Synopsis by Mark Deming
An African-American educator sets out to find a young man who has fallen to the wrong side of the law before the police catch up with him in this crime drama. Billy and Frank are a pair of teenage shoplifters working Brother John, a fence working with an army of small-time thieves in the Los Angeles area. Billy and Frank are trying to steal some tape recorders from an audio shop when they're caught by the owner, who has a gun. The shopkeeper accidentally shoots himself during a scuffle with the kids; Lt. Summers (James B. Sikking) is a police detective heading up a stakeout on the shop, and when the shoplifters try to get away, Frank is shot by police. Billy takes him to the apartment of his sister Cooper (Gwenn Mitchell), an upscale prostitute, and Boots Turner (Terry Carter), a college literature professor who is Cooper's next-door neighbor and a longtime friend, is drawn into the chase. As Billy tries to escape from the police, who are now preparing to charge him with homicide after the death of the shopkeeper, Boots tries to find Billy before the cops do, convinced the young man is telling the truth when he says he's innocent of murder. Featuring an original score by Johnny Pate, Bother On The Run was also released under the titles Man On The Run and Boots Turner; on home video, it was billed as a sequel to the movie Black Force (aka Force: IV), even though the two films have nothing at all in common.