Nicolas Cage and Peter Fonda worked together on 2007's "Ghost Rider." Cage acted as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, who sold his soul to Fonda's character, Mephistopheles, in order to save his father from dying. See more »
At about 1:20 in the film, there is a shot of an oil rig, and in the background you can see mountains in the distance. There are no mountains visible from any rigs in the Gulf of Mexico near the Louisiana coast. See more »
I'm running for Senate to move things forward, not only for this great state of Louisiana, for this great country.
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People love to bash Nic Cage films, and clearly a lot of people will bash this one simply because of that. I'm a Cage fan and I'll admit, he has put out a string of terrible films lately. But I feel comfortable saying that "The Runner" is his best performance in many years. The movie is a slow burn Southern political drama that takes place during the BP oil spill in 2010. It addresses the oil spill and politics in general in an intelligent way. It's far from a thriller, as they wrongly marketed it in the trailer, so you need to stay with it. It is a quiet film, sad at times too. It's certainly not for everyone. You also won't get any Crazy Cage highlights here for Youtube - he's restrained and nuanced. The rest of the cast is also really good, especially Sarah Paulson and Peter Fonda. If you're into politics, dramas, or have liked Nic Cage in the past, I highly recommend this film.
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