In this action thriller based on an early story by Stephen King, Los Angeles in the year 2017 has become a police state in the wake of the global economy's total collapse. All forms of entertainment are government controlled, and the most popular show on television is an elaborate game show in which convicted criminals are given a chance to escape by running through a gauntlet of brutal killers known as "Stalkers." Anyone who survives is given their freedom and a condominium in Hawaii, so when a wrongly accused citizen (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is chosen as a contestant, all hell breaks loose. Cheesy sets and a slimy role for game-show host Richard Dawson make this violent mess of mayhem a candidate for guilty pleasure; it is the kind of movie that truly devoted Arnold fans will want to watch more than once. And check those credits--choreography by Paula Abdul! --Jeff Shannon--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
New 2012 Audio Commentary with Director PAUL MICHAEL GLASER --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
This is an old movie but I consider it a classic. It was a must have in my library while replacing tapes with DVD . I'm a fan of both these giants. Read morePublished on April 4 2013 by Xphile
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THIS MOVIE SUCKS! ITS JUST ABOUT A CONVICT WHO RUNS! EVERY ONE SAID YOU HAVE TO SEE IT IT'S AN ACTION CLASIC! BUT NO ITS HORIBLE! Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2007 by thibs happy dude from canada
While in 1987 this may have been simply another action star for Governor-to-be Schwarzenegger, viewed today this film offers more layers of meaning. Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Colin