Overview

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American 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.

  1. Paul Michael Glaser

    Director

  2. Stephen King

    Author

  3. Steven E. de Souza

    Author

Top Billed Cast

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Ben Richards

  2. Richard Dawson

    Richard Dawson

    Damon Killian

  3. María Conchita Alonso

    María Conchita Alonso

    Amber Mendez

  4. Yaphet Kotto

    Yaphet Kotto

    William Laughlin

  5. Jim Brown

    Jim Brown

    Fireball

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  • November 13, 1987
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget $27,000,000.00

Revenue $38,122,105.00

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