Running on Empty Movie Poster
  • Released
  • September 9, 1988
  • PG-13, 1 hr 56 min
  • Drama
  • 12 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie features an emotionally intense theme -- two boys facing the loss of their parents at any time -- that may be unsuitable for younger or more sensitive kids. Other than that, there's one isolated outburst of profanity and a teenager crawls through a window into his girlfriend's room at night (only to talk).

  • Positive messages
  • Violence
  • Sexual
  • Language
  • Consumerism
  • Drinking & drugs
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