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Runaway Car (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  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
Brian Hooks ...
Dexter 'Dex' Strang
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Wally Baird
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Captain Jim Louben
Brian Reddy ...
Capt. Doug Carsten
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Officer Isaiah 'Beau' Beaufort
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Ray, Radio Guy
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Lieutenant
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Jenny's Mother
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Shari Todd
Bill Dunnam ...
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 »

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Dexter 'Dex' Strang: [Sees Ed get a cigarette] Smoking kills, ya know? Makes ya dead.
Ed Lautner: So does skateboarding.
Dexter 'Dex' Strang: I mean statistically though, think of your kid.
Ed Lautner: It's not my kid.
Dexter 'Dex' Strang: Well, who's evers.
Jenny Todd: Actually, I would prefer if you didn't. The baby and us.
Dexter 'Dex' Strang: The baby, I told you.
Ed Lautner: Oh, right.
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In praise of tv movies
6 August 2003 | by (Kent, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yes it's a badly-made movie. The acting and script are poor, and it has got the worst continuity error I've ever witnessed - watch the car hood. The black character is from some lousy Starsky episode. I first saw the movie on tv late-night. I wanted to get to bed but ended up watching it all the way through. When I saw it again I taped it and showed it to my 8-year old daughter. She came out of the room shaking and crying as a result of the baby-jeopardy-helicopter moment. (The only movie moment I can ever remember producing this effect in her). The damn thing's enjoyable. I find this with other "bad" movies. Somehow, the effect of knowing it's cheap and has no big stars can lead to a more relaxed honest enjoyment. As someone else said, watch it with a few cans.


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