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Runaway (1984)

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In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.

Director:

Michael Crichton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Jack Ramsay
Cynthia Rhodes ... Thompson
Gene Simmons ... Luther
Kirstie Alley ... Jackie Rogers
Stan Shaw ... Marvin
G.W. Bailey ... Chief
Joey Cramer ... Bobby Ramsay
Chris Mulkey ... Johnson
Anne-Marie Martin ... Hooker at Bar
Michael Paul Chan ... Wilson
Elizabeth Norment Elizabeth Norment ... Miss Shields
Carol Teesdale ... Sally
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ... Inspector
Paul Batten Paul Batten ... Harry
Babs Chula ... Construction Foreperson (as Babs Chulla)
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Storyline

In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.

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It Is The Future. He fought the horror of robots programmed to kill. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Runaway - Spinnen des Todes See more »

Filming Locations:

Moses Lake, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,770,587
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Debut theatrical feature film of musician Gene Simmons (of KISS fame), though its the second if one counts the TV movie Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978) which got theatrically released in certain territories. See more »

Goofs

Strings visible on the floater camera that Ramsey sends into Johnson's house while trying to rescue the baby. See more »

Quotes

Luther: Drop it, sucker!
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Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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Great sci-fi thriller
15 June 2015 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

The beauty of "Runaway" - . . . well, there are a few, actually. It's a good marriage of cop movie and plausible science fiction, a nasty villain (Gene Simmons with that creepy stare) and it works pretty much as well now as it did 30 years ago - which is something when we're talking a movie that's as unabashedly '80s as this. Selleck and Rhodes (hello!) have a good rapport, and the car "chase" scene on the freeway was pretty well don. On second thought, this probably shouldn't be as watchable as it is, but then again, Crichton actually manages to wring some nice suspense out of tiny robots.

7/10


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