This 1987 film is one of Arnold Schwarzeneggar's finest films. It depicts how low society could regress as we isolate ourselves, desensitizing ourselves to human suffering in the pursuit of profit and power. Meanwhile, television and entertainment tell us what to think and what to feel.
Meanwhile the Running Man show takes a concept like American Gladiators and ramps it up to lethal status, as the Stalkers kill convicts in a manhunt game. Each Stalker has a gimmick like Fireball, the chainsaw wielding Buzzsaw, or the Killer Hockey Player Sub-Zero.
It's a really good show plus it adds some 80's glamor rock to the soundtrack and who can't like that. (I honestly wish that movies would return to using this type of soundtrack again, mixed with some good classic scores of course).
Anyway, The Running Man moves at a fast pace and you won't get bored with this one. The Latina girl that Arnold finds as his love interest is quite a great-looking catch, as well.
This was a perfect and very under-rated movie with a decent social message underneathe it.