History Trivia / TheRunningMan

1st Oct '16 2:10:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* DuelingMovies: Not so much at the time, but in retrospect with ''Film/{{RoboCop|1987}}''. Both movies:
** Were released in 1987, take place twenty minutes in the future, and are set in a dystopic society where an elite few live in luxury while the masses live around them in squalor. Possibly intentional but both could be seen as satire of Reagan's America.
** Despite their future setting the hairstyles, fashions, music, and other things are so '80s it's painful.
** Are ultraviolent movies with an undertone that violence as a form of entertainment is bad.
** Feature two villains who (at the time) were playing against type. Richard Dawson and Jim Brown in ''Running Man'' and Ronny Cox and Kurtwood Smith in ''[=RoboCop=]''.
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.
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