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Thumbnail for Running on Empty (1988) Running on Empty (1988)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Genre: coming-of-age story, drama filmNarrative location: New JerseyRuntime: 116 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: New JerseyDirector: Sidney LumetScreenwriter: Naomi Foner GyllenhaalMusic: Tony MottolaCinematography: Gerry FisherStars: River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, Martha PlimptonProducer: Griffin Dunne, Amy RobinsonStudio: Warner Bros.Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (River Phoenix)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

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.


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