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The Runners (2020)

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When his little sister is abducted from a homecoming after-party in rural East Texas, Ryan is in a race against the clock to save her before she disappears into the underworld of sex trafficking forever.

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Joey Loomis (co-director), Micah Lyons (co-director)

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Micah Lyons
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Micah Lyons ... Ryan Stevens
Tom Sizemore ... Pastor Dave Twiss
Glenn Morshower ... Pete
Netty Leach Netty Leach ... Zoe Stevens
Neal McCoy Neal McCoy ... Sheriff McNeal
Jason Peter Kennedy ... Kooter
Brooke Lyons ... Alana
Eric Hanson ... Walter
Stephanie Rhodes Stephanie Rhodes ... Vicky Stevens
'Big' Jack Little 'Big' Jack Little ... Damien
David D. Ford ... Paul Stevens (as David Ford)
Swayde McCoy ... Michael (as Swayde McGaughey)
Alison Paige Patterson Alison Paige Patterson ... Gigi
Joshua Passmore Joshua Passmore ... Xavier
Molly Routzon Molly Routzon ... Betty
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When his little sister is abducted from a homecoming after-party in rural East Texas, Ryan is in a race against the clock to save her before she disappears into the underworld of sex trafficking forever. Written by Micah Lyons

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This film is based in East Texas. Micah Lyons was born in Longview, Texas and graduated from Hallsville, Texas See more »

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Not too shabby, considering...
22 July 2020 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

...when a filmmaker wears too many hats, it's usually a flop. But this film had two filmmakers wearing every hat, and for a B-grade film, it wasn't too shabby.

Joey Loomis and Micah Lyons were mostly both producers, directors, actors, editors, casting, visuals and writer. It was a good story in general, but it certainly had writing and technical issues with amateurish plot lapses in the screenplay. The sound was mainly off - perhaps someone forgot the boom mics. Directing was decent, and the cinematography good, but some actors needed better character direction from the directors, including the directors.

Although flawed with some cheesy scenes, the 94 min runtime and good pacing with decent action and suspense, had me glued to the screen. Never mind the bogus 9 and 10/10's or the troll 1/10's, it's an honest and generous B-graded 7/10 from me.


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14 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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Hallsville, Texas, USA See more »

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