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USA 1988
Directed by
Martin Brest
122 minutes
Rated M

Reviewed by
Bernard Hemingway
3.5 stars

Midnight Run

This entertaining, if overlong, buddy-cum-action-comedy movie has Robert De Niro as a bounty hunter trying to get an embezzling accountant (Charles Grodin) to LA before the FBI, the Mafia or a rival bounty hunter (John Ashton) can lay their hands on him.

The script by George Gallo is inventive (probably coincidentally, it shares a good deal in common with the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles that came out the previous year) and the humour dry, with engaging characters and excellent performances by Grodin and De Niro, then in a relatively novel departure from his tough guy roles.  The scenario is carried on too long for its own good, particularly with respect to a running joke about perennially-bested FBI agent (Yaphet Kotto), but overall this an above-average example of the genre.




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