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Midnight Run (1988) Movie Information

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676

Avg. Rating:

3.00/4

# of Ratings:

135

Genres:

Action, Adventure

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/20/1988

Director:

Martin Brest

Actors:

Robert De Niro
Charles Grodin
Yaphet Kotto
John Ashton
Dennis Farina
Joe Pantoliano

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

Jack Walsh (De Niro) works as a bounty hunter for a living. He gets an offer to catch 'the duke' and bring him back to L.A. But Jack Walsh isn't the only one who's chasing him. Soon FBI,Police and even the Mob are included. And Jack Walsh has to do whatever he can to beat them.

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Alaine 12/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Bounty hunter buddy flick. Some good laughs and moments. Much cigarette smoking. Law, crime, action.

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dukeakasmudge 09/28/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

Great action comedy

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mitchellyoung 07/21/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Like many great films of the 80's, this film is equal parts crime thriller and comedy. The partnership between De Niro (who is doing some marvelous subtle comedic acting here) and Grodin is what makes the movie work and the touching conclusion the film reaches proves that the characters and plot were well developed. Very fun.

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serioussir 05/20/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

So funny! De Niro and Grodin are hilarious together. I think this is one of those overlooked gems.

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  MovieAddict
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04/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A blast from the good old 80’s!

A bail-bondsman Eddie (Joe Pantiolani) hires a bounty hunter, Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) to bring in an accountant Eddie had foolishly paid the bond for. The accountant, Jonathon “The Duke” Mardukas (Charles Grodin) is on the run from both the cops and the mob, having embezzled millions of dollars from a Mafia mobster Jimmy Serano (Dennis Farina). After he gave most of it to charity (and some to himself) he was caught, and then skipped out on his bail. Jack now has to bring him back, and he has a week to do it in.If Walsh fails to bring Jonathan in within a few days, Eddie will be out of business. Sensing the moment, Walsh demands $100,000 for his troubles and Eddie reluctantly agrees but loses his patience with Walsh and brings in another bounty hunter Marvin (A very funny John Ashton)...

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12/14/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Foul but funny

I can't begin to tell you how many times I saw this comedy gem! As for the other reviewers who also love it, YIPPIE! This first-class comedy-thriller features Charles Grodin as an accountant that stole 15 million dollars from the mafia and sends out postcards to them! And when I say first class, Mardukas doesn't like to fly, which begins the comedic relationship between him and Walsh. Robert de Niro is the freelance bounty-hunter who has the tedious task of getting Mardukas ( Grodin ) back to L.A., because his bail bonds guy, played hysterically by Pantoliano, bailed him out-not knowing who he was at the time. To make a long story short, we are met with an adventure that takes us to New York, Kansas, Wyoming, Arizona and California. To sum up where this movie goes: Wait a minute, I'm in B...

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