A gas-station attendant chases escaped convicts who have abducted his girlfriend, and is blamed for her father's murder.


D.J. Caruso


Frank Darabont (story), Douglas Venturelli (story) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Muldoon ... Johnny Del Grissom
Peter Greene ... D.J. Wheeler
Amelia Heinle ... Sara Jane Bronnel
Russell Means ... Ten Reed
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Hobbs
Michael Ralph ... Lusher
Rex Linn ... Sheriff Ben Bronte
Jake Busey ... Deputy Norm Babbitt
John Doe ... Martin James
Lois Chiles ... Ada Bronnel
Matt Beck ... Deputy Briggs (as Matthew Beck)
Mack Miles ... Deputy Sam Arno (as Mack C. Miles)
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Bill Grissom
Charles Carroll ... Prison Bus Driver
Brian Libby ... Chief Prison Guard


A girl is in love with a gas station attendant and sees him against her father's wishes. The father is the sheriff and shortly after a confrontation with the boyfriend, he is killed by escaped convicts and the daughter is kidnapped. Everyone, including the deputy, is convinced that the boyfriend committed the murder and ran away with the girl. This sets up a chase of the convicts by the boyfriend and of the boy friend by the police. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The film began at Cannon Films and Michael Dudikoff was set to star before they dissolved. See more »


When Norm is shot by Ten Reed, he falls over and there is blood on his back from the exit wound. Later on the blood on his back and the exit wound disappear when he waves down the semi-truck with the two men in it. See more »


Bill Grissom: You don't buy beer, you only borrow it for a while.
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Alternate Versions

The 18-rated UK release of this film was cut by 12 seconds by the BBFC to remove a man being repeatedly run over by a car. See more »


La Mera Medianoche
Written and Performed by Lee Curreri and Henry Iglesias (as Henry Igelesias)
from the Rysher TV series "Soldier of Fortune"
Courtesy of Rysher Productions, Inc.
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Dear God...
26 May 2003 | by agelvaSee all my reviews

Pay no attention to the positive reviews of my fellow users. They are fools. This movie is pathetic. I was laughing so hard by the end of this movie I almost wet myself, and it's not a comedy. All rules of logic, physics, and realism are tossed out the window--the last 10 minutes has to be amongst the worst in cinema

history. I almost have to recommend watching this movie, because laughing at this film is actually quite enjoyable. I came to this site to find the title of the film and was temporarily stunned to see Frank Darabont as one of the writers. i say temporarily stunned because although Darabont is recognized as a Hollywood

heavyweight, educated film viewers will recognize him as the talentless hack

that he is. If you've ever seen the overlong, tedious, Green Mile, you'll know what I'm talking about. He put 2 incredible Stephen King stories on film--damn hard to screw up a story as incredible as the Shawshank Redemption--but when

working from his own material--he produces The Majestic, easily one of the

worst movies of all time. Bottom Line--Frank Darabont sucks, and so does this movie. I'm out.

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Release Date:

18 September 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Cat Run - Tödliche Hetzjagd See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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