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The Running Man

In this breathless futuristic vehicle from 1987, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a helicopter pilot framed for the murder of starving civilians, who ends up being forced to take part in a brutal TV game show in which a succession of gadget-wielding killers hunt him down on the streets of Los Angeles.

Based on a Stephen King novel, Schwarzenegger assumes the role with relish - destroying baddies with killer one-liners - and director Paul Michael Glaser (of Starsky and Hutch fame) handles the action sequences with panache.

Maria Conchita Alonso plays Arnie's reluctant partner, while Richard Dawson steals the show with his take on a smarmy, ratings-obsessed TV host

(1987) Cert: 18

The Running Man synopsis

A man is sentenced to death by game show when he is framed for murders he did not commit in this future-set sci-fi action thriller

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