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MIDNIGHT RUN

Director Martin Brest
Year 1988
Starring Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto
Run Time 126min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Monday... Escape with their lives from New York... Tuesday... Impersonate F.B.I. agents in Chicago... Wednesday... Steal plane in New Mexico... Thursday... Almost kill each other by accident... Friday... Almost kill each other on purpose.

Charles Grodin has embezzled $15 million dollars from mob boss Dennis Farina, and it's up to bounty hunter Robert DeNiro to get him to L.A. before Grodin's bond defaults. The FBI wants Grodin to testify, the mob wants him dead, and DeNiro just wants his cash.

This movie may just sound like an ODD COUPLE on the run, and, while it kind of is...it's also awesome. A post-UNTOUCHABLES De Niro wanted to take a stab at comedy, and, after being turned down for the main role in BIG, settled on this.

While the studio originally wanted Cher or Robin Williams to star opposite DeNiro, director Martin "I made BEVERLY HILLS COP" Brest told the studio to go screw itself and took his project and incredible cast of characters actors elsewhere along with his co-star of choice, Mr. Charles Grodin.

This film is a goldmine of comic genius and white-knuckled action as we bask in the glory of a fed-up wiseguy (De Niro) and a whiny, weasely, sarcastic Grodin stumbling their way across the country. The plot is maybe a bit overly complicated but the chemistry on screen is worth the inclusion of every last double cross.

You WILL forge a most unlikely friendship with this movie .

"You're OK, Jack. I think... under different circumstances you and I probably still would have hated each other! " (Greg MacLennan)

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