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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** Denmark: ''Death Runs Wild''
** Hungary: ''Killing Robots''
** Japan: ''Future Police''
** Mexico, Peru and Portugal: ''Out of Control''
** Russia: ''Robot Hunt''
** Slovenia: ''The Cobweb of Death''
** Taiwan: ''Thunderbolt''


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** Germany: ''Runaway: Spinning Death''
** Brazil: ''Runaway: Out of Control''
** France: ''Runaway: Escape from the Future''
** Greece: ''Runaway: Special Pursuit Team''
** Spain: ''Runaway: Special Brigade''

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget: $8 million, Box office: $6,770,587


* TechnologyMarchesOn: Computers are hardware rather than software-oriented; the MacGuffin is a set of phototemplates used to mass-produce microprocessors, when circa-2015 you'd expect a thumb drive. Luther uses a mobile phone so he can't be traced, and the police are stymied rather than triangulating him via cell towers. Ironically the EverythingIsOnline trope is averted because of this, with Luther having to enter the police station to break into their computers, though he does tap (not 'hack') into the CCTV cameras.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Computers are hardware rather than software-oriented; the MacGuffin is a set of phototemplates used to mass-produce microprocessors, when circa-2015 you'd millennials would expect a thumb flash drive. Luther uses a mobile phone so he can't be traced, and the police are stymied rather than triangulating him via cell towers. Ironically the EverythingIsOnline trope is averted because of this, with Luther having to enter the police station to break into their computers, though he does tap (not 'hack') into the CCTV cameras.



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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Computers are hardware rather than software-oriented; the MacGuffin is a set of phototemplates used to mass-produce microprocessors, when circa-2015 you'd expect a thumb drive. Luther uses a mobile phone so he can't be traced, and the police are stymied rather than triangulating him via cell towers. Ironically the EverythingIsOnline trope is averted because of this, with Luther having to enter the police station to break into their computers, though he does tap (not 'hack') into the CCTV cameras.


* DuelingMovies: With a multi-million dollar budget, [[TomSelleck one of the biggest actors at the time]] and written/directed by [[Creator/MichaelCrichton a science-fiction legend]], this film was projected to be the major sci-fi film of late 1984 and the definitive "[[AIIsACrapshoot Renegade Robot]]" movie. Instead, it got overshadowed by a [[TheTerminator B-movie about a robot assassin]] played by [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger an Austrian bodybuilder who barely spoke English]], co-starring alongside actors who only had theater experience, and written/directed by [[Creator/JamesCameron an unknown]] (whose last film credit was ''Film/PiranhaPartTwoTheSpawning'').

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* DuelingMovies: With a multi-million dollar budget, [[TomSelleck [[Creator/TomSelleck one of the biggest actors at the time]] and written/directed by [[Creator/MichaelCrichton a science-fiction legend]], this film was projected to be the major sci-fi film of late 1984 and the definitive "[[AIIsACrapshoot Renegade Robot]]" movie. Instead, it got overshadowed by a [[TheTerminator [[Film/TheTerminator B-movie about a robot assassin]] played by [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger an Austrian bodybuilder who barely spoke English]], co-starring alongside actors who only had theater theatre experience, and written/directed by [[Creator/JamesCameron an unknown]] (whose last film credit was ''Film/PiranhaPartTwoTheSpawning'').


* DuelingMovies: With a multi-million dollar budget, [[TomSelleck one of the biggest actors at the time]] and written/directed by [[MichaelCrichton a science-fiction legend]], this film was projected to be the major sci-fi film of late 1984 and the definitive "[[AIIsACrapshoot Renegade Robot]]" movie. Instead, it got overshadowed by a [[TheTerminator B-movie about a robot assassin]] played by [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger an Austrian bodybuilder who barely spoke English]], co-starring alongside actors who only had theater experience, and written/directed by [[Creator/JamesCameron an unknown]] (whose last film credit was ''Film/PiranhaPartTwoTheSpawning'').

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* DuelingMovies: With a multi-million dollar budget, [[TomSelleck one of the biggest actors at the time]] and written/directed by [[MichaelCrichton [[Creator/MichaelCrichton a science-fiction legend]], this film was projected to be the major sci-fi film of late 1984 and the definitive "[[AIIsACrapshoot Renegade Robot]]" movie. Instead, it got overshadowed by a [[TheTerminator B-movie about a robot assassin]] played by [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger an Austrian bodybuilder who barely spoke English]], co-starring alongside actors who only had theater experience, and written/directed by [[Creator/JamesCameron an unknown]] (whose last film credit was ''Film/PiranhaPartTwoTheSpawning'').


* DuelingMovies: With a multi-million dollar budget, [[TomSelleck one of the biggest actors at the time]] and written/directed by [[MichaelCrichton a science-fiction legend]], this film was projected to be the major sci-fi film of late 1984 and the definitive "[[AIIsACrapshoot Renegade Robot]]" movie. Instead, it got overshadowed by a [[TheTerminator B-movie about a robot assassin]] played by [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger an Austrian bodybuilder who barely spoke English]], co-starring alongside actors who only had theater experience, and written/directed by [[Creator/JamesCameron an unknown]] (whose last film credit was ''[[{{Piranha}} Piranha II]]'').

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* DuelingMovies: With a multi-million dollar budget, [[TomSelleck one of the biggest actors at the time]] and written/directed by [[MichaelCrichton a science-fiction legend]], this film was projected to be the major sci-fi film of late 1984 and the definitive "[[AIIsACrapshoot Renegade Robot]]" movie. Instead, it got overshadowed by a [[TheTerminator B-movie about a robot assassin]] played by [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger an Austrian bodybuilder who barely spoke English]], co-starring alongside actors who only had theater experience, and written/directed by [[Creator/JamesCameron an unknown]] (whose last film credit was ''[[{{Piranha}} Piranha II]]'').
''Film/PiranhaPartTwoTheSpawning'').


* DuelingMovies: With a multi-million dollar budget, [[TomSelleck one of the biggest actors at the time]] and written/directed by [[MichaelCrichton a science-fiction legend]], this film was projected to be the major sci-fi film of late 1984 and the definitive "[[AIIsACrapshoot Renegade Robot]]" movie. Instead, it got overshadowed by a [[TheTerminator B-movie about a robot assassin]] played by [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger an Austrian bodybuilder who barely spoke English]], co-starring alongside actors who only had theater experience, and written/directed by [[JamesCameron an unknown]] (whose last film credit was ''[[{{Piranha}} Piranha II]]'').

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* DuelingMovies: With a multi-million dollar budget, [[TomSelleck one of the biggest actors at the time]] and written/directed by [[MichaelCrichton a science-fiction legend]], this film was projected to be the major sci-fi film of late 1984 and the definitive "[[AIIsACrapshoot Renegade Robot]]" movie. Instead, it got overshadowed by a [[TheTerminator B-movie about a robot assassin]] played by [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger an Austrian bodybuilder who barely spoke English]], co-starring alongside actors who only had theater experience, and written/directed by [[JamesCameron [[Creator/JamesCameron an unknown]] (whose last film credit was ''[[{{Piranha}} Piranha II]]'').

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* DuelingMovies: With a multi-million dollar budget, [[TomSelleck one of the biggest actors at the time]] and written/directed by [[MichaelCrichton a science-fiction legend]], this film was projected to be the major sci-fi film of late 1984 and the definitive "[[AIIsACrapshoot Renegade Robot]]" movie. Instead, it got overshadowed by a [[TheTerminator B-movie about a robot assassin]] played by [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger an Austrian bodybuilder who barely spoke English]], co-starring alongside actors who only had theater experience, and written/directed by [[JamesCameron an unknown]] (whose last film credit was ''[[{{Piranha}} Piranha II]]'').

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