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Running on Empty
  • PG-13
  • 1h 53m
  • 1988
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The '60s are past, and the Vietnam War they struggled against is long over, but the Popes have been on the run from the FBI for fifteen years--choosing to live as family of fugitives rather than be separated. Now 17-year-old musical prodigy Danny Pope must decide whether to accept a scholarship to Julliard or deny his talent to remain with his family... as his mother did for him.

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Chicago Reader
Jonathan Rosenbaum
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June 22, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
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It's the Lumet film I like best.

June 22, 2017
Common Sense Media
Scott G. Mignola
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Wraps around your heart and squeezes.

June 22, 2017
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Emanuel Levy
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River Phoenix gives an Oscar nominated performance as the teenage son of radical parents in Sidney...

June 21, 2017
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Wraps around your heart and squeezes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie features an emotionally intense theme -- two boys facing the loss of their parents at any time -- that may be unsuitable for younger or more sensitive kids. Other than that, there's one isolated outburst of profanity and a teenager crawls through a window into his girlfriend's room at night (only to talk).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 9, 1988
  • Highest Available for Purchase:SD

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