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Black Cat Run (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Mystery | Thriller  -  18 September 1998 (Australia)
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A gas-station attendant chases escaped convicts who have abducted his girlfriend, and is blamed for her father's murder.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Del Grissom
Sara Jane Bronnel
Ten Reed
Sheriff Ben Bronte
Deputy Norm Babbitt
Martin James
Ada Bronnel
Deputy Briggs (as Matthew Beck)
Mack Miles ...
Deputy Sam Arno (as Mack C. Miles)
Bill Grissom
Prison Bus Driver
Chief Prison Guard


A girl is in love with a gas station attendant and sees him against her father's wishes. The father is the sheriff and shortly after a confrontation with the boy friend, he is killed by escaped convicts and the daughter is kidnapped. Everyone, including the deputy, is convinced that the boy friend committed the murder and ran away with the girl. This sets up a chase of the convicts by the boy friend and of the boy friend by the police. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Rated R for strong brutal violence and language | See all certifications »

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18 September 1998 (Australia)  »

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Black Cat Run  »

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When Norm is shot by Ten Reed, he falls over and there is blood on his back from the exit wound. Later on the blood on his back and the exit wound disappear when he waves down the semi-truck with the two men in it. See more »


Bill Grissom: You don't buy beer, you only borrow it for a while.
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Classic Hostage Flick
15 August 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Director D.J. Caruso who also created the classic flick, The Salton Sea 2002 has created another gem in Black Cat Run.

Starring Patrick Muldoon who has also been in other classic flicks, Home Room 2002, Chain of Command 2000 and Starship Troopers 1997.

Also starring Peter Greene who has also been in other classic flicks, Training Day 2001, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995, Pulp Fiction 1994 and Judgement Night 1993.

Also starring Amelia Heinle.

Also starring Jake Busey who has also been in other classic flicks, Identity 2003, Starship Troopers also with Patrick Muldoon and another classic hostage flick, S.F.W. 1994.

I enjoyed the chase scenes and violence.

If you enjoyed this as much as I did then check out other classic hostage flicks, Twelve Rounds 2009, Bone Dry 2007, Born to Fight 2004, Buffalo '66 1998, Buried 2010, Caged 2010, Cellular 2004, Cohen and Tate 1988, Cube 1997, Deadly Outbreak 1996, Die Hard 1988, John Boorman's The Emerald Forest 1985, The Girl Next Door 2007, Hostel 2005, Joshua Tree 1993, The King of Comedy 1982, The Loved Ones 2009, Marine 2006, Martyrs 2008, Mum & Dad 2008, Night of the Juggler 1980, No Contest 1995, Oldboy 2003, Otis 2008, P2 2007, Forced to Kill 1994, The Pack 2010, Phone Booth 2002, Point Blank 1998, The Sadist 1963, Saw 2004, Saw II 2005, Sudden Death 1995, Taken 2008, This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse 1967, Films to Keep You Awake: To Let 2006, Trapped 1989, The Way of the Gun 2000, Riot 1997, Whisper 2007, Wolf Creek 2005, The Baytown Outlaws 2012, Olympus Has Fallen 2012, Airheads 1994, No One Lives 2012, Julia X 2011 and Dying Room Only 1973.

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