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On the Run
On the Run
Actors: Michael Imperioli, John Ventimiglia, Drena De Niro, Nick Sandow, Joaquim de Almeida
Director: Bruno de Almeida
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2002     1hr 34min

Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is permanently disrupted. What ensues is...  more »


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Actors: Michael Imperioli, John Ventimiglia, Drena De Niro, Nick Sandow, Joaquim de Almeida
Director: Bruno de Almeida
Creators: Bruno de Almeida, Isabelle Parion, Matt Janes, Raymond Parizer, Jonathan Berman, Joseph Minion
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Pathfinder Home Ent.
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 08/27/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Funny, Touching, Well-Acted
(4 out of 5 stars)

""On the Run" is a great little comedy from Bruno De Almeida about how much the bonds of childhood friendship can really last through adulthood.Albert (Micheal Imperiolli) is a shy, New York travel agent who always feels that he never takes an active part in his life, that things just happen to him. One day, he gets a call from his old childhood buddy Louie (John Ventimiglia), who's just escaped from jail with only two weeks left on his sentence. Albert does the "right" thing, and calls the police to pick Louie up.But sometimes doing the "right" thing isn't always the most honorable thing, and Albert rushes to rescue Louie from the oncoming police. Though he just wants to give Louie a little money to get out of town and lay low for a while, Louie has other plans. Over the course of the film, they make Manhattan their playground as Louie tries to reconnect with Albert and Albert just tries to stay away from the NYPD.What makes the film is the obvious improvisation between Imperiolli and Ventimiglia, who makes for one of the better comic duos I've seen in a while. Both actors, good friends and "Sopranos" cast members, play off each other very well. Also quite good in supporting roles are Suzanne Shepard as one of Albert's clients that rips him to shreds, and Drena De Niro who was a jury member in Louie's trial that still has a thing for him.With great leads and a good use of it's limited budget, "On the Run" is one of those secret little movies that nobody knows about, but once you see, you're going to recommend it to all of friends. Trust me.**I plan to add to this review, when I have a chance to review the actual DVD. Hopefully there's a commentary with the director and stars or a making-of featurette.**"
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw this movie on IFC. I loved it so much that I went ordered it the next day. Since then I have seen it 11 times! It is one of those great classics that you just have to see again and again. This movie is so damn funny and it gives you a feel for New York like no other. If you are a Sopranos fan you will love seeing two extrodinary actors in a diffrent role than the show. Michael Imperiloi and John Ventamaglia are great together. Imperioli plays the shy travel agent Albert Desantis and Ventamaglia is Louie Salazar, Albert's friend who just escaped prison with only two weeks left on his five year sentence. When Louie goes to Albert for help they end up wandering the streets of New York on one great adventure. Keep your eyes open for many Soprano actors throughout the movie. I'm know good at writing reviews so I'll just end by saying get this movie. It is so worth the money. This is one extremely enjoyable movie. I think it's better than most of the stuff they put in theaters and I saw it for free! SEE THIS MOVIE!"
Good movie ... should give it a try.
Bubble-SBC | San Francisco, CA United States | 03/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Just watched it on IFC. Counldn't stop watching it! Great film, funny, wit, good acting and directing."