• Last Action Hero (1993)

Last Action Hero

Release Date: May 13th, 1993

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 1997

PG-13 |2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

Following the death of his father, young Danny Madigan (Austin O'Brien) takes comfort in watching action movies featuring the indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger). After being given a magic ticket by theater manager Nick (Robert Prosky), Danny is sucked into the screen and bonds with Slater. When evil fictional villain Benedict (Charles Dance) gets his hands on the ticket and enters the real world, Danny and Jack must follow and stop him.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O'Brien, Charles Dance, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Frank McRae, Tom Noonan, Robert Prosky

Director: John McTiernan

Genres: Comedy , Action

Production Co: Oak Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Columbia Pictures, Columbia Tristar

Keywords: Transformation, New York City, Offbeat, 1990s, Los Angeles, Murder, Friendship, Police officer, Pursuit, Police station, Suspenseful, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    The stunt work and special effects are top flight; Schwarzenegger and the kid are just fine, but we can't help but want this film to stop kidding around and thrill us. [18 Jun 1993, p.C]

  • 63
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Last Action Hero is a spectacularly uneven movie. Its action is hectic, but scattershot and mostly pretty empty. On the other hand, it is entertaining in surprising ways. [18 Jun 1993, p.41]

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    For all of its sensational stunts and flashes of wit, however, Last Action Hero plays more like a bright idea than like a movie that was thought through. It doesn't evoke the mystery of the barrier between audience and screen the way Woody Allen did, and a lot of the time it simply seems to be standing around commenting on itself. show more

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