The Running Man (1987)
Footage from the film is included
"I'll be back"
red moving light on car
It is referenced.
When Killian is talking to the Minister of defense on the phone, he talks about Gilligans's Island
Guess during Charades
A trophy/achievement named after this film
The theme of the game is inspired from that film.
Referred in dialogue.
Colin Farrell says he grew up watching Arnold Schwarzenegger movies such as this film
"If you feel that you seen this movie then you have! It's called The Running Man and it's a much better movie"
Mentioned by the Snob.
detailing Schwarzenegger action flicks
"Who loves you and who do you love?"
mentioned in dialogue
Gamer borrows themes and elements similar to those used in The Running Man (1987), in which the main character was named Ben Richards. In Gamer there's a character named Ben Richard.
In one point of the game, Conrad must compete in a life-or-death game show to gain access to the next area of the game
Mentioned by Arnold Schwartzenegger
Drew mentions the film.
Shake insists that the film is the correct answer to a trivia question about Arnold Schwarzenegger at the bar
Mentioned by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Kimble does a very similar rant to the one Arnold does
Not Sure is sentenced to take part in a competition where he is forced to fend for his life
The concept of a convict being hunted by others who are hired to kill him.
One of the major enemies is equipped with a flamethrower and a jetpack, like the character of "Fireball" in the movie. Hideo Kojima likes making references to films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
One of the villains is named "Running Man", after the name of the 1987 film. Hideo Kojima likes making references to films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (such as the fact that another villain is named "Predator" after another Arnold film).
This movie directly lifts the concept of The Running Man
seen on theater marquee
In both films there is a television game show where the competitors are convicted felons.
Honorable mention, clips shown
compares plots, but decides it is better than Gamer
Clips are shown of various Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, including this one.
"Where Do You Want To Meet?" segment
Arnold Schwarzenegger dances "The Running Man."