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Hit and Run (2012)

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Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.


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HIT AND RUN is a comedy about a young couple ('Kristen Bell' and 'Dax Shepard') that risks it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them towards the opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip grows awkwardly complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past ('Bradley Cooper'), a federal marshal ('Tom Arnold') and a band of misfits. Written by Open Road Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comedy that never takes its foot off the gas


Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,675,026 (USA) (24 August 2012)


$13,746,550 (USA) (5 October 2012)

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Both the hot rod Lincoln Continental and the off-road race car belong to Dax Shepard in real life. Also, since the movie was an independent production with no studio supervision, Dax also did his own stunt driving. See more »


In the beginning Randy Anderson leaves his car in drive when he jumps out after having spilled coffee on himself. Looking through the house window we see him chasing after it and a crew member can be seen driving the van. See more »


[first lines]
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: You're not concentrating. I can tell. You're thinking about emails or text messages or handbags. Taylor Lautner.
Annie Bean: You don't know that. You don't know what I'm thinking about.
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: [in a whisper] Lautner.
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: Okay, I don't know the specifics, but I know it's some kind of useless racket that's keeping you from concentrating.
Annie Bean: You don't know squat. I could be thinking about the cure for cancer. In fact, I may have just cracked it, and now you're trying to get me to erase it from my hard drive.
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: ...
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Crazy Credits

During the final credits there is an additional scene depicting the job interview that was the point of the whole road-trip. See more »


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Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
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Fast Cars, Hot Babes, Weird Times
29 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

While shopping at my local Best Buy, I saw a copy of Hit and Run sitting on the shelf and I just decided to give it a try. I had nothing to lose and nothing to really fear. I figured it would be a light comedy with a lot of action to hold my attention for a good 90 minutes. I came home, pressed play, and watched it.

I don't really know how I feel about it.

Its not a bad movie, per se. I certainly didn't have a bad time. I was just puzzled at what I had just watched. Its a gooey rom-com with a few intense car chase sequences, peppered with raunchy dialog. Just... so weird! I'll give credit to Dax Shepard for making a totally original slant on an otherwise overdone plot line.

But then, once you get past the plot, it gets weirder. The acting, for the most part, is decent. But sometimes, it gets downright terrible. Take for instance, Tom Arnold. He literally shouts his entire dialog and spends most of the movie running wildly around screen with a gun in his hand. Why? I have no idea. Were they going for absurdist humor with that character? or was Tom Arnold just coked up? Whatever the reason, I grew to hate his character... a lot.

Then, literally, for no reason whatsoever, we get two scenes involving the main characters stumbling into an elderly orgy. What on god's green earth was that all about? Its as if the movie was spliced together with outtakes from a Sacha Baron Cohen movie, and they figured it would be so shocking, that it just had to be in the movie for a good laugh. It just sat there, dead on screen, in its wrinkly birthday suit. I didn't laugh.

Alright, enough with the questions. Lets get down to business. I thought the movie potentially worked and I did laugh more times than I ever thought I would. There is some really funny stuff in here, and its worth checking out to catch them all. I liked Dax Shepard, considering that he was channeling an Owen Wilson type performance. Kristen Bell is always a pleasure to watch watch on screen. We also get a delightfully bizarre performance from Bradley Cooper that entertained me a whole lot. Especially the scene at the supermarket... what an absolutely fantastic scene that was.

All in all, Hit and Run is hit and miss, and definitely surreal at times. But not a bad outing at the movies.

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