The Running Man


(out of 5)

Enjoyable sci-fi action flick has doing what he does best, flexing his muscles. He plays a wrongly convicted police officer who is sentenced to prison after he disobeys his commanding officer’s orders to open fire on a group of innocent, hungry protesters. This results in him being placed on a futuristic game show where contestants are convicts who are forced to fight for their lives against trained murderous professionals. The allegorical nature of the story isn’t all that difficult to decipher, but it makes up for its lame-brain moralizing with some fun action scenes and a cutely romantic relationship between Ahnold and  as a fellow contestant. Our hero would make way better science-fiction flicks in the future (Total Recall, Terminator 2), but you could do a lot worse than this one.

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USA, 1987

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by , ,

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