Running on Empty

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Running on Empty ★★★ 1988 (PG-13)

Two 1960s radicals are still on the run in 1988 for a politically motivated Vietnam Warera crime. Though they have managed to stay one step ahead of the law, their son wants a “normal” life, even if it means never seeing his family again. Wellperformed, quiet, plausible drama. 116m/C VHS, DVD . Christine Lahti, River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton, Jonas Arby, Ed Crowley, L.M. Kit Carson, Steven Hill, Augusta Dabney, David Margulies, Sidney Lumet; D: Sidney Lumet; W: Naomi Foner; C: Gerry Fisher; M: Tony Mottola. Golden Globes '89: Screenplay; L.A. Film Critics '88: Actress (Lahti); Natl. Bd. of Review '88: Support. Actor (Phoenix).