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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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Red Wood (as Thom McCleister)
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Monroe Bouchet
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Storyline

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 it 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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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 »

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When Jack first meets FBI agent Mosely and steals his badge - we are not shown any point where Jack comes close enough to Mosely to "lift" his badge. And more than that, the only hand that Jack can reasonably use to lift the badge is his right hand (because Jack's left arm is even farther away from Mosely - and also Jack pulls the badge out of his own right pocket to look at it after Mosely leaves), and Jack has a cigarette in his right hand - until the other FBI agents grab both his arms and drag him into the car. Jack couldn't lift the badge using his right hand when he has a cigarette in his right hand. 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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fun fun fun
11 December 2004 | by (Serbia and Montenegro) – See all my reviews

Here is a movie of my favourite sort regardless of the genre - you feel you would neither add nor substract anything from it. Excellent cast, beautiful script, professional director's work. The main strength of the movie can be found in its unpretentiousness. It primarily aims at providing fun and entertainment, and fulfills it in an efficient way. You have your comedy and action galore.

We are usually willing to suspend our disbelief when watching comedies. No such need when it comes to this movie - the plot, the relations between characters, their motives, everything works like a flawless machinery. It is as credible as life itself.

The movie is brimming with memorable scenes. I have seen it twice - first when it appeared more than 15 years ago, and then again yesterday. I was delighted to find that the movie had lost nothing of its freshness and endured all time traps. I highly recommend it.

9/10 !


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