An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Richard Foronjy ...
Tony Darvo
Robert Miranda ...
Joey
Jack Kehoe ...
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Gail
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Denise
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Sidney
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Red Wood (as Thom McCleister)
Mary Gillis ...
John Toles-Bey ...
Monroe Bouchet
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Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is sent to find and return bail jumper and former Mafia accountant, Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Charles Grodin). The FBI has 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 Dorfler (John Ashton), 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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A tough bounty hunter. A sensitive criminal. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

Danny Elfman wrote lyrics for the end credits theme "Try to believe". He sang the lead and recorded it with his band Oingo Boingo under the guise of "Mosley & the B-men". This version only appears on the soundtrack album. It was mixed by Brian Foraker See more »

Goofs

Just after leaving his ex-wife's house, Jack makes a collect call to Eddie Moscone. Jerry answers the phone and Jack immediately starts talking and telling him to put Eddie on the line. No one actually accepted the collect call. See more »

Quotes

[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]
Jack Walsh: Shit!
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Followed by Untitled Midnight Run Sequel See more »

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A Masterpiece
10 March 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

One of the smartest, funniest, and exciting buddy pictures ever made. It has never received the wonderful attention it justly deserves. The performances by the two leads (De Niro and Grodin) are wonderful and they get outstanding support from Joe Pantolino, Dennis Farina, and Yaphet Kotto. But what separates this picture from all the other action / comedies ever made is that the screenplay is so sharp and original. Easily my all time favorite movie - you know how I know that? I must have seen "Midnight Run" at least thirty times and every time I see it, it gets better and better. A true film classic and is getting rereleased on DVD in June of 2003.


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