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Midnight Run (1988)

R  |   |  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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,413,606 (USA)
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Paramount Pictures originally owned the rights to Midnight Run, and they wanted a big name star to appear opposite De Niro in order to improve the film's chances at the box office. It was suggested that the character of John 'Duke' Mardukas be changed to a woman, and be played by 'Cher', who had had recent box office success with The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Suspect (1987) and Moonstruck (1987). It was felt that casting Cher opposite De Niro would lend some "sexual overtones" to the relationship between the two characters. Director Martin Brest however, rejected the gender switch idea, so Paramount next suggested giving the role to Robin Williams, who had recently had a big hit with Good Morning, Vietnam (1987). Williams read and liked the script, and agreed to audition. In the meantime however, Brest had auditioned the little known Charles Grodin and had liked Grodin's interaction with De Niro. As such, Brest cast Grodin without auditioning Williams, and Paramount decided to drop out of the project, selling the rights to Universal, who went ahead with the De Niro/Grodin casting. See more »

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[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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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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