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Run (1991)

When a law student accidentally kills the son of a mob boss in a fight, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by the mob and the police.

Director:

Geoff Burrowes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Charlie Farrow
Kelly Preston ... Karen Landers
Ken Pogue ... Matt Halloran
A.C. Peterson ... Denny Halloran (as Alan C. Peterson)
James Kidnie ... Sammy
Sean McCann ... Marv
Michael MacRae ... O'Rourke
Tom McBeath ... Smithy
Marc Strange Marc Strange ... Chief Travers
Christopher Lawford ... Martins
William S. Taylor ... Halsey (as William Taylor)
Jerry Wasserman ... Halloran's Lieutenant
Peter Williams ... Cab Driver
Mina E. Mina Mina E. Mina ... Garage Owner (as Mina Mina)
Lochlyn Munro ... College Buddy (as Locklyn Munro)
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Storyline

While conveying a Porsche from Boston to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad loser and starts a fight. But he's also a bad fighter: he falls on his head and is dead. Now Charlie's in trouble; after he flees Halloran's father puts a reward on his head. Even the police won't help him against the mighty man - so Charlie has to run for his life. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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...Because Your Life Depends On It! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is more of a blooper. Patrick Dempsey remains stain free throughout the film even though he rolls in grass, jumps from various heights, is thrown against various walls, floors, etc. ! See more »

Goofs

Charlie Farrow is struggling with a cop in a shopping mall. The cop's hat is knocked off, but in the next scene it is back on while they are still struggling. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Farrow: [In the TV Version with no profanity] What are you doing?
Cab Driver: Get out, now! Go!
Charlie Farrow: No, no! Take me to the cops!
Cab Driver: Forget the cops, man! Don't mess with them! Don't mess with nobody, you hear?
Charlie Farrow: What?
[But the car is coming to chase Charlie]
Cab Driver: Get down! Get down!
Charlie Farrow: No. What is this about?
Cab Driver: You're in deep trouble, my friend! Forget that! I'm indeed trouble! Get out of here!
Charlie Farrow: No!
[...]
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Soundtracks

IF YOU LEAN ON ME
(End title)
Written by Lotti Golden (as L. Golden) and Tommy Faragher (as T. Farragher)
Performed by Colin James
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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its one of those films..
7 September 2004 | by frog_chorusSee all my reviews

its one of those films that you discover when you cant sleep and then switch on the telly at 3am , its really quite gripping , i love the two crooked cops who try to make a few bob out of it then end up crashing off the top of the car park , Dempsey once again excels at playing the clueless geek and ken Pogue is the ultimate bad guy . The slightly eerie small town Connecticut atmosphere is created really well in this , i wouldn't say its a Hitchcock although i would defo buy the DVD if it came out , some films just get a little cult following and this is one ! I'm with all those who like this one !


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,222,056, 3 February 1991

Gross USA:

$4,409,328

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,409,328
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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