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With Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to the big screen in The Last Stand, the Flickering Myth writing team look back at their favourite Arnie movies. Next up, Luke Owen with 1987's The Running Man...

"What's the number one television show in the whole wide world?”

When discussing my favourite movie from everyone’s favourite Austrian, I’m met with puzzled looks when I say The Running Man. It could easily be argued that The Terminator is Arnie’s best movie and Predator is the most enjoyable in terms of action while Kindergarten Cop is high on the ‘guilty pleasures list’, but The Running Man is a different kind of Arnie movie. It has all the clichés associated with his acting career, but it’s surrounded by a movie that is trying to make a bold statement about TV and the media. It doesn’t really work, but it gives it a good go. »

- luke-o

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