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Running Scared (2006)

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A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joey Gazelle
... Oleg Yugorsky
... Teresa Gazelle
... Detective Rydell
... Anzor Yugorsky
... Tommy 'Tombs' Perello
... Mila Yugorsky
... Nicky Gazelle
... Sal 'Gummy Bear' Franzone
... Dez
... Edele
... Frankie Perello (as Arthur Nascarella)
... Ivan Yugorsky
... Divina
... Lester the Pimp
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Storyline

After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things go wrong for Joey after a neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find that kid and the gun before the police and the mob do. Written by Kevin Yang (Canada, Surrey)

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It's Not How Far You Go For The Truth. . . It's How Fast You Get There. See more »


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Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence and language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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24 February 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,381,974, 26 February 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,855,137, 2 April 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Edele enters the security code at the front door of the apartment, the sound of the numbers pressed results in the first few bars of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". See more »

Goofs

In the shootout at the beginning, Joey takes cover behind a mattress that has obviously taken a couple of blasts. In later shots, the mattress is fully intact. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joey Gazelle: [while frantically driving] Come on! Come on, kid! The fuck? Look at me. Fuck! Come on Oleg, stay with me. Come on. Come on! Come on, kid. We're gonna make it.
Oleg Yugorsky: We're gonna crash!
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End credits are animated. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Bird in the Bush (2008) See more »

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I Should Know
Written by Ben Harris, Paul Harris & Steve Smith
Performed by Dirty Vegas
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Used by permission of EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
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Pleasantly Surprised
7 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this movie with Paul Walker as the star attraction, but this movie was thoroughly entertaining and I would highly recommend seeing it.Paul Walker gives a good performance although Cameron Bright steals the show even though I've always saw the kid as creepy after seeing him in The Butterfly Effect. The action in this movie is non-stop and it keeps you guessing up to the very end. I enjoyed how the movie was shot with New Jersey as a backdrop, the movie covered a lot of ground and used various locations that added to the intrigue. This movie provides a nice twist on modern day mob movies. I do agree with a review that I read that said that the gun floating around served as a maguffin (not sure if I spelled that correct) the action provides a high level of entertainment and excitement.


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