MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,021 this week

Run Ronnie Run (2002)

 -  Comedy  -  January 2002 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 4,408 users  
Reviews: 75 user | 11 critic

A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

Related News

Directed by Bob Odenkirk
| SoundOnSight

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 08 Oct 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 23 Aug 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 07 Nov 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 27 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Run Ronnie Run" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Run Ronnie Run (2002)

Run Ronnie Run (2002) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Run Ronnie Run.

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Award-winning comedy about a lonely young man who finds himself at a restaurant with two strangers and his best friend.

Director: Bob Odenkirk
Stars: Michael Blieden, Stephanie Courtney, Matt Price
The Birthday Boys (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A group of guys create sketch comedy.

Stars: Jefferson Dutton, Tim Kalpakis, Mike Hanford
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A television actor drinks too much and gets blackballed from the industry, and then he decides to break back in by directing his own movie. Eventually, he gets sober, and then falls off the... See full summary »

Director: Andy Dick
Stars: Eddie Alfano, Jamie Anne Allman, Bob Bancroft
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Directors: Lance Bangs, David Cross
Stars: David Cross, Bob Kaliban, Michelle Maryk
David Cross: The Pride Is Back (TV Special 1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Comedian David Cross hits the stage with this stand-up special. The co-star of HBO's cult comedy series 'Mr. Show With Bob and David,' Cross promises to skewer anything and everything in ... See full summary »

Director: Troy Miller
Stars: David Cross, Molly Brenner, Amiira Ruotola
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Tenacious D is a two-piece musical act, and this HBO series documents their many struggles as friends, and as a band of two very absurd individuals.

Stars: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Tenacious D
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.

Director: Bob Odenkirk
Stars: Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride
Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series 2012)
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A talk show parody that features celebrity guests, comedy sketches and animation. Based on the podcast of the same name.

Stars: Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, Neil Campbell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.

Director: Bob Odenkirk
Stars: Will Arnett, Will Forte, Jenna Fischer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A seventies-looking news broadcast sets up several "Mr. Show" (1995) clips for the upcoming season. Only these newscasters aren't the professionals that they should be, and eventually ... See full summary »

Directors: Troy Miller, John Moffitt
Stars: Fort Atkinson, Ashlie Chan, David Cross
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

This "Paid Advertisement" for "Mr. Show" (1995) features the best sketches from the first season. Host Carlin McCree tries to convince the audience how well "Mr. Show" (1995) can help ... See full summary »

Directors: Troy Miller, John Moffitt
Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Taylor ...
...
Leon Lamar ...
India Cosper ...
Blaze Walker ...
Storm Walker ...
...
Paul Carden ...
Becky Thyre ...
...
...
Saucy ...
...
Jerry Trellis (as E.J. De la Pena)
Jonathon Pelletier ...
9 Year Old Ronnie
Kimberly Schwartz ...
Edit

Storyline

Run Ronnie Run is a heart warming spin-off from the cult hit HBO series "Mr. Show". It is the story of Ronwell Quincy Dobbs (David Cross), who has a unique talent for getting arrest. A British television personality, Terry Twillstein (Bob Odenkirk), gets sight of Ronnie and brings Ronnie to Hollywood to get him his own TV show. Ronnie must then deal with his new life, while having to deal with missing his ex-wife that he left back home. This is a delightful comedy with countless celebrity cameos by Dave Foley, Jeff Goldblum, and Jack Black just to name a few. As well as many appearances by characters for the hit television series "Mr. Show". Written by The Fuzz

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He Didn't Get His 15 Minutes of Fame... He Stole It! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, sexual content and crude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Biegnij, Ronnie, biegnij!  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On the "Mr. Show" 4th season commentary, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross talk of a different ending to the film that would have taken Ronnie to Scotland. While there he would have found and killed the Loch Ness Monster, gotten knighted by the queen of England, have sex with her, then steal her VCR. They never bothered trying to sell it to New Line Cinema since they knew they would never go for it. See more »

Quotes

Ronnie Dobbs: I'm gonna go out in this world and get everything I can get. I mean, I'm gonna be rich, super rich. I mean, I'm gonna be spending money like a chimp in a beat-off contest.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Daffy Mal Yinkle Yankle, the parody character from Mr. Show, is credited as "himself". See more »

Connections

References Gimme Shelter (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

The Greatest Love in History
Lyrics by David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Scott Aukerman, BJ Porter,
Brian Posehn and Eban Schletter
Music by Eban Schletter, Scott Aukerman and David Cross
Performed by 3 Times 1 Minus 1
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliant! The funniest comedy since Dumb & Dumber!
6 May 2002 | by (Luoyang, China) – See all my reviews

Run, Ronnie, Run is a comedy with the rare distinction of having an excellently written script, especially since it was meant to sound dumb. Ronnie Dobbs is your typical beer guzzling redneck who can't seem to avoid getting himself arrested, and who always seems to have his elaborate arrests caught on film and broadcast on television.

Some dumb guy is discovered through his unenviable skill of getting embarrassingly arrested, has a TV show created around his arrests, and becomes an instant star. Clearly, this is not Oscar material. In fact, a plot outline like that leads you to believe that it will be just another bonehead comedy in the moronic tradition of American Pie and Road Trip and Big Momma's House. However, Run, Ronnie, Run proves to be much more than any of those movies.

Not only is it packed full of sidesplitting comedy, it is also presented in numerous unique ways. The film opens with an introduction by an elderly man whose vulgar speech prepares the audience for the sheer hilarity that is to follow. The rest of the movie is sparsely narrated by Clay, one of Ronnie's accident-prone friends who is the funniest redneck I've seen in a movie in years, besides Ronnie himself. David Cross delivers a hilarious performance in this film, and hopefully this movie will allow people to forgive him for his part in the pathetic Scary Movie 2.

As is necessary in a comedy like this, the dialogue is full of great comedy, but the thing that makes this movie unique is that it is not only hilarious but it's very well written. There are lots of very simple but very effective speech gags, like Ronnie's dim-witted comment to a police officer who was being excessively angry with a young kid (who happened to be the officer's son), as well as his charming response to his stripper girlfriend (one of the many products of his instant fame) when her very presence doesn't manage to create the response that he hopes for in his ex. And by the way, it's just not the same to read all this in a review, you have to see this stuff for yourself. Not only is it more effective to see it all for yourself, but there is so much uproarious comedy in this movie that it is impossible to list it all in one review.

Every character in this film is significant and well presented, and the movie never gets boring or slow. There are a couple of things that could have been left out, such as the Mary Poppins spoof about giving your woman a good old kick in the c*nt, as well as the eventual fate of Clay, but even this childish and sometimes crude and grotesque humor is not enough to bring down the movie as a whole. This is a great comedy in the tradition of Dumb & Dumber, although I can't say that the movie actually manages to pass that one up as far as sheer quality.

Even though there were a few things that were a little excessive or did not need to be in the movie, Run, Ronnie, Run is still a tremendously amusing and entertaining film. Every character in the film will have you cheering, and there is even one noteworthy scene where the town Mayor's fat, video game addicted son gets p***ed off and does something that will make every jaw in the audience drop. That's one of the best scenes in the film, and the irony is one of the things that made it such a good scene. I assure you that I am not exaggerating when I say that this is one of the best comedies to come along in years. It is so rare to see a comedy that is driven by the mishaps and misfortune of the uneducated (and inbred?) that is able to overcome the simplicity of its content and come off as such a fulfilling and entertaining comedy. Definitely do not miss this one.


13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WARNING! The worst movie ever! Tomek84
hilarious quotes serling2389
my boyfriend hates this movie and Mr Show syds_terrapin
chowchow ender81
Song Lyrics Jonus_Albrecht
This was good! slickcon55555555
Discuss Run Ronnie Run (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?