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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Karen Landers
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Halloran
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Denny Halloran (as Alan C. Peterson)
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Sammy
Sean McCann ...
Marv
Michael MacRae ...
O'Rourke
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Smithy
Marc Strange ...
Chief Travers
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Martins
William S. Taylor ...
Halsey (as William Taylor)
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Halloran's Lieutenant
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Cab Driver
Mina E. Mina ...
Garage Owner (as Mina Mina)
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College Buddy (as Locklyn Munro)
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Storyline

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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fugindo Para Viver  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,409,328 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Even with the extended magazines, there are far too many shots fired from the Uzi near the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Matt Halloran: He's a kid. And you lost him?
Sammy: No, we didn't. We didn't. The cops had him at that point. Their the wasn't lost them. We still have the money.
Matt Halloran: I don't want the money. I don't want any excuses. I want that kid. Get out there and find him!
[Sammy and Marv are heading to the elevator and then leaves to find that kid named Charlie Farrow]
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Soundtracks

IF YOU LEAN ON ME
(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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The title says it all!

I saw this movie only once, on the small screen, but I put it in my top 10 of most anxiously awaited DVDs. A college student finds himself on the wrong side of town (intentionally), but ends up doing some very bad things (not intentionally) that make him the subject of a man hunt by a mobster who definitely doesn't respect a suspects rights. The kid has one choice -- Run!

A Great Non-Stop Adrenaline Rush!


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