The Running Man - Special Edition (1987)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jim Brown Fireball, Stalker
Maria Conchita Alonso Amber Mendez
Richard Dawson Damon Killian, Running Man Game-Show Host
Mick Fleetwood Mic
Marvin J. McIntyre Weiss
Yaphet Kotto Laughlin
Gus Rethwisch Buzzsaw, Stalker
Arnold Schwarzenegger Ben "Butcher of Bakersfield" Richards
Prof. Toru Tanaka Subzero, Stalker
Professor Toru Tanaka Subzero
Erland Van Lidth Dynamo, Stalker
Jesse Ventura Capt. Freedom
Movie Details
Genre Action; Sci-Fi
Director Paul Michael Glaser; Andrew Davis
Producer George Linder; Tim Zinnemann
Writer Stephen King; Steven E. de Souza; Steven E. DeSouza
Studio TriStar
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 101 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.2
Directed by former Starsky and Hutch TV star Paul Michael Glaser, this post-apocalyptic science fiction yarn satirized American entertainment, mocking pro wrestling, game shows, and law-and-order reality programming. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Ben Richards, a cop in the totalitarian America of 2019, framed for massacring rioting civilians during a famine. After escaping from jail, Richards tries to prove his innocence, but his efforts are thwarted at every turn by a regime in need of a scapegoat. Richards is captured along with an innocent civilian, Amber Mendez (Maria Conchita Alonso), and they are forced to participate in a violent game show called "The Running Man," hosted by the unctuous Damon Killian (Richard Dawson). The object of the game for Richards and Mendez: obtain freedom by staying alive against a gauntlet of skillful assassins like "Subzero" (Prof. Toru Tanaka) and "Captain Freedom" (Jesse Ventura), each armed with unique weapons like razor-sharp hockey sticks and chainsaws. With the help of some fellow "contestants," Richards is able to tap into government computers and prove his innocence. The Running Man was very loosely based on a short story by Stephen King, who wrote it under the name Richard Bachman. — Karl Williams
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 307
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 017153144543
Release Date 3/16/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: DTS ES 6.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Widescreen Dolby DTS Surround Sound Color