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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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Storyline

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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He's mean . . . And he'll blast through your screen! [DVD cover] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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18 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Extremely Violent  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$50,016,394 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie features two actors who played the character of Antonio Salieri: F. Murray Abraham, who played the character in the movie Amadeus (1984); and Ian McKellen, who played the role on stage in the Peter Shaffer play. See more »

Goofs

When Danny is watching the movie and the ticket activates, Jack shoots the the dynamite which flies out of the screen and lands in the movie theatre, Danny runs towards the screen to take cover. Later, after Benedict leaves the movie, Jack and Danny follow him and land in the same movie theatre and there is no sign of the explosion that would have resulted from the dynamite. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Last Action Hero
Written by Frank Hannon, Jeff Keith, Tommy Skeoch, and Brian Wheat
Produced and Performed by Tesla
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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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