History YMMV / TheRunningMan

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 !!The film:



!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.
8th Mar '16 2:16:05 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.
9th Jan '16 11:25:06 AM BatmanKalEl
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* SoBadItsGood

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* %%* SoBadItsGood
9th Jan '16 11:22:58 AM BatmanKalEl
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* HilariousInHindsight

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* HilariousInHindsightHilariousInHindsight:
9th Jan '16 11:22:25 AM BatmanKalEl
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* EsotericHappyEnding: Yeah, Killian's ruse has been undone, Richards' name has been cleared on national TV, and he got the girl, but it takes more than that to solve the economic and social problems still taking place in America.



* InferredHolocaust: Yeah, Killian's ruse has been undone, Richards' name has been cleared on national TV, and he got the girl, but it takes more than that to solve the economic and social problems still taking place in America.
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