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Midnight Run

Midnight Run

Martin Brest (1988)

121min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Robert De Niro played this action picture for laughs and, as a result, had his first hit in years. Made by Martin Brest, director of the original Beverly Hills Cop, it's a variant on the odd-couple theme, as De Niro's bounty hunter goes on the run with an accountant who has embezzled $15 million from the Mob. The accountant is Charles Grodin, whose underplaying is an absolute joy: he looks like a puppy that's lost its poop tray. As with all the best road movies - and this is one of the best - the picture really moves, as a simple air trip from New York to LA turns into a saga of trains and automobiles, car crashes, and skirmishes with the FBI and a dozen other interested parties.

Summary

When accountant Jonathan Mardukas skips bail after having been arrested for embezzlement, bounty hunter Jack Walsh is hired to catch the fraudster and return him from New York to Los Angeles. Unfortunately, his task is hindered by the ingenuity of Mardukas and the attentions of pursuing FBI agents and Mafia hitmen. Comedy thriller, starring Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, Dennis Farina, John Ashton and Joe Pantoliano.

Cast & Crew

Jack Walsh Robert De Niro
Jonathan Mardukas Charles Grodin
FBI Agent Alonzo Mosely Yaphet Kotto
Jimmy Serrano Dennis Farina
Marvin Dorfler John Ashton
Eddie Moscone Joe Pantoliano
Tony Darvo Richard Foronjy
Joey Robert Miranda
Jerry Geisler Jack Kehoe
Sidney Philip Baker Hall
Director Martin Brest
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

Comedy Drama

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