Directed by former Starsky and Hutch TV star Paul Michael Glaser , this post-apocalyptic science fiction yarn satirized American entertainment, mocking pro wrestling, game shows , and law-and-order reality programming. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Ben Richards , a cop in the totalitarian America of 2019, framed for massacring rioting civilians during a famine. After escaping from jail, Richards tries to prove his innocence, but his efforts are thwarted at every turn by a regime in need of a scapegoat. Richards is captured along with an innocent civilian, Amber Mendez ( Maria Conchita Alonso ), and they are forced to participate in a violent game show called "The Running Man," hosted by the unctuous Damon Killian ( Richard Dawson ). The object of the game for Richards and Mendez : obtain freedom by staying alive against a gauntlet of skillful assassins like " Subzero " ( Prof. Toru Tanaka ) and " Captain Freedom " ( Jesse Ventura ), each armed with unique weapons like razor-sharp hockey sticks and chainsaws. With the help of some fellow "contestants," Richards is able to tap into government computers and prove his innocence. The Running Man was very loosely based on a short story by Stephen King , who wrote it under the name Richard Bachman . ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
- Sci-Fi Action, Media Satire, Chase Movie
- Future Dystopias, Race Against Time, Miscarriage of Justice
- 01 hr 41 min
- February 19, 2013
- Arnold Schwarzenegger , Maria Conchita Alonso , Richard Dawson , Yaphet Kotto , Jim Brown
- Greg Lewis , Kerry Brennan , Mario Celario , Lin Shaye , Sondra Holt , Melissa Hurley , Mary Ann Oedy , Kurt Fuller , Kim Pawlik , Bill Margolin , Jon Cutler , Roger Kern , Suzie Hardy , Donna Hardy , Megan Gallivan , Charlie Phillips , Barbara Lux , Tommy Rosales Jr. , Tony Brubaker , Dey Young , Lynne Stewart , Anthony Penya , Boyd Kestner , Wayne Grace , Sidney Chankin , Roger Bumpass , Paula Brown , Joe Leahy , George Wilbur , Bryan Kestner , Billy Lucas , Edward Bunker , Franco Columbu , Joel Kramer , John William James , Jesse Ventura , Erland Van Lidth , Marvin J. McIntyre , Gus Rethwisch , Prof. Toru Tanaka , Mick Fleetwood , Dweezil Zappa , Karen Leigh Hopkins , Sven Ole Thorsen
- Paul Michael Glaser
Rating: R - Violence, Profanity, Adult Language, Graphic Violence, Not For Children
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