Running on Empty

Running on Empty

Teenage Danny is growing up in a very strange family. His parents are responsible for a bomb attack in the early 70s and have been on the run from the FBI ever since. Immediately after Daniel, Sidney Lumet asks again whether children should be burdened with their parents’ choices. River Phoenix stars in his only Oscar-nominated role. A heartbreaking film which was one of Akira Kurosawa’s favorites.
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Direction: Sidney Lumet
Script: Naomi Foner
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Editing: Andrew Mondshein
Sound: Bitty O'Sullivan-Smith, Ahmad Shirazi
Music: Tony Mottola
Actors: River Phoenix, Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry, Martha Plimpton
Production: Double Play, Lorimar Film Entertainment
Producers: Amy Robinson, Griffin Dunne
Art Direction: Robert Guerra
Costumes: Anna Hill Johnstone
Executive producer: Naomi Foner, Burtt Harris
Sets: Philip Rosenberg
Camera: Cary Fisher, Ron Zarilla, Dan Brunner |
Make Up: Toy Van Lierop
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 1988
Duration: 116΄
Contact: Park Circus Ltd,
Awards/Distinctions: Best Screenplay – Golden Globes 1989, Best Actress – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1988

Sidney Lumet

Sidney Arthur Lumet (1924–2011) was an American director, producer, and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981). According to The Encyclopedia of Hollywood, Lumet was one of the most prolific filmmakers of the modern era, directing more than one movie a year on average since his directorial debut in 1957.


1957 12 Angry Men
1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night
1967 The Deadly Affair
1973 Serpico
1974 Murder on the Orient Express
1975 Dog Day Afternoon
1982 The Verdict
1997 Critical Care
2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead