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Midnight Run
- Robert De Niro

Overview - Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin star in this hilarious action-packed blockbuster. Jack Walsh (De Niro) is a cynical ex-cop turned bounty hunter who is offered $100,000 to bring Jonathan "the Duke" Mardukas (Grodin) to justice. Jonathan is a sensitive accountant who embezzled from the mob, gave the money to charity, and jumped bail.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin star in this hilarious action-packed blockbuster. Jack Walsh (De Niro) is a cynical ex-cop turned bounty hunter who is offered $100,000 to bring Jonathan "the Duke" Mardukas (Grodin) to justice. Jonathan is a sensitive accountant who embezzled from the mob, gave the money to charity, and jumped bail. Jack begins what he believes will be a relatively standard trip with his prisoner from New York to Los Angeles until he learns that Jonathan owes 15 million dollars to mobster Jimmy Serrano (Dennis Farina), who has put a hit out on the neurotic and wimpy accountant and will stop at nothing to capture the wanted man. To complicate matters, the FBI is also after the accountant to testify against the mob. The two unlikely partners suffer a hysterical trip via plane, train, and car as they attempt to outrun Jonathan's enemies, forced to endure many outrageous twists and turns as a bickering team. MIDNIGHT RUN features great comic timing and fast-pasted banter between Grodin and De Niro as they lead the chase, set to a fabulous soundtrack by Danny Elfman.

Cast List

George Gallo - Screenwriter/Director
Joe Pantoliano - American supporting actor
Robert De Niro - Oscar Winning Actor/Director/Producer
Robert DeNiro - Oscar Winning Actor/Director/Producer
Dennis Farina - American TV/film actor, CRIME STORY (1985)
John Ashton - Film/TV Actor
Yaphet Kotto - American Actor
Martin Brest - Director/Producer
Danny Elfman - Score composer
Donald E. Thorin
Charles Grodin - American actor/Stage Director
Tracey Walter - American actor, REPO MAN

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 127
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192274923
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2017

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Action
Buddies
Organized Crime
Scams And Cons
On-The-Run
On-The-Road
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Crime

 
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Notes:
Theatrical release: July 20, 1988. Estimated budget: $30 million. Universal Studios initially wanted Robin Williams to play the part of Jonathan Mardukas, but director Martin Brest cast Charles Grodin after watching De Niro and Grodin read together. Director's cameo: Martin Brest appears as an airline ticket clerk. Filmed in Chicago, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada; New York City; Los Angeles, California; Arizona; Michigan; and New Zealand. Filming began October 26, 1987. The film screened at the 1988 Deauville Film Festival.

Reviews:
"...There isn't a single performance in MIDNIGHT RUN that doesn't have a pulse..." - 07/20/1988 Los Angeles Times, p.C1


"...One of the '80s best road movies..." - 10/01/2000 Total Film, p.101


"Watching Grodin is a master class in minimalism and proof that timing really is everything." - 12/01/2006 Total Film, p.133

 
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