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The Runner (2015)

R | | Drama | 7 August 2015 (USA)
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In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Colin Pryce
Sarah Paulson ... Kate Haber
Peter Fonda ... Rayne Pryce
Connie Nielsen ... Deborah Pryce
Wendell Pierce ... Frank Legrand
Bryan Batt ... Mark Lavin
Christopher Berry ... Hal Provich
Ciera Payton ... Lucy Hall
Fredric Lehne ... Senator Owens
James Moses Black ... Dr. Haleman
Donna Duplantier ... Bernadette Richards
Brooke Hoover ... Maryellen Briggs
Darcel White Moreno Darcel White Moreno ... Alyssa
Kerry Kahill Kerry Kahill ... Lt. Jenn Wyman
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Chris Wilcox
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In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.

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Colin Pryce had it all, until one mistake cost him everything. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,296
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nicolas Cage and Judd Lormand have appeared in four movies together: Rage (2014), Left Behind (2014), The Runner (2015), and the upcoming movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016). See more »

Goofs

At about 1:20 in the film, there is a shot of an oil rig, and in the background you can see mountains in the distance. There are no mountains visible from any rigs in the Gulf of Mexico near the Louisiana coast. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Colin Pryce: I'm running for Senate to move things forward, not only for this great state of Louisiana, for this great country.
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Important story, excellent cast
7 August 2015 | by hagurnySee all my reviews

I always appreciate films that juxtapose important issues with a fictional human element. The Runner successfully did that, mixing a documentary insight into the BP oil spill's effects while also remaining a character study of a corrupt politician. This film came at the right time – the spill happened 5 years ago, and people have forgotten about the trauma it caused. I hope this film reminds people of the spill's lasting effects. Nicolas Cage is a mesmerizing actor, who has done a ton of crap lately, but here he displayed that he can still act. Similar to Joe, Cage strayed away from his typical madman role, playing a vulnerable and human version of Frank Underwood (House of Cards). There are a few other good character actors in this, especially Peter Fonda. The movie runs on the short side – it's definitely worth a watch.


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