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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Midnight Run / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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

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