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.

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  1. Stephen King


  2. Paul Michael Glaser


  3. Steven E. de Souza


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  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


  6. Jesse Ventura

    Jesse Ventura

    Captain Freedom

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget $27,000,000.00

Revenue $38,122,105.00

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Release Information

  • November 13, 1987
    R, Theatrical



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