Run (film) A carefree summer road trip turns into a living nightmare for a law school student, Charlie Farrow, when he accidentally kills the son of a notorious mobster. Stranded in a small New England town, Charlie becomes the target both for the cold-blooded mob and a corrupt police force, and is on the run. With a single ally, Karen Landers, a pretty casino card dealer, Charlie struggles to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. Released on February 1, 1991. Directed by Geoff Burrowes. A Hollywood Picture. 91 min. Stars Patrick Dempsey (Charlie Farrow), Kelly Preston (Karen Landers), Ken Pogue (Halloran). Vancouver, British Columbia, doubled for the fictitious city of Sawtucket. Released on video in 1991.