Running on Empty PG-13

Ex-radicals flee facing charges from an inadvertent crime they committed. Their son is torn between running with them.
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: December 9, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Total Count: 13


User Ratings: 10,427
Rating: 4/4 -- These are people who have made a choice and are living with the consequences, and during the course of the film they will have to re-evaluate their decisions. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: B -- River Phoenix gives an Oscar nominated performance as the teenage son of radical parents in Sidney Lumet's interesting but not entirely satisfying politicial melodrama. Full Review
Jun 18, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- A touching, forgotten drama about a family of radicals still running from the consequences of their actions. River Phoenix, Lahti and Hirsch all are wonderful. A must-see.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Sep 20, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- A tour-de-force in acting. Phoenix is a revelation!
Sep 18, 2002
Rating: 4/5 -- Wraps around your heart and squeezes. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 2, 2011
Rating: A- -- It's the Lumet film I like best. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 17, 2011
One of the most poignant and edifying films made in the 1980s about the blessings and burdens of family life. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Jul 10, 2003

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A young man's parents were political agitators in the 1960s. Ever since, the family has been changing locations, changing their names, and hiding from the FBI. The young man wants to pursue a career in music, but he fears that his ever-changing identity will eventually expose his parents.


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