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The Running Man at Brattle Theatre

November 10, 2019 @ 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm

 |  $9 – $15


November 10, 2019
4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
$9 – $15
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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Set in 2019 after the a global economic meltdown has left the U.S. under a totalitarian regime, THE RUNNING MAN features Schwarzenegger as a government scapegoat sent to compete on a deadly reality TV game show.

“[Schwarzenegger’s] appeal was universal. Like the disaster film, he returned cinema to its fairground origins, embodying the notion of the movie star as an expensive expanse of well-lit torso. His freakish, seemingly indestructible body was, as Time magazine would observe, ‘its own stunning special effect.’ He was the blockbuster given human—or at least humanoid—form.”
– J. Hoberman, Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan