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The Runner

Rating:R (for strong language and some violence)
Release Date:January 1, 1999
Running time:95 minutes
Cast:Ron Eldard, John Goodman, Joe Mantegna, Courteney Cox, Bokeem Woodbine
Director:Ron Moler
Producer:Ron Moler, Wayne Allan Rice
Writer:Dustin Abraham
Distributor:First Look Pictures Releasing

Description: A young man with an addiction to gambling (played by Ron Eldard) has managed to get himself into serious debt. In an effort to pay off the bookies, his uncle (Joe Mantegna) pulls a few strings and gets him a job working for a gangster (John Goodman) who needs a runner to place bets with various bookies. The gangster keeps his new runner on a short leash, and for the most part the young gambler behaves himself. However, the temptation of walking around with large sums of cash proves too great, and the runner puts both his job and his survival on the line when he dips into his boss's funds to buy a ring for his girlfriend (Courtney Cox). This story about life in the Las Vegas underworld is enlivened by a few unusual plot twists and bizarre set pieces (including Goodman's mechanical attack dog).~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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