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Midnight Run (1988)

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 & 2 nominations. 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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Red Wood (as Thom McCleister)
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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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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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Trivia

Alonzo Mosely's sunglasses are gold-plated versions of the iconic 1978 Porsche Design "Exclusive Sunlasses" model. The Porsche Design logotype can be seen in the closeups of Mosely in the "agent Foster Grant" scene at the bus station. 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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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Castle: Cuffed (2011) See more »

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Great Mix Of Comedy & Crime
16 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Way too much objectionable language is the only fault of this otherwise extremely-entertaining film that is justifiably popular.

Humor is what makes this "crime film" stand out as tough guys Robert De Niro, Joe Pantoliano, John Ashton, Dennis Farina and others provide a lot of laughs as not-so-tough guy Charles Grodin is escorted from New York to Los Angeles to face retribution from a mob boss.

The dialog between Grodin and his bounty hunter captive De Niro, is terrific all the way through. The soundtrack, featuring the guitar of Ry Cooder, also is outstanding and adds to the fun of this film.

The capper to this likable story is the satisfying ending, which almost everyone seems to like.


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