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Running Through Darkness (2018)

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While going for a routine morning run, Calvin Jacobs (Landon Beard) discovers the body of a young woman who has been beaten and left for dead. He recognizes her as Robin, a college crush ... See full summary »


Peter O'Brien


Peter O'Brien
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Credited cast:
Landon Beard Landon Beard ... Calvin Jacobs
Lillian Bornstein Lillian Bornstein ... Robin
Jamie Carson Jamie Carson ... Bar Patron #1
Cassidy Chamberlin Cassidy Chamberlin ... Isabelle
Kungang Ding Kungang Ding ... Interviewee #2
Elizabeth Eddy Elizabeth Eddy ... Woman with broom
Ronald Eddy Ronald Eddy ... Man at desk
Corkey Ford Corkey Ford ... Mr. Jacobs
Lucas Holloway Lucas Holloway ... Interviewee #1
Jeff Jackson Jeff Jackson ... Todd Wilkinson
Louise Lynch Louise Lynch ... Mother in park
Mary Diane Lynch Mary Diane Lynch ... Grandmother
Robert Lynch Robert Lynch ... Shopkeeper
Eric Macke Eric Macke ... Bar Patron #2
Cale Miller Cale Miller ... Interviewee #4


While going for a routine morning run, Calvin Jacobs (Landon Beard) discovers the body of a young woman who has been beaten and left for dead. He recognizes her as Robin, a college crush from his undergraduate years. Unknowingly, Calvin has just taken his first steps into a dark and dangerous world. It is not long before Robin (Lillian Bornstein) returns to Calvin with a bold request -- she wants him to kill the man that victimized her. Reluctantly, Calvin agrees to look into the situation. Karl Screase (Eric Moyer) is a man who is as spontaneous as he is dangerous. His moral compass is shattered and as Robin puts it, "he thrives on control and requires vengeance." Calvin doesn't make it one day before he winds up on Karl's radar, and that's when the game begins. Karl's persistent psychological torment pushes Calvin to a moral breaking point that ends with the ultimatum: kill Robin, or Karl is going to kill him. In effect, Calvin has become the rope in a homicidal tug of war. Amidst ... Written by Visually Hidden

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People Don't Always Get What They Deserve. But Sometimes, They Sure Do Earn It.


Crime | Drama | Thriller



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16 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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10 September 2018 | by mariobriSee all my reviews

This, by far, is more than another independent film! It is a gem of work from the storyline to the cinematography, to the soundtrack. Peter O'Brien has accomplished a very good feature film. This was premiered at The Nyack Film Festival, Nyack, New York this past August. Running Through Darkness won "Best Feature Length Film' and 'Best Soundtrack!'

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