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A movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

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A Quick Tip by smurfwreck

  • Sep 24, 2010
Not much like the Stephen King story that inspired it, but a great 80s Arnold film...
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review by . July 05, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Run to the store for a better Arnie movie.
Ahh Arnold, corny and campy 80's action movies aren't quite the same without you or Sly or even Dolph hanging around and this one about a violent game show which puts prisoners through a gauntlet of killers for prizes and freedom is right in the middle.      Arnie is Ben Richards a cop in a dystopian future who after refusing to machine gun a hungry mob is taken into custody by his military supieriors and sentanced to a labor prison.  After escaping with members …
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2012
80's action movie with Arnie spewing more Bond one liners then you can count as he is put on a sadistic gameshow to fight for his life in a dystopion future. Entertaining for sure with it's warning about media control in our lives thrown in for good measure but the finale is overlayed with a feel good ending even though nothing has really changed for the better.
Quick Tip by . January 01, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Much like the other Schwarzenegger movie Commando (1985), this is a fine example of a "feel good" action movie. If you're having a bad day, this movie will cheer you up. The 80's interpretation of the future is worth a good chuckle, and the action and one-liners really make it feel at home with other 80's action films.
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Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: November 13, 1987
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2004 (special ed.)
Runtime: 101 minutes
Studio: Republic Pictures
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