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Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 1997

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
In the year 2019, America is a totalitarian state where the favorite television program is "The Running Man" -- a game show in which prisoners must run to freedom to avoid a brutal death. Having been made a scapegoat by the government, an imprisoned Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has the opportunity to make it back to the outside again by being a contestant on the deadly show, although the twisted host, Damon Killian (Richard Dawson), has no intention of letting him escape.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Alonso, Richard Dawson, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, Mick Fleetwood, Dweezil Zappa

Director: Paul Glaser

Genres: Action, Science fiction

Production Co: TAFT Entertainment, Home Box Office (HBO)

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