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Born To Run

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Born to Run

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
08/02/93
performer:
Richard Grieco, Shelli Lether, Joe Cortese
director:
Albert Magnoli
broadcaster:
Fox
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

In Born to Run, director Albert Magnoli (American Anthem, Purple Rain), a past master of the romantic-hero-takes-a-lonely-stand genre, offers a knowing amalgam of Saturday Night Fever and On the Waterfront set against the backdrop of the Brooklyn drag-racing scene, of which this Brooklynite is shamefully ignorant. The cliches speed by well past the legal limit, but they’re served up with conviction, and Richard Grieco is serviceable as the race champ up against the mobster who has corrupted his scene. Film buffs may cry, ”You’re tearin’ me apart!” when Grieco dons James Dean’s red windbreaker from Rebel Without a Cause.