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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
Keith Barish ...
Keith Barish
Karen Duffy


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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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)


$50,016,394 (USA)

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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 »


When Benedict's dogs stand on each other, the scaffolding they are actually standing on is visible. Especially above the bottom dogs. 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 »


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User Reviews

Say what you want about it . . .
16 June 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

but I actually liked it, and I'm not particularly an Arnie fan (he's not a very good actor and he's a terrible governor). Some of his movies are pretty good, some are pretty lousy, but this one isn't, IMO, anywhere near as bad as its reputation. I happen to think it's a lot of fun. Sure it's cartoonish, but ARNIE is cartoonish! That's what makes this movie so much fun; all of his movies--in fact, all action movies in general--are not much more than live-action cartoons, and this movie gleefully makes fun of them in general, and Arnie in particular, and the best part of it is that he's in on the joke. I don't know why it was savaged so much when it was first released; it really didn't deserve it. Several of his later movies ("Eraser" and "End of Days", for example) were far more deserving of that kind of treatment than this one is.

Anyway, I just like this movie. The action scenes were exciting, there were some very funny lines and a ton of clever in-jokes, some great cameos, and it was just an all-around fun flick. Try it, you'll like it.

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