Last Action Hero

This isn't the movies anymore.

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Podcast Release Date:
Sep 13, 2022

… or The First Reality Star?

Arnold Schwarzenegger might’ve been a kindergarten cop, but he has no authority over the 10-year-old boy jawing in his ear throughout his 1993 box office bomb The Last Action Hero. Was it a Big Mistake for the movie icon to partner with a know-it-all fan eager to point out every cliche of his cinematic character? Or did Die Hard director John McTiernan and Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black elevate the action genre with clever self-awareness that wouldn’t be hip for another decade? Brock, Arnie, and Stuart provide the magic ticket when you Listen Now!     

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Movie Details

Original Title
Last Action Hero
Title
Last Action Hero
Director
John McTiernan
Author
Producer
John McTiernan, Stephen J. Roth
Writer
Actors
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O'Brien, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance, Frank McRae, Tom Noonan, Robert Prosky, Anthony Quinn, Mercedes Ruehl, Ian McKellen, Professor Toru Tanaka, Joan Plowright, Keith Barish, Jim Belushi, Chevy Chase, Chris Connelly, Karen Duffy, Larry Ferguson, Leeza Gibbons, M.C. Hammer, Little Richard, Robert Patrick, Maria Shriver, Sharon Stone, Melvin Van Peebles, Damon Wayans, Jason Kelly, Noah Emmerich, Tina Turner, Billy D. Lucas, Ryan Todd, Apollo Dukakis, Patrick Flanagan, Donald C. Llorens, Michael Chieffo, Mike Muscat, John P. Finnegan, Bobbie Brown, Angie Everhart, Jeffrey Braer, Anthony Peck, Paul Gonzales, Anna Navarro, Dex Elliott Sanders, Nick Dimitri, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Rick Ducommun, Wendle Josepher, Michael V. Gazzo, Lee Reherman, R.C. Bates, Colleen Camp, Donna Borghoff, John McTiernan Sr., Tiffany Lynne Puhy, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Danny DeVito, Al Leong, Matt Johnston, Thomas Rosales Jr., Peter Kent
Runtime
2 h 10 min
Release Date
18 June 1993
Genres
Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Family
Overview
Following the death of his father, young Danny Madigan takes comfort in watching action movies featuring the indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater. After being given a magic ticket by theater manager Nick, Danny is sucked into the screen and bonds with Slater. When evil fictional villain Benedict gets his hands on the ticket and enters the real world, Danny and Jack must follow and stop him.

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