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Nowhere to Run (1993)

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Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.

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Robert Harmon

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Joe Eszterhas (story), Richard Marquand (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Sam Gillen
Rosanna Arquette ... Clydie Anderson
Kieran Culkin ... Mike 'Mookie' Anderson
Ted Levine ... Mr. Dunston
Tiffany Taubman Tiffany Taubman ... Bree Anderson
Edward Blatchford Edward Blatchford ... Sheriff Lonnie Cole
Anthony Starke ... Billy
Joss Ackland ... Franklin Hale
Allan Graf ... Bus Driver (as Allen Graf)
Leonard Termo ... Bus Guard
Robert Apisa Robert Apisa ... Prisoner (as Robert Aprisa)
Jophery C. Brown ... Prisoner (as Jophery Brown)
Tony Brubaker ... Prisoner
Ron Howard George Ron Howard George ... Prisoner
Voyo Goric Voyo Goric ... Prisoner
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Storyline

Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When the law can't protect the innocent, the only hero left is an outlaw.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crossing the Line See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoma County, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Gillen's motorcycle is a 1969 650cc Triumph T120 Bonneville. See more »

Goofs

At the breakfast table, about the time of the blasting, Clydie is walking to the kitchen window, she turns around and has a cigarette in her mouth. The shot then goes to Mookie who is telling her his theory about E.T stealing the salt shaker and when the shot goes back to Clydie, the cigarette is now in her hand. See more »

Quotes

Bree Anderson: [as they're eating dinner] He's got a big penis.
Clydie: Bree!
Bree Anderson: He does!
Mike 'Mookie' Anderson: He was in the pond washing.
Clydie: ...He's got an average penis.
Mike 'Mookie' Anderson: How do you know?
Clydie: 'Cause I saw it.
Mike 'Mookie' Anderson: Already?
Clydie: I don't want to hear any more about penises.
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Connections

Referenced in Fast & Furious (2009) See more »

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AFTER ALL
Written and Performed by Charlie Mitchell
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment Music Group
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This was one of the best of 1993, no joke.
23 September 1999 | by baumerSee all my reviews

Van Damme has a reputation as a kickboxer or an ass kicker and a martial artist. No one really thinks he can act and the only reason he has a career in the movies is because he can do all those things and because women swoon over him. Being the quintessential guy, I am pretty much in the category of guys that likes to see him in films that are loaded with kicks to the head and punches to the stomach. It is a guy thing to want to see guys like Van Damme, Arnold, Sly and Seagal kick some major butt. But I have to admit that as much as I like some of his films that are action and nothing but, this film really blew me away. I was completely convinced with the love story and I felt for the characters. Jean Claude gives his best performance in here. And the sript being written by Eszetheras is perfect. This is a film that relies more on character and dialogue than it does kickboxing skills. And perhaps that alienates die hard Van Damme fans but for the rest of the audience out there this is a great step in the right direction. I have heard people that love his smashmouth style of film say that this is a more tame Van Damme and they don't like it that much, but when your films only gross about the same amount as a typical Friday the 13th film, it's safe to say that there is room to grow and Nowhere to Run is definitely growth. The only reason that people didn't go to see it is because it is Van Damme. But this has so much more to offer than just your typical action flick. The romance is fresh and Kieran Culkin is excellent as the young tyke who grows attached to Van Damme. It's just too bad Claude couldn't make more movies like this one because I really think people would warm up to this style of movie from him and eventually his box office appeal would grow. But as long he continues to make movies like Universal Soldier 2 and Knock Off, he will forever be stuck in that mold.

Nowhere to Run is a great film and when it came out in 1993, I remember making out my list for the ten best films that year, and yes, this one was on it. I highly recommend it. I think you will be surprised. However, if you are hard core and like to see his films with lots of kicks and blood and cheesy lines from guys like Bolo Yeung, then don't go see this one, it is too much of a movie for you to enjoy.


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