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Story

In this action thriller based on an early story by Stephen King, Los Angeles in the year 2017 has become a police state in the wake of the global economy's total collapse. All forms of entertainment are government controlled, and the most popular show on television is an elaborate game show in which convicted criminals are given a chance to escape by running through a gauntlet of brutal killers known as "Stalkers." Anyone who survives is given their freedom and a condominium in Hawaii, so when a wrongly accused citizen (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is chosen as a contestant, all hell breaks loose. Cheesy sets and a slimy role for game-show host Richard Dawson make this violent mess of mayhem a candidate for guilty pleasure; it is the kind of movie that truly devoted Arnold fans will want to watch more than once. And check those credits--choreography by Paula Abdul! --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Available Audio Tracks: English (DTS 6.1 ES), English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX)
  • Commentary by the executive producer
  • "Lockdown on Main Street": a documentary about the current state of privacy and criminal issues in a post-9/11 society
  • "Game Theory": an inside look at reality-TV programming and its cultural impact on society
  • "Meet the Stalkers": obtain inside information about the deadliest foes in The Running Man
  • Number of discs: 2

Cast

Arnold SchwarzeneggerBen Richards
Maria Conchita AlonsoAmber Mendez
Yaphet KottoWilliam Laughlin
Jim BrownFireball
Jesse VenturaCaptain Freedom
Erland van LidthDynamo
Marvin J. McIntyreHarold Weiss
Gus RethwischBuzzsaw
Professor Toru TanakaSubzero
Mick FleetwoodMic
Dweezil ZappaStevie
Richard DawsonDamon Killian
Karen Leigh HopkinsBrenda
Sven-Ole ThorsenSven
Edward BunkerLenny
Kurt FullerTony

  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Director: Paul Michael Glaser
  • Producer: Artisan
  • Length: 101 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 13, 1987
    EuropeOct 21, 1988
    JapanDec 12, 1987
    AustraliaJan 28, 1988
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaFeb 9, 2010
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 20, 2002
    EuropeAug 3, 2009
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