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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.


Michael Scott


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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


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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Release Date:

4 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucha por la vida See more »

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16:9 HD
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After its premiere on Lifetime during National Domestic Violence Month and just before its encore screening, Run for Your Life made IMDb's Top 5000 during the week of October 12, 2014. See more »


Written by Edgard Jaude and Audrey Martells
Produced by Edgard Jaude
Performed by Audrey Martells
Courtesy of Inamorata, In Fonts and Travlyn Rd.
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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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