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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.

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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)

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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£275,498 (UK) (6 January 2006)

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$6,855,137 (USA) (31 March 2006)
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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 »

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At the first shootout at the hotel, everyone is told to slide "whatever they are packing" under the bed. Joey slides his, and in the next shot his hand is still resting on the gun. See more »

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[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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The director wishes to dedicate the film to Sam Peckinpah, Brian De Palma and Walter Hill See more »

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References Speedy Gonzales (1955) See more »

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Music by D. Smirnov
Lyrics by D. Smirnov and V. Vasilyev
Performed by Kirpichi
Courtesy of S.B.A. Production, Inc.
Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc.
Published by EMI Virgin Music o/b/o S.B.A. Music Publishing
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Loved this movie
7 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is probably one of the best I've seen in a long while. The action scenes were in your face and looked pretty damn realistic. The special effects were freaking awesome and the director did some really cool stuff which will blow you away. The acting was very believable and the plot worked very well. It reminded me of Training Day the way the story unfolded while we went along for the ride. The plot is freaking awesome and I can't wait to get the DVD. An AWESOME movie!! Definitely must watch this again. The thing to remember when you watch this movie is that it's a ride just sit and enjoy it. I've never felt a need to promote a movie but this one is too good to let others miss it. It is painful to watch in some scenes and at times you're actually totally disgusted once you figure out what's going on. It's crazy the emotions that this movie brings out.


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