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Running Scared (2006)

Paul Walker , Chazz Palminteri , Wayne Kramer  |  R |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Paul Walker, Chazz Palminteri, Vera Farmiga, Cameron Bright, Ivana Milicevic
  • Directors: Wayne Kramer
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS ES 6.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F5WR4W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,367 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Running Scared" on IMDb

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  • Commentary by writer/director Wayne Kramer
  • "Running Scared: Through the Looking Glass" featurette
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Editorial Reviews

Slick, fast-paced and brutally shocking, this gritty actioner will jolt your senses like nothing else you've ever experienced. Struggling mob hand Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker) finds his life turned inside-out when a "hot" weapon he's in charge of concealing goes missing. With two mafia families and a team of crooked cops watching his every move, Joey sets out on a chilling, bloody pursuit, maneuvering his way through a horrific web of creeps and criminals, praying he can retrieve the gun and make it home to his family -- alive.

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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rest in peace and in respect, Mr. Walker November 30, 2013
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Mr. Walker having died this afternoon, I decided to watch something of his other than one of the FF series. A couple of gentlemen recommended this film.

He was actually impressively good: instinctual, believable, dynamic. Even if you do not share this opinion, I think you'd have to agree that his charity work was for real and not for show.

He seems to have been quite a decent man: hard working, family oriented, and not taken down by the undertow of celebrity. To anyone reading this who cared about the man, I am sincerely sorry for your, and our, loss.
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63 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling, dark, and fun urban fairy tale February 25, 2006
Director Wayne Kramer's follow-up to his directorial debut (The Cooler) shows that he is a rising talent in Hollywood with a flair for drama and suspense that borders the line between reality and surrealism. Running Scared has such a gritty, washed out look right from the get-go that one starts to think it's a film lifted right out of the 70's. But that is only part of what Kramer does in creating a look and feel for Running Scared. Kramer actually uses every kind of trick in a director's book to give his film such an over-the-top sense that the audience really doesn't know what to expect just around the next dark corner.

Running Scared's first ten minutes sets up what the rest of the next two hours are going to be like. Kramer direct's this ten minutes like a man possessed. The direction and editing is frantic and frenetic. Some have said that it's all been done before by Tarantino, Woo and a dozen other action-stylists out of Hong Kong, but I disagree. Kramer's style owes alot more to the grandfather of excessive film violence and that's Sam Peckinpah. I'm not comparing Running Scared to Peckinpah's seminal classic The Wild Bunch but the pace and look of the chaotic shoot-out in the tiny apartment in the beginning brings to mind the opening and closing shoot-outs in that film. Kramer knows he's not making a social statement or even an intellectually relevant film. What he does know is that he wants to tell a fairy tale of one man's hectic day and all the craziness he has to go through during that day. And this is what Running Scared really has turned out to be.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One Nike gym bag September 3, 2006
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Wow, what a movie. 'Running Scared' is not to be confused with the 80's movie by the same title starring Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal. This is a completely different storyline, and there is no comedy involved whatsoever.

'Running Scared' is the tale of Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker), who handles weapons disposal for the illicit actions of his friends. But when a gun is used to eliminate a crooked cop, Joey treats it as casually as he treats all his charges, putting it in plastic and hiding it in his house. But this time, he is seen by his son Nicky and neighbor boy Oleg Yugorsky (Cameron Bright - The Butterfly Effect).

Oleg takes the gun and shoots his abusive stepfather Anzor (Expertly played by Karel Roden - The Bourne Supremacy, 15 Minutes, and Hellboy). Now, Joey not only has to find the gun, but protect Oleg and Nicky from being discovered by his mob connections, and still produce the gun for his benefactors.

This movie is a non-stop thriller, literally flowing from one tense moment to another without pause. It's definitely an "edge of your seat" movie. There doesn't seem to be one particular good guy in the entire film, everyone is seedy and foul of character. But when Joey's wife Teresa (Vera Farmiga - 15 Minutes, The Manchurian Candidate) confronts the child molesters, you will raise your hands above you head, clapping and cheering for the white trash woman.

Its not so much the shock level or any surprises that make this film so good as it is the tension level. The director managed to keep a high level of tension throughout the entire movie, which is a rare achievement. 'Running Scared' is a definite nail biter. Incredibly fast-paced, the tension makes the movie seem more graphic than it is. It's the intensity that will make you jumpy, not the graphics. It's worth a purchase. Enjoy!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not AT ALL what I thought. November 30, 2006
I'm getting sick of marketing people, you know? Especially after having seen this movie I'm sick of how often they can misrepresent a product, CD, or (especially!) a film their trying to present. I understand it's a matter of telling people the information that would drive them into spending their money on a 2 hour or so experience, but in this particular case, they dropped the ball big time!

This trailers for this film made it appear as a garden variety action pic. Overtly violent and again without point. Imagine my shcck and awe (I'm using that term a lot more lately.) when I finally saw the film! It twists and turns with a gritty style of filmaking that actually calls back the films from the seventies, the dark crime films like French Connection, as upposed to other films who merely say that but don't deliever.

Paul Walker is just what he needs to be. Gritty, real, and whatever adjectives you wish to put to describe his manic performance. Playing a low level mobster with a loving family, he makes mistakes but goes out of his way to fix them. Cameron Bright, the young actor who plays Oleg is simply stunning. Vera Farmiga? Wayne Cramer is right. Her eyes are hypnotic. She is, as she does in her brilliant turn in The Departed, the moral center of the film.

Fantastic action, great dialouge, amazing camera work, fantastic story! How could they have messed it up? Leave that to the marketing people.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not one of his best movies
I really like Paul Walker but this movie was a little disappointing. Not sure if I would watch this movie again.
Published 2 days ago by C. Somers
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should see this movie!
This movie is intense. I absolutely love it! Action packed and has a great story line. Paul Walker is amazing in this movie. Everyone should see this movie.
Published 4 days ago by Leah
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Walker
Best ever he has been in of many years of watching him. Bless his soul. Sad he left us so soon.
Published 6 days ago by felicia tuller
3.0 out of 5 stars Running scared review
Paul Walker is outstanding as always a lot of excitement. Very thrilling movie keeps you interested throughout the entire movie.
Published 6 days ago by David Mayfield
4.0 out of 5 stars Violent and sordid....but not without style!
Director Wayne Kramer does not hesitate to depict a 10-year-old boy [Cameron Bright] being physically abused by his thuggish Russian meth-dealing stepfather, then further subjects... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Gerald Masan
5.0 out of 5 stars Running Scared is more than good!
I am in the process of compiling my Paul Walker Movie Collection and "Running Scared" was far better that any review I've read. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Glynetta Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Loved both movies and the sweatshirt fits great! It's very warm. I would recommend all of these products to anyone.
Published 16 days ago by Courtney Stairs
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Movie Ever!
I've always loved the movie, but getting to watch it on Bluray takes it to another level! Great cast, intense movie, and great twist! Definitely buy this movie!
Published 20 days ago by Daniel M Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Running Scared
I always love Paul Walker films from eight below to the fast and furious. This movie I never saw bought it love it one of his performance. Read more
Published 20 days ago by juanita
3.0 out of 5 stars It was OK
If you can suspend reality for a bit while watching and can make it through to the end, it isn't bad. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Pally
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