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Night of the Running Man (1995)

A Las Vegas cab driver discovers a stolen million dollars, and is tracked by a relentless and cold-blooded assassin sent to retrieve the money.

Director:

Mark L. Lester

Writers:

Lee Wells (novel), Lee Wells (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Jerry Logan
Alex Zonn Alex Zonn ... Homeless Man
Matthew Laurance ... Eric Nichols, the Fare
Carl Ciarfalio ... Thug
Antony Ponzini ... Ernie
Jeanna Michaels Jeanna Michaels ... Cynthia Nickelson, TV Reporter
Scott Glenn ... David Eckhart
Kathrin Middleton ... Eckhart's Babe (as Kathrin Lautner)
Peter Iacangelo ... Al Chambers
Mayf Nutter Mayf Nutter ... Mugger
Don Stark ... Rodney
Damon Carr Damon Carr ... Amtrak Ticket Agent #1
Kim Lankford ... Waitress
Frank Novak ... Conductor
Terri Hawkes ... Nicole, Amtrak Ticket Agent #2
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Storyline

A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in pursuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses. Written by Rob Hartill

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The chase has begun

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite de Todos os Perigos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scott Glenn's character's knife is a full dress CQC6 with Mother of Pearl handles made by custom knife maker, Ernest Emerson. See more »

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Stunt man clearly visible as Derek Mills is beating up the nurse. See more »

Quotes

Mugger: You cut my eyes! I can't see!
David Eckhart: Get a dog.
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Oh, what a deadly night

I love B grades, especially ones like this that surprise me, and this is exactly what 'Night Of The Running Man' does, and it doesn't stop for anything. We've got one slick thriller, and Scott Glenn here is bloody scary, an underestimated character of evil, a professional hit-man, void of remorse or emotion (watch one lovemaking scene that sickly shocks). Andrew McCarthy who does well here, plays a loser cab driver, who like he says, gambler that he is, has the worst run of luck possible. Fleeing the scene of a crime, his previous passenger run down, after stealing a suitcase full of money, the kind of moolah that can get you dead (and remember we're in Vegas here) leaves it behind in McCarthy's cab. Here's McCarthy's plan: Take off from Vegas with the money, leaving his little trailer park home, for some greener pasture, but Glenn is hot on his heals, making this a dangerous and scary thriller/adventure. No doubt the trademark scene is the torture one, where John Glover as a sleazy old friend of Glenns, pretty much puts a stop plug on MCcarthy's plans, who gives his feet a bathing that he'll never forget. No surprise, this movie was directed by Mark Lester, who knows how to put magic into movies. NOTRM is pretty much a scene by scene movie, but it has pace, and for the viewer is scary fun, where you wouldn't want be in McCarthy's shoes, where psychopathic hit man Glenn's intensity is the winning formula in making this movie, as thrilling as it is, where it's neatly wraps up. The whole business of the story has a slick and wonderfully nifty feel, and Glenn here, is one of the screen's true evils you'll see in a while.


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