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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 ... Halloran
A.C. Peterson ... Denny Halloran (as Alan C. Peterson)
James Kidnie ... Sammy
Sean McCann ... Marv
Michael MacRae 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 L.A. 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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Taglines:

Pursued by the mob, Hunted by the police...Luck was his only weapon, And she his only hope. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corre por tu vida 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kelly Preston replaced Tracy Pollan who bowed out during early filming. See more »

Goofs

Near the end a Vehicle knocks over a power line (with transformers) in the middle of the amusement park, with the power lines shorting and pulling loose. However the entire park still has full power. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Farrow: [makes a U-turn after seeing the police roadblock ahead] They didn't see me. They didn't see me.
[sees one of the police cars starting to follow him]
Charlie Farrow: Yeah, they saw me.
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Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

MAKE BELIEVE AND PRETEND
Written by Dennis Hill, Rick Sanchez, Andre Bonter and Joseph Phillipi
Performed by The Poorboys
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Surprising-good chase film
24 July 2002 | by isenberg-eSee all my reviews

OK, it isn't Lawrence of Arabia, but this film is a fun chase movie that pits a college kid against the combined might of a small community crime figure and many of his paid-off local cops. The ways Patrick Dempsey, the hero, succeeds is a far cry from the super-competent methods of previous and more formulaic eras. There is just the right mixture of humor and suspense that makes one enjoy this film in spite of knowing that it isn't exactly high-brow entertainment.


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