Running Hot (1983)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Chase Movie, Crime Drama, Escape Film  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Convicted of murdering his father, 17-year-old Eric Stoltz is sentenced to death. While in prison, Stoltz begins a pen-pal correspondence with fortysomething prostitute Monica Carrico. A long distance romance results, culminating in Carrico helping Stoltz escape from death row. When he finally makes it to the outside, it turns out that Stoltz was innocent all along-and a fat lot of good this does him. Best to ignore the haphazard plot of Running Hot and concentrate on the performances and the action highlights.

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criminal, law, lover, captive, captor, escape, execution, family, father, friendship, generation-gap, killing, love, love-letter, mistaken-identity, murder, on-the-road, on-the-run, police, prison, prostitute/prostitution, teenagers, convict, letter, running, woman