The Running Man - Greatest Movie Ever?

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The novel was better but I really like it. Same with Starship Troopers. Different, but enjoy both.

Arnie had some interesting things to say about the experience in his autobiography. He felt Paul Glaser directed it too much like a TV episode and the movie never reached its full potential.
 

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#77
The novel was better but I really like it. Same with Starship Troopers. Different, but enjoy both.

Arnie had some interesting things to say about the experience in his autobiography. He felt Paul Glaser directed it too much like a TV episode and the movie never reached its full potential.
Arnold is played as a bit of a muscle man numpty but he was very clever in the movie industry. For all the schtick he gets, from '84 to '92 he was in 4 outright classics of their genres, being the 2 Terminator films, Predator, and Total Recall. Should have listened to him.
 

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Arnold is played as a bit of a muscle man numpty but he was very clever in the movie industry. For all the schtick he gets, from '84 to '92 he was in 4 outright classics of their genres, being the 2 Terminator films, Predator, and Total Recall. Should have listened to him.
In most cases Arnie is listened to and he bats for the director against producers but with the Running Man there seemed to be some issues with the original director Andrew Davis being overbudget and overschedule. Sounds like one of those issues where producers really did have to step in.
 

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The novel was better but I really like it. Same with Starship Troopers. Different, but enjoy both.

Arnie had some interesting things to say about the experience in his autobiography. He felt Paul Glaser directed it too much like a TV episode and the movie never reached its full potential.
The novella is so different and bleak to the movie. But both are great. Bit like Kubrick's The Shining and the book I guess.
 

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on now.

how did he get to the point of being a chopper pilot in this brutal dictatorship if hes so principled?

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I've missed 30 minutes of it I'll watch the dvd tomorrow :D

Mis-read the online guide, it's on 9/9HD in Sydney (and other NRL states) but yes it's on GEM in Melbourne (for some reason the online guide was auto locked on Sydney, but I'm stupid for not channel flicking just in case).
 

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When this was on last Friday my band was waiting around to play at 12ish. Bass player was getting stressed so I dragged him into the beer garden where this was playing. Perfect I thought, this will take your mind of things. To me Running Man is one of those almost perfect movies. And cheesy as ****. Chilled him out as we played out the oneliners but was disappointed to find out so few y's had seen or heard of the movie.
 

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Bit of trivia: Stephen King sold the film rights before it was known he was Richard Bachman. After it was announced, he told the producers to still use Richard Bachman in the credits. Oh, and he doesn't like the movie.
 

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Bit of trivia: Stephen King sold the film rights before it was known he was Richard Bachman. After it was announced, he told the producers to still use Richard Bachman in the credits. Oh, and he doesn't like the movie.
Wow a 12 year old thread lol

It's so far removed from the book it may as well have another name.
 

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Finally got around to reading the book about a year ago, not bad. Would be alright to see a faithful adaptation of that for something different.
 
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