Director: Martin Brest Run Time: 126 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1988
Starring: Charles Grodin, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, John Ashton, Robert De Niro, Yaphet Kotto
A standout example in a long line of screwball buddy comedies, MIDNIGHT RUN casts Robert De Niro as Jack Walsh, a hardened bounty hunter, and Charles Grodin as Jonathan Mardukas, a mob accountant on the run who has jumped bail and embezzled $15 million dollars from his former boss. When Jack takes the assignment to grab Mardukas, he has to contend with rival bounty hunters, the Feds, the mob, and Mardukas’ constant attempts to escape in his effort to deliver him from New York to Los Angeles. Brattle Debut!