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  (in credits order)

Aaron Stanford ... Michael Adler

Robin Tunney ... Carly

Peter Gerety ... Mo

Melissa Leo ... Lisa Adler

Terry Kinney ... Dr. Maxim

Michael Gaston ... Jesse Adler
Zach Savage ... Dylan
Bill Wolff ... Eyewitness on TV
Ray Kennedy ... Police Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phillip Blancero ... Customer in Mo's
Karla Cary ... Customer in Mo's
Anthony Corrado ... Motel Manager
Jennifer Dempster ... News Reporter
Tanya Ferro ... Police Officer
Jason Gervais ... Police Officer
Robert Grcywa ... Bert
James W. Harrison III ... Quarrelling Meth Addict
Andrew D. Jones ... Police Officer
Brian Kozloski ... Police Officer
Patrick McCulloch ... Police Officer
Smokey Nelson ... Quarreling Meth Addict
Danny Waer ... Police Officer

Directed by
Tim McCann 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill True 

Produced by
Robb Badlam .... co-producer
Debi Blandino .... co-producer
Bernie DeLeo .... co-producer
Bob Gosse .... producer
Al Klingenstein .... executive producer
Al Klingenstein .... producer
Jim Kohlberg .... executive producer
Tim McCann .... producer
Aaron Stanford .... producer
Bill True .... co-producer
David Viola .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Miller 
Cinematography by
Frank Barrera 
Film Editing by
Lisa Barnable 
Casting by
Eve Battaglia 
Production Design by
Laura Hyman 
Art Direction by
Ash Eliza Smith  (as Ashley Smith)
Dara Wishingrad 
Costume Design by
Tere Duncan 
Makeup Department
Jill Astmann .... additional makeup artist
Stephanie Pasicov .... key makeup artist
Jeni Zaharian .... additional hair stylist
Jeni Zaharian .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Lesa Greenfield .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James W. Harrison III .... second assistant director
Ida Sessions .... assistant director
Art Department
Tom Bartos .... carpenter
Christian Crum .... lead carpenter
Jamie Delpino .... carpenter
Brian King .... art department assistant
Daniel Maldonado .... property master
Jonathon Rudd .... carpenter
Danny Sierra .... art department assistant
Blaine Twyne .... assistant head carpenter
Sound Department
Ruth Hernandez .... sound editor
Ken Jackson .... production sound recordist (as Kenneth Jackson)
Nicholas Renbeck .... sound designer
Nicholas Renbeck .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicholas Renbeck .... supervising sound editor
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
Donald John Hewitt .... additional stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Orren Azani .... still photographer
Nathaniel Bates .... additional grip
Jack Boniface .... camera operator: epk
Jack Boniface .... still photographer
Geoffrey Booth .... second assistant camera
Alan C. Chen .... additional second assistant camera
John Frisbie .... best boy electric
David Kavanaugh .... additional electrician
Chris Koch .... additional key grip
Edwin Martinez .... key grip
Smokey Nelson .... additional gaffer
Mike Selemon .... best boy grip
Frank Stubblefield .... gaffer
Ryan Wong .... assistant camera
Casey Wooden .... additional electrician
Casey Wooden .... additional grip
David Woolner .... additional electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mika James .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Dylan Thuras .... assistant editor
Music Department
Aaron Grimes .... musician
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Alex Piazza .... musician
Zach Reeves .... musician
Other crew
Barbara Biddle .... in-house producer
Carter Bissell .... production assistant
Jason F. Brown .... production coordinator
Jesse Davidson .... location manager
Michael DeBenedictus .... caterer
Jason Herman .... production assistant
Rob LeDonne .... intern
Michael Regan .... script supervisor
Justin Remer .... production assistant
Jessica Kumai Scott .... production coordinator
Justin Sharp .... production office assistant: New York
Andrew Wonder .... assistant to director
Dan Wright .... balloon technician
Joshua Lee Yancey .... production assistant
Tom D'Angelo .... special thanks
Lance Doty .... special thanks
Rick Nagle .... special thanks
Gillian Steinhardt .... special thanks
Nick Theodorakis .... special thanks

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USA:80 min
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Continuity: When Carly first offers Michael a ride in her convertible, she tells him the passenger side door is broken and he has to climb in,which he does. Later, when they go to the motel to get Dylan, Michael gets out of the car normally by just opening the door.See more »
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21 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Review from 2005 TIFF, 18 September 2005
Author: Richard from Toronto

I saw this film at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.

Runaway follows two brothers, Michael (played by Aaron Stanford from Tadpole and X2) and his younger brother Dylan (Zach Savage) who have moved to a small town. Michael has taken a job in a roadside gas station, while Dylan spends his time playing alone in their motel room. In flashbacks and letters to his psychotherapist, it soon becomes apparent that Michael has taken Dylan to escape from their parents, played by Melissa Leo and Michael Gaston, for reasons that are soon revealed. While Michael is trying to lay low, his growing attraction to his co-worker Carly (Robin Tunney) and his own ever-present demons seem to be jeopardizing his attempt to start a new life for him and his brother and leading the film to an explosive conclusion.

Runaway is a surprisingly good film, that features great performances from Stanford and Tunney. They and the script from screenwriter Bill True help to elevate what could have been a conventional film into something more substantial and emotional. The film does not yet have distribution, but hopefully someone will pick it up so that a wider audience can enjoy and appreciate it.

Director Tim McCann, screenwriter Bill True, and producer David Viola were in attendance at the screening and did a Q&A after the film: - The film was made a year ago in Catskill, NY, and took about six months to complete.

- The script ran around about 95 pages, which is relatively short. They workshopped the script with the actors, and developed the material as they went along. They ended up cutting about 15 minutes or so to arrive at the final cut.

- The story originally came from a short story that screenwriter Bill True wrote in 1998, - They saw about 35 boys for the role of Dylan during casting. Zach Savage had a photographic memory of the script. Tim McCann's direction for him was basically "say this line, wait five seconds, say the next line." But as an audience member commented, the performance that came out seemed very natural.

- On casting: McCann knew Melissa Leo from directing an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street. Terry Kinney (who plays Michael's psychotherapist in the film) came on board at Robin Tunney's suggestion. McCann and Tunney are friends. Michael Gaston was the best out of the 5 or 6 actors who they looked at for the father.

- Producer David Viola suggested Aaron Stanford just after Tim McCann came on board as director. McCann thought he was a question mark after seeing Tadpole, but after sitting down with him, knew that he was right for the role.

- The characters of Michael and Dylan were originally younger, but they shifted the ages after casting the actors.

- A marquee the characters pass in the film actually features one of McCann's earlier films.

- This is the first produced screenplay of Bill True. Just last Monday (September 12, 2005) he turned in the draft of his next script, The Angel on the Horse, which they hope to start shooting in early 2006.

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