The Running Man

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and U.S. society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser Robert Grasmere Bennie E. Dobbins Barry K. Thomas Richard Peter Schroer Luca Kouimelis Robert S. Mills
Genres: Science Fiction, Action, Thriller,
Production Company: Braveworld Productions, Keith Barish Productions, TAFT Entertainment Pictures, HBO,

The Running Man - 2019. A game nobody survives. This year might be the exception. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 13-11-1987
  • Runtime: 101 Minutes
  • Popularity: 18.85
  • Vote Count: 1,562
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5
  • Budget: USD 27,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 38,122,105
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A






Photo Name Character
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Azwaad Movie Database Arnold Schwarzenegger Ben Richards
María Conchita Alonso - Azwaad Movie Database María Conchita Alonso Amber Mendez
Yaphet Kotto - Azwaad Movie Database Yaphet Kotto William Laughlin
Jim Brown - Azwaad Movie Database Jim Brown Fireball
Jesse Ventura - Azwaad Movie Database Jesse Ventura Captain Freedom
Erland van Lidth - Azwaad Movie Database Erland van Lidth Dynamo
Marvin J. McIntyre - Azwaad Movie Database Marvin J. McIntyre Harold Weiss
Gus Rethwisch - Azwaad Movie Database Gus Rethwisch Buzzsaw
Professor Toru Tanaka - Azwaad Movie Database Professor Toru Tanaka Subzero
Mick Fleetwood - Azwaad Movie Database Mick Fleetwood Mic
Photo Name Department
John A. Amicarella-Editing John A. Amicarella Editing (Assistant Editor)
Harold Faltermeyer-Sound Harold Faltermeyer Sound (Original Music Composer)
Jackie Burch-Production Jackie Burch Production (Casting)
Steven E. de Souza-Writing Steven E. de Souza Writing (Screenplay)
Mark Warner-Editing Mark Warner Editing (Editor)
Jack T. Collis-Art Jack T. Collis Art (Production Design)
Robert Blackman-Costume & Make-Up Robert Blackman Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Stephen King-Writing Stephen King Writing (Novel)
Thomas Del Ruth-Camera Thomas Del Ruth Camera (Director of Photography)
Steven C. McGee-Lighting Steven C. McGee Lighting (Best Boy Electric)

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John Chard

I'm not into politics. I'm into survival. The Running Man is directed by Paul Michael Glaser and adapted from the Stephen King (as Richard Bachman) story by Steven E. de Souza. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, Erland van Lidth, Marvin J. McIntyre, Gus Rethwisch, Professor Toru Tanaka and Mick Fleetwood. Music is by Harold Faltermeyer and cinematography by Thomas Del Ruth. It may be packed with cheese and is as nutty as a squirrel's sandwich, but this is one astutely entertaining futuristic slice of sci-fi pie. Schwarzenegger becomes a reluctant contestant in the most popular TV show of the time, The Running Man. It's a sadistic show where convicts are thrust into a zonal world and have to avoid an array of stalking killers. Cue lots of outrageous violence, equally outrageous costumes, and of course with Arnold in the lead there's plenty of dialogue zingers. The caustic observation of how television programmes have evolved is potently portentous, and it's all played out to an industrial 80s score from Faltermeyer. It helps if you know what you are going to get from it, since it's a typical Schwarzenegger movie from the fruity chaotic popcorn era in the 80s. So with that in mind, for A.S. fans this is one to gorge on with glee - for others it may not have the charm offensive required to strike a chord. 7/10

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