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Last Action Hero (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  18 June 1993 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ripper / Tommy Noonan
Professor Toru Tanaka ...
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Keith Barish
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A great classic comes to the screen. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Extremely Violent  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)


£3,634,344 (UK) (17 September 1993)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (8 channels) (35 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film makes several oblique references to the Governor of Los Angeles. These are eerily prescient statements to make with Arnold Schwarzenegger later becoming the Governor of California. See more »


When Jack is leaving the police station with his personal effects in a box his shirt is riddled with bullet holes. When he arrives at his apartment and enters, the shirt has no holes. See more »


[first lines]
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Crazy Credits

The only opening credits in this film are the ones for "Jack Slater IV". See more »


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User Reviews

Arnie sends himself up brilliantly
28 July 2003 | by (cambridge) – See all my reviews

This would have been the movie of the summer had Jurassic Park not been released at the same time.

Arnie sends himself up brilliantly and the it never takes itself seriously. My god the people who slate this movie are sad as it seem that they search for art when it's not even been thought of by the writers. Smile and give your faces a rest.

Great action scenes which are obviously fake. Charles Dance is also superb.

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Watched it yesterday after 16 years (I am 26 now). 10/10 8paul
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