The Running Man

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The Running Man ★★½ 1987 (R)

Specialeffectsladen adaptation of the Stephen King novel (under his Richard Bachman pseud) about a futuristic TV game show. Convicts are given a chance for pardon—all they have to do is survive an on going battle with specially trained assassins in the bombedout sections of Los Angeles. Scifi with an attitude. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Edward (Eddie) Bunker, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Dawson, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Mick Fleetwood, Dweezil Zappa, Jesse Ventura, Jim Brown; D: Paul Michael Glaser; W: Steven E. de Souza; C: Thomas Del Ruth; M: Harold Faltermeyer.