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Runaway (1984)

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

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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. He fought the horror of robots programmed to kill. See more »


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Many of the promotional images for the film (most notably the posters) featured Tom Selleck holding the rocket gun used by the villain, Luther, in the film, even though Ramsey never uses it during the story. See more »

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Near the end of the film, Ramsay is attacked by robotic spiders and his face is covered with acid. A few scenes later, he starts making out with Karen. Her face should have also been burned with acid from Ramsay's face, but it was not. See more »

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Luther: Drop it, sucker!
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Featured in Shooting the Police: Cops on Film (2006) See more »

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Not great-But a perfect Saturday afternoon escape.
4 April 2000 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Okay this movie is far from perfect. However, on a rainy day, or lazy weekend afternoon the movie is highly enjoyable.

Like a lot of movies it starts out great but gets a little silly towards the end.

What makes this movie is Tom Selleck. He is a very under-appreciated actor, who always seems to breathe life into the dullest of movies. Here he takes what could of been a much sillier movie and brings a lot of believability to his role and to the story. Even if it is about robots going nuts.

Michael Crichton directed this one, strange that he didn't write it as a book first, cause it is a great story. A little ahead of it's time which might explain it's poor performance with the critics and at the box office.

Definitely worth checking out. Great Jerry Goldsmith score.


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