Running Scared


Action / Comedy / Crime / Thriller

IMDb Rating 6.5 10 10,208


Downloaded 83,199 times
April 12, 2019



Billy Crystal as Marty
Darlanne Fluegel as Nanelia
Jimmy Smits as The Wizard
Joe Pantoliano as Marco Gentile
812.10 MB
23.976 fps
107 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TownRootGuy 10 / 10 / 10

I think the new math drove Gary DeVore crazy, this is insanely funny!

When I'm watching it this is my favorite movie. If I'm watching, 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum', that's my favorite. The rest of the time I'm torn. This is one of the flicks I'd give an 11 if I could. It has very nice eye candy, good action, a great cast, excellent tunes AND the funny is the sh*t. Not sh*t sh*t, good sh*t. This is a must see for fans of buddy cop flicks. It is simply outstanding and I can watch it every year.

Reviewed by blanche-2 9 / 10 / 10

entertaining bromance

Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines star in "Running Scared" from 1986. Joining them are Jimmy Smits, Steven Bauer, Dan Hedeya, and Joe Pantoliano. Danny and Ray (Crystal and Hines) are two Chicago cops who are sent on a vacation when they are nearly killed during a case. The two go to Florida and decide to quit the force and open a bar. Since Danny has been left money by his aunt, he is able to buy a rundown building they can refurbish. When they return to Chicago, the drug dealer that almost killed them, Julio (Smits) is working on a big drug deal. They decide to close that case before leaving the force. They find that, with an eye toward retirement, it's not as easy as they thought. Comedians, for some reason, don't have a long shelf life in terms of film stardom - witness Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Robin Williams - after a time, even if they stay in movies, their roles become less. Billy Crystal is another example. Marvelously funny, there's no doubt that some of his improvisational skills were utilized in "Running Scared," and he and the late Hines make a great pair. Though this isn't a great movie, it's definitely fun, filled with humorous repartee and one hilarious car chase. At one point, the two are robbed and beg to keep their wallets, especially their badges, which they show to the perps. Many funny moments and some great music, including the wonderful "Sweet Freedom" sung by Michael McDonald. The actors also appear in a video of the song, which can be seen on youtube.

Reviewed by generationofswine 9 / 10 / 10

An Honest Review

It's not a great movie by ANY stretch of the imagination. If you want to get in there and over analyze it, then you'll not a plot line that is pretty far fetched. Typical 80s action movie plot. And threads that don't seem to fit and some over-the-top acting and cops clearly doing things that they would NEVER have gotten away with, even in 1986. But if you are looking at all of that than you also clearly don't understand that you're watching a comedy and a pretty entertaining one at that. Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal are absolutely amazing together, to the point that the viewer is almost depressed they weren't paired up more often. There is something hysterical going on between the two of them that seems to seep from somewhere off camera. It makes it a lot of fun to watch, because you get the sense that the pair were having a great time off screen and you, the viewer, is coming into a party that already hit full steam. It's like watching an Emilio Estevez movie, especially when he was younger and everything he did felt like you were watching a man that loved his work. It's always refreshing watching people that look like they are having fun and in a comedy like this it translates well and makes for a very entertaining show.

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