History Trivia / TheRunningMan

24th Jul '17 12:25:24 AM Drcynic24
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** van Lidth was an accomplished opera singer before his (unfortunately) brief foray into acting.
8th Jun '17 10:55:32 AM lvthn13
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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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** [[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.film.

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* AnachronismStew: Curiously, while passing time counting cars, Richards mentions Studebaker automobiles. Studebaker had already been out of business for more than 15 years when the book was written; possibly this anticipated a situation like Cuba in which old vehicles were kept running indefinitely, but the book also shows hover cars...
3rd Jun '17 4:40:19 AM Nakuyabi
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** Likewise, while the computer graphics technology to simulate all the other fake footage entirely from scratch is still rather expensive, the software and technical skill necessary to do so are all available to Hollywood and anyone else who can afford them.

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** Likewise, while the computer graphics technology to simulate all the other fake footage entirely from scratch is still rather expensive, the software and technical skill necessary to do so are all available to Hollywood and anyone else who can afford them.them, as recently demonstrated with Carrie Fisher and Peter Cushing's likenesses in ''Film/RogueOne''. When this technology gets less expensive and more widely available to the public, we may never again be absolutely certain that any video record of ''anything'' hasn't been fabricated.
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.
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