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Running Scared -- 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...
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Release Date:
24 February 2006 (USA) See more »
Its Find The Gun, Or Death .. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Paul Walker ... Joey Gazelle

Cameron Bright ... Oleg Yugorsky

Vera Farmiga ... Teresa Gazelle

Chazz Palminteri ... Detective Rydell

Karel Roden ... Anzor Yugorsky

Johnny Messner ... Tommy 'Tombs' Perello

Ivana Milicevic ... Mila Yugorsky

Alex Neuberger ... Nicky Gazelle

Michael Cudlitz ... Sal 'Gummy Bear' Franzone

Bruce Altman ... Dez

Elizabeth Mitchell ... Edele

Arthur J. Nascarella ... Frankie Perello (as Arthur Nascarella)

John Noble ... Ivan Yugorsky

Idalis DeLeon ... Divina

David Warshofsky ... Lester the Pimp

Jim Tooey ... Tony

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Julio
Morgan Johnson ... Jamaican
Jamba Mulimbwe ... Jamaican
Maurice Lee ... Jamaican
Viktor Cervenka ... Ski Mask
Oakley Lehman ... Ski Mask
Jan Kohout ... Pops Gazelle
Jeffrey Smith ... Paramedic
Karen Joy Cifarelli ... Police Officer 1 (as Karen Cifarelli)

Brian Caspe ... Police Officer 2
Ryan James ... Orderly

Ellen Savaria ... Operating Room Nurse
Jiri Simberský ... Yugorsky Gorilla
Petr Horacek ... Yugorsky Gorilla
Miroslav Lhotka ... Yugorsky Gorilla
William Byrd Wilkins ... Crack Dealer
Ephraim Goldin ... Crack Dealer
Matthew Blood-Smyth ... Wino
Julian Littman ... Pharmacist
Katerina Novotná ... Pole Cats Waitress
James Lambert ... Police Officer 3
Howard Lotker ... Police Officer 4
David Monteiro ... Manny Perez
Jeff Caster ... Chef

Todd Kramer ... Police Officer 5

Clara Perez ... Conchita
Andrew Jopson ... Eric
Louise De Stexhe ... Simone
Eddie Otero ... Card Player
Andrea Vybiralova ... Lester's Hooker
Monika Podzimkova ... Lester's Hooker
Jan Vosmik ... Russian Skater
Roman Kracik ... Russian Skater
Václav Bednár ... Russian Skater
Glenn Wrage ... Special Agent in Charge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Evangeline ... Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Wayne Kramer 
Writing credits
Wayne Kramer (written by)

Produced by
Tony Grazia .... line producer: New York/New Jersey
Andreas Grosch .... executive producer
Stewart Hall .... executive producer
Sammy Lee .... producer
Matt Luber .... executive producer
Andrew Pfeffer .... executive producer
Michael A. Pierce .... producer (as Michael Pierce)
Brett Ratner .... producer
Andreas Schmid .... executive producer
Kevan Van Thompson .... co-producer
Kevan Van Thompson .... line producer
Jeff G. Waxman .... line producer: New York/New Jersey (as Jeff Waxman)
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
Jim Whitaker (director of photography) (as James Whitaker)
Film Editing by
Arthur Coburn 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Jay Scully 
Production Design by
Toby Corbett 
Art Direction by
Katerina Kopicová 
Set Decoration by
Pavel Tomek 
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke  (as Kristin Burke)
Makeup Department
Roy Bryson .... key hair stylist: New York/New Jersey
Lisa Buscher .... special makeup effects trainee
Victor DeNicola .... hair stylist: New York/New Jersey (as Victor DiNicola)
Jana Dopitová .... hair stylist
Jana Dopitová .... makeup artist
Michelle Johnson .... first assistant hair stylist: New York/New Jersey
Nicki Ledermann .... key makeup artist: New York/New Jersey
Rini Lemanova .... hair stylist
Rini Lemanova .... makeup artist
David Monzingo .... special makeup effects supervisor
Neil Morrill .... special makeup effects artist
Conal Palmer .... moldshop supervisor
Sian Richards .... hair designer
Sian Richards .... key makeup artist: New York/New Jersey
Sian Richards .... makeup designer
Bradley Stenson .... key makeup artist: New York/New Jersey
Hana Surkalova .... hair supervisor
Hana Surkalova .... makeup supervisor
Ross Tallent .... key technician
Filip Tomasek .... hair stylist
Svea Uellendahl .... hair assistant
Svea Uellendahl .... makeup assistant
Katka Vávrová .... makeup artist: second unit, Prague
Sarah Wirtz .... special makeup effects trainee
Stuart Conran .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Arie Bohrer .... production supervisor: VIP
Klara Bukovska .... unit manager: second unit, Prague
Mark Kamine .... unit production manager: New York & New Jersey
Kevin Reidy .... additional unit production manager
Pavel Solc .... production manager
Michael Toji .... post-production supervisor
Pavel Typolt .... unit manager
Kevan Van Thompson .... unit production manager
Philip Waley .... head of production: IPC
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Petr Kaderabek .... first assistant director
Joel Kramer .... second unit director
Viktor Mara .... second assistant director: second unit
Nikola Mohorita .... third assistant director
James Sbardellati .... first assistant director
Mark Taylor .... key second assistant director
Art Department
Klara Holubova .... on-set art director
Jiri Karnik .... draftsman
Susan Kaufman .... set decorator: New York/New Jersey
Martin Kurel .... art director supervisor
Kay Michaels .... set decorating coordinator: New York
Darina Spevackova .... draftsman
Pavel Tatar .... draftsman
Sound Department
Thom Brennan .... supervising foley editor
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Hecker .... supervising sound editor
Karel Jahelka .... boom operator: second unit
Jirí Klenka .... sound mixer
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric A. Norris .... sound effects editor
Dan Paikin .... boom operator
Igor Pokorný .... sound mixer: second unit
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Roy Seeger .... first assistant sound editor
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound designer
Byron Wilson .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Roland Fullajtar .... special effects technician
Martin Pryca .... special effects floor supervisor
Roman Tudzaroff .... special effects director
Visual Effects by
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Derry Frost .... director of production: Amalgamated Pixels
Spence Fuller .... digital effects artist
Rob Meyers .... visual effects
Roger Mocenigo .... lead digital compositor: Amalgamated Pixels
Michael Morreale .... visual effects supervisor
Jeremy Oddo .... visual effects
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator
Lance Ranzer .... digital compositor
Gregory S. Scribner .... digital artist
Danita Slaughter .... digital intermediate assistant editor: Efilm
Martha Soehendra .... digital artist
Mike Uguccioni .... digital compositor
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Dylan Bucossi .... stunt double
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunt driver
Petr Horacek .... stunt double
Morgan Johnson .... stunt double
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Jiri Kraus .... stunt double
Jakub Kulhavy .... stunt double
Robert Lahoda .... utility stunts (as Robin Lahoda)
Jennifer Lamb .... stunt double
Oakley Lehman .... stunt double: Joey
Miroslav Lhotka .... stunts
Jamba Mulimbwe .... stunt double
Tomas Peterac .... stunt double
Monika Podzimkova .... stunt double
Petr Sekanina .... utility stunts
Kamila Zenkerová .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Donald M. Angst .... best boy
John Attwell .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Berg .... gaffer: New York/New Jersey (as Mike Berg)
Ashley Bond .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jan Boruvka .... gaffer: splinter unit
Andrew Casey .... Steadicam operator: New York/New Jersey
Andrew Casey .... camera operator: "b" camera, New York/New Jersey
Michal Chadima .... video assist operator
Karel Charvat .... key grip: Czech Republic
Sam Chase .... generator operator
John Clifford .... still photographer: New York/New Jersey
Stephen 'Buster' Cooey .... key grip
Petr Dvorak .... electrician
Stanley Fernandez Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, New York/New Jersey
Ken Ferris .... camera operator: "a" camera, New York/New Jersey
Jiri Hons .... electrician
Larry D. Horricks .... still photographer
Adam Johnson .... camera loader: second unit, New York/New Jersey
Nils Johnson .... video playback operator: New York/New Jersey
Robert Kodera .... key grip
Robert Kodera .... key grip: second unit
Václav Kovarík .... gaffer: Czech Republic
Jiri Kubik .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Pavel Kurak .... second assistant camera: additional camera
Patrick Lennon .... gaffer: New York/New Jersey
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: second unit, New York/New Jersey
Bobby Mancuso .... first assistant camera: second unit, New York/New Jersey
Martin Maryska .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Lance Mayer .... second assistant camera: New York/New Jersey
Kevin McKenna .... video assist: second unit
Andrew Priestley .... first assistant camera: New York/New Jersey
Joseph Quirk .... gaffer: New York/New Jersey (as Joe Quirk)
Alastair Rae .... Steadicam operator
Alastair Rae .... camera operator: "b" camera
Robert Ragozzine .... first assistant camera: second unit, New York/New Jersey (as Bob Ragozzine)
Jan Rehanzl .... best boy dolly grip
Ivan Simunek .... first assistant camera: second unit, Prague
Martin Tichy .... rigging electrician
Scott Tinsley .... second assistant camera: second unit, New York/New Jersey
Stanislav Vales .... camera loader
Caleb Walker .... camera trainee
Jim Whitaker .... camera operator: "a" camera (as James Whitaker)
Nicole Hirsch Whitaker .... director of photography: second unit, New York/New Jersey
Nicole Hirsch Whitaker .... director of photography: second unit, Prague
Animation Department
Gary Hebert .... animator: title animation
Casting Department
Nancy Bishop .... casting: Prague
Jirí Hrstka .... extras casting
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Noelle Trkulja .... casting assistant: Prague
David M. Waldron .... background casting associate: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony J. Scarano .... costume supervisor
Anton Schneider .... costumer
Viera Zvonarova .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Christopher S. Baird .... associate editor
Jesse Ellis .... post-production assistant
Bob Fernley .... digital intermediate producer
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Jack Lewars .... assistant color timer: Efilm
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer
Marketa Tom .... assistant editor
Lisa Tutunjian .... digital intermediate editor
Music Department
Thomas A. Carlson .... music editor
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Ken Kugler .... orchestrator
Peter Maunu .... musician: guitar solos
Cindy O'Connor .... composer: additional music
Cindy O'Connor .... orchestrator
Brian Ross .... music supervisor
Steve Salani .... orchestra contractor
Scott McRae .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Edward Fanning .... transportation co-captain
Jiri Kotlas .... unit transportation coordinator
Other crew
Justin Ambrosino .... production assistant
Jessica Archer .... location assistant
Mark Bakunas .... production accountant
Brandon Birtell .... assistant: Mr. Walker
Tiffany K. Boehmke .... business affairs executive
Dawn Bridgewater .... key set production assistant
Creel Brown .... production assistant: New York
Alisa Buckley .... unit publicist
Katherine S. Chang .... miscellaneous crew
Maryann C. Contrubis .... first assistant accountant (as Maryann C. Fondulas)
Devin Cutler .... executive: Media 8 Entertainment
Randy Dannenberg .... film executive
Amy V. Dewhurst .... production assistant
Boban Dvorak .... assistant production coordinator
Kerstin Dyroff .... production coordinator: VIP Medienfonds
Chris Edgerly .... additional voices
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: titles
Daniel Frisch .... president: IPC
Matthew Gordon .... production assistant
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Eli Gurevich .... first assistant payroll accountant
Lucie Kozana .... assistant to cast
Lucie Kozena .... production staff
Petra Kucerova .... production secretary
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Zuzana Machackova .... assistant accountant
Shane Moran .... production assistant
Brian O'Shea .... executive: Media 8 Entertainment
Jenna Piccolo .... executive
Lucie Pokorná .... assistant to producers
Lara Popic .... assistant: Mr. Kramer
Petra Ratner .... set production assistant (as Petra Meisnerova)
Kathleen Rodriguez .... set production assistant
Caspar Ryan .... promotion/publicity
Holly S. Rymon .... production office coordinator
Marinella Setti .... script supervisor
Jessica Sterling .... coordinator: Los Angeles
Tamara Stuparich de la Barra .... executive: Media 8 Entertainment
Jan Svoboda .... location manager
April Taylor .... assistant location manager
Michael J. Urann .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Aneta Valaskova .... chief location manager
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Jana Vesela .... production coordinator
Matthew Waldman .... production executive
Dale Wyatt .... acting coach
Christa Zofcin .... business affairs executive
Vladimir Kesl .... computer technician (uncredited)
Brian De Palma .... film dedicated to
Toby Emmerich .... thanks
Walter Hill .... film dedicated to
Sam Peckinpah .... film dedicated to
Hugh Phoenix Cross .... acknowledgment (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Wild Bullet" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence and language, sexuality and drug content
122 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 (with warning) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | South Africa:18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #41598)

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Thomas Jane declined the role of Joey Gazelle due to scheduling conflicts. Paul Walker was a second choice.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as 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 »
[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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137 out of 191 people found the following review useful.
Grand Guignol done with flair, 4 March 2006
Author: somf from United States

Those who dismiss this classic film, and it really is destined to be a cult classic are perhaps properly outraged by the characters that Wayne Kramer populates this film with. Drug addicts, hookers, mobsters, wife beaters, pedophiles, crooked cops and pimps cross the path of Oleg and Joey as they run through the city looking to stay alive. Tarantino comparisons will abound as with any clever and violent film these days, but Wayne Kramer imprints Running Scared with his own wonderful style. I watched Richard Roeper give this a thumbs down by saying that Kramer throws in everything but the kitchen sink, I wholeheartedly agree but consider that a compliment. The climactic finale that takes place in a hockey rink starts off reminding me of one of my favorite scenes from another cult classic Philip Kaufman's "The Wanderers" which was derived from "The Hustler", but it only starts off there, and then it becomes perhaps the best all out violent mess that has ever been filmed.

I can't say enough about this film. I even thought Paul Walker was terrific. He shows promise that he has never shown before by eschewing the pretty boy shtick.

I just watched the film a second time upon it's DVD release which is something I seldom do, and I realized that Kramer views the film as a fairy tale. The evil characters are so over the top. They are the creatures of the night that populate our nightmares as opposed to the evil actually populating the streets. The film is about legends and myth. If the bad guys are the ones portrayed in the film, the good guys are John Wayne. If this sounds a little strange just watch the ending credits carefully.

People will discover this film. It is pure testosterone. But it sure kicks ass. I liked Wayne Kramer's the Cooler a lot as a simple character piece. I also enjoyed Mindhunters more than most, but now I anxiously await his next film. I think Wayne Kramer is going to create a great body of work over the next few years.

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