Running Scared (1972) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Running Scared

David Hemmings, 1972

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Running Scared
Gregory McDonald, 1964

Running Scared is a movie directed by David Hemmings in 1972 and based on the book of the same name by Gregory McDonald, first published in 1964. The movie features Robert Powell, Gayle Hunnicutt, Barry Morse, Stephanie Bidmead, Edward Underdown, Maxine Audley, and others.

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: Running Scared (David Hemmings, 1972)

7.1

/ 10

Book Cover: Running Scared (Gregory McDonald, 1964)

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Storyline

Tom Betancourt, a student at Cambridge University, leaves after having watched his best friend commit suicide by slashing his wrists. On principle, Tom refused to interfere, having discussed the matter with his friend, who had insisted that the suicide was his choice and that he did not wish it to be prevented. Tom then visits his friend’s parents under an assumed name, and falls in love with the dead boy’s sister. A complicated affair ensues.

Genres

Movie vs Book

Poster of Running Scared, the 1972 movie by David Hemmings

Year

1972

Minutes

98

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Cover of Running Scared, the 1964 book by Gregory McDonald

Year

1964

Pages

208

Book Rate

7.16

S: Goodreads

Book

Running Scared

Country: USA

First published in: 1964

Length: 208 pages

Genre: Fiction

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Running Scared, the 1972 movie by David Hemmings

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Cover of Running Scared, the 1964 book by Gregory McDonald

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Running Scared, the 1972 movie by David Hemmings

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20% No

8 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Running Scared, the 1964 book by Gregory McDonald

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33% No

6 votes

3 votes

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