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.