Nowhere to Run (1993 film)

Nowhere to Run (1993 film)
Nowhere to Run

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Harmon
Produced by Gary Adelson
Craig Baumgarten
Written by Story:
Joe Eszterhas
Richard Marquand
Joe Eszterhas
Leslie Bohem
Randy Feldman
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
Rosanna Arquette
Kieran Culkin
Music by Mark Isham
Cinematography David Gribble
Editing by Mark Helfrich
Zach Staenberg
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) January 15, 1993
Running time 94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15,000,000
Box office $52,189,039[1]

Nowhere to Run is a 1993 American action film directed by Robert Harmon. It stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Ted Levine, and Joss Ackland.[2]



Sam Gillen (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a convict who gets sprung from Federal custody somewhere in the Midwest by his bank-robbing partner. In their last heist, Sam's partner killed a bank guard, and Sam took the rap for it. Sam's partner gets killed in the break, forcing Sam to go it alone in search of the loot, which is buried on the property of a farm inhabited by Clydie Anderson (Rosanna Arquette), the widowed mother of two kids, Mike "Mookie" (Kieran Culkin) and Bree (Tiffany Taubman).

Attempting to sneak into Clydie's house and "borrow" some salt for a campfire-broiled steak, Sam catches sight of Clydie taking a shower. The next morning, Sam is spotted bathing outdoors by Mookie. After saving Clydie, Mookie, and Bree from a trio of intruding thugs, Sam discovers that Clydie is holding out from selling her place to property developer Franklin Hale (Joss Ackland), who fears that he will be put out of business if he doesn't get Clydie's land so he can develop on it.

Sam decides to hang around, sleeping first in Clydie's barn and then in her bed while repairing her late husband's Triumph motorcycle. Meanwhile Hale hires an intimidation expert named Dunston (Ted Levine), to force Clydie into selling her land. Secretly on Hale's payroll is corrupt Sheriff Lonnie Cole (Edward Blatchford), who harbours feelings for Clydie.

A jealous Lonnie discovers Sam's true identity and threatens to expose him if he doesn't leave. Not wanting to place Clydie in additional danger for helping a fugitive, Sam decides to leave, only to find that Hale has already blown the whistle on him in an attempt to get him out of the way. After evading police chasing him in cars, land rovers, helicopters, and on motorcycles and horseback, Sam returns to save Clydie from Dunston and Hale, who are planning to burn down her house.

After fighting off the bad guys and getting Hale caught holding a gun to Clydie's head, he decides to turn himself in, rather than run away. He promises to be back to live with them.



The movie had a mostly mixed to positive response.[3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Box office

Nowhere to Run opened January 15, 1993 in 1,745 theaters. In its opening weekend, the film made $8,203,255 at #4 behind Aladdin' tenth weekend, A Few Good Men's sixth, and Alive's first.[8]

The film finally grossed $22,189,039 domestically, just getting back the film's $15 million budget.[9] The film however did perform better internationally grossing $30,000,000 in other territories for a worldwide gross of $52,189,039.[10]


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