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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Ray and Danny (Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal) are two Chicago police detectives hot on the trail of drug kingpin Julio Gonzales (Jimmy Smits). They manage to nab the drug lord, but the bust is messy, and the two are suspended. While vacationing in Key West, Fla., they decide to retire from the police force and open up a bar. But when they return to Chicago and find out that Gonzales has been released on bail, they vow not to quit the force until the dangerous dealer is behind bars for good.

Cast: Gregory Hines , Billy Crystal , Jimmy Smits , Steven Bauer , Darlanne Fluegel , Joe Pantoliano , Dan Hedaya , Jonathan Gries

Director: Peter Hyams

Genres: Comedy drama

Running Scared (1986)

Release Date: June 27th, 1986|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a pumped-up, intricate and fast-moving yarn that never flags and continues to play out in unexpected ways as it unravels. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A potential howler done in by a tendency to wear too much body tissue on its sleeve. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    If Running Scared had come out in 1994, before "Pulp Fiction," it - and Kramer - would be hailed as blazingly original. But questions of originality notwithstanding, there's plenty of blazing going on here. show more

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