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‘Midnight Run’ at 30: In Praise of the ‘Casablanca’ of Buddy Comedies

‘Midnight Run’ at 30: In Praise of the ‘Casablanca’ of Buddy Comedies

“Jack, you’re a grown man. You have control over your own words.”

“You’re goddamn right I do. So here come two words for you: shut the fuck up.”

Over the course of Midnight Run, bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) and fugitive accountant John “Duke” Mardukas (Charles Grodin) travel over 3000 miles as they crisscross America by virtually every mode of transportation possible: commercial jet and biplane, passenger train and cargo train, three stolen cars and a borrowed station wagon, even a brief swim through rapid waters. They

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