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With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.

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Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend, Nick the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must travel back and stop him. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Rated PG-13 for strong action sequences | See all certifications »

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18 June 1993 (USA)  »

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Extremely Violent  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,634,344 (UK) (17 September 1993)
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In the film the characters are able to enter and leave the movie world via a magic ticket which is credited to famous stage illusionist and escapologist Harry Houdini. However in real life Houdini was firmly opposed to the idea of supernatural powers and spent his time debunking fake spiritualists and phony mediums. See more »

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When Slater's convertible is maneuvered onto two wheels a roll cage with painted red foam appears in the car for that stunt shot. See more »

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Dekker: This is one hell of a way to spend Christmas...
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The only opening credits in this film are the ones for "Jack Slater IV" See more »

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References Licence to Kill (1989) See more »

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Written, Produced and Performed by Jamal-Ski
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I've got my Ticket Now I'm Going To See The Movie!
22 June 2003 | by (Oregon USA) – See all my reviews

Last Action Hero may well have arrived DOA due to Dan Cortese's lame as could be tagline for Burger King " I got my ticket, now I'm Going To See The Movie!".

Aside from that unsuccesful cross promotion, there is little in this film that actually is not as it was intended to be. That is, funny, over the top and full of explosions! I am a fan of self depricating humor and a fan of Arnold, so this movie hit the spot for me.

The cast is all good too, with the obvious exception of the homely kid who plays opposite The Schwarz. Recomended for fans of TV action shows and for those who appreciate Arnold's experimental comedy films. I liked this well enough to take the time to recommend it, if that helps.

By the way, I didn't bother to summarize, because this not that kind of movie. Just watch it and you'll realize the reason people like it, and it has nothing to do with the plot.


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