The Running Man

1987 • 100 minutes
51 reviews
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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.

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51 reviews
Hannu Kakkonen
November 29, 2019
The running man on hyvin erikoinen ja sekava pätkä ei kunnon juonta schwarzenegger juoksee henkensä edestä tappajat perässä se on näköjään showbisnestä toiminnasta 3 tähteä
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Klingon worf
April 27, 2022
Så jäkla bra och underhållande film. Det värsta med filmen är ju att det mesta av tv våldet när det gäller real tv är att det inte är scfi längre. The big man spelar bra i den här flmen plus relativt bra skåde spelare.
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