Running Scared [DVD] [2006]

  • SKU: 7801015
  • Release Date: 06/06/2006
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (113 out of 120)

    Special Features

    • Commentary with writer/director Wayne Kramer
    • Behind-the-scenes documentary
    • Storyboards drawn by Wayne Kramer
    • Closed Captioned


    Running Scared
    A minor crook finds himself in major peril when a "hot" weapon goes missing in this violent crime thriller. Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker) is a low-level "mechanic" in the Mafia who hopes to rise through the ranks by doing whatever is needed. One night, a drug deal goes very wrong when police show up and try to close down the operation; shots break out and a battle ensues, with a pair of of cops meeting a particularly violent fate at bad end of a gun barrel. Joey is given the gun that killed the policemen and is told to make it disappear so it can't be used as evidence; however, before he can do that, the weapon is stolen by Oleg (Cameron Bright), a friend of Joey's young son, who takes the pistol and uses it to shoot his abusive stepfather. Now that the gun is implicated in high profile crimes, it's vitally important that Joey find it as soon as possible, but his search for the firearm is complicated by the fact that Oleg's stepdad is affiliated with a rival gang of Russian mobsters, and that Rydell (Chazz Palminteri), a seriously corrupt police detective, is hot on Joey's trail. Joey's search for the gun takes him through the grim criminal netherworld of the city, where he must face off against nearly every sort of crook, con artist, and deviate that has ever walked the earth. Running Scared is from writer-director Wayne Kramer, who made a name for himself with the well-reviewed independent feature The Cooler. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Paul Walker
      Paul Walker - Joey Gazelle
    • Cameron Bright
      Cameron Bright - Oleg Yugorsky
    • Vera Farmiga
      Vera Farmiga - Teresa Gazelle
    • Karel Roden
      Karel Roden - Anzor "Duke" Yugorsky
    • Johnny Messner
      Johnny Messner - Tommy "Tombs" Perello

    Customer rating

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Hell of a Ride...but some major flaws


      Running Scared is one hell of an Action-Thriller, that entertains you and leaves you at the edge of your seat for most of the movie. The Film never really slows down, but it's the overall premise that over thinks what could have been a pretty simple plot. Just too many moving parts that turns a simple action-thriller into numerous head scratching moments and the unraveling of horrible plot points that make you wonder out loud..WTF? Still in all, Running Scared does entertain and satisfies what your looking for in an all out action-thriller. Be Warned....The Blu-Ray is not a US Release. This is a Canadian release that Best buy is Importing. It plays fine on your american blu-ray player since it's the same region, and the overall picture quality is an upgrade over your standard dvd. The huge negatives? No Extras, whatsoever and no Subtitles/Closed Captioning...a major negative.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the Best Movies Ever!!!

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      From beginning to end, this film will keep your heart racing, and your mind wondering what else can happen, this film is definitely a heart racer. "Running Scared" will have you on the edge of your seat, jumping and yelling at the TV, and simply memorized by how brilliant it truly is, from the way it is shot, and directed, to the craziest Chase sequences, with an opening that will blow you away, you'll love it hands down!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Full of actions and twists


      I won't go into details cause if I do then I will give out great parts of the film. Lets just say that if you like The sorpranos and loved The Departed then this is the film to see. Paul Walker finally gave a performance That I never thought he had in him. Here is my score card of this movie. Violence: A Plot: A Acting: A Action: A If you are in a need of one cool gangster film and are still wiating for The Departed. Then treat yourself with a nerve jolting film like this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      running scared is one of the best action&drama

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      all i can say is running scared is one awesome action drama films i have seen bc from the time it starts to the finish it keeps you in your seat and this is one of paul walker's best films that he has done so if you want a very good action/drama film than watch running scared and the blu-ray looks and sound good and it has all the extras that the dvd had on it and now i just wish they would release narc on blu-ray

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic movie!

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is the movie that finally made me a Paul Walker fan. My roommate in college had it on one night and I caught it about 2 minutes in. We got so into this movie we watched it about 10 times that month. Very violent and dark, but absolutely great! A must watch for any Paul Walker fan or anyone who likes a good gritty movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      You'll be hooked within seconds

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      I wasn't expecting much from this movie with Paul Walker as the star attraction, but this movie was thoroughly entertaining and I would highly recommend seeing it.Paul Walker gives a good performance although.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Turned Out to be a Pretty Good Movie

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      I don't recall seeing trailers for this movie, but thought the description on the back of the cover looked interesting so I would give it a try for one of those rainy days.. My family enjoyed the movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Action packed!


      This movie is non stop action. From the opening credits to the fade to black, I was fully entertained. It may be too violent or the language may be too strong for some but was a crucial part of making this movie a great experience. This may be one of the most underrated movies of the last ten years.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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