Running on Empty1988

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Running on Empty
Directed by:
Sidney Lumet

"Running on Empty" (also known as "Flucht ins Ungewisse, Die", "Vivere in fuga", "Flucht ins Ungewisse") is a Drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, released in the USA on September 07 of 1988 , starring Christine Lahti, River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry, Martha Plimpton and Ed Crowley.

In 1971, Arthur and Annie Pope blew up a napalm lab to protest the war... Ever since then they have been on the run from the FBI. They chose their lives. Now their son must choose his.

Who directed "Running on Empty":

Running on Empty was directed by Sidney Lumet, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before making Running on Empty, Sidney Lumet had directed The Morning After, released in 1986, Power (1986), Garbo Talks (1984), Daniel (1983), The Verdict (1982), and Deathtrap (1982). Since, he directed Family Business, released in 1989, Q & A (1990), A Stranger Among Us (1992), Guilty as Sin (1993), Night Falls on Manhattan (1997), and Critical Care (1997).

What was the release date of "Running on Empty":

Running on Empty was first released in the United States on Wednesday, September 07, 1988.. This was thirty-one (31) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, November 10, 1988 in Germany.

What is the cast of "Running on Empty":

At the casting of Running on Empty we find Christine Lahti, previously seen in Housekeeping (1987) and Just Between Friends (1986); River Phoenix (Little Nikita (1988), A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)); Judd Hirsch (Teachers (1984), Without a Trace (1983)) [ more... ]

  • Augusta Dabney, Lynne Thigpen, Herb Lovelle and Bobo Lewis can be seen in The Paper, released in 1994.
  • Ed Crowley, Steven Hill and Leila Danette also worked together in Garbo Talks, released in 1984.
  • Bobo Lewis and Marcia Jean Kurtz, Sloane Shelton also worked together in One True Thing, released in 1998.

What is the Storyline of "Running on Empty":

The story revolves around parents Annie and Arthur Pope (Lahti and Hirsch) who in the 1970s were responsible for the anti-war protest bombing of a napalm laboratory. The incident accidentally blinded and paralyzed a janitor who wasn't supposed to be there. They've been on the run ever since, relying on an underground network of supporters who help them financially. At the time of the incident, their son Danny (Phoenix) was two years old. As the film begins, he is in his late teens, and the family (along [...]

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