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Run, Stranger, Run (1973)

Run, Stranger, Run




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Ron Howard stars as a teenager trying to discover who his true parents are. He's getting close to the answer when he traces their roots to a Nova Scotia fishing town. However the town is in the midst of a series of murders, which have a mysterious connection to Howard.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
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Written By: Robert Clouse
Cinema 5


Joe Mascolo
as Piccolo
Ron Howard
as Johnny
Thayer David
as Minister Pollard
Gale Garnett
as Yolanda
Orest E. Ulan
as Preacher
Jan Rooney
as Florence
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What starts out as a drama about a young man searching for his roots takes an extreme wrong turn about 3/4 of the way through and becomes a slasher flick for no discernible reason. Up until then it's not a bad little film but that severe shift in tone scuttles the movie completely. How did this ever attach a cast like this to such a messy enterprise? Perhaps old trouper Darren McGavin in the director chair was able to convince his actor friends to join the project but it does none of them any favors.

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