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Running Scared (2006)

A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

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After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things go wrong for Joey after a neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find that kid and the gun before the police and the mob do. Written by Kevin Yang (Canada, Surrey)

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It's Not How Far You Go For The Truth. . . It's How Fast You Get There. See more »


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Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence and language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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24 February 2006 (USA)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£275,498 (UK) (8 January 2006)

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$6,855,137 (USA) (2 April 2006)
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Disheartened by the films low box office opening, Paul Walker returned home from dinner, only to discover that Quentin Tarantino had left a message on his machine, praising the film and Walker's performance. Walker was relieved, and happy, that someone like Tarantino had enjoyed the film. See more »

Goofs

In the shootout at the beginning, Joey takes cover behind a mattress that has obviously taken a couple of blasts. In later shots, the mattress is fully intact. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joey Gazelle: [while frantically driving] Come on! Come on, kid! The fuck? Look at me. Fuck! Come on Oleg, stay with me. Come on. Come on! Come on, kid. We're gonna make it.
Oleg Yugorsky: We're gonna crash!
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End credits are animated. See more »

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Referenced in Running Scared: Through the Looking Glass (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

This I$ Hip Hop
Written by David Hilker, John Costello, Tone Brown and Jeffrey A. Freundlich
Performed by Tone Brown & Marcus L. Scott
Courtesy of Wild Whirled Music
Published by Music Whirled Publishing
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Way BETTER than expected!
1 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was non-stop. It was full of action. It was intense, and at times surprising. I can see Paul Walker is trying to shed his pretty boy image. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It reminded me of a cross between Pulp Fiction and A history of violence with a twist. There were some moments that down right shocked me. This movie is not for anyone under the age of 17. And if this is your first date with someone...this is not the right choice...it could lead to some awkwardness. The acting was good. I wonder if the studios are gearing Paul Walker for something more. He just might be our next Matthew McConaughey. If you like gritty movies...than you are gonna enjoy this.


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