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Hit and Run (2012)

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Former getaway driver Charles Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charles' former gang chase them on the road.

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Dax Shepard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Annie Bean
Dax Shepard ... Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson
Tom Arnold ... Randy Anderson
Kristin Chenoweth ... Debby Kreeger
Michael Rosenbaum ... Gil Rathbinn
Jess Rowland Jess Rowland ... Terry Rathbinn
Carly Hatter ... Angella Roth
Steve Agee ... Dude #1
Bradley Cooper ... Alex Dmitri
Joy Bryant ... Neve
Kal Bennett ... Cashier Mary Ann
John Duff John Duff ... Body Builder Catalyst
David Koechner ... Sanders
Ryan Hansen ... Allen
Beau Bridges ... Clint Perrkins
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Storyline

HIT AND RUN is a comedy about a young couple ('Kristen Bell' and 'Dax Shepard') that risks it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them towards the opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip grows awkwardly complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past ('Bradley Cooper'), a federal marshal ('Tom Arnold') and a band of misfits. Written by Open Road Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy that never takes its foot off the gas

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,900,000, 26 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,746,550, 7 October 2012
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The budget for this film was about two million dollars. Half of that was to secure music rights. See more »

Goofs

During one scene, whereby Clint Perkins is punching Dimitri's friend in the face, it is clear the punches are about an inch away from his nose. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: You're not concentrating. I can tell. You're thinking about emails or text messages or handbags. Taylor Lautner.
Annie Bean: You don't know that. You don't know what I'm thinking about.
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: [in a whisper] Lautner.
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: Okay, I don't know the specifics, but I know it's some kind of useless racket that's keeping you from concentrating.
Annie Bean: You don't know squat. I could be thinking about the cure for cancer. In fact, I may have just cracked it, and now you're trying to get me to erase it from my hard drive.
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: ...
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Crazy Credits

During the final credits there is an additional scene depicting the job interview that was the point of the whole road-trip. See more »

Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Premium Rush (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

(I've Reached the) Turning Point
Written by Leo Graham
Performed by Tyrone Davis
Courtesy of Brunswick Records
Under License from UniChappell Music, Inc.
and Songs of Universal, Inc.
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A Comedy of Drivers
4 December 2013 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. Not just because I am a fan of Kristen Bell, though that is part of it. I often like quirky films, and this film has plenty of quirk, thanks to writer and co-director Dax Shepard, who was Kristen's boyfriend during filming, now her husband.

Hit & Run is an action comedy. Look at the poster for the movie, with the small photos of the actors and the huge image of a car. That is a clue. Expect lots of cars and car chases, mixed with humor. Think Smoky & The Bandit.

One reviewer panned the film because, he said, it's "PC". On the contrary, some viewers may not enjoy the film because Shephard's sense of humor is very non-PC, riffing on some subjects that may make some uncomfortable. Me, I found it funny.

A great cast contributes to the chicanery, including Bradley Cooper and Kristen Chenoweth. Tom Arnold plays a U.S. Marshall who is an accident waiting to happen--and the wait is very short. I found his performance to be distracting.

Eventually, most of the cast participates in a multi-car chase that--you can tell-was choreographed by a real car lover. Motorheads will appreciate that aspect of the film.

I will score this film a modest "6" and hope that Shephard writes another script that is just as big on quirk, but maybe a little more focused.


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