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About the Film
Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is a tough ex-cop turned bounty hunter. Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Charles Grodin) is a sensitive accountant who embezzled $15 million from the Mob, gave it to charity and then jumped bail. Jack's in for a cool $100,000 if he can deliver The Duke from New York to L.A. on time. And alive. Sounds like just another Midnight Run (a piece of cake in bounty hunter slang), but it turns into a cross-country chase. The FBI is after The Duke to testify - the Mob is after him for revenge - and Walsh is after him to just shut up. If someone else doesn't do the job, the two unlikely partners may end up killing each other in this hilarious, action-filled blockbuster from producer-director Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop).
One of the best
This is one of the best and most underrated films ever. Alonso Mosely. FBI.
A perfect film!
The remarkable thing about this movie is that it is the perfect example of at least 4 different genres - a buddy movie, a road movie, a mob movie, a comedy thriller - and it still manages to elicit stunning performances from its two leads and from the wonderful supporting cast (Dennis Farina and Joe Pantoliano are perhaps first among equals). De Niro shows why he can beat most actors of his generation into a cocked hat, he is tough, hilarious, tender and moving by turns. This is superb film with every contributor at the height of his/her powers. See it!
Best film of all time!
funny, heartwarming, sincere, touching....you name it, this film has got it. Chemistry between the two leads is awesome and the film is definately an underrated, understated De Niro classic.. love it!
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1988
- © 1988 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.