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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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Trivia

This is the second film starring Cameron Bright to feature a clip of John Wayne getting shot. In Running Scared, the clip is from The Cowboys (1972). In Thank You For Smoking (2005), the clip is from Sands of Iwo Jima (1949). See more »

Goofs

When Oleg shoots Anzor and the bullet flies through the window Joey's just asked Nick to throw him a piece of bread. Later on, in the slow motion replay, he's just got up from eating from his plate instead. 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 »

Soundtracks

Guillotine Tactics
Written by Ulpiano Reyes, Lanny Cordola and Louis Freeze
Performed by Mellow Man Ace featuring B-Real & Profound
From the album "From the Darkness into the Light"
Used by permission from Media Creature Music o/b/o Latin Connection Music
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records/Latin Connection Music
By Arrangement with Media Creature Music
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A macabre take on fairy tales
19 September 2013 | by moparmagnum-raSee all my reviews

When you watch this overlooked film, you might find it is wrought with a oft-manic Paul Walker who's trying to dispense with his adolescent roles. Kramer combines a Tony Scott and Paul Verhoeven with a touch of David Cronenberg aesthetic and it works effectively. Cameron Bright plays (again) a pivotal role as a catalyst for propelling the narrative forward. What's great, is how Kramer does not try to dilute the more explicit elements while also not turning it into a unapologetic documentary of war torn Liberia. Great performances by all, particularly Farminga who is opposite of her part in Scorsese's The Departed.The only flaw: Walker's overly dramatic. Trying too hard to carve out his own niche like DeNiro, or Hanks. Anyone can emote frantic and manic with abundant enthusiasm, but if Walker can internalize as much as spout poetic slurs and epithets, he wouldn't just have the Fast franchise on his resume.


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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:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,075,000, 26 February 2006

Gross USA:

$6,855,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,380,029
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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