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Runaway Car (1997)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  21 January 1997 (USA)
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A nurse apprentice, who had a bad day at work, meets a computer programmer at a car garage. The man is urged to go somewhere, but his car is not ready yet, so the nurse offers him a ride. ... See full summary »

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Ed Lautner
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Jenny Todd
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Dexter 'Dex' Strang
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Wally Baird
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Captain Jim Louben
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Officer Isaiah 'Beau' Beaufort
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Ray, Radio Guy
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Jenny's Mother
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Shari Todd
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Warehouseman
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911 Dispatcher
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Pack
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A nurse apprentice, who had a bad day at work, meets a computer programmer at a car garage. The man is urged to go somewhere, but his car is not ready yet, so the nurse offers him a ride. Before leaving the man, they pick up the nurse's baby nephew. Once on the street, they almost run over a young man. Not knowing if he is hurt, they pick up the man too. But the worst luck begins when the car brakes break down. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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When the policeman is repeatedly listening to a fragment of the recorded conversation with Jenny, it is evident (from observing the reel) that the tape is rewound more than it is played back, even though the very same fragment is heard on each playback. See more »

Quotes

Ed Lautner: You promised me Friday, it's Friday. What the heck am I supposed to do now?
Garage Supervisor: I'm sorry, Mr. Lautner, it's not quite ready yet.
Ed Lautner: Not quite ready? Look at this. My car is, laid out like somebody's science project.
Garage Supervisor: Well, w'we gave you that estimate before we understood the extend of the damage.
[to Jenny Todd]
Garage Supervisor: Could I help you, miss?
Jenny Todd: Um, Yes. You said my car was ready.
Ed Lautner: You realize I scheduled my life, around you promise, that my car would be ready, Friday.
Garage Supervisor: [to Jenny Todd] It looks like you're all set.
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Definitely one to tape.
26 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was great.

The plot was preposterous.

The action sequences contrived.

But, provided you can lighten up enough to laugh, it was a throughly thrilling romp combining Keystone Cops and the Lone Ranger.

The baddies were more silly than bad. The good guys weren't too good. The black actors played normal characters rather than black stereotypes.

The inclusion of a baby added a good touch. Sympathy might have been a little difficult otherwise.

I have to disagree about the acting. It was, on the whole, very good. I really wanted to punch Judge Reinhold.

And, after all, isn't that the mark of a really good movie, wanting to punch Judge Reinhold?


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