The Running Man (1987)
Footage from the film is included
When Killian is talking to the Minister of defense on the phone, he talks about Gilligans's Island
Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" plays during the scene where Dynamo chases Ben
In one scene Ben says "women, can't live with them can't live without them", a line said by Lloyd the bartender in The Shining
Using barbed wire to strangle a victim to death
red moving light on car
"I'll be back"
In both films there is a television game show where the competitors are convicted felons.
Mentioned by Arnold Schwartzenegger
seen on theater marquee
The theme of the game is inspired from that film.
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).
in Episode Two, the removal of a collar.
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
This movie directly lifts the concept of The Running Man
Shake insists that the film is the correct answer to a trivia question about Arnold Schwarzenegger at the bar
The concept of a convict being hunted by others who are hired to kill him.
Kimble does a very similar rant to the one Arnold does
Mentioned by Arnold Schwarzenegger
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
Drew mentions the film.
Not Sure is sentenced to take part in a competition where he is forced to fend for his life
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.
mentioned in dialogue
"Who loves you and who do you love?"
Mentioned by the Snob.
detailing Schwarzenegger action flicks
"If you feel that you seen this movie then you have! It's called The Running Man and it's a much better movie"
Game show contestants win by killing all the others. There is also a similarity between the Damon Killian character and Caesar Flickerman.
Colin Farrell says he grew up watching Arnold Schwarzenegger movies such as this film
When Sage talks about The Running Man, he makes it clear that it's not this one
Guess during Charades
A trophy/achievement named after this film
Referred to by name as one of the two films that Hunger Games was based on,
mentioned in dialog
Clips are shown of various Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, including this one.
"Where Do You Want To Meet?" segment
compares plots, but decides it is better than Gamer
Honorable mention, clips shown
Poster is shown.
Captain Freedom is a spoof of Captain America
Arnold Schwarzenegger dances "The Running Man."