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Runaway Car (1997)

Three persons find themselves in a trap inside rushing car when its brakes stop working.

Director:

Jack Sholder

Writer:

Paul F. Edwards
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Reinhold ... Ed Lautner
Nina Siemaszko ... Jenny Todd
Brian Hooks ... Dexter 'Dex' Strang
Paul Eiding ... Wally Baird
Glenn Morshower ... Captain Jim Louben
Brian Reddy ... Capt. Doug Carsten
Leon ... Officer Isaiah 'Beau' Beaufort
Elizabeth Dennehy ... Shari Todd
Tia Texada ... Lupe
Michael Potter ... Chief
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester ... Willie Mae
John McCann ... Governor
Maree Cheatham ... Jenny's Mother
Zoey Tur ... T.V. News Reporter (as Bob Tur)
Rick Hurst ... Pack
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A nurse apprentice, who had a bad day at work, meets a computer programmer at a car garage. The man is urged to go somewhere, but his car is not ready yet, so the nurse offers him a ride. Before leaving the man, they pick up the nurse's baby nephew. Once on the street, they almost run over a young man. Not knowing if he is hurt, they pick up the man too. But the worst luck begins when the car brakes break down. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Out of Control See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The car in the movie is a thinly disguised mid-1970s Ford Maverick 4-door sedan. See more »

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Damage to Jenny's car door disappears and reappears several times. Also, worse damage from sideswiping a semi truck is seen briefly some time before the accident. See more »

Quotes

Dexter 'Dex' Strang: [Jenny presses on the gas, and the car takes off] Woah, yeah! Ha ha, step on it!
Dexter 'Dex' Strang: [a Police car pulls up behind them] Uh Oh, the long arm of the law!
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In praise of tv movies
6 August 2003 | by kevin27See all my reviews

Yes it's a badly-made movie. The acting and script are poor, and it has got the worst continuity error I've ever witnessed - watch the car hood. The black character is from some lousy Starsky episode. I first saw the movie on tv late-night. I wanted to get to bed but ended up watching it all the way through. When I saw it again I taped it and showed it to my 8-year old daughter. She came out of the room shaking and crying as a result of the baby-jeopardy-helicopter moment. (The only movie moment I can ever remember producing this effect in her). The damn thing's enjoyable. I find this with other "bad" movies. Somehow, the effect of knowing it's cheap and has no big stars can lead to a more relaxed honest enjoyment. As someone else said, watch it with a few cans.


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