History Trivia / TheRunningMan

7th Aug '16 11:06:31 AM Gouken20xx
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* HilariousInHindsight: One of the lines Ben Richards uses is that he's not into politics, just survival. Almost two decades later, Arnold is the Governor of California.
7th Aug '16 11:02:11 AM Gouken20xx
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* HilariousInHindsight: One of the lines Ben Richards uses is that he's not into politics, just survival. Almost two decades later, Arnold is the Governor of California.
3rd Aug '16 11:47:40 AM JudasZala
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** Killian refers to Fireball as the "number one rusher"; Jim Brown, who played Fireball, was the running back for the Cleveland Browns, and once held the record for the most career rushing yards. Fireball also yells "Win one for the Zero", a play on the famous Knute Rockne quote, "Win one for the Gipper."

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** Killian refers to Fireball as the "number one rusher"; Jim Brown, who played Fireball, was the running back for the Cleveland Browns, and once held the record for the most career rushing yards. Fireball also yells "Win "[[WinOneForTheGipper Win one for the Zero", Zero]]", a play on the famous Knute Rockne quote, "Win one for [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan the Gipper.Gipper]]."
3rd Aug '16 11:43:24 AM JudasZala
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* TheDanza: Sven, Killian's bodyguard, is played by Sven Ole-Thorsen.

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* TheDanza: Sven, Killian's bodyguard, is played by Sven Ole-Thorsen. Also, Mic is played by [[Music/FleetwoodMac Mick Fleetwood]].
1st Aug '16 1:27:47 PM JudasZala
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* TheDanza: Sven, Killian's bodyguard, is played by Sven Ole-Thorsen.
2nd Jul '16 10:54:01 AM AFP
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** Also, as of 2016, there is a TV series called [[http://www.aol.com/article/2016/07/01/matt-damon-ben-affleck-the-runner-explainer/21420634/ The Runner]], with a rather similar (though presumably non-lethal) premise to the version of the game in the original story.
9th May '16 3:17:43 AM erforce
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** Just before he's launched into the Zone, Richards promises that [[TheTerminator "I'll be back."]] To say nothing of Richard Dawson's role as a game show host.

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** Just before he's launched into the Zone, Richards promises that [[TheTerminator [[Film/TheTerminator "I'll be back."]] To say nothing of Richard Dawson's role as a game show host.
6th Apr '16 12:30:25 AM esa-saari
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** ''Juokse tai kuole'' (Finland - English: Run or Die)
26th Mar '16 5:56:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy
** [[Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure Frances]]' butler, [[Film/StirCrazy Grossberger]], and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Jim Brown]] all play Stalkers.
** [[Film/LiveAndLetDie Mister Big]]/[[spoiler:Dr. Kananga]] plays Laughlin. [[BondOneLiner He still has an inflated ego,]] [[spoiler: something he semi-admits before he dies.]]
** Plus [[Music/FleetwoodMac Mick Fleetwood]] as [[TheDanza rebel leader Mic]], and Dweezil Zappa as that one rebel guy.
** The game show itself is hosted by [[Series/HogansHeroes Newkirk]].
** And the announcer is... [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Professor Membrane]], apparently.



** [[TheFugitive Andrew Davis]] was originally going to direct the film (after three previous directors pulled out) but was fired a week into production due to going overbudget and being four days behind schedule. Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky from ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'') finished the film.

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** [[TheFugitive Andrew Davis]] was originally going to direct the film (after three previous directors pulled out) but was fired a week into production due to going overbudget and being four days behind schedule. Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky from ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'') finished the film.
7th Feb '16 12:51:39 PM worldbreaker
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*** The Running Man starring Christopher Reeve probably would have been a little more faithful to the novel than the version featuring Arnold
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