Nowhere to Run

1993

Nowhere to Run

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30%

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Total Count: 23

32%

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Movie Info

An escaped convict fights for his rights while hiding out from the law in this action drama. Sam Gillen (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a thief who, despite his criminal past, is an essentially decent man; he ended up behind bars after taking a murder rap for his partner. Sam escapes from prison in a daring jailbreak, and he hides out on a remote farm while on the run from police. A young boy named Mookie (Kieran Culkin) finds the fugitive and takes him in; it seems that the farm belongs to his mother Clydie (Roseanna Arquette), and soon Mookie and his sister Bree (Tiffany Taubman) have become friends with Sam, and Clydie and Sam fall in love. However, Franklin Hale (Joss Ackland), an unscrupulous land developer, wants to buy Clydie's farm and isn't taking no for an answer. When Hale's thug Dunston (Ted Levine) tries to use force to drive Clydie off her property, Sam is ready to fight fire with fire. Nowhere to Run was co-authored by noted screenwriter Joe Eszterhas; Richard Marquand received his story credit posthumously. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Rosanna Arquette
as Clydie Anderson
Kieran Culkin
as Mike 'Mookie' Anderson
Ted Levine
as Mr. Dunston
Edward Blatchford
as Sheriff Lonnie Cole
Joss Ackland
as Franklin Hale
Bob Apisa
as Prisoner
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Critic Reviews for Nowhere to Run

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Audience Reviews for Nowhere to Run

  • May 18, 2012
    As a kid, Van Damme movies were my top pick, Violence, Drama, this one I've watched a couple times, check it out!
    Shawn M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2012
    van damme at he's peak. pity the movie is flawed with boredom. van damme was trying to bring character to the violence which is a tick for trying
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2010
    Jean Claude Van Damme is an escaped convict who happens upon a sleepy little town and comes to the aid of a woman (hot Rosanna Arquette) and her two children who are being pressured to sell their land to corrupt developers. This is not Van Damme greatest, he does not show up his martial art skills like in Bloodsport but still pretty watchable.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2010
    If you were a hot woman in the 90s, chances are you were on a Van Damme movie. Van Damme also had plenty of good actors as the bad guys, in this case Ted Levine, it is a shame that the script is just complete crap and just an excuse for Van Damme to bed said hot woman (Arquette) and beat the crap out of said bad guy in climatic final battle, but right after a bunch of pointless stuff that you don't care about.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer

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