Runaway (Runaway Boys) (2009)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Runaway (Runaway Boys) Videos

Runaway (Runaway Boys) Photos

Movie Info

Michael (Aaron Stanford) arrives in a rural town, rents a motel room, and gets a job at the local gas station working for Mo (Peter Gerety), alongside the rambunctious Carly (Robin Tunney). Both Mo and Carly take an interest in Michael's life, and Carly is romantically attracted to him, but Michael's privacy is very important to him, because he has a dark secret. He's run to this small town from an unhappy, traumatic family life, and is forced to earn a living while secretly caring for his little brother, Dylan (Zack Savage). Despite Dylan's constant complaining, Michael rarely lets him leave the motel, because Michael knows that if the authorities find them, they'll be sent back home, or worse. In flashbacks, we see Michael talk to a therapist, Dr. Maxim (Terry Kinney), about his tormented relationship with his parents, Lisa (Melissa Leo) and Jesse (Michael Gaston). Michael blames his father's abuse for his inability to function, and when he saw signs that his father planned to abuse Dylan in the same way, he felt that he had no choice but to take drastic action. As Michael begins to confide in Carly, who has also suffered in an abusive relationship, we gradually learn just how bad things got back home before he ran. Runaway was directed by Tim McCann (Revolution #9) from an original script by Bill True. The film had its world premiere at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
E1 Entertainment

Watch it now


Aaron Stanford
as Michael Adler
Michael Gaston
as Jess Adler
Melissa Leo
as Lisa Adler
Zack Savage
as Dylan Adler
Terry Kinney
as Dr. Mazim
Phillip Blancero
as Customer in Mo's
Karla Cary
as Customer in Mo's
Anthony Corrado
as Motel Manager
Tanya Ferro
as Police Officer
Jason Gervais
as Police Officer
James W. Harrison III
as Quarrelling Meth Addict
Andrew D. Jones
as Police Officer
Ray Kennedy
as Police Officer
Brian Kozloski
as Police Officer
Patrick McCulloch
as Police Officer
Smokey Nelson
as Quarreling Meth Addict
Danny Waer
as Police Officer
Bill Wolff
as Eyewitness on TV
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Runaway (Runaway Boys)

All Critics (1)

...superb performances by Stanford and Tunney...

Full Review… | October 5, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Audience Reviews for Runaway (Runaway Boys)


Superb performances by Stanford and Tunney, both of whom effectively step into the shoes of characters that aren't always likable. There's also a fairly unexpected twist towards the end that doesn't come off as gimmicky, thanks to Bill True's subtle yet complex screenplay.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

An entertaining time waster, but it didn't grab me or hold my attention like a slow burning drama as this should. The acting is uniformly excellent, but the characters aren't given much beyond who they are in the beginning. The dream sequences could have really gone somewhere, but instead seem like from a different movie. The cinematography is good, and with lots of gold hues, the look of the movie is also good.

Bobby LePire
Bobby LePire

This movie had me sitting at the edge of my seat wondering where it would go. And the ending.. I was shocked and in tears. Kudos to the writer, Bill True, on this movie. I'm very impressed with it and highly recommend that it does get distributed and all get to see it.

sheree c
sheree c

Runaway (Runaway Boys) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Runaway (Runaway Boys) on our Movie forum!

News & Features