Released Date
September 9, 1988
Distributor
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Rating
PG-13
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$2,835,116 + $12,825 = $2,847,941
1970-1993

River Phoenix

 

50

Martha Plimpton

 

86

Judd Hirsch

 

1922-2016

Steven Hill

 

71

Christine Lahti

 

About Running on Empty

The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.

About

Two parents go on the run after bombing a napalm plant in protest of the Vietnam War. The movie begins years later when their son is full grown and is tired of living in hiding. 

Trivia

The film received two Academy Award nominations. Phoenix was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and Naomi Foner was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.