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695 Ratings

Midnight Run

Directed by Martin Brest
United States, 1988
Comedy, Action, Crime


An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.

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Midnight Run Directed by Martin Brest

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1988 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Golden Globes (USA)

1989 | 2 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Valladolid International Film Festival

1988 | Winner: Best Actor

Critics reviews

A little time and perspective can do funny things for a movie… Looked at today, the 1988 film’s approach to character development seems practically delicate… It’s an unusually hurried chase movie, with plenty of time for bits of business from a great crop of character actors—and funny in a low-key, offhand way.
September 03, 2016
Midnight Run is one of 1988’s best movies. It’s exciting, funny, and full of fine actors who pull off the tricky machinations of the script. With its stuntmen-led car chases, lack of CGI, and editing that doesn’t feel like riding shotgun in a Cuisinart food processor, it’s a relic of days gone by.
July 16, 2013
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Grodin’s calmness and fussiness is a perfect match for De Niro’s cursing-mad exasperation, and the two are expertly served by an episodic story that throws one laughably aggravating roadblock after another in their path.
July 01, 2013
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