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Encyclopedia > Running Scared (film)
Running Scared

Theatrical poster
Directed by Peter Hyams
Produced by David Foster
Lawrence Turman
Written by Gary DeVore
Jimmy Huston
Starring Billy Crystal
Gregory Hines
Jimmy Smits
Music by Udi Harpaz
Rod Temperton
Cinematography Peter Hyams
Editing by James Mitchell
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) June 27, 1986
Running time 107 minutes
Country Flag of United States United States
Language English
Gross revenue $38,500,726 (USA)
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Running Scared is a 1986 action/comedy film directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Peter Hyams (born July 26, 1943) is an American screenwriter, director and cinematographer. ... For the American political commentator, see William Kristol. ... Gregory Hines (February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was a Tony Award-winning American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. ... Jimmy Smits as President Matt Santos on The West Wing. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Peter Hyams (born July 26, 1943) is an American screenwriter, director and cinematographer. ... For the American political commentator, see William Kristol. ... Gregory Hines (February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was a Tony Award-winning American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. ...

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Plot details

Ray Hughes (Hines) and Danny Costanzo (Crystal) are two detectives who are working Chicago's South Side district, attempting to put away Julio Gonzales (Jimmy Smits), an up-and-coming drug lord with aspirations of being the next Al Capone of Chicago (he also refers to himself as "the first Spanish Godfather of Chicago"). After some difficulties they capture him and are forced into a vacation by their captain (Dan Hedaya) who fears the men are almost burnt out. Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Jimmy Smits as President Matt Santos on The West Wing. ... Dan Hedaya Dan Hedaya is a prolific character actor who was born on July 24, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York to a Sephardic Jewish family. ...


They wind up taking a vacation to Key West (Ray's excuse for picking Key West - "It's the farthest south you can go without having to speak Spanish."). Realizing the good life they could be having (by running a bar in the sun), they decide to retire - only to find out that Gonzales has posted bail. They pledge to re-capture Gonzales before they retire, being forced to work with the same detectives that bailed them out before. When they manage to intercept a large shipment of cocaine from Gonzales, he takes Danny's ex-wife Anna (Darlanne Fluegel) hostage, forcing a showdown in Chicago's State of Illinois Center (now known as the James R. Thompson Center). Darlanne Fluegel is an American actress, born 25 November 1958. ... The James R. Thompson Center (JRTC) is located at 100 W. Randolph in the Loop, Chicago, Illinois and houses many Illinois State Departmental office. ...


Cast and roles include

Gregory Hines (February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was a Tony Award-winning American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. ... For the American political commentator, see William Kristol. ... Steven Bauer (born Esteban Echevarria on December 2, 1956 in Havana,Cuba is a Golden Globe nominated Cuban-American actor. ... Darlanne Fluegel is an American actress, born 25 November 1958. ... Joseph Peter Joe Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an American actor. ... Dan Hedaya Dan Hedaya is a prolific character actor who was born on July 24, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York to a Sephardic Jewish family. ... Jon Gries (born June 17, 1957 in Glendale, California) is an American actor, writer and director. ... Tracy Reed (born October 28, 1949), also T. C. Reed, is an African-American actress from Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. ... Jimmy Smits as President Matt Santos on The West Wing. ... Larry Hankin (born August 31, 1940 in New York) is an american actor, performer, director and producer. ...

Trivia

A sequel titled Still Running was planned and different scripts were written. But Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines did not think any of them were strong to warrant a sequel and turned them all down. Around the time of the original home video release of Running Scared, however, MGM announced that there definitely was a sequel forthcoming for the following year, which would take the characters to London. A promotional photo showed Crystal and Hines in front of the Eiffel Tower. A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. ...


The film is also remembered for the soundtrack hit "Sweet Freedom" by Michael McDonald co written by Rod Temperton. A different person also named Michael McDonald is a co-founder of ATO Records. ... Rod Temperton is a British musician and songwriter. ...


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