Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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.
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