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Runaway (1984)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 14 December 1984 (USA)
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.

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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 Andy Phillips

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IT IS THE FUTURE. Machines intended to do our work are programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all. See more »


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Given Ramsey's age of 35 (which is revealed in the film) and his birth year of 1956 (which flashes on a computer screen) the movie takes place around 1991. See more »

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At the end of the film, we see Bobby trapped on a slowly-moving construction elevator. The premise is he cannot stop the elevator because it has been tampered with. But the back of the elevator is wide open. Bobby could have jumped off the back of the elevator safely at any time. See more »

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Ramsay: Congratulations, guys, you just staked out a roll of toilet paper.
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Featured in At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) See more »

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A great 80s sci fi cop flick
9 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great cop science fiction combo movie. If you liked Robocop or Blade runner then you will dig this movie. Tom Selleck plays a cop from the special Police Robotics division, like a bomb expert except with robots. It has some bad words, violence and complimentary nudity, so caution with kids under 16.

Wow I am surprised this movie is not more appreciated. It has great action for a 80s movie. And it is kind of set in the future where everybody has robots in their home. And even for the era the sci fi looked cool, even had some heat seeking mini missiles that were fired from a gun.

Tom Sellek does a good job and Gene Simmons takes a break from KISS and is a awesome bad guy. Even Kirsti Alley is young and hot.


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