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The Running Man (1987)

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Starring (View all)
Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger
Ben Richards
Maria Conchita Alonso Maria Conchita Alonso
Amber Mendez
Yaphet Kotto Yaphet Kotto
William Laughlin
Jim Brown Jim Brown
Fireball
Jesse Ventura Jesse Ventura
Captain Freedom
Marvin J. McIntyre Marvin J. McIntyre
Harold Weiss
Gus Rethwisch Gus Rethwisch
Buzzsaw


Written by
Steven E. de Souza Steven E. de Souza
(screenplay)


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One of the most definitive Arnie movies

11 years, 11 months ago at Nov 26 10:48
6 votes
Mere months after Predator hit cinemas in mid-1987, action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger was back in action for The Running Man. Loosely based on the novel by Stephen King (under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman), this is a fast-paced, futuristic action film which satirises television, greed, social injustice, and America's preoccupation with violence and game shows. Furthermore, it's chock-full... read more

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6 years, 11 months ago at Nov 7 4:57
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I have been wanting to see this, but haven't had the chance yet. I love Stephen King and his stories are always fun to watch on the big screen. I'm a little skeptical seeing that Starsky and Hutch actor Paul Michael Glaser is the director though. It does have a pretty cast put together. It isn't the first story of it's kind and it's not the last. We have had Death Race, The Condemned, and even Gam... read more

An average movie

6 years, 7 months ago at Mar 3 11:33
2 votes
I already saw this movie but since it was ages ago, I thought I might as well check it out again. First of all, I have noticed that this movie doesn’t really have a stellar reputation but I always had a weak spot for this flick when I was a kid. Indeed, back then, I must have been 12 years old when I first watched it and I thought at the time that the concept was quite fascinating. Back in those... read more
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A wrongly-convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a TV game show.
Release date: 13 November 1987
UPC: 017153584127
Tags: Action (39), Sci-fi (33), Thriller (19), Future (15), Dystopia (12), 1987 (12), 1980s (11), Revenge (7), Adventure (7), Game Show (7), Escape (6), Science Fiction (6), Based On Novel (6), Framed (6), Gameshow (6), Cops (5), Explosions (5), Usa (4), Murder (4), Stephen King (4)
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