Running on Empty (1988 film)

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Running on Empty is a 1988 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, and Martha Plimpton.wikipedia
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River Phoenix

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Running on Empty is a 1988 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, and Martha Plimpton.
Phoenix made a transition into more adult-oriented roles with Running on Empty (1988), playing the son of fugitive parents in a well-received performance that earned him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and My Own Private Idaho (1991), playing a gay hustler in search of his estranged mother.

Christine Lahti

Running on Empty is a 1988 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, and Martha Plimpton.
Her other film roles include ...And Justice for All (1979), Housekeeping (1987), Running on Empty (1988), and Leaving Normal (1992).

Judd Hirsch

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Running on Empty is a 1988 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, and Martha Plimpton.
He is also well known for his career in theatre and for his roles in films such as Ordinary People (1980), Running on Empty (1988), Independence Day (1996), and A Beautiful Mind (2001).

Martha Plimpton

Running on Empty is a 1988 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, and Martha Plimpton.
She has also appeared in The Mosquito Coast (1986), Running on Empty (1988), Parenthood (1989), Samantha (1992), Raising Hope (2010) and Small Town Murder Songs (2011).

Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal

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Phoenix was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film; Naomi Foner was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
She has written the screenplays for several feature films, including Running on Empty (for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and won a Golden Globe Award for the same category), Losing Isaiah, and most recently Bee Season. She was the Naomi referenced in the line "...what about Naomi?"

61st Academy Awards

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In a backstage interview on March 21, 1989, at the 61st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon, Phoenix expressed his wishes for the film to have a sequel.

Sidney Lumet

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Running on Empty is a 1988 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, and Martha Plimpton.

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Phoenix was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film; Naomi Foner was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

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Phoenix was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film; Naomi Foner was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

Steven Hill

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Hill returned to work in the 1980s and 1990s, playing parental and authority-figure roles in such films as Yentl (1983), Garbo Talks (1984), Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, Heartburn (1986), Running on Empty (1988), Billy Bathgate (1991), and The Firm (1993).

Griffin Dunne

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Along with his producing partner, actress/producer Amy Robinson, he has produced several films including Baby It's You, After Hours, Running on Empty and Game 6 through their company, Double Play Productions.

Sterling Hall bombing

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John Simon states that the characters' bombing of a napalm research facility was inspired by the Sterling Hall bombing of 1970.

Lorimar Television

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It was produced by Lorimar Television.

Counterculture of the 1960s

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It is the story of a counterculture couple on the run from the FBI, and how one of their sons starts to break out of this fugitive lifestyle.

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It is the story of a counterculture couple on the run from the FBI, and how one of their sons starts to break out of this fugitive lifestyle.

Academy Awards

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Phoenix was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film; Naomi Foner was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

Golden Globe Awards

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Phoenix was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role at the Golden Globes; Lahti was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress.

Young Artist Award

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Plimpton was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Mosquito Coast

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The film marked the second time that Phoenix and Plimpton played romantic interests, having co-starred in the film The Mosquito Coast two years earlier.

Napalm

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Parents Annie and Arthur Pope are on the run as they were responsible for the anti-war protest bombing of a napalm laboratory in the 1970s.