Midnight Run

Midnight Run

Midnight Run

Robert De Niro plays a bounty hunter looking to "return" a bail-jumping Mafia accountant (Charles Grodin, 1976's King Kong) in this Golden Globe-nominated 1988 action comedy. 

Jack Walsh (De Niro) easily achieved what the FBI couldn't - the capture of former mob accountant The Duke (Grodin). In order to cash in the $100,000 reward, Jack must take his bounty from New York to Los Angeles. However, the devious Mafia, the embarassed Feds, and a rival bounty hunter are looking to intercept this cross-country trip.

1988Rating: R13, Violence & offensive language126 minsUSA
ActionComedyCrimeClassic

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Midnight Run is more than a string of well-done gags peppered by verbal sparring between a reluctant twosome; it is a terrifically developed script full of inventive, humorous twists made even funnier by wonderfully realized secondary characters.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This sounds like a formula, and it is a formula. But "Midnight Run" is not a formula movie, because the writing and acting make these two characters into specific, quirky individuals whose relationship becomes more interesting even as the chase grows more predictable.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Maybe you'll only enjoy Brest's breakneck action... At any rate, you won't be bored.

Variety

Variety

press

Midnight Run is more than a string of well-done gags peppered by verbal sparring between a reluctant twosome; it is a terrifically developed script full of inventive, humorous twists made even funnier by wonderfully realized secondary characters.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This sounds like a formula, and it is a formula. But "Midnight Run" is not a formula movie, because the writing and acting make these two characters into specific, quirky individuals whose relationship becomes more interesting even as the chase grows more predictable.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Maybe you'll only enjoy Brest's breakneck action... At any rate, you won't be bored.

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