History YMMV / TheRunningMan

4th Nov '16 8:07:19 PM BatmanKalEl
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4th Nov '16 8:06:16 PM BatmanKalEl
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: '''CLAP IF YOU LOVE ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy8rT8oHCbI DYNAMO!!!]]'''''


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* EarWorm: '''CLAP IF YOU LOVE ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy8rT8oHCbI DYNAMO!!!]]'''''
3rd Oct '16 2:36:24 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[NonActionBigBad Damon Killian]], [[SmarmyHost host]] of ''[[DeadlyGame The Running Man]]'' and head of the network in the dystopian future, runs a TV network where shows are aired that feature innocent people climbing ropes for dollars while vicious dogs lurk below; most of them fall. The star attraction, though, is ''[[BloodSport The Running Man]]'', where supposed criminals are released into a labyrinth to be hunted down by the vicious Stalkers and murdered. Blackmailing hero Ben Richards into playing the game, Damon then forces his friends to play despite his promises otherwise, and when a young woman digs into Richards's past, Killian manufactures a criminal history for her and throws her into the game as well. Even winning the game is no guarantee of safety, as the winners are disposed of while Killian lies about their survival. Smug, sociopathic and indifferent to human suffering, Killian defends himself by claiming that people just love television and as a TV star, he is giving them the violence they crave, no matter how many lives are ruined or ended.
1st Oct '16 2:08:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* Dueling Movies: Not so much at the time, but in retrospect with Robocop. 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 80's 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.
2nd Aug '16 9:39:22 AM teachzebra
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* Dueling Movies: Not so much at the time, but in retrospect with Robocop. 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 80's 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.
23rd Jul '16 1:27:38 PM nombretomado
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The book mocks reality television show like ''Hard Copy'' that demonize people to make the audience hate them. (And keep in mind, this was written nearly 20 years before ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' and ''BigBrother'' spared a boom in just that type of reality game show.)

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The book mocks reality television show like ''Hard Copy'' that demonize people to make the audience hate them. (And keep in mind, this was written nearly 20 years before ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' and ''BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' spared a boom in just that type of reality game show.)
14th Jul '16 1:23:54 PM AFP
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Shows what will happen if Reality TV shows go that one extra step and actually start hurting people.... but probably directly inspired the British Game Show [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanted_%28game_show%29 Wanted]] and the Japanese Game ''Series/RunForMoneyTousouchuu''.

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Shows what will happen if Reality TV shows go that one extra step and actually start hurting people.... but probably directly inspired the British Game Show [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanted_%28game_show%29 Wanted]] and the Japanese Game ''Series/RunForMoneyTousouchuu''. Or the 2016 American series ''[[http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/03/16/ben_affleck_and_matt_damon_have_a_new_reality_show_the_runner.html The Runner.]]''
5th Jul '16 5:02:17 PM jameygamer
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** Killian has a video broadcast of Captain Freedom fighting and killing what appears to the in-universe audience to be Richards and Amber - it's actually stunt doubles with the two characters' faces digitally superimposed over the doubles. A radical notion in a late 1980s film, but common practice by film effects artists today. Even a few years after The Running Man was released, the effects team for Jurassic Park would use the same technique to cover up a stunt double's face.

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** Killian has a video broadcast of Captain Freedom fighting and killing what appears to the in-universe audience to be Richards and Amber - it's actually stunt doubles with the two characters' faces digitally superimposed over the doubles. A radical notion in a late 1980s film, but common practice by film effects artists today. Even a few years after The ''The Running Man Man'' was released, the effects team for Jurassic Park ''Jurassic Park'' would use the same technique to cover up a stunt double's face.
15th May '16 10:33:52 AM erforce
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!The film:

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!The book:
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Shows what will happen if Reality TV shows go that one extra step and actually start hurting people.... but probably directly inspired the British Game Show [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanted_%28game_show%29 Wanted]] and the Japanese Game Series/RunForMoneyTousouchuu.
* HarsherInHindsight: The ending where [[spoiler:Richards flies the plane straight into the Games Building brings up some unfortunate connotations for those reading the book post September 11th, 2001.]]

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!The !!The book:
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Shows what will happen if Reality TV shows go that one extra step and actually start hurting people.... but probably directly inspired the British Game Show [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanted_%28game_show%29 Wanted]] and the Japanese Game Series/RunForMoneyTousouchuu.
''Series/RunForMoneyTousouchuu''.
* HarsherInHindsight: The ending where has [[spoiler:Richards flies the flying a plane straight into the Games Building Building, which brings up some unfortunate connotations for those reading the book post September 11th, 2001.]]
8th Mar '16 2:16:33 PM CoCage
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** '' VideoGame/MadWorld'' counts too, just with less dystopia and more deconstruction on violent reality shows and those who enjoy.

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** '' VideoGame/MadWorld'' counts too, just with less dystopia and more deconstruction on violent reality shows and those who enjoy.enjoy it.
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