Pvt. Hudson
Bill Paxton as "Pvt. Hudson" in Aliens (1986):
Maybe we got 'em demoralized.
The Running Man (1987)
The Running Man (1987) 18
The Running Man - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: A game nobody survives ... but Schwarzenegger has yet to play.
Genres: Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
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Released: 13 November 1987 (USA)
Length: 101 min
Rating: 7 out of 10 7 /10
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  • An unbelievably awesome science-fiction story (mad props to the master Stephen King) featuring the ultimate action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger!
  • "Ben Richards" (aka the Butcher of Bakersfield), gets the ultimate revenge on both society that betrayed him, gladitors trying to brutally kill him, and the game-shot host that tries to humiliate him.
  • Seriously cool tough-guy dialogue!

The year is 2019. Television is now ruling people's lives. The most popular 'audience participation' game show is 'The Running Man'- where convicts can win pardons instead of 'parting gifts' by defeating murderous henchmen known as 'stalkers'. The stalkers haven't had much of a challenge lately. Until Ben Richards comes along.

Wrongly convicted of slaughtering 1500 innocent people, Richards is the next contestant to fight for his life and his freedom. When 'Running Man' host Damon Killian says 'Come on down!', be prepared to pay with your life! But Ben Richards isn't going down without a fight. Off Richards goes into the burned-out sections of Los Angeles to face four of Killian's ace stalkers. Now the entire country is glued to the tube.

Ben Richards
I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I'm going to ram it into your stomach and break your god-damn spine!
Amber Mendez
Fireball
[Referring to dead bodies]They're running men. Last season's winners.No. Last season's losers.
Ben Richards
Killian, here's your Subzero, now plain zero.
Amber Mendez
Ben Richards
I warn you I get sick. Car sick, air sick. And I'm going to throw up all over *you*.Go for it. Won't show on this shirt...
Ben Richards
Damon Killian
Killian! I'll be back!Only in a rerun.
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