Archives for July 20, 2013

25 Years Ago Today, Walsh Got the Duke

It's a comedy. A buddy movie. An action movie. A cops and robbers movie.Not the kind of thing I usually enjoy.But from the first time I saw it — on opening day, 25 years ago today, July 20, 1988, at the Lloyd Center Cinemas in Portland, Oregon — Midnight Run has seemed to be a movie of magical chemistry.Robert De Niro is the reckless, sucker-punching, devil-may-care bounty hunter Jack Walsh. (Call me crazy, but this is my favorite role of his). Charles Grodin is the conscientious acco … [Read more...]