History Literature / TheRunningMan

2nd Jul '16 10:54:46 AM AFP
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Not to be confused with Series/RunningMan, the South Korean variety show.

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Not to be confused with Series/RunningMan, the South Korean variety show. Or [[http://www.aol.com/article/2016/07/01/matt-damon-ben-affleck-the-runner-explainer/21420634/ The Runner]], an evidently unrelated 2016 series with a very similar premise (though presumably with nobody dying).
30th Jun '16 9:52:29 AM angryasians
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* CopKiller: Richards kills three Boston police officers in a gas explosion during his underground escape from the hotel. He already had a target on his head, but now every cop in the city wants his blood.

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* CopKiller: Richards kills three five Boston police officers in a gas explosion during his underground escape from the hotel. He already had a target on his head, but now every cop in the city wants his blood.
14th Jun '16 6:44:32 PM Discar
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->'''Richards''': ''"Want some coffee?"''
->'''Donahue''': ''"No."''
->'''Richards''': ''"Sure you do."'' ''([[spoiler:breaks Donahue's head open with the coffee maker'']])

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->'''Richards''': ''"Want some coffee?"''
->'''Donahue''': ''"No.
->"''In the year 2025, the best men don't run for president, they run for their lives..."''
->'''Richards''': ''"Sure you do."'' ''([[spoiler:breaks Donahue's head open with the coffee maker'']])
14th Jun '16 6:23:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* KilledOffScreen: Richards briefly meets another contestant of the ''Running Man'' contest before they're seperately sent out into the field. He later hears a news report that the other contestant was found in another town hiding in a container and killed by the Hunters.

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* KilledOffScreen: Richards briefly meets another contestant of the ''Running Man'' contest before they're seperately separately sent out into the field. He later hears a news report that the other contestant was found in another town hiding in a container and killed by the Hunters.
9th Apr '16 6:32:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* PollutedWasteland: Most of America in 2025.

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* PollutedWasteland: Most of America in 2025. The corporate networks have gained unrestricted license to pump out exhaust gasses that cause a surge in bronchitis cases, to the point where the relatively well-off part of the population use special nose filters.
9th Apr '16 6:15:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* BodyHorror: King describes the effects of [[spoiler: Richards being gutshot]] in excruciating detail.
9th Apr '16 6:11:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* CopKiller: Richards kills three Boston police officers in a gas explosion during his underground escape from the hotel. He already had a target on his head, but now every cop in the city wants his blood.


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* OhCrap: Richards thinks that he is one step ahead of his pursuers after taking refuge in a hotel room in Boston. When he looks out his window he starts to notice that there are ''way'' too many police officers in the area, and he realizes that he's walked into a trap.
14th Mar '16 8:25:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Robert Killian is the smarmy head of the Games Company, overseeing the {{Immoral Reality Show}}s that are broadcast to the poor populations to distract them from how the network is poisoning the air.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Robert Damon Killian is the smarmy head of the Games Company, overseeing the {{Immoral Reality Show}}s that are broadcast to the poor populations to distract them from how the network is poisoning the air.
14th Mar '16 8:24:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Robert Killian is the smarmy head of the Games Company, overseeing the {{Immoral Reality Show}}s that are broadcast to the poor populations to distract them from how the network is poisoning the air.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Richards gives a ''spectacular'' one to one of his examiners during the Games Corporation's screening process. It has her nearly in tears by the end of it.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Richards gives a ''spectacular'' one to one of his examiners during the Games Corporation's screening process.process, breaking down how privileged she is and basically sees people like Richards as cattle. It has her nearly in tears by the end of it.
14th Mar '16 7:39:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFutureTwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The setting is 2025, when America has become a polluted corporate dystopia.
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