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Run All Night is a 2015 American action thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Brad Ingelsby. The film stars Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Common, and Ed Harris and follows an ex-hitman who goes on the run with his estranged adult son after he is forced to kill the son of a mobster boss. It also marks the third collaboration between Liam Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra after Unknown and Non-Stop.
It was released in the United States on March 13, 2015, received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $71.56 million worldwide.
Haunted by his past, former Irish mob enforcer Jimmy The Gravedigger Conlon has become an angry drunk. His son Michael Mike Conlon, a chauffeur and retired professional boxer who mentors at-risk kids at the local gym, is disgusted by his father s actions and refuses to call him Dad or involve him in the lives of his daughters.
Jimmy s old boss and closest friend, Shawn Maguire, rejects an offer to allow the sale of Albanian heroin in his territory. The Albanians demand that Danny, Shawn s son, who took a large fee to arrange the deal, return their money now. Mike drives the two Albanian creditors to Danny s house. But Danny and his friend double cross and shoot the Albanians, one of whom is shot dead by Danny outside. This is witnessed by Mike and his mentee boxer, Legs, who captures the shooting on his phone. Danny spots Mike and attempts to kill him but he escapes. Danny does not notice Legs.
Jimmy requests Mike, at Shawn s behest, not to expose Danny but Mike refuses. As he is leaving, Jimmy spots Danny s car and goes inside to find him about to shoot Mike. Jimmy shoots Danny then calls Shawn to inform him of his son s death. Shawn sends two corrupt police officers to pick up Mike and kill him, but Jimmy rescues him and shoots one of the corrupt cops before taking Mike to his family. Before they can get on the subway, Jimmy and Frank fight in a washroom until Jimmy strangles Frank with a towel.
Jimmy meets Shawn and tells him that it was Danny who was about to kill Mike, and that he might have to speak to the NYPD about his criminal past. Shawn says that the cops care nothing for Jimmy s information, and tells Jimmy he will kill Mike and his family in revenge, then let Jimmy die.
Jimmy sends Mike s family to a remote cabin and takes Mike with him to retrieve proof of his innocence, but Andrew Price, an assassin hired by Shawn, intercepts them first. Jimmy is able to subdue him, but is wounded in the fight. Jimmy later contacts Detective Harding, a cop who has not been able to prove Jimmy s role in a long list of homicides. Harding says that witnesses claim Mike was the shooter and not Danny. Jimmy makes a deal with Harding, he will prove Mike is innocent and then turn himself in with a list of all the people he murdered in his mob career.
The two hide at the house of Jimmy s brother Eddie. An incensed Eddie reveals that Jimmy is loyal only to Shawn — he once killed his own cousin to prevent him testifying against Shawn and will do the same to Mike. Disgusted and unwilling to trust his father, Mike returns to his family. Seeking to end the blood feud, Jimmy attacks Shawn s hideout and kills him and his gang. At the same time, Legs visits Harding with the video of the murder of the second Albanian and Harding has the ballistics on Danny s gun checked to confirm the video.
Mike arrives at the cabin and alerts the police to his location. Jimmy soon arrives, and Mike finally introduces him to his grandchildren. Price arrives and attacks the cabin, shooting Jimmy and then hunting down Mike and his family. Mike is cornered by Price, but Jimmy kills him. The police arrive and confirm Legs evidence has cleared Mike just as Jimmy dies, holding the list of his past victims for Harding as promised.
In the epilogue, Mike is back working as a boxing trainer and chauffeur and living happily with his wife and daughters. He looks wistfully at a photo of himself and Jimmy from long ago before heading to work.
- Liam Neeson as Jimmy The Gravedigger Conlon
- Joel Kinnaman as Mike Conlon
- Ed Harris as Shawn Maguire
- Common as Andrew Price
- Vincent D Onofrio as Detective John Harding
- James Martinez as Detective Oscar Torres
- Boyd Holbrook as Danny Maguire
- Patricia Kalember as Rose Maguire
- Bruce McGill as Pat Mullen
- Genesis Rodriguez as Gabriela Conlon
- Giulia Cicciari as Catelyn Conlon
- Carrington Meyer as Lily Conlon
- Gavin-Keith Umeh as Officer Randle
- Malcolm Goodwin as Officer Colston
- Beau Knapp as Kenan Boyle
- Lois Smith as Margaret Conlon, Jimmy s mother
- Aubrey Joseph as Curtis Legs Banks
- Lisa Branch as Angela Banks
- Holt McCallany as Frank
- Daniel Stewart Sherman as Brendan
- John Cenatiempo as Paul
- Andy Murray as Tommy
- Roderick Hill as Billy Conlon
- Jessica Ecklund as Frank s Wife
- Radivoje Bukvić as Victor Grezda
- Tony Naumovski as Samir
- Dan Domingues as Uncle Ricky
- Dennis Duswalt as Dirty Cop
- Nick Nolte as Eddie Conlon (uncredited)
- T.J. Craig as Tim (uncredited)
- Annie Hall as Ranger s Fan (uncredited)
In January 2012, Warner Bros. acquired Brad Ingelsby s script The All-Nighter for a six-figure sum. During the following November, Liam Neeson entered negotiations to star in the film and became a lock in January 2013. At this time, director Jaume Collet-Serra became attached to the film and the title was changed to Run All Night.
Principal photography began on October 3, 2013.
The musical score for Run All Night was composed by Junkie XL. Discussing the leitmotifs, Junkie XL said, I thought it was much more interesting to look at this movie from an emotional point of view instead of from an actioner point of view. The score was recorded at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios, featuring a 70-piece string orchestra and a large low brass ensemble. A soundtrack album was released on March 10, 2015 through WaterTower Music.
- String: violins, violas, cellos, double basses (70 players)
- Brass: 12 French horns, 8 trombones, bass trombones, cimbasso
Other songs featured in the film include:
- Christmas Auld Lang Syne by Bobby Darin
- You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dope
- Nasty by Nas
- No Way Out by Dope
- Fairytale of New York (feat. Kristy MacColl) by The Pogues
Run All Night grossed $26.5 million in the United States and Canada, and $45.1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $71.56 million, against a budget of $50 million.
In its opening weekend, the film grossed $11 million from 3,171 theaters, finishing second at the box office behind Cinderella ($70.1 million). The audience was 52% female (considered high for an all-male cast action film) and 86% over the age of 25. It fell 54.3% to $5 million in its second weekend, finishing third.
On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 59% based on 184 reviews, with an average of 5.7/10. The site s critical consensus reads, Liam Neeson is in typically fine form, but Run All Night suffers from a convoluted plot and workmanlike execution. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a weighted average score of 59 out of 100, based on 34 critics, indicating mixed or average reviews . Audiences polled by CinemaScore, gave the film an average grade of A− on an A+ to F scale.
|Plot||Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death …|
|Stars||Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman|
|Produced by||Jaume Collet-Serra,Roy Lee,John Powers Middleton,Steven Mnuchin,Ray Quinlan,Michael Tadross,Brooklyn Weaver|
|Music by||Junkie XL|
|Cinematography by||Martin Ruhe|
|Film Editing by||Dirk Westervelt|
|Casting By||Cathy Sandrich Gelfond,Amanda Mackey|
|Production Design by||Sharon Seymour|
|Art Direction by||Deborah Jensen|
|Set Decoration by||Chryss Hionis|
|Costume Design by||Catherine Marie Thomas|
|Makeup Department||Gary Archer,Alan D’Angerio,Tom Denier Jr.,Marjorie Durand,Todd Kleitsch,Liz Ramos-Reilly,David Santana,James Sarzotti,Jeff Silverman,Sarah Tollenaar,Noriko Watanabe,Adenike Wright|
|Production Management||Bill Draper,Ray Quinlan,Brad Rohrer,Charbel Youssef|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director||Justin Bischoff,Josy Capkun,Doug Coleman,Vincent Giarratano,Borjan Jovanovich,Jeff Sedwick,John Silvestri,Robert Teten,Peter Thorell,Stuart Valberg,Julian Wall|
|Art Department||Michael Acevedo Jr.,Michael Acevedo,Joseph A. Alfieri Jr.,Yosef Barbalat,Lazaro Benet,Michael Bruno,Patrick Campbell,Philip Canfield,Teresa Kelly Canfield,Christopher Carcich,Alexios Chrysikos,Katie Clinebelle,David Cooney,Nicole Eckenroad,Steve Fratianni,Jonathan Gesinski,Alex Gorodetsky,Maria Gorodetsky,Edward A. Ioffreda,Eldar Iskandarov,Ed Joseph,James Klotsas,Evan Maddalena,Avery Miles,Catherine Miller,Shawn Mulligan,Quang Nguyen,Tom Nierenberg,Brian O’Neill,Douglas Poland,Charles Ratteray,Patrick J. Rodriguez,Diana Salzburg,Christopher Santilli,Max Sherwood,Sha-Sha Shiau,Stavros Stamat,Gordon Tanner,Mark Tierney,Anna Weber,Christopher Weiser,Travis Wright,Tim Zydel,Perry Grebin|
|Sound Department||Michael Barosky,Michael Barry,Rick Chefalas,Patrick Cicero,Marko A. Costanzo,Mark DeSimone,Joshua Fielstra,Jay Fisher,Victor J. Hernandez,Eric Hoehn,Christy Illius,Kenton Jakub,Chris Jenkins,Richard King,George A. Lara,Michael Miller,Dror Mohar,Linda Murphy,Igor Nikolic,Thomas J. O’Connell,Jason Oliver,Eric Potter,Jac Rubenstein,Adam Sanchez,Wyatt Sprague,Gregg Swiatlowski,Daniel Timmons,Randy Torres,Caleb Townsend,Wyatt Tuzo,Paul Urmson,Steven Visscher,Lawrence Zipf|
|Special Effects by||J.M. Bilz,Jeff Brink,Doug Facciponti,Shane Gross,Eric Jolley,Dave Lieber,Mike Maggi,Robert Paquette,William F. Reynolds,Charles Simunek|
|Visual Effects by||Xavier Allard,Osvaldo Andreaus,Juan Arribas,David Atexide,Cyril Balavoine,Geoffrey Basquin,Andrew J. Bly,Cara Buckley,Pierre Buffin,Carlos Campillo,Alex Cancado,Olivier Cauwet,Daniel Cerro,Charles Christoforou,Leslie Chung,Pinar Comezoglu,Patrice Cormier,Francois Cote-Paquet,Robert Nicholas Dauphinais,Bruno de Coninck,Ruy Delgado,Nicolas Delval,Matt DiNardo,Luke DiTommaso,Aleksandar Djordjevic,Mitchell S. Drain,Marion Eloy,Artur Elson,Florent Falipou,Mitchell Ferm,Charlotta Forssman,Mark Friedman,Benoit Gadreau,Guillermo García Romero,Wendy Garfinkle,Gregory Ginsburger,José Girard,Lenny Gordon,John B. Gray,Fernando Guerrero Rodriguez,Jeanlin Guillaume,Lindsay Hallett,Chris Healer,Marla Neto Henshaw,David Heras,Shaina Holmes,Antonio J. Jiménez,Justin Johnson,Christian T. Kelley-Madera,Daniel Kepler,Christian Kugler,Matt Kushner,Eleonore Laisney,Thibault Lambert,Jonathan Larose,Simon Leclair,Cédric Lecomte,Ryan Leonard,Zach Lewis,Alex Ling,Jessica Madsen,John Mangia,Ryan Marshall,David Marte,Julien Mercier,Austin Meyers,Michael Millspaugh,Paul Molodowitch,Daniel Moreno,Glenn Morris,Maxime Neko,Jeremy Newmark,Prin Nimmannitya,Rémy Normand,India Osborne,Michael Perdew,Matthew T. Perry,Raphael A. Pimentel,David Piombino,Fabio Pires,Kristina Prilukova,Carlos Puchol,Michael Queen,Charlotte Raffi,Jim Rider,Christopher Riemann,Carlos Rosario,Violaine Roussel-Bongiovanni,Zaki Saati,Shawn Sahara,Gabriel Saint-Aubin,Lucas Salton,Christian Edgar Salvador,Benito Sanz,Robert Schajer,Rick Shine,Joey Sila,Greg M. Silverman,Jared Simeth,Thanapoom Siripopungul,Coline Six,Katherine Soares,Alexandrine Stehelin,Romain Sunier,Steven Swanson,Moshe Swed,Amin Taghipour,Joseph Taylor,David Toepfer,Victor Torres,Georgios Tzoumas,Jung Um,David Uystpruyst,Dominique Vidal,Guillaume Vieugue,Dominic Vincent,Bruce Wabbit,Derek Weil,Evan Wen,Adrian White,James Yates,Loic Zimmermann,Seung Joo Lee,Leo Sandler,Chris B. Schnitzer,Miyuki Shimamoto,Lindsey Yates,Aleksandar Yochkolovski|
|Stunts||Luciano Acuna Jr.,Tyler Barnett,T.J. Beach,Nitasha Bhambree,Steven Cachie Brown,Timothy Thomas Brown,Tim Buchanan,Scott Burik,Bryce Burke,Jared Burke,Mike Burke,Chris Cenatiempo,Jeff Chumas,Ken Clark,Doug Coleman,Eliza Coleman,Whitney Coleman,George B. Colucci Jr.,Zoli Dora,Jen Egan,Peter Epstein,Roy Farfel,Aren Farrington,Mark Fichera,Stephanie Finochio,Aja Frary,Tony Guida,James M. Halty,Greg Harvey,Donald John Hewitt,Owen Holland,Stephen Izzi,Terry Jackson,Aaron Joshua,Henry Kingi Jr.,Josh Lakatos,Jennifer Lamb,Drew Leary,Cheryl Lewis,Gino Lucci,Jalil Jay Lynch,Brian Machleit,Steve Mack,Hans Marrero,Bob Marrocco,Ian Mclaughlin,Malcolm C. Murray,Tony Naumovski,Dean Neistat,Janet Paparazzo,Christopher Place,Brady Romberg,Mark Schneider,Sid Sentry,Philip J Silvera,Derrick Simmons,Robbie P Smith,Trampas Thompson,Aaron Toney,Matt Triplett,Mark Vanselow,Aaron Vexler,Luke Vexler,Anthony Vincent|
|Camera and Electrical Department||Kent Arneson,Myles Aronowitz,Jeffrey Steven Brink,Dan Brosnan,Boris Cifuentes,Anthony Coan,Jason Cortazzo,Julian J. Delacruz,Bob Dodd,Bryan Dolan,John Donohue Jr.,Christopher M. Elassad,Sam Ellison,Kris Enos,McCord Fitzsimmons,Jay Fortune,Max Frankston,Kevin Gilligan,Keith Gordon,Kyle Gorjanc,David Granito,Brian Heller,Alec Jarnagin,Jennie Jeddry,Nils Johnson,Dustin Keller,William Klayer,Ryan Kudlek,Thomas Lappin,Daniel Letizia,Richard MacDonald,Bobby Mancuso,Lance Mayer,Keith McNicholas,Freddy Meyer,John J. Moers,Nick Montalvo,William D. Moran,Michael Nelson,Rob Pagliaro,George Patsos,George Peters,Mike Quigley,Jesse L. Saviola,Dan Sheats,Nicholas Sprague,Julian Townsend,Guillermo Tuñon,Jason Velez,Alex Worster,Christopher Yoon,Mike Yurich,Leo Sandler|
|Casting Department||Neal Andrus,Teresa Brown,Mia Cusumano,Rebecca Gushin,Jason Harris,Meredith Jacobson Marciano|
|Costume and Wardrobe Department||Joseph Armon,Mickey Carleton,Troy David,Robin Fitzgerald,Rebecca Levin,Alethea McElroy,Cristina Nunez,Liam O’Brien,Amy Pickering,Barnaby Smith,Taylor Smith,Lawrence Tarzy|
|Editorial Department||Matt Breitenbach,Giovanni DiGiorgio,Liza D. Espinas,Andrew Geary,Alex Gilbert,Shay Greenfield,Dave Labich,Michael LaFond,Donna Madrigal,Jeremy Newmark,Josh Olive,Daniel Paress,Tom Poole,Richie Roefaro,Peter Tadros,Ivan Barahona,Charles Herzfeld,Ewelina Nietupska|
|Location Management||Richard Connors,Lisa Cossrow,Carey DePalma,Ryan Ferguson,Michael Kriaris,Jeremy Edward Williamson|
|Music Department||Jonathan Beard,Emad Borjian,Eric Broucek,Jeff Carson,Jordan Cox,Nick Glennie-Smith,Michiel Groeneveld,Tom Hardisty,Charles Martin Inouye,Kenneth Karman,William G. Parker,Stephen Perone,Ryan Robinson,Peter Rotter,Jack Ryan,Nevin Seus,Steven L. Smith,Jamie Thierman,Edward Trybek,Christian Vorlander,Henri Wilkinson,Gina Zimmitti|
|Script and Continuity Department||Eva Z. Cabrera,Nancy J. Kaimowitz,Wendy Lee Roberts|
|Transportation Department||Giuseppe Ardizzone,David Conelli,Robin Monaghan,Mickey Pastoriza,Timothy Paustian,Gabe Turiello,John Michael Vukson|
|Additional Crew||Mitchell Allen,Neal Andrus,Kepler Auguste,Beatrice Benders,Marc Bicking,David Binns,Mike Boodoo,Marion Bradford,Sam Carmichael,Meg Carriero,Yara Caubet,John Paul Cayetano,Clementine Cayrol,Al Cerullo,Felix Chen,Stephen Coleman,Gregory Colica,Jenaleigh Coote,Glen Covell,Jared Crowelle,Dax A. Cuesta,Lisa Davidson,Carey DePalma,Nicholas DeWitt,Gavin Dorman,Elizabeth Ellerman,Frances Fiore,Hal Fuchsman,Anna Graham,Marc Graiser,Tiana Graziadei,Drew Gregory,Myles Hewette,Robert Earl Holder,A. Jake Holland,Jason Huberman,Devorah Jaffe,April A. Janow,Bradley Dean Jones,Dee Dee Katchen,Anthony Keating,Dennis Latos,Andrew Lederman,Lindsey Lefkow,Dan Levy,Michael Lewis,Cristina Lois,Robert Maasin,Evan Maddalena,Liz Magee,Jose Daniel Malave,Peter Marschark,Sean McManus,J.C. Mendoza,Zechariah Metzler,Avery Miles,Joel Miller,Michael B. Moers,Richard Molloy,Christopher Neyra,Cristina Nunez,Phillip Orozco,Lacey Darlene Paulson,Daniel Penn,Sean Petell,Nicholas Peter Philippou,Hugh Plantin,Kristen Portanova,Adam Powell,Jake Ramsay,Lawrence Reed,Alex Richard,Shanae Rivers,Ulises Rodriguez,John Rosati,Diana Salzburg,Ilana Sandler,Kelsey Schuyler,Jeiron Session,Emily Shah,Natasha C. Smith,Shawn Telvi,Jeannette Turner,Orlando M. Vazquez,Nadia Venesse,Denise Violante,Jasmine Yniguez,Mohamed Youssef,Michael Ananicz,Roman Blat,Ed Heavey,Joseph Anthony Jerez,Jewel Joachim,Madeleine Keating,Nick Mann|
|Genres||Action, Crime, Mystery|
|Companies||Warner Bros., RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment|
|Keywords||redemption,father son estrangement,aerial camera shot,cigarette,character repeats someone else's dialogue|