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Run All Night - What You Need To Know
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Run All Night - What You Need To Know

Liam Neeson and Ed Harris face off in gritty, uncompromising thriller Run All Night, which is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (August 10th), here's everything you need to know about it... 


Who's In It?

Liam Neeson leads the way here as Jimmy Conlon, heading up a recognisable, but not hugely star-studded cast. Joining Neeson are Ed Harris, who you'll probably know best for his incredible performances in The Rock and A History Of Violence, Joel Kinnaman, who's currently filming Suicide Squad and recently starred in the reboot of RoboCop, Boyd Hollbrook, who joined Neeson in A Walk Among The Tombstones and, fresh from his eye-catching role in Selma, rapper Common. 


What's The Plot?

Liam Neeson plays Jimmy Conlon, a man who has made his living as a hit man for the Mob and has earned quite the reputation, reputation enough for people to nickname him the Gravedigger. He's on the verge of retiring, but he's suddenly forced back into action when Michael (Kinnaman), his estranged son, finds himself in a spot of bother.

Moonlighting as a chauffeur, Michael is working for Danny Maguire (Holbrook), son of Shawn Maguire (Harris), one of New York's meanest mobsters and Jimmy's long-time boss and friend. When a deal Danny makes with some gangsters to sell a large quantity of Albanian heroin goes South, he first turns his gun on the gangsters and then Michael, only for Jimmy to arrive and kill Danny before he can pull the trigger. 

Now both Jimmy and Michael are wanted men, everyone is after them, corrupt police, contract killers, everything Shawn can hurl at them, will they survive the night? It's going to be tough...


Does It Deliver?

This is a dark, gritty, grimmy and, at times, brutal thriller. There's nothing particularly knew at work here and we've all seen Neeson, Harris and Kinnaman pull off these kind of roles before, but it's well scripted, the plot is full of twist and turns and you'll spend the whole movie on the edge of your seat. Well worth a watch. 


Run All Night is released on Monday (August 10th) on DVD and Blu-Ray at hmv stores all over the UK and here in our online store. 


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