Directed by former Starsky and Hutch TV star Paul Michael Glaser, this post-apocalyptic science fiction yarn satirized American entertainment, mocking pro wrestling, game shows, and law-and-order reality programming. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Ben Richards, a cop in the totalitarian America of 2019, framed for massacring rioting civilians during a famine. After escaping from jail, Richards tries to prove his innocence, but his efforts are thwarted at every turn by a regime in need of a scapegoat. Richards is captured along with an innocent civilian, Amber Mendez (Maria Conchita Alonso), and they are forced to participate in a violent game show called "The Running Man," hosted by the unctuous Damon Killian (Richard Dawson). The object of the game for Richards and Mendez: obtain freedom by staying alive against a gauntlet of skillful assassins like "Subzero" (Prof. Toru Tanaka) and "Captain Freedom" (Jesse Ventura), each armed with unique weapons like razor-sharp hockey sticks and chainsaws. With the help of some fellow "contestants," Richards is able to tap into government computers and prove his innocence. The Running Man was very loosely based on a short story by Stephen King, who wrote it under the name Richard Bachman.~Karl Williams
New audio commentary with director Paul Michael Glaser
Paul Michael Glaser
Steven E. de Souza
Arnold SchwarzeneggerBen "Butcher of Bakersfield" Richards
Maria Conchita AlonsoAmber Mendez
Richard DawsonDamon Killian, Running Man Game-Show Host
This is a older movie that we had not seen and was delighted when I was able to purchase it from BestBuy at a good price and my wife really enjoyed watching it and am looking forward to watching again anytime we want.
Yes, Arnold says ‘I’ll be back’ in The Running Man too. And it is wonderful!!! I’ve watched this film countless times over the years. Finally own it on bluray. Recommend for fans of sci-fi. It’s a must own
Olive Films has finally given us an upgrade to the Running Man! The blu ray has the best Picture quality of all the prior Running Man releases. Its not perfect by any means, but its very doubtful that they will remaster this again in 4K. So if you are holding back on this DONT! Not very many extras though. I was hoping for at least what was on the prior DVD release.