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Running Scared (2006)

R  |   |  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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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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£275,498 (UK) (6 January 2006)

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$6,855,137 (USA) (31 March 2006)
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When Adele enters the security code at the front door of the apartment, the sound of the numbers pressed results in the first few bars of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". See more »

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Oleg has asthma attacks throughout the film and needs his inhaler to relieve them. In the pharmacy scene, he says he needs Beclovent. Beclovent is a corticosteroid inhaler used regularly to prevent asthma attacks, it has no effect on an attack that is taking place. Beclovent would not provide any relief for Oleg as shown. See more »

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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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Feel tha Steel
Written by Ulpiano Reyes
Performed by Mellow Man Ace and Sen Dog
From the album "From the Darkness into the Light"
Used by permission from Media Creature Music o/b/o Latin Connection Music
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records/Latin Connection Music
By Arrangement with Media Creature Music
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Good action, with surprising content
5 March 2006 | by (Ames, IA) – See all my reviews

When I saw the trailer for this movie on TV, I thought it looked interesting. The way the movie was shot and the effects were showed off somewhat, and that's what appealed to me the most about the trailer.

I thought I was going to see a gangster flick, great, but I got something else, which turned out to be better. I would call it an odd mix of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Go, Goodfellas, and Kill Bill. Based on content, cinematography and story. I was enticed throughout the entire movie, and it kept me from yawning. I loved the story, the characters, and the twists and turns this movie provided.

The acting was quite good and believable. Paul Walker impressed me in this one, and I ate up the gangster and cop stereotypical roles as well. The kids did well also, except the main character's son is a bit annoying simply because he never listens to his parents, but this is not due to his acting but the character he plays.

I went to see the movie last night, and the theater was completely empty! Either people don't see movies on Saturday nights anymore, or people didn't feel that they wanted to see this film. I have no idea why. It's a shame, like most other reviewers have pointed out, that this movie did not do better at the box office.

Go see this if you like action movies with an interesting plot.


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