Four friends taking a shortcut en route to a boxing match witness a murder which leaves them running for their lives.

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Lewis Colick (story), Jere Cunningham (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... Frank Wyatt
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Mike Peterson
Denis Leary ... Fallon
Stephen Dorff ... John Wyatt
Jeremy Piven ... Ray Cochran
Peter Greene ... Sykes
Erik Schrody ... Rhodes
Michael Wiseman ... Travis
Michael DeLorenzo ... Kid
Relioues Webb Relioues Webb ... Dre
Will Zahrn ... Charley
Eugene Williams Eugene Williams ... Buck
Christine Harnos ... Linda Wyatt
Galyn Görg Galyn Görg ... Clarissa (as Galyn Gorg)
Angela Alvarado ... Rita
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Storyline

Four pals are on their way to a boxing match, but get stuck in heavy traffic. To get to the boxing match in time they take the first exit they find to find another way to the venue. As they are driving around lost in gang-land they get stuck and witness a brutal murder. The killer wants no witnesses and tries to kill them too. The four pals get away the first time, but the killer is soon back on their tail again while they are trying to find help in the middle of nowhere. Written by Anonymous

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The longest distance between two points is a shortcut through hell. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and brutality, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Doug Wert appeared together in A Murder of Crows (1998). See more »

Goofs

When they climb out of the sewer, their pants are not soaking wet despite them spending several minutes standing in knee-deep water. Also, their shoes should have been waterlogged to the point where they would leave wet footprints on the sidewalk, but they don't. See more »

Quotes

Fallon: And your dad's what? He's a stockbroker?
Ray Cochran: Something like that. But I'm a self-made guy. I'm a self-starter. Just like you.
Fallon: That's funny. Cause these guys are always saying that to me.
Sykes: That's why we hang with him.
Rhodes: Self-made man.
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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Another Victim
Written by Page Hamilton (as Page Nye Hamilton), Henry Bogdan (as Henry G. Bogdan),
John Stanier (as John D. Stanier Jr.), Erik Schrody (as Eric Shrody) and Leor Dimant
Performed by Helmet and House of Pain
Helmet Appears Courtesy of Interscope Records
House of Pain Appears Courtesy of Soul Assassins/Tommy Boy Records
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Derivative, but still enjoyable action yarn
30 June 1999 | by filmbuff-36See all my reviews

This film is awesome, and Emilio Estevez and Dennis Leary excel as the two lead roles in the film, but one can not help but notice how many times this movie has been done before. However, this is a much better entry in the "running and hiding to save your life" subgenre of thrillers. Basically, if you liked "Run", "The Warriors", or "The Running Man" you'll probably enjoy this one too.


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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Judgment Night See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,088,955, 17 October 1993

Gross USA:

$12,526,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,526,677
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DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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