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Night of the Running Man (1995)

Director:
Mark L. Lester
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action/Crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Night of the Running Man
RUNNING TIME
93 minutes
Producer:
Dana Dubovsky
Mark L. Lester
George W. Perkins
Screenwriter:
Lee Wells


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jerry Logan Andrew McCarthy
David Eckhart Scott Glenn
Chris Altman Janet Gunn
Derek Mills John Glover
Al Chambers Peter Iacangelo
Roz Chambers Judith Chapman
Meyer Weiss Todd Susman
August Gurino Wayne Newton

 

Review

Enjoyable and exhilarating, if somewhat predictable and dumb crime/action/chase flick starring a tentatively low-key Andrew McCarthy and an antagonist so mean that even Scott Glenn seems to flinch. The film is wonderfully 1990s, in everything from the wide suits to the fiery red blood, and the somewhat shoddy production values blend in well with the film's ephemeral quality: You're watching a piece of film history filled with carefree violence made by filmmakers who think they're influenced by Quentin Tarantino, but whose lack of finesse makes the end product grimmer, and not at all as multi-layered. But it's still fun, because it's tight and full of adrenaline.

Copyright 19.01.2015 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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