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The Running Man
« on: May 26, 2017, 10:15:05 AM »
Was set in 2017, why isn't that a thing like Back to Future 2 being set in 2015 was.  Back the Future 2 was a big deal in even in years it wasn't set in.  Remember when all of those, hey you guys, today is the day of back to the future photoshopped facebook posts?

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Re: The Running Man
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 11:30:03 AM »
Was set in 2017, why isn't that a thing like Back to Future 2 being set in 2015 was.

Probably because Running Man wasn't the thing that Back to the Future 2 was.

Though, I always thought the line:
"You cold-blooded bastard! I'll tell you what I think of it: 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!"
was better than any line from any Back to the Future movies.

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Re: The Running Man
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 12:12:12 PM »
Was that the one where everyone is young and has glowy crystals in their hands?

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Re: The Running Man
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 12:26:29 PM »
Was that the one where everyone is young and has glowy crystals in their hands?

That was Logan's Run.

Worth watching for Jenny Agutter.

Yowza.

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Re: The Running Man
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 12:31:10 PM »
I guess not everyone loves the Running Man as much as I do. 

You're describing Logan's Run.  The Running Man stars Arnold Schwartzennegger as a man falsely convicted of murder to fight for his life in a gladiator style game show hosted by Richard Dawson.  The prize is freedom but Arnie discovers that the past winners were actually killed.

The movie starts with voice over or written crawl, I don't remember which, explaining how an economic collapse resulted in widespread famine.  Arnie was convicted of murdering a bunch of folks at a food riot in the Bakersfield, CA.

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Re: The Running Man
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 01:08:27 PM »
Such a great Break Dancing Move.
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Re: The Running Man
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 01:14:08 PM »
Was that the one where everyone is young and has glowy crystals in their hands?

That was Logan's Run.

Worth watching for Jenny Agutter.

Yowza.

Wasn't the Farrah Fawcett's first job?
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Re: The Running Man
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 01:37:35 PM »
Also, Back To The Future had an actual date (Oct 15th - I think) to get excited about. The Running Man is just "2017"

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Re: The Running Man
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 02:57:30 PM »
Also, Back To The Future had an actual date (Oct 15th - I think) to get excited about. The Running Man is just "2017"
It was a sequel to the utter failure "The Running Idiot", set in 2016.
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Re: The Running Man
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2017, 03:20:23 PM »
Was that the one where everyone is young and has glowy crystals in their hands?

That was Logan's Run.

Worth watching for Jenny Agutter.

Yowza.

Wasn't the Farrah Fawcett's first job?

She was in it, but had bit parts before that.
I think it was her first role after THE poster came out.

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Re: The Running Man
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2017, 03:42:12 PM »
She was in it, but had bit parts before that.
I think it was her first role after THE poster came out.


The original poster was created at a photo shoot held in 1976, Logan's Run and Charlie's Angels the same year.

Holy cow, bit parts all the way back to 1969 (when she was ~22)  including Mayberry RFD,  The Flying Nun, I Dream of Jeannie, and The Partridge Family.
Amend and resubmit.

 

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