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Running on Empty (1988)

PG-13
116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.
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Todd Thaler (as Todd M. Thaler)
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$7,000,000
Opening weekend
$215,157
Gross (US & Canada)
$2,835,116
Gross (World)
$2,847,941
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Release date
Sep 9, 1988 (United States)

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31 cast members
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Christine Lahti
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Judd Hirsch
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Jonas Abry
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Martha Plimpton
Lorna Phillips Lorna Phillips   See fewer
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Ed Crowley
Mr. Phillips Mr. Phillips   See fewer
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L.M. Kit Carson
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Steven Hill
Donald Patterson Donald Patterson   See fewer
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Augusta Dabney
Abigail Patterson Abigail Patterson   See fewer
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David Margulies
Dr. Jonah Reiff Dr. Jonah Reiff   See fewer
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Lynne Thigpen
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Marcia Jean Kurtz
School Clerk School Clerk   See fewer
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Sloane Shelton
Mrs. Phillips Mrs. Phillips   See fewer
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Justine Johnston
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Herb Lovelle
Hospital Clerk Hospital Clerk   See fewer
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Bobo Lewis
Home Ec Teacher Home Ec Teacher   See fewer
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Ronnie Gilbert
Mrs. Taylor Mrs. Taylor   See fewer
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Michael Boatman
Spaulding Spaulding   See fewer
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Jenny Lumet
Music Girl Music Girl   See fewer
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William Foeller
Man at Meeting Man at Meeting   See fewer
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Carol Cavallo
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Alice Drummond
Mrs. Powell Mrs. Powell   See fewer
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Joey Thrower
Catcher Catcher   See fewer
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Donna Hanover
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Thomas Fraioli
Violinist Violinist   See fewer
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Burke Pearson
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Elzbieta Czyzewska
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Angela Pietropinto
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Daniel Dassin
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Christian Daugherty
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7.7 / 10 | 12,500 votes