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The Runaway (2016)

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Jon Chryst, now 60, has been an outlaw for his entire adult life. After 30 years in isolation, the law has finally caught up to him. As he makes a final attempt to escape with his life, Jon... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Stephanie Danielson Stephanie Danielson ... Cat Donovan
Eric Michael Cole ... Mavrick
Richard Hench ... Jon Chryst
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jake Axelbank Jake Axelbank ... Deputy #1
Clyde Baines Clyde Baines ... Morris
Matthew Tully Brown ... James Duncan
Donnie Coughlin Donnie Coughlin ... Tucker Duncan
Russ Crane Russ Crane ... Robust Farmer
Ryan Dann ... Winston Leary
Vince Donvito ... Mr. Smithson
Brennan William Robert Eddy Brennan William Robert Eddy ... Young Tucker
Joshua Charles Allen Eddy Joshua Charles Allen Eddy ... Young James
Brandon Elonzae Brandon Elonzae ... Jon Chryst
Chris English Chris English ... Coby Smithson
Jonathon Tyler Ford Jonathon Tyler Ford ... Jon Chryst


Jon Chryst, now 60, has been an outlaw for his entire adult life. After 30 years in isolation, the law has finally caught up to him. As he makes a final attempt to escape with his life, Jon reflects on the events that led him here. Jon's life begins on a farm in a seemingly wholesome Christian family. When Jon is 14, tragedy strikes, forcing him to flee his home and begin his life on the run. Shortly thereafter, Jon encounters Morris, a fellow outcast who takes Jon in and raises him like a son. For several years, Morris teaches Jon the necessities of adulthood- how to hunt, how to build, and how to rob small businesses. Their partnership ends abruptly, and Jon uses his new skills to pursue a life of crime. Over nearly a decade, Jon develops a powerful notoriety for his criminal activity. But everything changes when he meets Cat Donovan. Jon gives up his lifestyle and adopts a new identity to be with her. He proves his worth and is accepted into the Donovan family, leaving his ... Written by Diondra Meravi

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An old fugitive, finally discovered by the law, reflects on his younger years of excitement, adventure, and heartbreak.









Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Bear, California, USA

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2.35 : 1
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great film, fantastic cinematography, great directing.
21 February 2016 | by edward-bukowskiSee all my reviews

The runaway ran away with eight awards! it's a captivating character driven thrill-ride, A must see film, This film is fantastic, I watched it for the first time as a reviewer for the festival authority at the Big House Los Angeles Entertainment Festival, later I watched it again on the big screen at the festival, the characters were amazing, the festival held an encore screening a week after it's premiere, audience participation in the indie film playoff chose the film as one of the top feature films for the entire 15 day film festival at lalive regal cinemas in 2015. The Runaway won 8 awards at the Big House Los Angeles Entertainment Festival! the film was such a success it was granted an encore screening after it's premiere, the audience participation in the indie film playoffs chose The Runaway as one of the three top feature films for the entire 15 day festival, winning Best Director and Best Screenplay to Nick DeRuve. Best Cinematography to Michael Solidum. Best Ensemble Cast to The Runaway. Best Lead Actor to Richard Hench. Best Supporting Actor to Brandon Elonzae. Best Supporting Actress to Stephanie Danielson. and Best Original Score to Pieter van den Berg!

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