Midnight Run (1988)

 midnight run“You two are the dumbest bounty hunters I have ever seen! You couldn’t even deliver a bottle of milk! ” – Jonathan Mardukas

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (video in ’88, cable, video, 14 Oct 1992, DVD and 25 Jan 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A bounty hunter must deliver a runaway blue collar criminal to LA by Friday night in order to collect his fee, but nothing is as easy as it seems.

My Take on it – I have always loved watching this movie.

It is just a really fun 2 hours that included laughs, chases, an interesting plot and of course amazing chemistry between the two lead actors.

Robert DeNiro and Charles Grodin found a way to have their characters dislike each other immensely, but also grow as a team during their cross-country trek from New York to LA.

We learn so much about their characters, their histories and their motivations solely through their banter and conversations along the way.

I love that the score by Danny Elfman is amazing and works so well with the action of the movie that I am still humming it two days after I watched it.

Listen to it here



Bottom Line – DeNiro and Grodin are excellent together. Their chemistry and the light heartedness of the plot make this movie a winner. Great script, dialogue and a catchy score help elevate this and make it so much fun to watch. Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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