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The Running Man (Special Edition) (1987)

4 Ratings: 2.0
Action & Adventure movie directed by Paul Michael Glaser

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 … see full wiki

3 reviews about The Running Man (Special Edition) (1987)
review by . April 09, 2008
When I first saw this movie, I looked at it as, well, another 1980's action flick with Arnold Schwarzenegger literally devouring his enemies. It was entertaining, but it had something of a pro-wrestling mentality. It's a pretty good movie. It does recreate the look and feel of many of the WWF superstars, and it also includes former pro-wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura. It seemed to me that it was pure entertainment, as was pro-wrestling itself. However, something changed my mind. It was near the …
review by . November 24, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Set in a dystopian future where the United States is under a totalitarian regime, THE RUNNING MAN stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Ben Richards. The government has taken control of all forms of entertainment. The masses are forced fed a media diet of violent reality shows not at all unlike the gladiatorial combat and arena pit patches of ancient Rome. Richards works for the government as a police officer, but after refusing to shoot a group of unharmed civilians participating in a food riot, he is …
review by . November 17, 2006
I just read an advance copy of a very funny,  comically gory novel called THE GAME.The Game It's  about a game show that ends up being about   murder. Almost twenty years ago, in this movie,  Arnold Schwarzenegger is the guest of honor  on a game show where the contestants are hunted  down by celebrity killers and dispatched  before your very eyes. This provides the   setting for the stuff that packs 'em in to  Schwarzenegger …
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