Midnight Run for Your Life

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Midnight Run for Your Life
Genre Action
Based on Characters
by George Gallo
Written by Shaun Cassidy
Directed by Daniel Sackheim
Starring Christopher McDonald
Melora Walters
Dan Hedaya
John Fleck
Vincent Guastaferro
Richard Bradford
Millie Perkins
Music by David Bergeaud
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Tony To
Ellen Erwin
Cinematography Robert Draper
Editor(s) Chip Masamitsu
David D. Lurie
Running time 90 minutes
Distributor Universal Pictures
Original release June 11, 1994
Preceded by Midnight Runaround

Midnight Run for Your Life (1994) is the third in a series of made-for-TV sequel/spin-offs for Universal Television's Action Pack of the widely acclaimed action/comedy Midnight Run.[1] Following the further misadventures of ex-Chicago-cop-turned-bounty-hunter Jack Walsh, a role originated on the big screen by Robert De Niro, Midnight Run for Your Life follows its predecessors Another Midnight Run and Midnight Runaround.



Lorna Bellstratten (Walters), a waitress with dreams of being in show business, is duped by her drug-dealer boyfriend Michael Vega (Guastaferro) into delivering a bomb to an undercover cop. Though Lorna survives the explosion (intended to kill her and the cop), she finds herself—as the only material witness to the crime she unwittingly abetted—wanted by both the cops and the mob (Vega's employers). Distraught, Lorna flees to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and takes out a contract on her own life (suicide-by-hitman.) Meanwhile, Vega (posing as Lorna's father) hires Los Angeles bail bondsman, Eddie Moscone (Hedaya) to send in a bounty hunter to bring her back to LA alive. Eddie offers the job to bounty hunter Jack Walsh (McDonald) for $10,000. He doesn't want to take the job because Eddie keeps on stiffing him his money. Eddie threatens to give the job to rival bounty hunter Marvin Dorfler, who does not make an appearance. When Walsh finds her in Cabo San Lucas, Lorna thinks he's her hitman. After a night of dancing, Lorna finds out the truth, hits Walsh out of anger and returns to her hotel room in a huff. Walsh's attempt to recover her is initially thwarted by the untimely arrival of the real hit-man, but they escape—with the hitman, the cops, and Vega's goons all hot on their trail. Along the way, the still-despondent Lorna keeps looking for—and finding—all manner of new ways to kill herself. And for the tough Jack Walsh, there's another problem. He's falling in love.


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