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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.

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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 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:

Hunted By The Mafia And The Police, He's Running For His Life. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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)

Gross USA:

$4,409,328
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When the cop visits Karen's house, he notices and picks up the revolver. He then looks at the cylinder. The gun had been recently fired and a trained cop would notice the gun powder residue on the chamber. See more »

Quotes

Martins: Fuck me... You lucky kid!
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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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Luck Is His Name
25 July 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Boston, the law student and lucky poker player Charlie Farrow (Patrick Dempsey) works in a garage and is hired by his boss to deliver a Porsche in Atlantic City. The car has an injection problem on the highway, and while waiting the repair, Charlie asks the cab driver to take him to a restaurant. The guy sees the fancy car and the destination, Atlantic City, and wrongly decides to take Charlie to a local casino, believing he is a millionaire. Charlie wins all the gambles and the loser Denny Halloran (Alan C. Peterson) tries to hit Charlie, but accidentally stumbles, hits his head on a counter and dies. His father, the powerful mobster Matt Halloran (Ken Pogue), puts a reward on Charlie, and the gangsters and dirty cops chase him along the night. Charlie runs to save his life, with the support of Karen Landers (Kelly Preston).

"Run" is one of the most entertainment chase movies I have ever seen. The story is flawed, I know, but is also very charming and funny. The lead actor Patrick Dempsey is perfect for the role, and his character looks like a cat with seven lives, lucky to win the game, survive the chasing and seduce the adorable Kelly Preston. Her astonishing beauty is another plus in this underrated, amusing and highly recommended action movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Fugindo Para Viver" ("Escaping to Live")


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