After antiwar activists Annie And Arthur Pope blew up a napalm lab in 1971, they became lifelong fugitives. They and their children have stayed just one step ahead of the law, running from state to state, job to job, identity to identity. But now elder son Danny, wants to stop running from a past not his. And to do so, he might never see his on-the-lam family again.

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Running on Empty (1988)

PG-13

Drama/Crime · 1h 56m · 9/7/1988

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They chose their lives. Now their son must choose his.

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After antiwar activists Annie And Arthur Pope blew up a napalm lab in 1971, they became lifelong fugitives. They and their children have stayed just one step ahead of the law, running from state to state, job to job, identity to identity. But now elder son Danny, wants to stop running from a past not his. And to do so, he might never see his on-the-lam family again.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Double Play, Lorimar Film Entertainment

Budget

$7,000,000

Revenue

$2,847,941
Cast
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Christine Lahti

Annie Pope/Cynthia Manfield
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Judd Hirsch

Arthur Pope/Paul Manfield
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River Phoenix

Danny Pope/Michael Manfield
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Martha Plimpton

Lorna Phillips
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Ed Crowley

Mr. Phillips
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Jonas Abry

Harry Pope/Stephen Manfield
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L.M. Kit Carson

Gus Winant
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Steven Hill

Donald Patterson
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Marcia Jean Kurtz

School Clerk
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Augusta Dabney

Abigail Patterson
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David Margulies

Dr. Jonah Reiff
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Lynne Thigpen

Contact at Eldridge St.
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Sloane Shelton

Mrs. Phillips
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Justine Johnston

Librarian
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Herb Lovelle

Hospital Clerk
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Bobo Lewis

Home Ec Teacher
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Ronnie Gilbert

Mrs. Taylor
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Leila Danette

Maid
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Michael Boatman

Spaulding
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Jenny Lumet

Music Girl
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William Foeller

Man at Meeting
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Carol Cavallo

Woman at Meeting
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Alice Drummond

Mrs. Powell
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Joey Thrower

Catcher
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Donna Hanover

Reporter
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Thomas Fraioli

Violinist
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Burke Pearson

Juilliard Man
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Elzbieta Czyzewska

Juilliard Woman
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Angela Pietropinto

English Teacher
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Daniel Dassin

Waiter
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Christian Daugherty

(uncredited)
Crew
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Sidney Lumet

Director
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Naomi Foner

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Running on Empty

(DVD, Snapper)

3/30/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

Running on Empty

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

6/27/2017

Disc Title Front Cover

À bout de course

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Running on Empty

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/4/2014

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