RUN & GUN (2022) Reviews and overview of crime thriller

 

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Run & Gun is a 2022 American thriller film about a former criminal trying to go straight but drawn back into a world of violence.

Written and directed by Christopher Borrelli (writer of Dangerous; Witches in the Woods; Eloise; The Vatican Tapes; Whisper) making his directorial debut. Produced by Matt Allen, Conor Bailey, Lisa Mathis, Gabriel Roth, Robert Schneeweis and Krista Suh.

The Branch Out Productions-Glass Horse Films co-production stars Ben Milliken (Mighty Oak; Emerald Run; Sonora, the Devil’s Highway), Richard Kind, Brad William Henke, Janel Parrish, Mark Dacascos (Assault on VA-33; One Night in Bangkok; The Driver), Celestino Cornielle, Angela Sarafyan, Hudson Yang, Ari Barkan, Alison Thorton and Rafael Cebrián.

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Plot:

After leaving a life of crime and violence, Ray is a reformed good guy, enjoying quiet family life in the ‘burbs. But when his past is discovered, he is blackmailed into one last job to collect a mysterious package.

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After a deadly double-cross, Ray finds himself wounded and on the run from ruthless assassins who will stop at nothing to get what he has. Now, with the lives of his loved ones hanging in the balance and danger at every turn, his only hope is to draw upon his violent past to survive…

“The plot’s beats are still very familiar, and at times obvious. And using the Salton Sea as a location verges on cliche. But some of the film’s odder moments and better bits of dialogue take the edge off of it. But that’s really all they can do. Run & Gun is never distinctive enough to set itself apart from the horde of DTV thrillers. Its characters aren’t eccentric enough to be memorable. And when the film does start to get interesting it’s due to an extraneous thread that almost entirely derails the film’s main plot.” Voices from the Balcony

Release:

In the USA, Paramount released Run & Gun On-Demand on January 11th 2022.

Cast and characters:

Ben Milliken … Ray
Angela Sarafyan … Maggie
Richard Kind … Grayson
Janel Parrish … Faith
Mark Dacascos … Brando
Brad William Henke … Billings
Alison Thornton … Tara
Hudson Yang
Rafael Cebrián … Lupe’
Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez … Shoemaker
Celestino Cornielle … Ninni / Gerardo
Michelle Campbell … Lawyer
Angel Rosario Jr. … Hangman
Ari Barkan … Perry
Henri Binje … Bodyguard
Dave Colon … Tire store owner

Original title:

The Ray

Trailer:

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