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Why has Robert de Niro made fol­low-ups to

Meet the Par­ents and An­a­lyze This but not to Mid­night Run? In far and away his fun­ni­est film, he starred as scruffy bounty hunter Jack Walsh on a road trip with a trou­ble­some white-col­lar crook (Charles Grodin). There’s end­less scope for the char­ac­ter to re­turn and to deal with a pesky new crim­i­nal, per­haps played by a com­par­a­tively young co­me­dian (Dave Chap­pelle? Dy­lan Mo­ran? Ed­die Iz­zard?). Yes, there was a brief TV spin-off star­ring Christo­pher McDon­ald as Walsh, but that doesn’t re­ally count.

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