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Nowhere to Run (1993)

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Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.

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Robert Harmon

Writers:

Joe Eszterhas (story), Richard Marquand (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Sam Gillen
Rosanna Arquette ... Clydie Anderson
Kieran Culkin ... Mike 'Mookie' Anderson
Ted Levine ... Mr. Dunston
Tiffany Taubman Tiffany Taubman ... Bree Anderson
Edward Blatchford Edward Blatchford ... Sheriff Lonnie Cole
Anthony Starke ... Billy
Joss Ackland ... Franklin Hale
Allan Graf ... Bus Driver (as Allen Graf)
Leonard Termo ... Bus Guard
Robert Apisa Robert Apisa ... Prisoner (as Robert Aprisa)
Jophery C. Brown ... Prisoner (as Jophery Brown)
Tony Brubaker ... Prisoner
Ron Howard George Ron Howard George ... Prisoner
Voyo Goric Voyo Goric ... Prisoner
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Storyline

Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When the law can't protect the innocent, the only hero left is an outlaw.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crossing the Line See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoma County, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,203,255, 18 January 1993

Gross USA:

$22,189,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,189,039
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rosanna Arquette disliked working with Jean-Claude Van Damme and stated in many interviews that she only took the role because good parts were few and far between. See more »

Goofs

When sheriff Lonnie beats Sam, Sam remains lying in the barn on wooden planks but when Clydie arrives moments later, Sam is still unconscious in front of the barn on the dusty ground. See more »

Quotes

Bree Anderson: [as they're eating dinner] He's got a big penis.
Clydie: Bree!
Bree Anderson: He does!
Mike 'Mookie' Anderson: He was in the pond washing.
Clydie: ...He's got an average penis.
Mike 'Mookie' Anderson: How do you know?
Clydie: 'Cause I saw it.
Mike 'Mookie' Anderson: Already?
Clydie: I don't want to hear any more about penises.
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Connections

Referenced in Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Pilot (2016) See more »

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AFTER ALL
Written and Performed by Charlie Mitchell
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment Music Group
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Modest ambitions, modest results
3 August 2001 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

Reactions to this movie seem to depend on one's appetite for action. Those hungry for it are disappointed while those looking instead for plot and character development are pleased. I tend to fall into the latter category but must point out that while "Nowhere to Run" ranks among the better Van Dammes, it relies too much on stock situations, (plucky woman defending homestead), and cliche characters, (corrupt business tycoon with oily smile). I'd also like to point out the good work of Edward Blatchford as the local Deputy Sheriff. It's a thankless part but he manages to make something of it, and no, I didn't read any dark psychological meaning into the scene in which he discovers Van Damme taking a shower. However, I did find utterly bizarre that moment at the dinner table when Patricia Arquette's little girl casually comments on the impressive size of a certain portion of Van Damme's anatomy. This was promptly followed by Arquette's comment that it was only average in size. Talk about weird!


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