7.4/10
89,631
421 user 156 critic

Running Scared (2006)

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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
4,579 ( 35)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord.

Director: John Herzfeld
Stars: Paul Walker, Laurence Fishburne, Olivia Wilde
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A former criminal is drawn into a criminal endeavor and subsequently finds himself living an inexplicable new life working at a psychiatric facility.

Director: John Glenn
Stars: Paul Walker, Piper Perabo, Brooklynn Proulx
Joy Ride (2001)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

Director: John Dahl
Stars: Matthew Kimbrough, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn
Into the Blue (2005)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.

Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Scott Caan
Takers (2010)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

Director: John Luessenhop
Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon
Vehicle 19 (2013)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In Johannesburg, an American parole breaker unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

Director: Mukunda Michael Dewil
Stars: Paul Walker, Naima McLean, Gys de Villiers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Dez
...
...
Frankie Perello (as Arthur Nascarella)
...
...
Divina
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Mogsum eul geon jilju ol yeoleum choegoui aegsyeon i onda !! (A life-or-death race this summer comes the best action !!) (South Korea poster) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

24 February 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Running Scared  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£275,498 (UK) (6 January 2006)

Gross:

$6,855,137 (USA) (31 March 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Detective Rydell (played by Chazz Palminteri) is an inside joke by writer/director Wayne Kramer as a tip of the hat to the film THE COWBOYS. The character of Anzor in the film is obsessed with the John Wayne film THE COWBOYS, specifically the part where John Wayne is shot in the back by Bruce Dern, which later becomes Anzor's own fate. The director of THE COWBOYS was Mark Rydell - therefore, Detective RYDELL. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Theresa finds Oleg with the bag over his head and gives him CPR, there are no "surgical implements" on the closet floor. When she inspects the closet in the next shot, she finds all of the equipment. 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!
See more »

Crazy Credits

End credits are animated. See more »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

I Should Know
Written by Ben Harris, Paul Harris & Steve Smith
Performed by Dirty Vegas
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Used by permission of EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Way BETTER than expected!
1 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was non-stop. It was full of action. It was intense, and at times surprising. I can see Paul Walker is trying to shed his pretty boy image. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It reminded me of a cross between Pulp Fiction and A history of violence with a twist. There were some moments that down right shocked me. This movie is not for anyone under the age of 17. And if this is your first date with someone...this is not the right choice...it could lead to some awkwardness. The acting was good. I wonder if the studios are gearing Paul Walker for something more. He just might be our next Matthew McConaughey. If you like gritty movies...than you are gonna enjoy this.


51 of 74 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pedophiles RobComeau
laughably bad film EasyMorningRebel
Whom would you pick to punish the pedo/serial killer-couple? imdb-699-248802
RIP Paul Walker KeyserSoze1988
For Confused Idiots qinkilla
I stopped watching after the Pedo Couple thingy. ItsSoLeigh
Discuss Running Scared (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?