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Plato's Run (1997)

R | | Action | Video 14 July 1998
Hired to rescue escaped inmates, a Florida man is framed for a Cuban gangster's assassination.

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James Becket

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James Becket
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Busey ... Plato
Roy Scheider ... Senarkian
Steven Bauer ... Sam
Jeff Speakman ... Dominick
Tiani Warden Tiani Warden ... Marta
Maggie Myatt Maggie Myatt ... Kathy
Horacio Le Don Horacio Le Don ... Felix
Doug DeLuca Doug DeLuca ... Buddy
Deborah Magdalena Deborah Magdalena ... Constancia (as Deborah Magdelena)
Melanie Chartoff ... Stephanie
Salvador Levy Salvador Levy ... Gomez
Marc Macaulay ... Baker (as Mark Macaulay)
Julie Upton ... Julie
Chris Hinton Chris Hinton ... Cueball
Mario Ernesto Sánchez ... Flaco
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Storyline

Ex-Navy SEAL Plato Smith has his hands full with teenage daughter Kathy and a failing fishing business. When old flame Marta offers him big money to rescue two escaped prisoners off a beach in Cuba, Plato accepts. Under heavy fire, Plato and ex-SEAL buddy Sam Macris manage to rescue the escaped Cuban prisoner, Felix Gomez. But soon Plato is implicated in a murderous web of assassination and deceit, masterminded by a ruthless international arms dealer, Alex Senarkian. By the end, Plato must face all his deadly foes in a desperate attempt to clear his name and save his daughter. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Sometimes you have to take the law into your own hands. See more »

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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fuite de Plato See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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The actor playing the FBI agent accidentally slipped while running chasing Plato and ruptured his anal cavity, and snapping his coccyx in 2. This resulted in a very unsatisfied lover who came on set and made a scene. See more »

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Performed by Ed Calle, Tommy Anthony, Lee Levin, Doug Emery, Richard Bravo & Ricardo Suarez
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what did you really expect?
17 July 2005 | by Nick_DetsSee all my reviews

Ah, the 90's Gary Busey action adventure. The gritting teeth, the "EEE-YA!"'s , the goofy shirts, the oddly motivated aggression, the insanity! He always looks like he's having a great time...so, why can't we? This movie, as well as countless other Busey actioners, is classic unintentional fun. So do I give it a bad review because it is so laughably bad or a good one because its so fun to make fun of with friends? I guess the vote should accurately determine the quality of the movie and quite obviously that's not very high. So I gave it an extra star on the 1-10 scale.

The story involves some kind of military kidnapping of Busey's daughter. The mastermind behind this is Roy Schneider, who's droopy face looks like its melting plastic. Hmmm, real life symbolism of how the action picture is melting.

Anyway, Busey is a real treat to watch. His growling and his crazy lines are genuinely hilarious. The direction is complete trash. The action scenes, ludicrous to begin with, are awkwardly directed. If you can't have fun with a bad movie, don't bother renting it.


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