1988 Soundtrack – Midnight Run

Midnight Run is a 1988 American road action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, and Philip Baker Hall play supporting roles.

At the 46th Golden Globe Awards, the film was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor for De Niro. A critical and commercial success, the film was followed by The Midnight Run Action Pack in 1994, three made for television sequels which did not feature any of the principal actors, although a few characters are carried over from the first film.

The film’s score was composed by Danny Elfman, and the album was released by MCA Records.


1  Walsh Gets The Duke (Danny Elfman) 01:50
2  Main Titles (Danny Elfman) 02:21
3  Stairway Chase (Danny Elfman) 00:54
4  J.W. Gets A Plan (Danny Elfman) 01:40
5  Gears Spin I (Danny Elfman) 00:54
6  Dorfler’s Theme (Danny Elfman) 01:25
7  F.B.I. (Danny Elfman) 01:16
8  Package Deal (Danny Elfman) 01:07
9  Mobocopter (Danny Elfman) 02:40
10  Freight Train Hop (Danny Elfman) 01:17
11  Drive To Red’s (Danny Elfman) 01:04
12  In The Next Life (Danny Elfman) 01:05
13  The River (Danny Elfman) 01:19
14  The Wild Ride (Danny Elfman) 01:30
15  Amarillo Dawn (Danny Elfman) 00:27
16  Potato Walk (Danny Elfman) 01:10
17  Desert Run (Danny Elfman) 04:45
18  Diner Blues (Danny Elfman) 01:18
19  Dorfler’s Problem (Danny Elfman) 01:02
20  Gears Spin II (Danny Elfman) 01:30
21  The Confrontation (Danny Elfman) 02:33
22  The Longest Walk (Danny Elfman) 01:31
23  Walsh Frees The Duke (Danny Elfman) 02:44
24  End Credits: “Try To Believe” (Danny Elfman) 04:18


BassNeil Stubenhaus
Acoustic BassChuck Domanico
DrumsJohn Hernandez
GuitarIra Ingber
GuitarJohn Goux
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRalph Grierson
PianoRalph Grierson
AccordionFrank Marocco
HarmonicaJohn Logan
PercussionMike Fisher

Other Musicians

Performer – Mosley & The B-Men (Track 24)

Liner Notes

Producer – Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek
Arranged By – Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek
Arranged By (Additional) – Mark Coniglio
Edited By – Bob Badime
Edited By (Assistant) – Julie Hall
Engineer (Second) – Charlie Brocco
Mixed By – Bill Jackson
Mixed By – Brian Foraker (Track 24)
Mixed By (Additional) – Mark Linett
Recorded By – Bill Jackson
Recorded By (Strings) – Danny Wallen

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