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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.

Director:

Wayne Kramer

Writer:

Wayne Kramer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Joey Gazelle
Cameron Bright ... Oleg Yugorsky
Vera Farmiga ... Teresa Gazelle
Chazz Palminteri ... Detective Rydell
Karel Roden ... Anzor Yugorsky
Johnny Messner ... Tommy 'Tombs' Perello
Ivana Milicevic ... Mila Yugorsky
Alex Neuberger ... Nicky Gazelle
Michael Cudlitz ... Sal 'Gummy Bear' Franzone
Bruce Altman ... Dez
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Edele
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Frankie Perello (as Arthur Nascarella)
John Noble ... Ivan Yugorsky
Idalis DeLeon ... Divina
David Warshofsky ... 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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Ready. Aim. Run. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

24 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Running Scared See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Blood, like most body fluids, appears fluorescent under black lights. In the arena scene, none of the blood is fluorescent. However, blood does not show up under black light until it a chemical called Luminol is added. 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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Crazy Credits

The director wishes to dedicate the film to Sam Peckinpah, Brian De Palma and Walter Hill See more »

Connections

Features The Cowboys (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Go Home
Written by Steven Van Zandt (as Steven Van Zandt)
Performed by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony-BMG Music Entertainment
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11 March 2006 | by Johnny10See all my reviews

I never have been a Paul Walker fan, but when i found out the talented Wayne Kramer was making a new movie i had to go see it. I enjoyed this movie very much. Many people say that it was too violent and profane. I think the violence and use of profanity fit the movie's dark atmosphere very well. I think this is one of the best action/mobster movie of the year so far, if the movie is still playing near you and you are over 13 i think you should give this one a try, the movie is full of twists and turns, although i think the final twist should of been left out and i think some of the vulgar language could of been left out, but those are minor issues.So if you are looking for a fun, action packed, dark,edgy, and very stylish film i suggest you go see Running Scared.


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