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


Action | Drama | Thriller


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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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Awesome !
18 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just think that Patrick Dempsey is a way under rated actor. He really pulls the lead role in any movie he's starred in. This movie is one of them.

Charlie (Patrick Dempsey) gets mixed up with the son of a gangster, and although he didn't have a hand in it, the gangster's son's death gets blamed on him. Son's dad isn't exactly happy about it either, and orders his troops to go and catch this guy. He also puts 50G on his head. 50G attracts attention of local cops. They want to sell Charlie to the gang boss for the reward money. This is not Charlie's day, but he's more resourceful than you expect.

As I've already mentioned, Patrick Dempsey is pretty awesome in this movie, and so is the movie itself. It's kind of funny, kind of suspenseful, and kind of exciting. All this has got lot to do with the way Charlie carries himself in this movie.

The movie is unbelievably good, and I'd like to see Patrick Dempsey get more good roles like this in the future.

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