Running on Empty (1988)

Running on Empty
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 56mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords small town
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Christine Lahti Actor Annie Pope 1 1000001
River Phoenix Actor Danny Pope 1 1000002
Judd Hirsch Actor Arthur Pope 1 1000003
Martha Plimpton Actor Lorna Phillips 1 1000004
Jonas Abry Actor Harry Pope 1 1000005
L.M. Carson Actor Gus Winant 1 1000006
Ed Crowley Actor Mr Phillips 1 1000007
Steven Hill Actor Mr Patterson 1 1000008
Augusta Dabney Actor Mrs Patterson 1 1000009
David Margulies Actor Dr Jonah Reiff 1 1000010
Lynne Thigpen Actor Contact at Eldridge Street 1 1000011
Marcia Kurtz Actor School Clerk 1 1000012
Sloane Shelton Actor Librarian 1 1000013
Herb Lovelle Actor Hospital Clerk 1 1000014
Bobo Lewis Actor Home Economics Teacher 1 1000015
Ronnie Gilbert Actor Mrs Taylor 1 1000016
Leila Danette Actor Maid 1 1000017
Michael Boatman Actor Spaulding 1 1000018
Jenny Lumet Actor Music Girl 1 1000019
William Foeller Actor Man at Meeting 1 1000020
Carol Cavallo Actor Woman at Meeting 1 1000021
Alice Drummond Actor Mrs Powell 1 1000022
Joey Thrower Actor Catcher 1 1000023
Donna Hanover Actor Reporter 1 1000024
Thomas Fraioli Actor Violinist 1 1000025
Burke Pearson Actor Juilliard Man 1 1000026
Elzbieta Czyzewska Actor Juilliard Woman 1 1000027
Angela Pietropinto Actor English Teacher 1 1000028
Daniel Dassin Actor Waiter 1 1000029
Sidney Lumet Director n/a 2 2000001
Amy Robinson Producer n/a 3 3000001
Griffin Dunne Producer n/a 3 3000002
Burtt Harris Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Naomi Foner Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Naomi Foner Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Joseph Caracciolo Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Joseph Caracciolo Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Burtt Harris Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Glen Trotiner Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Drew Rosenberg Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Lilith Jacobs Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000006
Stephen Danza Location Manager n/a 193 5000007
Mary Bailey Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000008
Jane Raab Production Coordinator production office coordinator 162 5000009
Liza Harris Location Coordinator n/a 120877 5000010
Gerry Fisher Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Cary Fisher Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Ron Zarilla Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000003
Dan Brunner Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000004
Kerry Hayes Photography stills 120835 6000005
Dennis McNeill Color Timer n/a 120921 6000006
Anthony Capello Camera Trainee n/a 120998 6000007
Andrew Mondshein Editor n/a 172 7000001
Richard Rossi Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Tony Mottola Music n/a 120781 8000001
Madonna Song n/a 120859 8000002
James Taylor Song n/a 120859 8000003
Roy Orbison Song ("Oh Pretty Woman") 120859 8000004
Bill Dees Song ("Oh Pretty Woman") 120859 8000005
Mildred Hill Song ("Happy Birthday to You") 120859 8000006
Patty Hill Song ("Happy Birthday to You") 120859 8000007
Madonna Song Performer ("Lucky Star") 120788 8000008
James Taylor Song Performer ("Fire and Rain") 120788 8000009
Philip Rosenberg Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Philip Smith Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Robert Guerra Art Director art direction 183 9000003
John Oates Set Dresser n/a 197 9000004
Kevin Oates Set Dresser n/a 197 9000005
Dick Ventre Scenic Artist master scenic artist 745 9000006
Bill Sohmer Scenic Artist (standby) 745 9000007
Siv Sandstrom Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000008
Todd Thaler Casting n/a 179 10000001
Judie Fixler Casting Associate n/a 160 10000002
Gar Berke Consultant (piano) 120784 12000001
Anna Johnstone Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Robert Grimaldi Hair hairstyles 120794 13000002
Toy Van Lierop Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Karen Whittaker Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000004
Bruce Catt Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000005
Jane McCulley ADR Editor n/a 220 14000001
Louis Sabat Boom Operator n/a 215 14000002
James Sabat Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000003
Frank Graziadei Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000004
Tom Fleischman Sound sound rerecording engineer 120816 14000005
Mark Rathaus Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000006
Bitty O'Sullivan-Smith Sound Editor n/a 229 14000007
Ahmad Shirazi Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Norman Buck Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
James Gartland Grip construction grip 365 15000002
Billy Ward Gaffer n/a 268 15000003
Jim McGrath Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000004
James Malone Best Boy bestboy 120885 15000005
Deborah Johnson Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Mick O'Rourke Stunt Man n/a 121002 19000001
Liza Harris Stunt Man (driving) 121002 19000002
Hank Bauer Carpenter head carpenter 529 21000001
Michael Sporn Titles n/a 120825 23000001
Robert Griffon Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
John Ford Property Master n/a 120805 24000002
Lynette Bernay Assistant costume designer assistant 120820 25000001
Emily Appelson Assistant (to producers) 120820 25000002
Lisa Rhodes Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Kara Baker Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
Tim Williams Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
George Markham Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
Thomas Reilly Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000007
Dawn Chiang Apprentice apprentice editor 120976 25000008
Synopsis
The teenage son of wanted anti-war activists is forced to make a brutal choice in the searing drama "Running on Empty" (1988). High-schooler Danny Pope just wants to live a normal life, but his parents are living under assumed names and are always on the run. Eventually, he'll have to decide whether he can go it alone, knowing he'll never see his family again. Starring River Phoenix, Christine Lahti and Judd Hirsch.