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Run for Your Life (2014)

A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.

Director:

Michael Scott

Writers:

Benita Garvin, Katherine Kotaw (based on the book: "Quicksand" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amy Smart ... Meredith
Mark Humphrey ... Robert
Aislyn Watson ... Amanda
Genea Charpentier ... Isabel Beckman
Lochlyn Munro ... Neal
Lisa Durupt ... Annabelle Redmond
Serge Houde ... Tyler Stone
Michael Patric ... Oliver (2014)
Bronwen Smith ... Tammy
Brendan Taylor ... Uncle Tim
Iris Paluly ... Principal Swenson
Mig Macario ... Court Foreman
Lucas Wolf Lucas Wolf ... Prison Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reese Alexander ... Joe
Ken Camroux-Taylor Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Judge
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A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucha por la vida See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Brijana Prooker, played by Aislyn Watson in Run For Your Life, says "Unlike my character in Run For Your Life, who had to give up her dream of being an actor when she went into hiding with her mom and sister in order to escape her abusive father, my mom never set limits on my dreams. My mom always told me that I can do anything I want in this world and always found a way to help me make my dreams possible, despite any and all roadblocks. And being stalked by my abusive father, who hired a hit man to kill my mom, was a pretty big - and scary - roadblock. But after surviving that hell, the good thing is that following my dreams then seemed like a cinch! I felt, if I could survive that, I can do anything, just as my mom always told me I could." See more »

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Written by Edgard Jaude and Audrey Martells
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Will She Run or Will She Kill
7 October 2014 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

After moving to the United States (Seattle, Washington) from Canada, attractive journalist Amy Smart (as Meredith) survives additional beatings from abusive ex-husband Mark Humphrey (as Robert Redmond), who has followed her. Even worse, Mr. Humphrey has hired a professional hit-man to kill Ms. Smart. Fearing for the safety of their two adorable little girls, Aislyn Watson (as Amanda) and Genea Charpentier (as Isabel), Ms. Smart is told she must take immediate action to avoid being murdered by Humphrey. She has two choices. Smart can either assume new identities for herself and the children, or kill Humphrey before he kills her...

Through the magic of director Michael M. Scott and his "Lifetime" TV Movie crew, we get to see both options explored. The "split screen" transitions and pace of the drama are nicely done. Since the opening reveals writer Benita Garvin was, "Inspired by a true story," it's strange to see two conflicting stories - however, this is the most notable thing about the movie. Smart gets good support from Lochlyn Munro (as Neal), but doesn't return much romantic interest. Some of the players' line readings seem too much like run-throughs and there are a couple of awkward moments for the young actresses; otherwise, the two girls are quite possibly the best of the cast.

***** Run for Your Life (10/4/14) Michael M. Scott ~ Amy Smart, Mark Humphrey, Lochlyn Munro, Aislyn Watson


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