The Running Man
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1987
Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 017153-584127
Running time: 1:40 (100 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: December 09, 1997
Collection type: Owned (#1207)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
The year is 2019. Television is now ruling people's lives. The most popular "audience participation" game show is "The Running Man" - where convicts can win pardons instead of "parting gifts" by defeating murderous henchmen known as "stalkers". The stalkers haven't had much of a challenge lately...until Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) comes along. Wrongly convicted of slaughtering 1500 innocent people, Richards is the next contestant to fight for his life...and his freedom. Whe "Running Man" host Damon Killian (Richard Dawson) says "Come on down!", be prepared to pay with your life! But Ben Richards isn't going down without a fight. Off Richards goes into the burned-out sections of Los Angeles to fact four of Killian's ace stalkers: Subzero, wielding his razor-sharp hockey sticks; Buzzsaw, the mechnical motorcycle-riding slasher; Dynamo, practicing his deadly electric shock treatment; and Fireball with his mighty flame-throwing arsenal. Now, the entire country is glued to the tube in a heart-pounding "sudden death" battle!
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Genres
Action
Science-Fiction
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Taft Entertainment Pictures
 • Keith Barish Productions
 • Artisan Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Paul Michael Glaser....Director
Writing
Steven E. De Souza....Screenwriter
Production
Keith Barish....Executive Producer
Rob Cohen....Executive Producer
George Linder....Producer
Tim Zinnemann....Producer
Cinematography
Thomas Del Ruth....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Mark Warner....Film Editor
Edward A. Warschilka....Film Editor
John Wright....Film Editor
Music
Harold Faltermeyer....Composer
Sound
Richard Bryce Goodman....Production Sound Mixer
Richard C. Franklin, Jr.....Supervising Sound Editor
Paul Bruce Richardson....Sound Editor
David J. Kern....Sound Editor
Larry Carow....Sound Editor
Chuck Neely....Sound Editor
Louis L. Edemann....Sound Editor
Mike Dobie....Sound Editor
Donald O. Mitchell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Rick Kline....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Kevin O'Connell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Jack T. Collis....Production Designer
Cast
Arnold Schwarzenegger....Ben Richards
Maria Conchita Alonso....Amber Mendez
Yaphet Kotto....Laughlin
Jim Brown....Fireball
Jesse Ventura....Captain Freedom
Erland Van Lindth....Dynamo
Marvin J. McIntyre....Weiss
Gus Rethwisch....Buzzsaw
Professor Toru Tanaka....Subzero
Mick Fleetwood....Mic
Dweezil Zappa....Stevie
Richard Dawson....Damon Killian
Karen Leigh Hopkins....Brenda
Sven Thorsen....Sven
Eddie Bunker....Lenny
Bryan Kestner....Med Tech
Anthony Penya....Valdez
Kurt Fuller....Tony
Kenneth Lerner....Agent
Dey Young....Amy
Roger Bumpass....Phil Hiton
Dona 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....Lieutenant Saunders
Tom 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