TMR - The Running Man (Pt.1 of 3)

Michael King

by Michael King

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The Running Man is a 1987 American action film loosely based on Stephen King's 1982 novel of the same name. Directed by Paul Michael Glaser, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, María Conchita Alonso, Jesse Ventura, Jim Brown, and Richard Dawson.
The film, set in a dystopian America in the year 2019, is about a television show called The Running Man, where convicted criminal "runners" must escape death at the hands of professional killers. The Running Man bears some similarity to "Das Millionenspiel", a fictional German reality show (1970),[citation needed] which is itself based on the novel The Prize of Peril by Robert Sheckley.