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Runaway (2005)

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Michael Adler has run away from his suburban home with his little brother Dylan. Hiding out in a quiet, rural town, Michael's convinced he can make a better life for both of them. While ... See full summary »

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Tim McCann

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Bill True
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Credited cast:
Aaron Stanford ... Michael Adler
Robin Tunney ... Carly
Peter Gerety ... Mo
Melissa Leo ... Lisa Adler
Terry Kinney ... Dr. Maxim
Michael Gaston ... Jesse Adler
Zach Savage Zach Savage ... Dylan
Bill Wolff Bill Wolff ... Eyewitness on TV
Ray Kennedy Ray Kennedy ... Police Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phillip Blancero Phillip Blancero ... Customer in Mo's
Karla Cary Karla Cary ... Customer in Mo's
Anthony Corrado Anthony Corrado ... Motel Manager
Jennifer Dempster Jennifer Dempster ... News Reporter
Tanya Ferro Tanya Ferro ... Police Officer
Jason Gervais Jason Gervais ... Police Officer
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Michael Adler has run away from his suburban home with his little brother Dylan. Hiding out in a quiet, rural town, Michael's convinced he can make a better life for both of them. While Dylan stays holed up in a cheap motel all day, Michael works at a convenience store where everything starts to come together for him. But as Michael falls in love with his beautiful co-worker, Carly, his past begins to catch up with him, threatening everything he has and wants. Written by Filbert Steps

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Release Date:

26 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Fuga ao Passado See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Goofs

When Carly first offers Michael a ride in her convertible, she tells him the passenger side door is broken and he has to climb in,which he does. Later, when they go to the motel to get Dylan, Michael gets out of the car normally by just opening the door. See more »

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Referenced in Cut, Good: The Making of 'Runaway' (2009) See more »

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Eastern Glow
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Review from 2005 TIFF
18 September 2005 | by riidSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.

Runaway follows two brothers, Michael (played by Aaron Stanford from Tadpole and X2) and his younger brother Dylan (Zach Savage) who have moved to a small town. Michael has taken a job in a roadside gas station, while Dylan spends his time playing alone in their motel room. In flashbacks and letters to his psychotherapist, it soon becomes apparent that Michael has taken Dylan to escape from their parents, played by Melissa Leo and Michael Gaston, for reasons that are soon revealed. While Michael is trying to lay low, his growing attraction to his co-worker Carly (Robin Tunney) and his own ever-present demons seem to be jeopardizing his attempt to start a new life for him and his brother and leading the film to an explosive conclusion.

Runaway is a surprisingly good film, that features great performances from Stanford and Tunney. They and the script from screenwriter Bill True help to elevate what could have been a conventional film into something more substantial and emotional. The film does not yet have distribution, but hopefully someone will pick it up so that a wider audience can enjoy and appreciate it.

Director Tim McCann, screenwriter Bill True, and producer David Viola were in attendance at the screening and did a Q&A after the film: - The film was made a year ago in Catskill, NY, and took about six months to complete.

  • The script ran around about 95 pages, which is relatively short. They workshopped the script with the actors, and developed the material as they went along. They ended up cutting about 15 minutes or so to arrive at the final cut.


  • The story originally came from a short story that screenwriter Bill True wrote in 1998, - They saw about 35 boys for the role of Dylan during casting. Zach Savage had a photographic memory of the script. Tim McCann's direction for him was basically "say this line, wait five seconds, say the next line." But as an audience member commented, the performance that came out seemed very natural.


  • On casting: McCann knew Melissa Leo from directing an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street. Terry Kinney (who plays Michael's psychotherapist in the film) came on board at Robin Tunney's suggestion. McCann and Tunney are friends. Michael Gaston was the best out of the 5 or 6 actors who they looked at for the father.


  • Producer David Viola suggested Aaron Stanford just after Tim McCann came on board as director. McCann thought he was a question mark after seeing Tadpole, but after sitting down with him, knew that he was right for the role.


  • The characters of Michael and Dylan were originally younger, but they shifted the ages after casting the actors.


  • A marquee the characters pass in the film actually features one of McCann's earlier films.


  • This is the first produced screenplay of Bill True. Just last Monday (September 12, 2005) he turned in the draft of his next script, The Angel on the Horse, which they hope to start shooting in early 2006.


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