Midnight Run (1988)
Midnight Run is our classic Sunday Night Movie feature.
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On the website, we serve up tons of great content including this featured Sunday Night Movie, From 1988, it’s Robert DeNiro, Charles Grodin and Chicago’s very own, the late Dennis Farina in Midnight Run.
Also starring Joe Pantoliano , the late Yaphet Kotto and more. This was one of our favorite movies from the late 80’s.
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ABOUT THE MOVIE:
We can’t think of any more annoying but funny character than Charles Grodin’s. Grodin plays an accountant who discovers the firm he works for is laundering mob money. He embezzles a ton of it and gets caught. He jumps bail and the chase begins. DeNiro plays an ex Chicago cop turned bounty hunter, Joe Pantoliano is the bail bondsman who puts DeNiro on the case to bring Grodin back in before he loses his half-million dollar bail. Dennis Farina plays the mobster who has his goons out to try and catch “The Duke” (Charles Grodin’) as well and Farina’s dialog throughout his scenes defines what “classic lines” in a movie are all about.
When Pantoliano thinks DeNiro is failing, he puts a rival bounty hunter (John Ashton) on the trail at a discounted finders fee and the the insanity ensues. The Feds, the bounty hunters and the Mob all come together to make this one helluva funny movie.
The movie was budgeted at 35 million and did over 81 million at the box office.