The Running Man

2019. A game nobody survives. This year might be the exception.

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Podcast Release Date:
May 03, 2016

Stephen King Series

Arnold Schwarzenegger, come on down! You’re the next contestant on The Running Man!

No one was interested in making movies based on the writings of Richard Bachman. His novels Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and The Running Man were modest sellers that often had only one printing. More, they were dark and rough novels King wrote in his early years. That changed in 1985 when Bachman was exposed as a pen name for Stephen King. Just two years later Arnold Schwarzenegger was The Running Man -a very loose adaptation of the ’82 Bachman novel. The film is now a cult hit, fondly remembered by Generation X, but is it any good? Listen now to find out!

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Movie Details

Stephen King
Paul Michael Glaser
1 h 41 min
Release Date
13 November 1987
Science Fiction, Action, Thriller
By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and U.S. society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.

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