Running Man, The

Lists: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Dystopian

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 1618 (Rank from 1987: # 17)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 100%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Televised Murder Sport

  • People Involved

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (Ben Richards)
  • Richard Dawson (Damon Killian)
  • Maria Conchita Alonso (Amber Mendez)
  • Yaphet Kotto (William Laughlin)
  • Jim Brown (Fireball)
  • Jesse Ventura (Captain Freedom)
  • Erland van Lidth (Dynamo)
  • Marvin J. McIntyre (Harold Weiss)
  • Gus Rethwisch (Buzzsaw)
  • Professor Toru Tanaka (Subzero)
  • Mick Fleetwood (Mic)
  • Franco Columbu (911 Security Officer)
  • Paul Michael Glaser (Director)