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Running Scared (2006)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  24 February 2006 (USA)
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A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

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Storyline

After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun before the police and the mob find them first. Written by Kevin Yang (Canada, Surrey)

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Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence and language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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24 February 2006 (USA)  »

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Running Scared  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,381,974 (USA) (24 February 2006)

Gross:

$6,855,137 (USA) (31 March 2006)
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Trivia

Thomas Jane declined the role of Joey Gazelle due to scheduling conflicts. Paul Walker was a second choice. See more »

Goofs

Blood, like most body fluids, appears fluorescent under black lights. In the arena scene, none of the blood is fluorescent. However, blood does not show up under black light until it a chemical called Luminol is added. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joey Gazelle: [while frantically driving] Come on! Come on, kid! The fuck? Look at me. Fuck! Come on Oleg, stay with me. Come on. Come on! Come on, kid. We're gonna make it.
Oleg Yugorsky: We're gonna crash!
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References Persona (1966) See more »

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Just Like Nelly
Written by David Hilker and John Costello
Performed by 2 Da Groove
Courtesy of Wild Whirled Music
Published by Music Whirled Publishing / Earthcake Publishing
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Pleasantly Surprised
7 March 2006 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this movie with Paul Walker as the star attraction, but this movie was thoroughly entertaining and I would highly recommend seeing it.Paul Walker gives a good performance although Cameron Bright steals the show even though I've always saw the kid as creepy after seeing him in The Butterfly Effect. The action in this movie is non-stop and it keeps you guessing up to the very end. I enjoyed how the movie was shot with New Jersey as a backdrop, the movie covered a lot of ground and used various locations that added to the intrigue. This movie provides a nice twist on modern day mob movies. I do agree with a review that I read that said that the gun floating around served as a maguffin (not sure if I spelled that correct) the action provides a high level of entertainment and excitement.


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