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Last Action Hero (1993)

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O'Brien, Charles Dance, Anthony Quinn

Film in a sentence: Movie-loving youngster Danny Madigan (O'Brien) is sent inside an action movie starring his hero Jack Slater (Schwarzenegger) before the bad guys break out into the real world and things get seriously, confusingly, worryingly meta.

Best bit in the trailer: Arnie’s Hamlet remains one of the best things in the actual film, but the T-1000 and Basic Instinct cameos are still delightful and that beautiful Shane Black line, “Could I speak to the drug dealer of the house?”, is the perfect reminder of what a great film this could have been – in a fictional universe, perhaps.

Arnold fact: To help promote the film, an unmanned NASA rocket had the film’s logo painted onto the side for the princely sum of $500,000.

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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

Bill Duke not Bull Duke. Needed saying. More

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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

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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

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