The Running Man (1987) (R)
2019. A game nobody survives. This year might be the exception.
Budget: $27,000,000
Revenue: $38,122,105
Genres: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.