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The Ultimate Guide To Arnold Schwarzenegger Trailers
The good, the bad and the incredibly muscly

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Running Man (1987)

Director: Paul Michael Glaser

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Dawson, María Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto

Film in a sentence: Very loosely based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, The Running Man sees a rather muscular prisoner competing for his life in an incredibly dangerous version of Big Brother, only with slightly fewer politicians in cat outfits and more chainsaws in people’s intestines.

Best bit in the trailer: Putting the clunky “I’ll be back” to one side, Arnie’s epic jail beard deserves a mention, but there’s something about the seemingly never-ending letter cascade at the end that’s just so gloriously ‘80s.

Arnold fact: The host of The Running Man is played by Richard Dawson, whose day job was presenting the much-loved game show Family Feud – known in Britain as Family Fortunes.
 

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1 Total Recall
The Total Recall trailer here is actually an amalgam of the teaser and the main trailer in one... So the floating head is your favorite bit n the Teaser... But what about the main trailer? (Sorry for being pedantic... ;) More

Posted by Iago 1979 on Tuesday October 23, 2012, 14:46

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Bill Duke not Bull Duke. Needed saying. More

Posted by gwd80 on Monday October 15, 2012, 22:31

3 next year it will be 20 years since he made a good movie
True Lies in 1993 then 20 years of meh. Heres hoping he chooses his next films wisely and goes out on a high. More

Posted by Notmyrealusername on Saturday October 13, 2012, 16:21

4 Elfman at the end
In reference to you talking about the "Batman and Robin" trailer, that's Elliot Goldenthal's revamped Batman theme that plays throughout the bulk of the trailer. For some reason, they do toss in Elfman's much superior version at the end which, as you said, gets ruined by that odd "whooshing" sound. Not sure if you meant just that bit or thought that Elfman did the score for the whole film? More

Posted by EriCritic on Saturday October 13, 2012, 01:15


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