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The Late Show: The Running Man 35MM

02/25/2017 10:30 PM

@ Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City
1400 Main St
Kansas CityMO 

The Late Show: The Running Man 35MM

"Who loves you and who do you love?!" Paul Michael Glaser was so good at being Starsky in Starsky & Hutch that they let him direct a few episodes of the seminal show. He would later go on to direct some episodes of Amazing Stories as well as Miami Vice before hitting the big time with a feature film that CHANGED THE LIFE OF EVERYONE WHO WAS BRAVE ENOUGH TO WATCH IT. Backed by the all-star combination of Stephen King's novel adapted for the screen by Steve E. de Souza, who was responsible for Academy Award oversighted scripts like Commando, the 48 Hours series, the first two Die Hards and Hudson Hawk, this film was sure to be that of legend. And legend it is...

Set in a totalitarian future society, AHNULD Swarzennegger stars as Ben Richards who has been falsely imprisoned for a massacre he didn't commit. After some careful planning and skull-cracking, Richards finds himself on the lamb before being apprehended and cast on The Running Man, the TV show of the future wherein convicted felons are provided with a chance at freedom provided they can outrun and outlive their heavily armed and completely badass stalkers. Who would host such a macabre and awesome show, you ask? None other than the Kissing Bandit himself, Mr. Richard Dawson.

What follows is a nonstop barrage of fisticuffs, machine guns, flamethrowers, opera singing, and THE BEST one-liners ever put to celluloid. And if you ever wondered who would win in a fight between Predator teammates and future politicos AHNULD and Jessie "The Body" Ventura, wonder no more as they square off in a hand-to-hand cage match to the DEATH! And, if you order some food, I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I'm going to ram it into your stomach and break your goddamn spine! (Greg MacLennan)

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