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Run (1991)

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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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Karen Landers
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Denny Halloran
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Sammy
Sean McCann ...
Marv
Michael MacRae ...
O'Rourke
Tom McBeath ...
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Marc Strange ...
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William S. Taylor ...
Halsey (as William Taylor)
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Halloran's Lieutenant
Peter Williams ...
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Mina E. 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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Hunted By The Mafia And The Police, He's Running For His Life. See more »

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Action | Thriller | Drama

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

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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 »

Quotes

Charlie Farrow: [Overhearing on the radio he's been blamed for Denny's death and his career in law is now over] Oh great, all I'm gonna be able to do is teach.
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SONG FOR JAH
Written by Trevy Felix
Performed by Boom Shaka
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Luck Is His Name
25 July 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Boston, the law student and lucky poker player Charlie Farrow (Patrick Dempsey) works in a garage and is hired by his boss to deliver a Porsche in Atlantic City. The car has an injection problem on the highway, and while waiting the repair, Charlie asks the cab driver to take him to a restaurant. The guy sees the fancy car and the destination, Atlantic City, and wrongly decides to take Charlie to a local casino, believing he is a millionaire. Charlie wins all the gambles and the loser Denny Halloran (Alan C. Peterson) tries to hit Charlie, but accidentally stumbles, hits his head on a counter and dies. His father, the powerful mobster Matt Halloran (Ken Pogue), puts a reward on Charlie, and the gangsters and dirty cops chase him along the night. Charlie runs to save his life, with the support of Karen Landers (Kelly Preston).

"Run" is one of the most entertainment chase movies I have ever seen. The story is flawed, I know, but is also very charming and funny. The lead actor Patrick Dempsey is perfect for the role, and his character looks like a cat with seven lives, lucky to win the game, survive the chasing and seduce the adorable Kelly Preston. Her astonishing beauty is another plus in this underrated, amusing and highly recommended action movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Fugindo Para Viver" ("Escaping to Live")


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