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Runaway Car

  • Thriller
  • Action
  • 1997
  • Jack Sholder
  • 90 mins
  • PG

Summary

The accelerator on a woman's car jams, leaving its passengers facing a terrifying ordeal as they attempt to find a way of bringing the vehicle to a stop. Action thriller, with Judge Reinhold, Nina Siemaszko, Brian Hooks and Leon.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Judge Reinhold has never managed to capitalise on the leading-man potential he showed in such early hits as Ruthless People and Vice Versa. Here he delivers another study in bumbling ineptitude, playing a hapless computer programmer trapped in the passenger seat - along with a skateboarder and a young baby - when goofy nurse Nina Siemaszko's accelerator gets stuck. Luckily, Leon (in the shape of a traffic patrolman) is there to save the day. Although the tale is supposedly inspired by a true incident, it doesn't really add up, and Reinhold himself has been quoted as wondering why the driver "didn't just turn the car off" (in the film, the key gets stuck). Director Jack Sholder has yet to top his excellent 1980s sci-fi thriller The Hidden.

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Credits

Cast

rolename
Ed LauterJudge Reinhold
Jenny ToddNina Siemaszko
Dexter "Dex" StrangBrian Hooks
Isaiah BeaufortLeon
Dr MasonAlec Murdock

Crew

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DirectorJack Sholder

Details

Languages
English | Russian
Guidance
Contains swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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