zrna ... Father Gibson

Deanna Dunagan ... Sister Rebecca
Joe Guastaferro ... Fireman

Mike Bacarella ... TV Box Loader

Johnny O'Donnell ... Punk

Richard Wharton ... Punk
Tony Zurita Jr. ... Camino Real Kid
Saralynne Crittenden ... Hostage Lady

Jim Ortlieb ... Lab Technician
Julian Pena ... Columbian Youth
Alex Leonard Jenkins ... Impound Officer
William Lozada ... Basketball Punk
Irma O'Quendo ... Hispanic Girl
Charles D. Scholvin ... Guard
Joel Becker ... Custom Official
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Bassett ... Extra (uncredited)
Stephen Burrows ... Perplexed EL Passenger (uncredited)
Robert A. Janz ... Motorman (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)

Rick Sawaya ... Snake's Killer (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Hyams 
 
Writing credits
Gary DeVore (story)

Gary DeVore (screenplay) and
Jimmy Huston (screenplay)

Produced by
David Foster .... producer
Peter Hyams .... executive producer
Lawrence Turman .... producer
Jonathan A. Zimbert .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Rod Temperton 
Udi Harpaz (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hyams (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Mitchell 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
 
Art Direction by
David M. Haber (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
George Gaines  (as George P. Gaines)
 
Makeup Department
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist (as Sugar Ginger Blymer)
Lee Harman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack Terry .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Deborah A. Dell'Amico .... second assistant director (as Deborah Dell'Amico)
Aldric La'auli Porter .... second assistant director
Jim Van Wyck .... assistant director
 
Art Department
C.J. Maguire .... property master
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
David B. Brenner .... set designer (uncredited)
Harold Michelson .... illustrator (uncredited)
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter: Chicago (uncredited)
John Turman .... production illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Randle Akerson .... sound editor (as Randy Akerson)
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator
Gene S. Cantamessa .... sound mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
Marty Church .... adr mixer
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Norval D. Crutcher .... supervising sound editor
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer (as Carlos deLarios)
Mike Dobie .... sound editor (as Michael Dobie)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Trevor Jolly .... sound editor
Michael J. Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor
Alan L. Nineberg .... sound editor (as Alan Nineberg)
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor/design (uncredited)
Jesse Mestas .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Blitstein .... special effects assistant (as Dave Blitstein)
Doug Hubbard .... special effects assistant
Henry Millar Jr. .... special effects supervisor (as Henry E. Millar)
 
Stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts
Bill Couch .... stunt coordinator (as Bill Couch Sr.)
Cliff Cudney .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg W. Elam)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt driver
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunt coordinator
Carey Loftin .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunt double
Rick Sawaya .... stunts
Kay Whipple .... stunts (as Kay H. Whipple)
John Escobar .... utility stunts (uncredited)
James Fierro .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Maldonado .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Baron .... chief lighting technician
Billy Craft .... lighting technician
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator (as Ralph R. Gerling)
Myron Hyman .... lighting technician
Tom May .... key grip
Aaron Pazanti .... first assistant camera
Stephen Vaughan .... still photographer
D. Michael Wheeler .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Megan Branman .... casting assistant
Ken Carlson .... casting: Chicago
Dee Miller .... casting: Florida
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael W. Hoffman .... costumer: men (as Michael Hoffman)
Aggie Lyon .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti .... associate editor (as Joanna Cappuccilli)
Deborah Cichocki .... assistant editor (as Deborah Zimmerman)
Bob Kaiser .... color timer (as Robert Kaiser)
Ken Morrisey .... additional editor
 
Music Department
David Boruff .... musician: sax and flute
Wells Christie .... Synclavier
James Flamberg .... music editor
Gary Grant .... musician: trumpet
Jerry Hey .... musician: trumpet
Kathy Nelson .... music coordinator
Greg Phillinganes .... musician: keyboard
Dick Rudolph .... music supervisor
Bruce Swedien .... score mixer
Rod Temperton .... music producer
Casey Young .... musician
 
Other crew
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor
Steven Jongeward .... assistant to director
Ross L. Kulma .... set medic
Don Levy .... unit publicist
Kevin Bassett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Omar McClinton .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Robert A. Janz .... special thanks
 

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107 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tom Selleck and John Travolta were also offered the roles of Hughes and Costanzo. Selleck turned it down due to commitments to "Magnum, P.I." (1980) while Travolta's, at the time agent, Michael Ovitz, felt that the project was wrong for him.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the chase through Chicago, Ray Hughes is moving his hand on the steering wheel but the wheel itself does not move.See more »
Quotes:
Evidence Officer:These vest aren't very effective if you get shot in the face.
Danny Costanzo:I need it for lower back support.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fatal Beauty (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
Never Too Late To StartSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Very funny movie with inspired teaming, 2 October 2007
Author: gcd70 from Melbourne, Australia

Very funny cop/buddy movie that owes a lot to the inspired teaming of Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal. The script may not be much, but it has enough in it to keep the audience interested, while director Peter Hyams keeps the action and, more importantly, the comedy, rolling at a good pace. For it is the comedy that makes this picture.

Hines and Crystal are in great form. They play off each other wonderfully, and their comic timing is perfect as they deliver some hilarious lines. Situation after situation will have you in stitches in this film. Writers Gary De Vore and Jimmy Huston certainly have a sharp sense of humour.

Tuesday, July 7, 1992 - Video

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