4.3/10
323
9 user 7 critic

Plato's Run (1997)

R | | Action | Video 14 July 1998
Hired to rescue escaped inmates, a Florida man is framed for a Cuban gangster's assassination.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Rage (1997)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

FBI Special Agent Travis is trying to catch a deranged serial killer and is doing his best despite having a new and unexperienced partner in the form of Kelly McCord. It turns out that the ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Kristen Cloke, Gary Busey
The Expert (1995)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. At the trial, he is sentenced to be electrocuted, but a bleeding heart liberal has the sentence commuted to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Avery, William Lustig
Stars: Jeff Speakman, James Brolin, Michael Shaner
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

When millionaire businessman Ted Billings (Glenn Morshower) double-crosses his partners in a weapons deal, he decides to hire some protection. Billings enlists Eugene "Vash" Vasher (Lou ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Millican
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Yancy Butler, Tom Wright
Scorpio One (1998)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A disaster on space station Scorpio One leaves all the crewmembers dead. The CIA sends one of its crack agents, Jared Stone into space with a team five elite Rangers to investigate.

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Robert Carradine, Jeff Speakman, Robin Curtis
Memorial Day (1998)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

An embittered satellite expert gets the opportunity for revenge against the USA by aiding terrorists in a plan to destroy the country's military base.

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Mongo Brownlee, Frederick Coffin, Oscar Dillon
Deadly Outbreak (Video 1995)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A terrorist group lead by Colonel Baron has taken over an Israeli biochemical weapon laboratory. Colonel Baron wants to get his hands on a new secret weapon developed by Dr. Allie Levin. ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Avery
Stars: Jeff Speakman, Ron Silver, Rochelle Swanson
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A politician's campaign manager (Speakman) discovers that the candidate (Shatner) is a front for a military organization plotting a political overthrow of the government. In trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Jameson
Stars: Jeff Speakman, William Shatner, Lisa Darr
Timelock (1996)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

In the 23rd century, a penal colony in a distant galaxy falls into anarchy when an inmate loads a virus into the computer system. While cryonic suspension was used to control the most ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Munic
Stars: Maryam d'Abo, Arye Gross, Jeffrey Meek
Street Knight (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.

Director: Albert Magnoli
Stars: Jeff Speakman, Christopher Neame, Lewis Van Bergen
Hot Boyz (Video 2000)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and ... See full summary »

Director: Master P
Stars: Gary Busey, Silkk Tha Shocker, Jeff Speakman
Lethal Tender (1997)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Bad guys are poisoning drinking water, and there is only one man who can stop them, Jeff Fahey.

Director: John Bradshaw
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kim Coates, Carrie-Anne Moss
The Chain I (1996)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

When unjustly imprisoned in a South American jail, a tough cop and a renegade arms dealer must set aside their differences to escape.

Director: Luca Bercovici
Stars: Luca Bercovici, Gary Busey, Dennis Caparas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Plato
...
Senarkian
...
Sam
...
Dominick
Tiani Warden ...
Marta
Maggie Myatt ...
Kathy
Horacio Le Don ...
Felix
Doug DeLuca ...
Buddy
Deborah Magdalena ...
Constancia (as Deborah Magdelena)
...
Stephanie
Salvador Levy ...
Gomez
...
Baker (as Mark Macaulay)
...
Julie
Chris Hinton ...
...
Flaco
Edit

Storyline

Ex-Navy SEAL Plato Smith has his hands full with teenage daughter Kathy and a failing fishing business. When old flame Marta offers him big money to rescue two escaped prisoners off a beach in Cuba, Plato accepts. Under heavy fire, Plato and ex-SEAL buddy Sam Macris manage to rescue the escaped Cuban prisoner, Felix Gomez. But soon Plato is implicated in a murderous web of assassination and deceit, masterminded by a ruthless international arms dealer, Alex Senarkian. By the end, Plato must face all his deadly foes in a desperate attempt to clear his name and save his daughter. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you have to take the law into your own hands. See more »

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fuite de Plato  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Hot Sauce
Performed by Ed Calle, Tommy Anthony, Lee Levin, Doug Emery, Richard Bravo & Ricardo Suarez
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

what did you really expect?
17 July 2005 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Ah, the 90's Gary Busey action adventure. The gritting teeth, the "EEE-YA!"'s , the goofy shirts, the oddly motivated aggression, the insanity! He always looks like he's having a great time...so, why can't we? This movie, as well as countless other Busey actioners, is classic unintentional fun. So do I give it a bad review because it is so laughably bad or a good one because its so fun to make fun of with friends? I guess the vote should accurately determine the quality of the movie and quite obviously that's not very high. So I gave it an extra star on the 1-10 scale.

The story involves some kind of military kidnapping of Busey's daughter. The mastermind behind this is Roy Schneider, who's droopy face looks like its melting plastic. Hmmm, real life symbolism of how the action picture is melting.

Anyway, Busey is a real treat to watch. His growling and his crazy lines are genuinely hilarious. The direction is complete trash. The action scenes, ludicrous to begin with, are awkwardly directed. If you can't have fun with a bad movie, don't bother renting it.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
why is there a random mine field leading to a gator pit? michael1985
A work of true genius bobstroni
If you loved Plato's Run, you'll love... sparklemonkey
Discuss Plato's Run (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?