Run (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  1 February 1991 (USA)
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When a law student accidentally kills the son of a mob boss in a fight, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by the mob and the police.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Landers
Denny Halloran
Sean McCann ...
Michael MacRae ...
Marc Strange ...
Chief Travers
William S. Taylor ...
Halsey (as William Taylor)
Halloran's Lieutenant
Cab Driver
Mina E. Mina ...
Garage Owner (as Mina Mina)
College Buddy (as Locklyn Munro)


While conveying a Porsche from L.A. to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad loser and starts a fight. But he's also a bad fighter: he falls on his head and is dead. Now Charlie's in trouble; after he flees Halloran's father puts a reward on his head. Even the police won't help him against the mighty man... so Charlie has to run for his life. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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Pursued by the mob, Hunted by the police...Luck was his only weapon, And she his only hope. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fugindo Para Viver  »

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)


$4,409,328 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Kelly Preston replaced Tracy Pollan who bowed out during early filming. See more »


Charlie Farrow is struggling with a cop in a shopping mall. The cop's hat is knocked off, but in the next scene it is back on while they are still struggling. See more »


Charlie Farrow: [makes a U-turn after seeing the police roadblock ahead] They didn't see me. They didn't see me.
[sees one of the police cars starting to follow him]
Charlie Farrow: Yeah, they saw me.
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(End title)
Written by Lotti Golden (as L. Golden) and Tommy Faragher (as T. Farragher)
Performed by Colin James
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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In Comparison to Out of Bounds...
6 March 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

I would consider Run in comparison to an Anthony Michael Hall movie called Out of Bounds and make the recommendation for the former if this is the kind of movie that you're in the mood for.

Out of Bounds, which I think came out in 1986, stars Hall as an Iowan kid who goes to visit his brother in Los Angeles. Through a case of mistaken identity, he suddenly finds himself in a world of trouble, running from drug lords and cops, because (insert forced gasp here) he picks up the same gym as another person who was smuggling dope. Well, not to give away to much of the story, he finds this quirky girl to help him out.

Out of Bounds is very similar to Run in that, through mistaken assumptions, a kid is on the run from both the mob and crooked cops. A girl helps this kid out in his desperate struggle to escape a whole slew of maniacs. Run and Out of Time are both basically films about kids spending a whole movie trying to figure out how they're going to avoid their doom.

Run, however, makes for a much better movie than Out of Time, despite people's inclination for early Anthony Michael Hall movies. In Out of Time, he hardly acted like he wanted to be in the movie. Other than the girl that helps him out, it is a whole lot of nothing and rather predictable "coincidences."

Though only a B movie, it Run is much more exciting with efforts in acting as well as action scenes (such as the police car falling off of the mall parking garage and the man dangling over the edge from his pants leg). If you like Patrick Dempsey and Kelly Preston, you're probably certain to enjoy this film. It's actually a good lazy day kind of film.

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