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Midnight Run Details


Director Martin Brest, of Martin Brest and Martin Brest fame, was in charge of Midnight Run. Robert De Niro stars as Jack Walsh, a hard-bitten bounty hunter offered $100,000 to bring in embezzler Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin). Handcuffed to the wimpy Mardukas, Walsh assumes that the extradition trip from New York to Los Angeles will be an uneventful one. But the prisoner hasn't told Walsh the whole story: the embezzler owes $15 million to a mobster (Dennis Farina), and he's been targeted for assassination. It's a toss-up as to what is the most entertaining aspect of Midnight Run: the slam-bang action and chase sequences or the verbal byplay between DeNiro and Grodin. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 20, 1988


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robert De Niro Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1988 Nominee


Robert De Niro
as Jack Walsh
Charles Grodin
as Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas
Yaphet Kotto
as Alonzo Mosely
John Ashton
as Marvin Dorfler
Dennis Farina
as Jimmy Serrano
Joe Pantoliano
as Eddie Moscone
Richard Foronjy
as Tony Darvo
Robert Miranda
as Joey
Jack Kehoe
as Jerry Geisler
Pete Jensen
as Flagstaff Police Captain
William Robbins
as Native American
Rowdy Burdick
as Las Vegas FBI Agent
Tom McCleister
as Red Wood
Wilfred Netsosie
as Native American
Scott McAfee
as Boy on Plane
Philip Baker Hall
as Sidney
John Hammil
as FBI Surveillance Agent
Lois Smith
as Mrs. Nelson
Stanley White
as Stanley
Tracey Walter
as Diner Counter Man
Thomas J. Hageboeck
as Sgt. Gooch
Andy Charnoki
as Flagstaff Sheriff
Robert Vento
as Serrano Bodyguard
Cameron Milzer
as Stewardess
Jimmie Ray Weeks
as FBI Agent Tuttle
Armando Muniz
as Serrano Bodyguard
Tom Irwin
as FBI Agent Perry
Linda Margules
as Car Rental Clerk
Fran Brill
as Dana Mardukas
Varnoy Lee
as Airport Porter
Jim Portese
as Serrano Bodyguard
Mary Gillis
as Bus Ticket Clerk
Matt Jennings
as Jason
Wendy Phillips
as Gail
Bob Maroff
as L.A. Taxi Driver
Lou Felder
as Airline Pilot
Frank Pesce
as Carmine
Bill Fritz
as Bar Customer
Sam Sanders
as Train Porter
Thomas Nez
as Native American
Dan York
as Las Vegas FBI Agent
John Toles-Bey
as Monroe Bouchet


Martin Brest
Martin Brest
George Gallo
Donald Thorin
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Tronick
Chris Lebenzon
Billy Weber
Angelo P. Graham
Production Designer
James Murakami
Art Director
Dan York
Associate Producer
William S. Gilmore
Executive Producer
George R. Nelson
Set Designer
Gloria Gresham
Costume Designer
Jerry Ziesmer
First Assistant Director
Mario Roberts
Pete Antico
Michael Chinich