Running on Empty | 1988

Drama
A young boy, whose parents are on the run from the FBI, must choose his own destiny.
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writers: Naomi Foner
Awards: 1 Golden Globe win. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Annie Pope

Actor

... Danny Pope

Actor

... Arthur Pope

Actor

... Lorna Phillips

Actor

... Harry Pope

Actor

... Gus Winant

Actor

... Mr Phillips

Actor

... Mr Patterson

Actor

... Mrs Patterson

Actor

... Dr Jonah Reiff

Actor

... Contact at Eldridge Street

Actor

... School Clerk

Actor

Company

Double Play Productions

Production Company

Dwigh Morrow High School

Production Company

Englewood Police Department

Production Company

Lorimar Film Entertainment

Production Company

MetroColor

Production Company

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.

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