“Running on Empty” quotes(1988)
Plot – Arthur and Annie Pope have been living in hiding for the past fifteen years, moving from one state to another, evading the police, always with fictitious names and bogus documents. Arthur and Annie met in the turbulent 1960s when they were in the streets protesting against the Vietnam War: he more violent in word than in action, she inclined to cultivate ideals of social justice and brotherhood. One day they found themselves involved in an assault on a napalm store, where unfortunately there was a guard who was wounded and mutilated. The couple, who at the time had one small child, is once again on the run along with their two sons, Danny and Harris, their second child, who is now ten. The four are in fact in a bind, living discretely, and in a state of suspicion, hiding their names and personalities as best they can.
All actors – Christine Lahti, River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry, Martha Plimpton, Ed Crowley, L.M. Kit Carson, Steven Hill, Augusta Dabney, David Margulies, Lynne Thigpen, Marcia Jean Kurtzshow all
“Running on Empty” Quotes 9 quotes
“- Danny Pope: If you want to go back, that's fine with me.
- Lorna Phillips: You're a bully.
- Danny Pope: No. I'm a liar.”
“- Danny Pope: So, what are you doing over the summer?
- Lorna Phillips: I have a job pumping gas.
- Danny Pope: You finally got the Supreme Court to hear your case, huh?
- Lorna Phillips: Yeah.”
“What are we doing to these kids? They've been running their whole lives like criminals, and they didn't do anything!”
“- Annie Pope: I love you, baby.
- Arthur Pope: We all love you. Now, go out there and make a difference. Your mother and I tried. And don't let anyone tell you any different.”
“Aren't we supposed to question authority?”
“So, now that we've determined that I belong here, let's talk about you.”
“- Abigail Patterson: What's this about a pizza?
- Danny Pope: Well, you ordered one.
- Abigail Patterson: I didn't. Well, will you have to pay for it?
- Danny Pope: Oh no... I'll have to eat it.”
“Why do you have to carry the burden of someone else's life?”