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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.

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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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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

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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

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1.85 : 1
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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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After the nurse sets his arm ablaze, Eckhart's suit shows no burn marks. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Logan: I took some money.
Chris Altman: A lot of money?
Jerry Logan: I don't know, is a million a lot?
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Gypsy
Written by Christopher Franke
Performed by Scott Monahan
Courtesy of Sonic Images Records
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McCarthyism
22 February 2001 | by ryangilmer007See all my reviews

At one point a friend said to me that Andrew McCarthy is one of the kings of Bad movies. Ok, ok, "Weekend at Bernies" or some of the others may be ok, but they are not very memorable and would be on few top 100 or 1000 lists.

Anyway, Night of the Running Man, brings this idea of McCarthyism into the 90's (1994), and once again it rings true.

The concept of the movie is ok: $1 mil in the taxi, a killer is after you, and you run. But, alas it is really simplified. Scott Glen, plays the killer without morals, so much so, that we know something is up come ending time.

There are also little type goofs, like McCarthy's feet are burned so badly that he is supposed to be bedridden for 2 or so weeks, yet in 2 days, he is walking without any limps.

Also, "night " is a bit of a mis-nomer as the movie takes place over days.

Oh well, what else do you expect?

Other thrillers are better, but you may like this.

Viewed on tape, Rating = 4


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