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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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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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)

Company Credits

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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?


Many of the "props" in the film are made by "Acme". See more »


While in the real world (New York) Jack Slater plays a game of chicken with a taxi. When his car starts going down the alley you can clearly see a cable running across the floor attached to Jack Slater's car. See more »


[first lines]
Dekker: This is one hell of a way to spend Christmas...
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Crazy Credits

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


References Licence to Kill (1989) See more »


Two Steps Behind
Written by Joe Elliott
Performed by Def Leppard
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Great movie! Those who hate it just don't understand the joke.
31 January 2003 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

Okay folks, this movie is what's called a spoof, send-up, parody, satire, or all of the above. If you were expecting a serious action movie, well DUHHHH!! No wonder you hated it!

I happen to think that it is real clever that Arnold was willing to spoof the genre that he had been trapped in for most of his life. So few actors are willing to do that, even in a bit of fun. Acting is a job, but it's supposed to be fun as well. Not every movie we see is meant to win an oscar. They are just entertainment. Take it for what it's intended.

This movie is on my top five of my favorite Arnold films, because of it's boldness, and the fact that Arnold can be really funny when he wants to be. It's on my top twenty favorite comedy movies, and it's also in my DVD collection. Don't worry Arnold. Your true fans love this movie.

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