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The Running Man (13-Nov-1987)

Director: Paul Michael Glaser

Writer: Steven E. de Souza

From novel: The Running Man by Stephen King (as "Richard Bachman")

Music by: Harold Faltermeyer

Producers: Tim Zinneman; George Linder

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Future Sport

America is in a dystopian future where the top show on television features convicts chased to their deaths, promised a pardon if they are able to escape. Schwarzenegger is a cop who unjustly ended up in prison, forced to participate in the brutal game show.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Maria Conchita Alonso
Actor
29-Jun-1957   Colors
Jim Brown
Football
17-Feb-1936   Cleveland Browns RB
Rodger Bumpass
Actor
1-Jan-1951   Voice of Squidward Tentacles
Edward Bunker
Author
31-Dec-1933 19-Jul-2005 Animal Factory
Richard Dawson
Game Show Host
20-Nov-1932 2-Jun-2012 Host of Family Feud, 1976-85
Mick Fleetwood
Musician
24-Jun-1947   Fleetwood Mac
Kurt Fuller
Actor
16-Sep-1953   Joel on Better with You
Yaphet Kotto
Actor
15-Nov-1937   Homicide
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor
30-Jul-1947   Governor of California, 2003-11
Jesse Ventura
Wrestling
15-Jul-1951   Wrestler turned Governor of Minnesota
Dweezil Zappa
Guitarist
5-Sep-1969   Son of Frank Zappa

CAST

Arnold Schwarzenegger   ...   Ben Richards
Maria Conchita Alonso   ...   Amber Mendez
Yaphet Kotto   ...   Laughlin
Jim Brown   ...   Fireball
Jesse Ventura   ...   Captain Freedom
Erland van Lidth   ...   Dynamo
Marvin J. McIntyre   ...   Weiss
Bernard Gus Rethwisch   ...   Buzzsaw
Prof. Toru Tanaka   ...   Subzero
Mick Fleetwood   ...   Mic
Dweezil Zappa   ...   Stevie
and
Richard Dawson   ...   Damon Killian
Karen Leigh Hopkins   ...   Brenda
Sven Thorsen   ...   Sven
Edward Bunker   ...   Lenny
Bryan Kestner   ...   Med Tech
Anthony Penya   ...   Valdez
Kurt Fuller   ...   Tony
Kenneth Lerner   ...   Agent
Dey Young   ...   Amy
Rodger Bumpass   ...   Phil Hilton
Donna Hardy   ...   Mrs. McArdle
Lynne Stewart   ...   Edith Wiggins
Bill Margolin   ...   Leon
Anthony Brubaker   ...   Soldier #1
Joel Kramer   ...   Soldier #2
Billy Lucas   ...   Soldier #3
George P. Wilbur   ...   Lt. Saunders
Thomas Rosales, Jr.   ...   Chico
Sondra Holt   ...   Suzie Checkpoint
Daniel Celario   ...   Barrio Foreman #1
Mario Celario   ...   Barrio Foreman #2
Sidney Chankin   ...   Custodian
Kim Pawlik   ...   Newscaster
Roger Kern   ...   Travel Pass Guard
Barbara Lux   ...   Elderly Lady
Franco Columbu   ...   911 Security Officer #2
Lin Shaye   ...   Propaganda Officer
Boyd R. Kestner   ...   Yuppie Yeller
Wayne Grace   ...   911 Security Officer #1
Charlie Phillips   ...   Teen-Age Punk
Greg Lewis   ...   Manager Locker Room
John William James   ...   Barrio Bettor
Jon Cutler   ...   Underground Tech
Dancers
Kerry Brennan   ...   Dancer
Paula Brown   ...   Dancer
Megan Gallivan   ...   Dancer
Suzie Hardy   ...   Dancer
Debby Harris   ...   Dancer
Melissa Hurley   ...   Dancer
Marlene Lange   ...   Dancer
Morgan Lawley   ...   Dancer
Cindy Millican   ...   Dancer
Andrea Moen   ...   Dancer
Mary Ann Oedy   ...   Dancer
Karen Owens   ...   Dancer
Sharon Owens   ...   Dancer
Pamela Rossi   ...   Dancer
Mia Togo   ...   Dancer

REVIEWS

Review by Anonymous (posted on 8-Dec-2007)

Yaphet Kotto stole the show from Arnold with a riveting depiction of a jaded revolutionary on the edge of a broken heart. Particulary poinient and moving was the acting skill he displayed in his death scene where he proclaimed " I don't want to be the only asshole in heaven". Its difficult to put into words the affect his performance in this film had on my life.


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