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Midnight Run (1988)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  20 July 1988 (USA)
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An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.

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Bounty hunter Jack Walsh is sent to find and return bail jumper and former Mafia accountant, Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas. The FBI have had no success in locating The Duke, so when Jack finds him in next to no time, they are a little embarrassed. In order to collect his $100,000 fee, Jack must take The Duke from New York to Los Angeles. However, the Mafia and the FBI have other ideas, as does Marvin, a rival bounty hunter. On their long cross-country trip to LA, the two get to know each other and they build up a strange friendship. Written by Rob Hartill

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Charles Grodin embezzled 15 million dollars. The mob wants him dead. The F.B.I. wants him alive. Robert De Niro just wants him to shut up. See more »


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20 July 1988 (USA)  »

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Fuga a la medianoche  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,413,606 (USA)
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There are two references to types of Hispanic meat in the film. The villain is called Jimmy Serrano and Serrano is a type of dry-cured Spanish ham. In the restaurant, De Niro and Grodin are offered Chorizo and eggs, the waitress helpfully explains that Chorizo is a Mexican sausage. See more »

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The hand that Jack's cigarette is in when he is about to let the Duke out of the bathroom on the train. See more »

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[first lines]
[Jack trying to pick door lock. He drops one of his picks. When he bends over to pick it up, a gun shot is fired through the door, right where his head had been previously]
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An American classic
13 March 2003 | by (Cambridge, Mass.) – See all my reviews

This is the most enjoyable movie I have ever seen: hilarious situations, unforgettable lines, car chases, characters you care for, and even a dramatic scene that makes me cry every time. A real American classic: call it a road movie, action comedy, buddy film, whatever---it's a beautiful script, professionally executed. What a country, huh? What a country!

My friends and I rented this movie to celebrate a reunion after 12 years, and we were rolling with laughter in five minutes. Don't watch the TV version if it's got the f-words edited out---they are very important to the experience.

I can't believe: (a) this movie didn't get an Oscar, (b) it's not well known even in the U.S., and (c) there's no DVD version available any more. I want to buy it! Why don't they want to sell it???


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