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The Running Man(1987)

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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.

Director(s)
Paul Michael Glaser
Writer(s)
Release Date
Producer(s)
George Linder
Tim Zinnemann
Language English
Genres ActionScience Fiction
Runtime 1 hours, 41 minutes
Budget $27,000,000.00
Revenue $38,122,105.00
Production Keith Barish ProductionsTAFT Entertainment PicturesHBOBraveworld Productions
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