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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 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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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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Dolby

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Color

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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

David Eckhart: You started thinking you were smart, when all you were was lucky.
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Scott Glenn makes a great urban predator
29 December 2017 | by NateWatchesCoolMoviesSee all my reviews

Mark L. Lester's Night Of The Running Man, not to be confused with the Schwarzenegger classic of a similar moniker, is a mean spirited little urban thriller with Scott Glenn in one of his primo amped up psychopath roles. In the spirit of Scorsese's After Hours, a hapless cab driver (Andrew Mcarthy) finds himself being hunted through the Las Vegas nightscape after one of his fates is murdered right in front of him, but not before leaving behind a suitcase full of millions. The hot man called in to pursue the funds is David Eckert (Glenn), a sociopathic monster with a heavy artillery, bent on retrieving the case and killing as many people along the way. One is reminded of the cult flick Judgment Night as the poor cabbie is forced to run all willy billy through the urban hustle, constantly evading Glenn's lunatic presence. Further villainy is provided, albeit of the more hammy variety, by a scene stealing John Glover as an associate of Eckert's who also casts his net to catch McCarthy, his scenes are so arch and bizarre that they almost swerve the thing into slapstick comedy territory. You can do way worse in budget B movie land, and this one clearly seeks to entertain with it's broad characteristics and blatantly trashy tone. Plus, Glenn is, quite literally, killer good.


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