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R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
When Eddie Moscone (Joe Pantoliano) hires tight-lipped bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) to locate a mob accountant named "The Duke" (Charles Grodin) and bring him to L.A., Eddie tells Jack that the job will be simple, or a "midnight run." But when Jack finds The Duke, the FBI and the mob are anxious to get their hands on him. In a cross-country chase, Jack must evade the authorities, hide from the mob and prevent The Duke's erratic personality from driving him mad.

Cast: Robert De Niro , Charles Grodin , Yaphet Kotto , John Ashton , Dennis Farina , Joe Pantoliano , Wendy Phillips , Richard Foronjy

Director: Martin Brest

Genres: Comedy

Midnight Run (1988)

Release Date: January 1st, 1988|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Midnight Run has thrills, excellent performances, touching moments, slick plotting, lively dialogue, plenty of laughs, beautiful locations and finely detailed direction. It's an across-the-board success, the best new movie I've seen in years. [20 July 1988] show more

  • 88
    USA Today

    The film is a bit long because Brest wants to give you time to believe Walsh and Mardukas' inevitable friendship. We do. And Run adds poignancy without detracting from the action. [20 July 1988] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Whoever cast De Niro and Grodin must have had a sixth sense for the chemistry they would have; they work together so smoothly, and with such an evident sense of fun, that even their silences are intriguing. show more

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