The Running Man
We always say the best music, movies and TV shows have all been made, we’re here to help you remember them all.
1987’s “The Running Man” is proof of that.
Loosley based on a 1982 Stephen King novel of the same name, the movie was directed by Paul Michael Glaser of Starsky & Hutch fame. The movie starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, María Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Yaphet Kotto, and Jesse Ventura.
The movie is set in 2017. The biggest show in the country? The Running Man. The show is hosted by Richard Dawson and the show is all about convicted criminal “runners” who must escape death at the hands of professional killers.
The movie also featured football Hall of Fame great Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura as “Captain Freedom”, Erland Van Lidth De Jeude as “Dynamo” Marvin J. McIntyre as Harold Weiss, Gus Rethwisch as Eddie “Buzzsaw” Vatowski, Professor Toru Tanaka as “Professor Subzero”, and yes, Mick Fleetwood as Mic along with Dweezil Zappa as Stevie
Because there’s not an original idea left in the hacks in Hollywood, there’s an expected reboot due in 2021 or 2022. Can’t wait to see how ‘woke’ they make it.
The movie was budgeted for 27 million dollars and did over 37 million dollars at the box office.
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