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Running on Empty (1988)

PG-13 09/09/1988 (US) DramaRomanceCrime 1h 56m
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They chose their lives. Now their son must choose his.


The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been on the run with the authorities never far behind. Their survival is threatened when their eldest son falls in love with a girl, and announces his wish to live his life on his own terms.

  1. Sidney Lumet


  2. Naomi Foner


Top Billed Cast

  1. Christine Lahti

    Christine Lahti

    Annie Pope

  2. River Phoenix

    River Phoenix

    Danny Pope

  3. Judd Hirsch

    Judd Hirsch

    Arthur Pope

  4. Jonas Abry

    Harry Pope

  5. Martha Plimpton

    Martha Plimpton

    Lorna Phillips

  6. Ed Crowley

    Mr. Phillips

  7. L.M. Kit Carson

    L.M. Kit Carson

    Gus Winant

  8. Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    Donald Patterson

  9. Augusta Dabney

    Augusta Dabney

    Abigail Patterson

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Running on Empty
Running on Empty

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue $2,835,116.00


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