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Black Cat Run (1998)

A gas-station attendant chases escaped convicts who have abducted his girlfriend, and is blamed for her father's murder.

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Johnny Del Grissom
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Sara Jane Bronnel
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Ten Reed
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Hobbs
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Lusher
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Sheriff Ben Bronte
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Deputy Norm Babbitt
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Martin James
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Ada Bronnel
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Deputy Briggs (as Matthew Beck)
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Deputy Sam Arno (as Mack C. Miles)
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Bill Grissom
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Prison Bus Driver
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Chief Prison Guard
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Storyline

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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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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 - Tödliche Hetzjagd  »

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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 »

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Bill Grissom: You don't buy beer, you only borrow it for a while.
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Heavy Load
Written and Performed by Larry Spaulding
Published by Red Engine Music
Courtesy of MasterSource
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lean, gritty grinder with a beautiful soundtrack
28 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've read the other reviews posted here so far, and pretty much agree with all of them, both good and bad. It isn't an Oscar movie and yeah, there are some silly -- and typical -- violations of physics and logic in places. Despite those flaws, I really enjoyed this one a lot. All the characters felt real -- at least, real enough for an action movie. Some very droll lines sprinkled around, although not enough to recommend it simply on that basis. The pacing was good and I never knew for sure what was coming next. I felt like the movie had a good sense of itself and held its direction throughout.

The one thing I want to call out, though, which nobody else has mentioned, is the luscious soundtrack. Some really tasty, slow guitar on top of businesslike chord structures. It's not flashy, but it is soulful and sweet. Great sounds and the mixing was spot on: the music was there when it should be but never stepped on any dialogue. Great job!

I wouldn't mind having this soundtrack, and I never say that.


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