The Running Man

The Running Man

By Stephen King

  • Genre: Stephen King
  • Release Date: 1987-11-13
  • Advisory Rating: 18
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Director: Stephen King 2024797
  • Production Company: Braveworld Productions
  • iTunes Price: GBP 3.99
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Description

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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  • 4K Dolby Vision Please Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    4
    By IT45.
    4K Dolby Vision Please Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  • A good classic

    4
    By Brooksy79
    โ€œHey Christmas treeโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Awesome

    5
    By Hed Honcho
    Typical Arnie film, love it! Well worth a watch!
  • Classic

    5
    By Ash Bloor
    This film has a good plot, interesting charcters and a great setting. This is the type of film Arnie was made for and also the type of film that helped to make Arnie a recognised action film star. Great lead role by Arnie and a brilliant supporting cast. If you haven't seen this film then you really need too!
  • Dated but...

    5
    By Wye Photography
    ...Classic 80โ€™s AS. A tongue-in-cheek dated clichรฉ, but nonetheless brilliant in its nostalgic 80โ€™s way.
  • Iโ€™ll be back killian

    5
    By Nero 1977
    Great film classic arnie film with a great plot and villian๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
  • Who Loves You And Who Do You Love

    5
    By 6275
    The 80โ€™s was great for action movies and this was most certainly one of them. Fantastic to see this has had the 4K DV treatment ๐Ÿ‘
  • excellent

    4
    By wanipuk
    i think this is a brill oldie the lead character is bril las always and the film has a great plot to it
  • just keep running...

    5
    By blackhound rise
    excellent movie. way ahead of its time for the 80s. just like Blade Runner. only Arnie is the top action lead. but without the cast, it would have turned ut very different. good movie. too bad not one in the UK with special features. great story is what surprised me. usually Arnie films are gung ho kill and more macho action (my kind of films) but this one grips you from start to finish and tells of a censored world where entertainment is the penal justice of the law. it must have inspired many films about centralised control and censored information like EQUILIBRIUM. good film - buy it and enjoy it forever. great soundtrack too.
  • rental please

    1
    By Geoff79
    ยฃ7 on apple tv or ยฃ10 on tuned in hd, is not reasonable for an 80's movie. I wish apple would stop controlling the availability for rental like this, it makes the buyer feel manipulated and dents the loyalty that many of us have to the brand.

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