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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Marc Strange ...
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William S. Taylor ...
Halsey (as William Taylor)
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Halloran's Lieutenant
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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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Hunted By The Mafia And The Police, He's Running For His Life. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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1 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Fugindo Para Viver  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,409,328 (USA)
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Kelly Preston replaced Tracy Pollan who bowed out during early filming. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Martins: [In the best modified version in the last line. Martins have framed Charlie] They sure fool with the wrong guy.
[Martins comfort Charlie in the shoulder and clear Charlie's name]
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NEVER BE ALONE
Written by Trevy Felix
Performed by Boom Shaka
Courtesy of International Distribution Company
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Patrick Dempsey runs from mobsters
18 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen "Run" (1991) twice and enjoyed it both times. This time around, I realized how cleverly the story is put together. Patrick Dempsey, a law school student without much money, is doing an odd job delivering a car when it breaks down. While waiting for repairs to be done, he goes to a poker game where he encounters the brutish son ("Denny") of the local crime chief, played by Ken Pogue. In a tiff, Denny slips, hits his head and dies. Everyone in the backroom casino, especially Denny's bodyguards, is so deathly afraid of Pogue that they blame Dempsey. He's a runner, and he runs and manages to escape. The rest of the movie is the chase, and what a chase it is.

Pogue puts up a $50,000 reward for Dempsey, while also pressuring the police chief. He seals the city. Even before that, two cops are going after Dempsey for this reward. Dempsey is forced sometimes to go on foot and sometimes to steal cars and at several points to rely on the cute Kelly Preston whom he met in the casino. His escapes from pursuit are narrow, unpredictable and well-staged. The action is fresh.

Innocent man-on-the-run goes way back, at least to "The 39 Steps" (1935). This modern variation works well.


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