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3.7
433 Ratings

Running on Empty

Directed by Sidney Lumet
United States, 1988
Drama, Musical, Romance

Synopsis

Loosely inspired by the lives of Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Lumet’s provocative, emotionally powerful family drama stars Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti as aging Sixties radicals who’ve spent two decades on the lam after an anti-Vietnam protest bombing.

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Running on Empty Directed by Sidney Lumet

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1989 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

National Board of Review

1988 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

Golden Globes (USA)

1989 | Winner: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

1989 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Drama

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1988 | Winner: Best Actress

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