In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target. Written by
IT IS THE FUTURE. Machines are being programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all.
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Did You Know?
According to actor Tom Selleck
, Ramsay was completely different from any character he had ever played. Selleck said: "There's a family attachment. He has a son. But he's also a very driven character. When he gets onto something he really goes after it with a single-mindedness that none of the other characters I've played have had. At times he messes up. It sometimes clouds that makes the script really interesting". Moreover, Selleck also said: "What's nice about Runaway
(1984) is that the characters don't get lost. You still get to know who they are, and that's important to me". See more
When Sgt. James cryogenically freezes and splits one of the miniature missiles in half, neither he or Sgt. Ramsey are wearing protective gear, and they are in an unshielded electronics lab next to a crowded police office. James even lights a cigarette, all of which is around an exposed device that has a solid propellant rocket engine and an explosive warhead. A nearby intact missile's infrared sensor reacts to the flame from James' lighter, meaning the missile is still active. See more
Chief of Police
You screwed up good, Ramsay. We got two dead officers, do you understand me mister? Two. Dead. Cops! We got two wounded - one of them your own partner - and we got two dead guinea punks! And no one knows why or what the HELL its all about!
I know what it's about!
Referenced in Virus