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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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Its Find The Gun, Or Death .. 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 the hooker takes Oleg into the drug store for a new inhaler, he asks for Beclovent. The Pharmacist even says, "Yeah, I know." Beclovent is an inhaled cortecosteroid, not a rescue inhaler. It is of no use during an acute asthma attack (which the pharmacist would know) and is no longer being manufactured in an inhaler form. 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

Referenced in Running Scared: Through the Looking Glass (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Besame
Written by Chamalo and Dominguez
Performed by Los Cubaztecas Orchestra
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
Published by Big Tiger Music, Inc.
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Adrenaline packed action with story !!!!!
20 March 2020 | by turnerholdingsllcSee all my reviews

This movie took me by surprise. I hated the fast and furious movies and thought Paul Walker wasn't a good actor. This movie proved me wrong. This by far is his best film (rip). This movie is in my top 10 crime movies. Walkers character comes home one night and his kid and the neighbors kid are playing street hockey in the basement(they weren't supposed to be playing down there) and they witness Walker hiding something. This triggers an epic and I mean epic unraveling of a complex story that would make Tarentino and Guy Rich , and Scorsese,s the Departed jealous. Just the police integration scene with the vanilla Coke was a style I wish more directors would use. You feel fear for the characters all of them you wind up liking villains and doubting the good guys your morals get turned upside down and spun around . You are running scared with the characters in this film .


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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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