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Runaway (1984)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 14 December 1984 (USA)
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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. Machines intended to do our work are programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kirstie Alley has high praise for Michael Crichton. "I can do a performance which other people might think is good, but I know it isn't my best. Michael sees right through that. He'll do take after take after take until both he and I know I'm there. He can perceive a correct emotion and pushes until you hit it. It feels good to me because when I walk off the set I know l've done the best I can do." See more »

Goofs

The movie supposedly takes place in the future, and yet in the background during the kitchen scene, a box of cereal can be seen, clearly it's a box of C3P0's, which only existed in the year 1984, when this film was released. See more »

Quotes

Luther: Drop it, sucker!
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Connections

Referenced in Virus (1999) See more »

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futuristic crime/action
16 February 2002 | by qttroassiSee all my reviews

A lot of critics complain about this movie but it was very well made for it's time. Not only does the movie show robots going out of control but it also shows a society of complete distrust and characters that are very cold. Gene Simmons from Kiss is perfect in the role with his looks and his voice as a sadistic villain that keeps managing to circumvent authorities. Chris Mulkey a bit actor is also good as an idiot that gets involved with Simmons. The script and soundtrack are excellent. Tom selleck also goes well as a frustrated cop who is fiercely determined to stop the bad guy and is humorously sarcastic to the people he deals with.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Runaway See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,198,279, 16 December 1984

Gross USA:

$6,770,587

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,770,587
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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