THE RUNNING MAN
Director: Paul Michael Glaser Run Time: 101 min. Release Year: 1987
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, María Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Yaphet Kotto
By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and U.S. 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.