Rabbit Run 1970 R CC

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Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee James Caan ("Misery," "The Godfather") stars as a one-time basketball star who finds the realities of life are tougher than those on the playing field.

Starring:
James Caan, Carrie Snodgress
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Jack Smight
Starring James Caan, Carrie Snodgress
Supporting actors Anjanette Comer, Jack Albertson, Melodie Johnson, Henry Jones, Carmen Mathews, Arthur Hill, Virginia Vincent, Nydia Westman, Josephine Hutchinson, Mark Antony Van der Nagel, Margot Stevenson, Don Keefer, Sandra Scott, Ken Kercheval, Joanne Helen Deane
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Don Roberto on February 28, 2011
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This movie is based on John Updike's first Rabbit Angstrom novel and it's filmed in Updike's hometown: Reading, Pennsylvania. It's also my hometown and although I lived there when they filmed it in 1970, I couldn't go see it because it was an "adult" movie. James Caan stars as Rabbit Angstrom, a character who resembles many jocks who were heroes in high school but this didn't prepare them for success in life. His life is now a trap and the only thing he knows how to do is run away from his troubles. Anjanette Comer plays his latest refuge from a failing marriage to his pregnant, alcoholic wife (Carrie Snodgress) and a job with his father in law that he can't abide. Anjanette gives him hope of a new beginning for a short time but then Rabbit drifts back to his wife after she gives birth to their child. The story seems a bit too "soap opera" for today's world but it's a good chance to see James Caan and other familiar actors from this period in a classic story about an adult trying to grow up.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Spindizzy on January 3, 2012
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This movie originally received tepid reviews, and was likely seen as too shocking back in 1970. That's not a problem these days, and that leaves Updike fans and students of cinema history free to appreciate its many virtues. The visuals are often striking and the streets of Rabbit's Pennsylvania town come across vividly. I especially liked one effect, when Rabbit starts to leave town in his battered 1959 Cadillac. Music is playing on the soundtrack while the car is moving, but when the car stalls in an intersection the music stops until he restarts the car. This draws the viewer into the subseqent experience of his hallucinatory car ride, another high point Many of Updike's crisp conversations appear in the movie virtually unchanged. On the downside, the love/sex scene seems hopelessly dated and the plot jumps around a bit due to time/space limitations. This is not a great movie, but it has an air of quality and moments of clarity and that's enough to make it a darn good one.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Red R. on May 19, 2013
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Because I was born and raised in Reading, PA I had an interest in the film, Rabbit Run. It was filmed in Reading and it's always interesting to see movie stars doing their thing in your home town. John Updike, the books author, was raised in the suburb of Shillington and based his Rabbit books in the Reading, (or as he called it, Brewer), area. The film is not bad but I didn't like the sound-track much at all. James Caan plays the title role and seems to be the only actor in the movie who managed to achieve stardom in subsequent years. As far as DVD extras, there are none. But since this was never more than a minor movie and it was from 1970 one really shouldn't expect any.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reading Resident on December 29, 2012
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Not a great movie, but fun to watch because it was filmed in my hometown. Seeing the sites of Reading PA in the late 1960s was very nostalgic. The movie had a storyline that tended to jump forward a lot, some scenes were drawn out, while others went by quickly seemingly needing more dialog.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By avangyar on April 7, 2013
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I liked Updike's Rabbit books, but had never seen this movie. I didn't care for it, although I do like the actors.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L Miles on August 13, 2014
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I only bought this because I wanted to see Reading Pa. back in the day. As for the movie I did not enjoy it.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Gibson on January 9, 2015
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Most of the Reviews for Diamond Crystal Iodized Salt Sense - by Diamond Crystal with 14 customer reviews are for Updike's Hometown Story not for the Diamond Crystal Iodized Salt Sense. The Diamond Salt Sense is the best tasting reduced sodium salt on the market. However, the reviews for the Salt and the Updike DVD should be separated.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jimi on October 16, 2014
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FILM WAS OK...BUT WAS NOTHING LIKE THE BOOK AND DID NOT LIVE UP TO UPDIKES STORY
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