MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,809 this week

The Runnin' Kind (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  8 September 1989 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 75 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

An Ohio teen moves to L.A. to find fame as a rock musician and to find a drummer.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 666 titles
created 22 Dec 2010
 
a list of 52 titles
created 26 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 198 titles
created 25 Jan 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 04 May 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Runnin' Kind" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Runnin' Kind (1989)

The Runnin' Kind (1989) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Runnin' Kind.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Detective Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) takes us through his shattered life after encountering the most deadly (and deceptive) criminal he has ever had to deal with. It doesn't help that ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Gary Oldman, Lena Olin, Wallace Wood
The 4th Floor (1999)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman inherits a rent-controlled apartment and is terrorized by a neighbor.

Director: Josh Klausner
Stars: Juliette Lewis, William Hurt, Shelley Duvall
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Harling
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton, Juliette Lewis
Mixed Nuts (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

Director: Nora Ephron
Stars: Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein
My Louisiana Sky (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.

Director: Adam Arkin
Stars: Juliette Lewis, Kelsey Keel, Shirley Knight
Hysterical Blindness (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two friends lament their unhappy single lives while searching for Mr. Right in 1980s New Jersey.

Director: Mira Nair
Stars: Uma Thurman, Juliette Lewis, Gena Rowlands
Kalifornia (1993)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Director: Dominic Sena
Stars: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson
Teen Wolf (1985)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A struggling high school student with problems discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director: Rod Daniel
Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In 1972 Vietnam, a group of United States Marines are sent in to rescue several POW officers. The Landing Zone (LZ) which should have been "cold" actually turns out to indeed be very "hot" ... See full summary »

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II
Stars: Allen Payne, Eddie Griffin, Joe Morton
Chasing Freedom (TV Movie 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A lawyer reluctantly takes on the pro bono asylum case of a woman who has fled the brutal Taliban regieme in Afghanistan and arrived in the United States seeking freedom.

Director: Don McBrearty
Stars: Juliette Lewis, Layla Alizada, Bruce Gray
Prisoner (Video 2013)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Matthew J. Powers
Stars: Michael Ardelean, Jade Catta-Preta, Juliette Lewis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Packer ...
Joey Curtis
...
Shaun
Larry Cox ...
Rudy
...
Carl
...
Thunder
Richard Manheim ...
Mike Tataglia (as Ric Manheim)
Brenda Lilly ...
Receptionist
...
Stan Shank
John Carter ...
Richard Curtis
Keith Mills ...
Mr. Dickstein
...
Carol Curtis
Susan Ursitti ...
Marsha
...
Amy Curtis
Ric Mancini ...
Mr. Tataglia
Janaki ...
Jesse
Edit

Storyline

An Ohio teen moves to L.A. to find fame as a rock musician and to find a drummer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Ohio was never like this. And neither was Joey.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una vita in fuga  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Thunder: When are you gonna stop saying, "I can't." Can't's for old people.
Joey Curtis: I can't believe we're having this conversation!
See more »

Connections

Features Duck Soup (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Keeping Up with the Joneses
Written by Pleasant Gehman
Performed by The Screaming Sirens
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Great Film About The LA Punk Scene!
7 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best 80's punk movies out there. It's about a guy that works in his father's office and decides to break free of that life for a life of partying, clubs, and a punk rock lifestyle. It's full of laughs, good music, and life lessons. I didn't have many expectations before watching this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. If you can find it then watch it! Even if you just like fun, 80's, teen angst kind of movies, this one is for you. Great music (TSOL makes an appearance) and the acting wasn't half bad. I recommend this movie to anyone who has ever felt like "breaking free" of their normal routine and figuring out what living it up is all about.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Runnin' Kind (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?