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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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 »


Near the end a Vehicle knocks over a power line (with transformers) in the middle of the amusement park, with the power lines shorting and pulling loose. However the entire park still has full power. See more »


Chief Travers: Halsey's dead.
Martins: What?
Chief Travers: O'Rourke and Smithy were tracking the kid. Halsey's got to the scene. And the kid... pull the gun.
Chief Travers: Oh, no. No. Where did that kid get a gun?
Chief Travers: Who cares? Halsey's dead. And if you been on the street, instead of diddle around with this junk! He's still might be alive! Get back out there. And take this kid down.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »


Written by Dennis Hill, Rick Sanchez, Andre Bonter and Joseph Phillipi
Performed by The Poorboys
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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its one of those films..
7 September 2004 | by (belfast , ireland) – See all my reviews

its one of those films that you discover when you cant sleep and then switch on the telly at 3am , its really quite gripping , i love the two crooked cops who try to make a few bob out of it then end up crashing off the top of the car park , Dempsey once again excels at playing the clueless geek and ken Pogue is the ultimate bad guy . The slightly eerie small town Connecticut atmosphere is created really well in this , i wouldn't say its a Hitchcock although i would defo buy the DVD if it came out , some films just get a little cult following and this is one ! I'm with all those who like this one !

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