Running Woman (1998)

R  |   |  Action  |  1998 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.2/10 from 141 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Emily Russo and her son are victims of a carjacking that results in the Sam's death. No one believes that thugs dressed as cops are the perpetrators; in fact Emily is accused of committing ... See full summary »



0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

In Wales, around 1800, Catherine Morgan is widowed young, her husband a war casualty whose unpaid gambling debts threaten both the loss of home and farm and destitution for her and her ... See full summary »

Director: Strathford Hamilton
Stars: Theresa Russell, Patrick Bergin, Richard Lynch
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.

Director: Michael Crichton
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A beautiful spy trades sex for secrets. A reclusive explosives expert is haunted by a tragic past. When these two meet, the sparks fly... but they have more in common than just a mutual ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Railsback
Stars: Scott Glenn, Theresa Russell, Lane Smith
Track 29 (1988)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside cafe, she encounters a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd
Luckytown (2000)
Drama | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Kirsten Dunst plays a young woman (Lidda), who is searching for her father (James Caan). She finds herself at odds with her boyfriend who wants nothing but a carefree lifestyle.

Director: Paul Nicholas
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, James Caan, Vincent Kartheiser
Impulse (1990)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Lottie Mason is a police vice cop who has just the right looks to be a decoy for the whore-mungers on the streets of Los Angeles. She seems to always be where the action is whether it be ... See full summary »

Director: Sondra Locke
Stars: Theresa Russell, Jeff Fahey, George Dzundza
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A newlywed couple move into their dream home only to find that their next door neighbor isn't as good natured as they had initially thought.

Director: Joey Travolta
Stars: James Russo, Theresa Russell, Sean Young
Cold Heaven (1991)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Theresa Russell, Mark Harmon, James Russo
Passionada (2002)
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Passionada is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband, a fisherman, died at sea. The widow's naive teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her... See full summary »

Director: Dan Ireland
Stars: Jason Isaacs, Sofia Milos, Emmy Rossum
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Four 1950s icons meet in the same hotel room and two of them discover more in common between them than they ever anticipated.

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who ... See full summary »

Director: John-Paul Davidson
Stars: Alan Bates, Theresa Russell, Sting
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A bride-to-be wakes up one morning next to a man chained to the bed, but cannot remember what happened the night before.

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Theresa Russell, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jimmy Batten


Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Russo
Captain Don Gibbs (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Detective Harris
Reuben Alvarez
Detective Caprio
John Delaney
David McCurley ...
Melinda Songer ...
Detective Steward
Enrico (as Gregory Norman Cruz)
Willaim Dayton
Jeffrey Scott Jensen ...
Father Talou


Emily Russo and her son are victims of a carjacking that results in the Sam's death. No one believes that thugs dressed as cops are the perpetrators; in fact Emily is accused of committing the murder herself and inventing the carjacking story as a cover. On the run from the police, she tries to find and killers on her own and discovers that the crime might not have been as random as it first appeared. Written by David Bassler

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Finding the truth can be a race against time.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language





Release Date:

1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Freniris katadioxi  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Absolutely Horrible
10 July 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I decided to rent this only because I figured it would be a mildly-exciting venture into direct-to-video land, which I have ventured to many times and found some real gems.

This wasn't one of them.

Theresa Russell plays Emily Russo, an art expert who is restoring some paintings at a church in LA. On her way home one night with her son Sam, carjackers posing as cops attack them, injuring Emily and killing Sam. Distraught, Emily soon finds that she is being suspected of the act, and who she claims attacked them perhaps never did so at all. From there, she goes on the run and undercover to find the men who attacked her, and to find out the all-important answer to why they did it.

Please, don't think that sounds like a good movie.

There is nothing to commend about this movie. All the characters besides Emily are come and go sort of people who you lose track of too easily. Not to say Emily is a great character. Theresa Russell is, well, annoying. (Is it just me, or does her voice sound like she's got a stuffy nose?) There are definitely unintentional laughs in her undercover scenes, with those wigs and clothes. I think when she was pretending to be Mexican may have been the worst scenes in the movie. She has this long dark red wig on, too much makeup, and this tight green slip dress, and once in a while, she breaks into street lingo and an attempted accent. It's painful. The kid who plays her son was mentally retarded, I think, with this permanent stupid look on his face, mostly seen when Emily imagines her son standing across the street, in the next room, in a doorway, etc. The best part of this "plot" is the reason for all of this. Don't read the next paragraph if you don't want to know. (Ooh, I'd hate to ruin the shocking plot twists of this blockbuster hit!)

Some corporation is trying to get rid of the Mexicans in LA, and a sample Emily took from one painting has something to do with that whole plot, I think there was a chemical in it that was involved. I can't remember, but it was something stupid that connected her carjacking to this painfully bad hidden "shock."

Okay, it's safe to read on, but all I really have left to say is that this movie is terrible, from beginning to end, and you won't be missing much if you just keep walking when you see it at the video store. I only wish I did that, but since I didn't, learn from my mistake and move on. You could do so much better....

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Running Woman (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: