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Running Man, The (1987)  link to Running Man, The on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1614

poster Running Man, The

IMDb Rating:
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6.7/10 (131821 votes)

Country: USA, 101 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Director(s): Paul Michael Glaser

Video Codec: Unknown

In the year 2017, the world economy has collapsed. The great freedoms of the United States are no longer, as the once great nation has sealed off its borders and become a militarized police state, censoring all film, art, literature, and communications. Even so, a small resistance force led by two revolutionaries manages to fight the oppression. With full control over the media, the government attempts to quell the nation's yearning for freedom by broadcasting a number of game shows on which convicted criminals fight for their lives. The most popular and sadistic of these programs is "The Running Man," hosted by Damon Killian. When a peaceful protest of starving citizens gathers in Bakersfield, California, a police officer named Ben Richards is ordered to fire on the crowd, which he refuses to do. Subdued by the other officers, the attack is carried out, and Richards is framed for the murder of almost a hundred unarmed civilians. Following a daring jail break months later, Richards is...



photo Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Ben Richards
photo Maria Conchita Alonso Maria Conchita Alonso Amber Mendez
photo Yaphet Kotto Yaphet Kotto William Laughlin
photo Jim Brown Jim Brown Fireball
photo Jesse Ventura Jesse Ventura Captain Freedom

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3