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The Runner (2015)

R | | Drama | 7 August 2015 (USA)
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In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Colin Pryce
Sarah Paulson ... Kate Haber
Peter Fonda ... Rayne Pryce
Connie Nielsen ... Deborah Pryce
Wendell Pierce ... Frank Legrand
Bryan Batt ... Mark Lavin
Christopher Berry ... Hal Provich
Ciera Payton ... Lucy Hall
Fredric Lehne ... Senator Owens
James Moses Black ... Dr. Haleman
Donna Duplantier ... Bernadette Richards
Brooke Hoover ... Maryellen Briggs
Darcel White Moreno Darcel White Moreno ... Alyssa
Kerry Kahill Kerry Kahill ... Lt. Jenn Wyman
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Chris Wilcox


In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Беглец See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nicolas Cage and Judd Lormand have appeared in four movies together: Rage (2014), Left Behind (2014), The Runner (2015), and the upcoming movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016). See more »


At about 1:20 in the film, there is a shot of an oil rig, and in the background you can see mountains in the distance. There are no mountains visible from any rigs in the Gulf of Mexico near the Louisiana coast. See more »


Rayne Pryce: Moulay Ismail, that Moroccan ruler, fathered 900 children with his concubines. 900 children. Genghis Khan, well, he made old Ismail look barren. One out of every 200 men on this planet has a direct line stretching back to that son of a bitch.
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It's not that bad
9 August 2015 | by mohamadnhdSee all my reviews

the problem with this picture in my opinion is Nicolas Cage !

don't get me wrong , I don't mean his performance but the audience has a problem with him , it's like : oh this movie starring Cage , just give it 1 star !

this movie is about characters and I always liked this kind of movies , the movie takes place in 2010 , first scenes shows the aftermath of BP oil spill accident... Cage is an idealistic congress man from Louisiana called Colin Price who aspires to be nominated for the senate , he was defending the rights of fishers whose works were damaged because of the accident , and suddenly his reputation was ruined by sexual scandal with a fisherman's wife ! His wife left him , he resigned from the congress but continued his charity works to support the fishermen... Cage was not bad , he delivers a good performance for his role..

Peter Fonda as Colin Price's father , he was very good written character and his performance was very good...

Connie Nielsen as Deborah Price was not special and not bad in the same time..

Sarah Paulson as Kate Haber , I liked her role in the second half of the movie

the problem with this picture is that when you have these elements and these characters you could have done much better scenario..

sorry for my bad English..

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