Running Scared

Release Date: February 24, 2006
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Plato was a bore.  It's all about Nietzsche.

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43/47 Amanda Jones One has to wonder if it might have been more palatable had Paul Walker said "bro."
76/76 Dan Krovich Poorly written, acted, filmed... atrociously bad and offensive (not because of the violence, but because of the ridiculousness and incoherence.)
111/159 David Mumpower The wife's subplot is a much better movie than the Paul Walker action flick surrounding it.

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Paul Walker, the least gifted Hollywood actor of a generation if not a century, will be violating the sanctity of cineplexes again in this tale of secret identity. The casting is in all sincerity perfect because if anybody has the blank stare required to pull off such an elaborate ruse, it’s him.

The premise of the film is quite strong, as one would expect from a script written by the genius responsible for The Cooler. Wayne Kramer, who wrote and directed the William H. Macy/Maria Bello 2003 release, is also handling both roles in this outing.

The story involves two ten-year-old boys who manage to wind up in possession of a gun only to lose it soon thereafter. Little do the kids know that this same firearm was used to kill a cop earlier that night. The killer in question wants to find the piece so that he can destroy it, as do his business associates - the mafia. Simultaneously, the police are on the lookout for the instrument of their co-worker’s demise. When Walker’s character, the father of one of the two children, discovers what has happened to the gun that he owns, he races against time to recover the weapon so that he might protect himself and his son from this dangerous situation. (David Mumpower/BOP)

Vital statistics for Running Scared
Main Cast Paul Walker, Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palmintieri
Supporting Cast Cameron Bright
Director Wayne Kramer
Screenwriter Wayne Kramer
Distributor New Line Cinema
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Screen Count 1,611
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