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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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Ready. Aim. Run. See more »


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£275,498 (UK) (6 January 2006)

Gross:

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

One of the main characters' name (Joey Gazelle) played by actor Paul Walker could be derived from a character in the graphic novel 'Stray Bullets' where Joey (Gazelle) is a little kid in a criminal domestic environment. See more »

Goofs

When Joey returns home after being shot in the diner, Teresa opens the door to his Mustang and pulls him out. The body of the Mustang is that of a 1967 model, but when the door is open the interior door panels are from a 1968 model. 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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The director wishes to dedicate the film to Sam Peckinpah, Brian De Palma and Walter Hill See more »

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Features The Cowboys (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Tres Besitos
Written by Chamalo and Dominguez
Performed by Los Cubaztecas Orchestra
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
Published by Big Tiger Music, Inc.
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11 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never have been a Paul Walker fan, but when i found out the talented Wayne Kramer was making a new movie i had to go see it. I enjoyed this movie very much. Many people say that it was too violent and profane. I think the violence and use of profanity fit the movie's dark atmosphere very well. I think this is one of the best action/mobster movie of the year so far, if the movie is still playing near you and you are over 13 i think you should give this one a try, the movie is full of twists and turns, although i think the final twist should of been left out and i think some of the vulgar language could of been left out, but those are minor issues.So if you are looking for a fun, action packed, dark,edgy, and very stylish film i suggest you go see Running Scared.


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