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This review is from: Midnight Run [DVD] (DVD)
Midnight Run is an action comedy starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin as bounty hunter and bounty respectively. Jack Walsh (De Niro) must deliver ex-Mob accountant Jonathon Mardukis, a.k.a "the Duke", (Grodin) to L.A. bail bondsman Joe Pantoliano on time to collect his $100,000 fee.
It seems like an easy job ("a midnight run") but fate has other plans. De Niro and Grodin end up going cross-country by plane, train and road with action and laughs all the way. With the FBI, bumbling Mobsters (led by the frustrated Dennis Farina) and a rival bounty hunter (John Ashton) all fighting to get their hands on the Duke, there is no let up in the entertainment.
The dialogue, acting and pace all flows so brilliantly. Though not known for his comedy, De Niro excels in the role. The music by Danny Elfman is also top drawer. A great 80s buddy movie that has not aged a bit. An excellent movie that I highly recommend.