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Midnight Run (1988)

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Walsh
... Jonathan Mardukas
... Alonzo Mosely
... Marvin Dorfler
... Jimmy Serrano
... Eddie Moscone
... Tony Darvo
Robert Miranda ... Joey
Jack Kehoe ... Jerry Geisler
... Gail
... Denise
... Sidney
... Red Wood (as Thom McCleister)
Mary Gillis ... Bus Ticket Clerk
... Monroe Bouchet
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Storyline

Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is sent to find and return bail jumper and former Mafia accountant, Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Charles Grodin). The FBI has had no success in locating The Duke, so when Jack finds him in next to no time, they are a little embarrassed. In order to collect his $100,000 fee, Jack must take The Duke from New York to Los Angeles. However, the Mafia and the FBI have other ideas, as does Marvin Dorfler (John Ashton), a rival bounty hunter. On their long cross-country trip to LA, the two get to know each other and they build up a strange friendship. Written by Rob Hartill

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A tough bounty hunter. A sensitive criminal. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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20 July 1988 (USA)  »

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Fuga a la medianoche  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,506,290, 20 July 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,413,606

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,613,606
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character played by Jack Kehoe in the bail bonds office was named after a Hollywood attorney in the 1940s, Jerry Geisler. Geisler's clients included Errol Flynn and Marilyn Monroe. See more »

Goofs

Escaping from the Gunfight, Jack and Jonathan steals Alonso's Impala, when he puts the R gear to get out of the alley, the backup-light doesn't illuminate, and the car plate is "620-673", when he gets to the street, the plate becomes "BCR-5085". And we see this car has bucket-seats not bench-seat when Jack tries to retrieve the light-bar. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Jack trying to pick door lock. He drops one of his picks. When he bends over to pick it up, a gun shot is fired through the door, right where his head had been previously]
Jack Walsh: Shit!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Robert De Niro's name is spelled Robert DeNiro. See more »

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GREAT Writing
29 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Pleasantly surprised by this one. I had heard people refer to this one, but hadn't seen it for myself until recently. One of the better buddy-action movies I've seen, due to a very tight script. Superior writing by George Gallo. The story is what drives this movie from beginning to end, and doesn't need to depend solely on the cast to keep the audience interested for the full 2 hours. DeNiro and Grodin are excellent together, with a great supporting cast. I would keep this movie in my personal collection. I would also consider it a fine example for other buddy action movies to follow, even today. Highly recommended for great comedic writing, directing and acting.


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