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On the Run (1999)

Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruno de Almeida

Writers:

Bruno de Almeida (story), Jonathan Berman (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Imperioli ... Albert DeSantis
John Ventimiglia ... Louie Salazar
Drena De Niro ... Rita
Nick Sandow ... Jack
Joaquim de Almeida ... Ignácio
Victor Argo ... Man Shaving
Sharon Angela ... Tina
John Frey John Frey ... George
Paul Lazar ... Cabbie
Anthony Zaccaro ... Cop in Apartment
Joseph R. Gannascoli ... Burly Guy
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Irwin
Tom Gilroy ... Tom
Anna Köhler Anna Köhler ... Anna
Agnès Jaoui ... Kirstin
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Storyline

Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is permanently disrupted. what ensues is one long, crazy night in New York that will change both their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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When you least expect it, destiny comes knocking on your door...

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Comedy | Crime

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Official Sites:

Arco Films

Country:

USA | Portugal | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1999 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Fuga See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,243, 17 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,243, 17 September 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A zany buddy movie with great NYC atmosphere.
30 September 2000 | by arcofilmsSee all my reviews

I caught "On the Run" at the Screening Room in New York and was immediately seduced by its true independent spirit. Starring Michael Imperioli and John Ventimiglia from The Sopranos cast, "On the Run" sets us up in a 24-hour wild ride in the city that never sleeps, as we follow the meanderings of an introspective sales agent who is suddenly dragged by his long-gone school companion, just out of jail. In fact he has escaped from it and is "on the run" looking for some action and a glimpse of life amidst the great metropolis. Powered by great performances, this movie gives us back the old feeling of 70's pics, with both characters rediscovering themselves as they blaze across town bumping into wild events and locals. An elegy to a certain side of New York that seems to be disappearing, "On the Run" displays great sensitivity and humour. I predict it to be a cult classic that urges to be discovered: future viewers should definitely surrender to this nocturnal trip.


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