In Robert De Niro’s first full-blown action comedy, he plays Jack Walsh, an irritable bounty hunter tasked with retrieving “Duke” (Charles Grodin), a mob accountant in hiding after embezzling millions from his boss Jimmy Serrano (Dennis Farina). The unexpected pairing of De Niro and Grodin results in hilarious, magnetic, and genuine chemistry. And even though Midnight Run appears as a relatively “light” project for De Niro, the actor put in his typical amount of preparation, accompanying policemen on raids, and even borrowing Walsh’s beat-up leather jacket look from an actual bounty hunter he shadowed during preproduction.