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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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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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Martin Brest:  Ticket clerk who serves Marvin (John Ashton): "smoking or non smoking?" See more »

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When Jack and John crash the jeep in the desert, and Jack tries to flag down an approaching car, a crew member can be seen sitting behind the passenger seat during the in-car shot as Marvin speaks. 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]
Jack Walsh: Shit!
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GREAT Writing
29 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Pleasantly surprised by this one. I had heard people refer to this one, but hadn't seen it for myself until recently. One of the better buddy-action movies I've seen, due to a very tight script. Superior writing by George Gallo. The story is what drives this movie from beginning to end, and doesn't need to depend solely on the cast to keep the audience interested for the full 2 hours. DeNiro and Grodin are excellent together, with a great supporting cast. I would keep this movie in my personal collection. I would also consider it a fine example for other buddy action movies to follow, even today. Highly recommended for great comedic writing, directing and acting.


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