The 2011 action comedy “Cat Run” from LLeju Productions was directed by John Stockwell with the screenplay written by Nick Ball and John Niven. Starring: Paz Vega, Scott Mechlowicz, Janet McTeer, Christopher McDonald, Tony Curran, Karel Roden, Helen Bingham, Alphonso McAuley and DL Hughley.
Anthony (Scott Mechlowitz) and his best friend Julian (Alphonso McAuley) both have their dreams; Julian dreams constantly about meeting beautiful women and Anthony yearns to be a world-class chef. But when it seems clear that neither one of them is making progress, they both decide to put their dreams on hold and start a detective agency instead.
Before the paint even has time to dry, they decide that their first client should be a case that no amateur should handle. After reading a news story in the paper, they decide to help a sexy, high-class escort named Catrina (Paz Vega) who witnessed a murder and survived, and also possesses key evidence in a top secret government cover-up which would be a front page scandal for those involved.
Now she is on the run from hired guns and the two new detectives find themselves on the run from the mob and the politicians who have the most to lose if Cat’s evidence reaches the authorities get their hands on it. To complicate matters further, Cat has a baby which she is terrified to leave with anyone, because the people who want her dead would also kill her child. But when Anthony and Julian offer their services to Cat, no one takes them seriously because of their youth and their appearance. But circumstances quickly turn for the worse and without any other option, Cat finds herself with two inexperienced protectors. Anthony and Julian don’t have a clue about how they will keep this very beautiful woman and an infant child out of harm’s way.
Without knowing the full story behind their very dangerous situation, both of the novice detectives begin to seek out anyone who might know something that will give them the edge and help them escape the villains that are hot on their trail; it’s getting more difficult to know who to trust.
As this trio dodges the ever growing number of hair raising confrontations with desperate, corrupt politicians, organized crime family members, and a deceptively proper-looking assassin Helen Bingham (Janet McTeer) with a fatally accurate aim, the imagination of the novice amateurs and a lot of beginner’s luck manages to keep them alive.