Midnight Run (1988)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Odd Couple Film, Action Comedy, Road Movie  |   Release Date - Jul 20, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 125 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Director Martin Brest, of Going in Style and Beverly Hills Cop fame, was in charge of Midnight Run. Robert De Niro stars as Jack Walsh, a hard-bitten bounty hunter offered $100,000 to bring in embezzler Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin). Handcuffed to the wimpy Mardukas, Walsh assumes that the extradition trip from New York to Los Angeles will be an uneventful one. But the prisoner hasn't told Walsh the whole story: the embezzler owes $15 million to a mobster (Dennis Farina), and he's been targeted for assassination. It's a toss-up as to what is the most entertaining aspect of Midnight Run: the slam-bang action and chase sequences or the verbal byplay between DeNiro and Grodin.

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bounty-hunter, embezzlement, on-the-road, on-the-run, airplane, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), mob-boss, accounting, ex-policeman, con/scam, hidden, charity, fugitive

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High Artistic Quality, High Production Values