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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
Ken Pogue ...
Halloran
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Denny Halloran
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Sammy
Sean McCann ...
Marv
Michael MacRae ...
O'Rourke
Tom McBeath ...
Smithy
Marc Strange ...
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Martins
William S. Taylor ...
Halsey (as William Taylor)
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Halloran's Lieutenant
Peter Williams ...
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Mina E. Mina ...
Garage Owner (as Mina Mina)
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College Buddy (as Locklyn Munro)
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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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1 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fugindo Para Viver  »

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$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 »

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Charlie Farrow: Charlie makes a u-turn after seeing the roadblock "They didn't see me, They didn't see me, YEAH, they saw me"
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SONG FOR JAH
Written by Trevy Felix
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Fast paced. clever, well acted!
22 July 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

A great action/suspense film starring the very underrated (and recently MIA) actor Patrick Dempsey of "Can't Buy Me Love" fame.

The story centers around Dempsey's character, a law school student who works as an auto mechanic to pay his way through.

By pure chance, a Porsche he has been asked to deliver breaks down before reaching the destination and he ends up in a town in Connecticut, playing poker in an illegal backroom casino. After cleaning up, he ends up in a fight with a huge bully. Without giving away too much of the story, the bully ends up dead and Dempsey is wrongly accused of killing him.

Even more unluckily, the town ends up being run by the bully's father, who runs it as his own personal organized crime kingdom (which reminded me of so many "A-Team" storylines that I expected to see Hannibal Smith and crew build a tank out of whipped cream cans and garden hose and save Dempseys life).

The remainder of of the film follows Dempsey running from the kingpin's toadies and the local police force who are on his payroll as well.

In response to an earlier comment, Dempsey knows how to hotwire cars so quickly because he's been working as an auto mechanic.

In any case, this is a great Sunday afternoon video rental, or just to watch on cable TV where it appears every so often.

Thoroughly recommended.


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