“Fistophobia”! The Brilliant But Neglected Buddy Action Comedy “Midnight Run”!

This classic action comedy was released 30 years ago today!

johnrieber

cult 80's comedies


“I can’t fly: I suffer from aviaphobia”.
“What does that mean?”
“It means I can’t fly. I also suffer from acrophobia and claustrophobia.”

“I’ll tell you what: if you don’t cooperate, you’re gonna suffer from “fistophobia”!”

If you know what the symptoms of “Fistophobia” are, then you have seen one of the best action comedies of all time!

Midnight Run movie poster

The Criminally Neglected Action Buddy Comedy “Midnight Run”!

First, a question for you:


“Why Are You So Unpopular With The Chicago Police Department?”

It’s a fair question, since Charles Grodin asks Robert DeNiro that question about a hundred times in the movie – it’s just one of the many memorable lines from one of my favorite films…but get ready for a virtual non-stop series of profanity-laden quotes!

Midnight Run Actors

People cheered on the internet recently when it was announced that, almost 25 years after the initial release, “Midnight Run” would have a sequel. Even…

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3 replies

  1. Great tribute to a top film, John. That’s a cast to die for indeed; Farina, Pantoliano, and so many more.
    It is very much like T, P, &A, but with more swearing, and gangsters! 🙂
    On the subject of Pantoliano, I take it you have seen ‘Bound’? One of my top sexy dramas, and he’s great in that too. (Though it’s hard to look away from Tilly. 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete.

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