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Midnight Run (1988)

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Richard Foronjy ...
Robert Miranda ...
Jack Kehoe ...
Jerry Geisler
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Denise
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Sidney
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Red Wood (as Thom McCleister)
Mary Gillis ...
Bus Ticket Clerk
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Monroe Bouchet
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,506,290, 20 July 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,413,606

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,613,606
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character played by Jack Kehoe in the bail bonds office was named after a Hollywood attorney in the 1940s, Jerry Geisler. Geisler's clients included Errol Flynn and Marilyn Monroe. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Robert De Niro's name is spelled Robert DeNiro. See more »

Connections

References The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) See more »

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A Masterpiece
10 March 2003 | by 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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