THE RUNNING MAN (Theatrical Release USA 1987)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

The Running Man has a solid, intriguing, and charismatic storyline with a slight Hunger Games feel. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a bit out of character from his The Terminator, Commando, and True Lies films, plays his character well with a good support cast of Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, and Richard Dawson. It’s worth viewing when in the mood for a futuristic action film and is most likely a Schwarzenegger film many audiences may have missed.

Storyline

Criminals are assigned to an arena where professional killers hunt them.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Paul Michael Glaser for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Keith Barish and Rob Cohen for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Amber Mendez (Maria Conchita Alonso), William Laughlin (Yaphet Kotto), Fireball (Jim Brown), Captain Freedom (Jesse Ventura), Dynamo (Erland van Lidth), Harold Weiss (Marvin J. McIntyre), Buzzsaw (Gus Rethwisch), Subzero (Professor Toru Tanaka), and Mic (Mick Fleetwood).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s Arnold Schwarzenegger mixing some sci-fi with a lot of action.

Ben Meyers

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