Time to Run (1973)

DVD Release: April 2, 2013
Time to Run (1973)


The protagonist is young runaway Barbara Sigel (a Golden Globe nominee for her performance in this film), who has a mad-on against the world. Refusing help from anyone over 30, the runaway likewise rejects the solace of the church. This generation gap can only be closed by total and willing acceptance of God and Jesus Christ. Randall Carver and Ed Nelson head the supporting cast, while Rev. Billy Graham makes a brief appearance as himself.

Dove Review

This is a powerful drama about a prodigal son who comes home to both his earthly father and his Heavenly Father by film’s end.

Jeff Cole doesn’t agree with his father Warren about much. He even is quoted in the newspaper and attacks his father’s job and work place. His mother Fran is caught in the middle as she watches the tension between her husband Warren (Ed Nelson) and her son. On top of this Jeff’s girlfriend, Michelle, is a Christian and Jeff cares for her but not for her Christian faith.

Jeff gets into trouble and despite the fact his father is stubborn at times, we see him leave money in Jeff’s shirt at the laundry mat to help him out and he also bails him out of jail. Eventually a decision for Christ must be made and the story wraps up with a powerful conclusion. We are recommending this movie for ages twelve plus and we are pleased to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. This film goes beyond entertainment. It is a movie with a message.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A couple kisses; a man wants to do more than kiss his girlfriend but she refuses; a comment that some people use the "I love you" comment when they want to go to bed with someone.
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: Drinking in a few scenes including beer and wine; a young man drives while drinking a beer but seeks God's forgiveness later on; a hitchhiker gives a man a marijuana cigarette to smoke and he does but this same man who accepts it later becomes a Christian; Christians mention they used heroin or drugs in the past.
Nudity: A shirtless man; man seen in underwear; woman wearing short shorts.
Other: A man breaks a chain and enters a private drive through a gate; man breaks and enters home to live while people are away but police catch him; tension between a father and son; a son makes the "Hail Hitler" sign toward his father in disrespect but he changes later on; fads are spoken of and a man includes "pot" and Jesus in the list; a man says if a character mentions that "Jesus stuff" that he will throw up; a character enters a plant illegally and sabotages some of the equipment; a man makes a comment about ripping stuff off; a "Jesus Freaks" comment; a man says some people get off on Jesus like he was "grass".


Company: Wesscott Marketing Inc
Writer: Allan Sloane
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter