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Running on Empty

Director: Sidney Lumet Run Time: 116 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1988

Starring: Christine Lahti, River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton, Jonas Abry

Arthur Pope (Judd Hirsch) and his wife, Annie (Christine Lahti), are fugitives, perpetually on the run from federal authorities due to their antiwar activity during the 1960s. The couple moves around the country with their two sons — young Harry (Jonas Abry) and his older teenage brother, Danny (River Phoenix). On the verge of adulthood, Danny longs to set out on his own and live a more stable life, but he knows this could mean permanent separation from his family.