By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and U.S. 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.
Plot Keywords: prison, based on novel or book, chase, hunting human beings, game show, dystopia
|Director||Paul Michael Glaser|
|Writers||Steven E. de Souza, Stephen King|
|Production Companies||Braveworld Productions, Keith Barish Productions, TAFT Entertainment Pictures, HBO|
|Production Country||United States of America|