After a personal visit by God himself, the eccentric construction worker Gary Faulkner takes the decision to embark on an adventure in the badlands of Pakistan to bring Al-Qaeda's leader Osama Bin Laden to justice.
Nicolas Cage and Peter Fonda worked together on 2007's "Ghost Rider." Cage acted as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, who sold his soul to Fonda's character, Mephistopheles, in order to save his father from dying. 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 »
I'm running for Senate to move things forward, not only for this great state of Louisiana, for this great country.
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The movie is just OK, allowing Nicolas Cage to be a lot better in it.
Fully engulfing itself to mimic real situations, a congressmen attempting to save the fishermen of Louisiana who just suffered a crisis from an oil spill attempts to use this to run for senate, but a scandal ruins his chances, but he still has a cause to finish while fighting his personal demons.
It's a great political drama, but I feel it suffers by exploiting real life events trying to pull on our heart strings for sentimental value. If the fishermen where army troops, it would be an exploitation film rather than a political drama. It also suffers form a lot of down time where nothing is really happening and moving too slowly for nothing to be going on.
The movie is a tangled weave about how good deeds by positive people can be over shadowed by a media scandal that exploit their negative vices.
It's an interesting look on how politics work and the necessaries of certain evils and how that works.
The Runner is a different point of view on a familiar story. It's a bit grim when you soak it all in, but once again the slow pace and the stretching out of a story that could have been told in less than 90mins made it dull and incoherent at times weakening all the good qualities.
It's too bad, cause Cage could have used a good movie were he's putting to use the acting chops that won him an Oscar.
Cage plays a man struggling with personal demons, some his own vices. Some vices pass down from his father, played by Peter Fonda who becomes the center of attention the moment he comes on screen.
Overall, it's not a bad picture, but it could have been better.
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