The Running Man
Director: Paul Michael Glaser Run Time: 101 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1987
Starring: Dweezil Zappa, Jesse Ventura, Jim Brown, Mick Fleetwood, Richard Dawson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto
Nitehawk and Motherboard present THE RUNNING MAN 30th Anniversary Inauguration Special Event.
How a wild Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie predicted Trump’s America. Pre-screening presentation featuring special guests.
The future’s not so bright in The Running Man. Set in a dystopian American circa 2019, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a wrongly convicted cop in this science fiction action film. Accused of killing rioters, Ben Richards is sent to jail but escapes only to find himself on the popular television show called, you guessed, it “The Running Man.” In order to regain his freedom, he must battle a bunch of professional killers on this brutal execution slash game-show. In order to prove his innocence, he has to tap into government computers to prove the guilt of the regime who’s trying to frame him.