Starring: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palminteri. A gangster's task of ditching the guns from a botched drug deal goes awry when his son's pal steals one and shoots his abusive father. Most of the movie is set down in the dark, violent underbelly of low class sleazy gangsterism, both home-grown American and imported Russian. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 13, 2007. I rented this film on the basis that my girlfriend likes the lead actor and I wasn't expecting great things I have to say. Views: 16. As I watched the film, I kept saying to myself "Damn, he's good." Running Scared is one of the most under-appreciated entries into the 80's buddy-cop genre that I can think of. Very pleased with my purchase. ©2020 WarnerMedia Direct, LLC. The comparisons stop there and in Running S. he is a much more volatile and angry in dealing with the bad guys. Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I recommended this movie to her because it is one of best performances and underappreciated roles by Paul Walker. Underappreciated Performance By The Late Paul Walker, Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2016. When a botched drug deal leaves a dirty cop on ice, gangster Paul Walker must dispose of the evidence. Genre: Action, Crime, Drama. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. From the synopsis it just looks like yet another yo yo boys n the hood white man kicks ass against in the naughty drug dealing world and gets to drive fast into some dustbins at some point. From the director of the great film The Cooler do not miss this overlooked gem along with The Cooler as well. Running Scared is about a little killed named Oleg (Cameron Bright) who shot his abusive father with a gun he stole from his neighbor Joey (Paul Walker).

Many of the 1980's movies begged for a sequel; this was one one of them. Car and foot chases mixed with a liberal doss of gun fights make this movie a must see for the action connoisseur. Not to be confused or have any affiliation with the 1986 action comedy starring Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines.

Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.

Free trial is for new customers only. ", I put the cd in the slot the menu screen pops up I select play (there is ABSOLUTELY nothing else to select) the MGM lion roars a, Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2016. And absolutely nothing else.

I would add that some of the "facts" of the plot as described by some reviewers are inaccurate. Also, for once there is a strong female role which is not limited by 2-D comic book stereotyping (e.g. I felt like I had entered the theater just in time, just as I remembered.

Ray Hughes (Gregory Hines) and Danny Costanzo (Billy Crystal) are two overworked Chicago cops that are tired of putting in the long, dangerous hours for low pay and no appreciation. ACTION describes this movie!

Best acting from Paul Walker's whole career!

I can remember the first time I saw Running Scared when it first came out and being blown away by it and I still am to this day. This motivates the two to stick with police work and bring Julio to justice. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.

Mixed up in all this is 'The Wife', the kid, the kid's friend (another kid), dodgy cops, and nasty lowlifes, and it all hangs together quite well. Great gritty buddy cop movie, back when Billy Crystal could be considered a leading man, and Gregory Hines well was alive (man I miss him) and Jimmy Smits was just a drug dealer. This is literally a dark fairytale with representations of some fairy tale characters in a 'realistic' fashion.

Yes, the film is violent (very violent), the language is strong, but the plot is neither weak or confusing, the direction is crisp and clever and the acting is generally very, very good; even some of the stereotypical gangster type characters manage to make you believe. Classic 80’s comedy and a great pairing of Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines. With good acting, camera work, characterization and sub-plots, this film is recommended. She just recently began to watch the Fast and the Furious Series movies and she's become a big fan of the late Paul Walker. The biggest and most wonderful surprise is Paul Walker, who moves out of the "just another pretty face" category and reveals real talent. Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2020. Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2019. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 5, 2008.

Much like peak oil there also exists a concept called "Peak Hedaya" which is the the theorized point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of Daniel Hedaya's acting prowess is reached, after which it is expected to enter terminal decline. But stashing illegal guns in his basement backfires when his son's pal steals one and uses it on his abusive father. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Directed by Peter Hyams. The trailer is very misleading and wants you to believe this is a run of a mill crime movie which it's not. This is one intense, twisted, exciting and extremely violent film that the late Paul Walker should be proud to have to his resume along with the equally underrated and great Joy Ride. Directed by Wayne Kramer. They should have made a sequel.

Jimmy Smits creates the villain drug dealer perfectly. In the time before and since he has never obtained the lofty magnitude of acting calibre that he obtains in this movie. Running Scared is about a little killed named Oleg (Cameron Bright) who shot his abusive father with a gun he stole from his neighbor Joey (Paul Walker). A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands. A lot of it is otherwise unremarkable. Even the kids fit in well and don't grate on the nerves as kids can do in adult films. Little did he know the gun he used was from a heist gone wrong that ended up killing a crooked cop. Select the department you want to search in. Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2014, Director Wayne Kramer does not hesitate to depict a 10-year-old boy [Cameron Bright] being physically abused by his thuggish Russian meth-dealing stepfather, then further subjects the lad to more violence in scenes of gratuitous depravity, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 17, 2008.

Running Scared is one of the most under-appreciated entries into the 80's buddy-cop genre that I can think of.

This is not a comedy. Its like an extremely dark graphic novel type neo noir fairy tale. Lots of laughs and a great camaraderie is the recipe for two street-wise cops that have decided to quit the force and open a bar. A whole bunch of crooks and cops are after him.

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This movie was definitely Paul Walker's best. Sign in to see videos available to you. Ah, you get what you pay for. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2013. okay then forever a long time indeed i could say balde runner was the bestest film ive seen and i still adore it - but by some stratnge twist of fate i watched this dvd last night - i was overwelmed by the whole thing, directing , writing, acting and camera work.

He comes close in Good Burger but doesn't quite get there. I hope future roles come his way that take him into new areas that allow him to continue to stretch and develop his talent; the guy has got it. Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer who nearly killed them in the past. Trailer.

Travelling or based outside United States? Throw in some great drama, dark themes, and thrills to go with all the craziness. Found this film to be very predictable and by the numbers...the late Paul Walker sleep walks his role...the violence is in my opinion too much stated...and obviously aimed at the younger DVD buying public.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Start your free trial to watch Running Scared and other popular TV shows and movies including new releases, classics, Hulu Originals, and more. Little did he know the gun he used was from a heist gone wrong that ended up killing a crooked cop. I put the DVD in in the slot the menu screen pops up I select play (there is ABSOLUTELY nothing else to select) the MGM lion roars and the movie starts to the collective sounds of a pretty typical of the time, 80's pounding soundtrack, as that early winter, pretty darn bleak Chicago streets and credits roll. However, the more I watched this the more I got into it until eventually i was totally submerged and ended up shouting at the television trying to tell the characters what to do. Running Scared ( 69 ) IMDb 6.6 1h 46min 1986 However, the duo's plans come to an abrupt halt when Julio, a drug dealer who nearly killed them, has made bail and is about to complete a major drug deal. And when they tangle with Julio Gonzalez (Jimmy Smits), an up and coming drug kingpin, things get really interesting. Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2017. RUNNING SCARED [1986] [Blu-ray] [US Import], Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 17, 2015, Because Amazon have a very restrictive attitude when it comes to very explicit sexual references and also explicit swear words, I have decided to remove the Blue Review of RUNNING SCARED [1986] [Blu-ray] and will now appear via my professional Google Chrome web site from February 2019. The story lays out a completely bizarre tale going from one insane situation to another. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. With Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Chazz Palminteri, Vera Farmiga. There are a few tangential trips in this film but that provides an unpredictability and diversity in what would otherwise be just another run-of-the-mill crime movie. With Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel. Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2017. Ray Hughes (Gregory Hines) and Danny Costanzo (Billy Crystal) are two overworked Chicago cops that are tired of putting in the long, dangerous hours for low pay and no appreciation. But stashing illegal guns in his basement backfires when his son's pal steals one and uses it on his abusive father.

Big picture, big city, looks great. Anyone who loves Paul Walker or crazy violent movies that don't give you a moment to rest will love this film. Non-stop from the beginning to end.

This is a movie that’ll have you biting your nails. I have just sent for my own copy....after watching the movie i read reviews - back to front yeah well, they were bad - that is not rev. Billy Crystal and the late great Gregory Hines show an incredible chemistry together. His character in this film is similar to the Fast franchise in that he is an undercover detective. He's a bad*** for sure but more in a street smarts sort of way. Violent and sordid....but not without style!

As a final point, in the words of expert actor Gregory Hines, "the black guy has all the sex scenes. A gangster's task of ditching the guns from a botched drug deal goes awry when his son's pal steals one and shoots his abusive father. like the Bride in Kill Bill). There's a problem loading this menu right now.

Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2015. When they are almost killed on a case, they are forced to take a vacation by their captain.

Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Not the type of film I would normally watch but I'd encourage you to ignore the undeservedly harsh comments of some other reviewers because Running Scared just might have you as glued to your seats as I was. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Ricochetting because it's one of those movies in which the main character gets bounced about and off all manner of characters and situations, in this case in his search for a gun used in an opening shoot out and which, if it falls into the hands of the police, would constitute evidence of the most important kind.

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