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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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John McTiernan

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Zak Penn (story), Adam Leff (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Jack Slater
F. Murray Abraham ... John Practice
Art Carney ... Frank
Charles Dance ... Benedict
Frank McRae ... Lieutenant Dekker
Tom Noonan ... Ripper / Tommy Noonan
Robert Prosky ... Nick
Anthony Quinn ... Tony Vivaldi
Mercedes Ruehl ... Irene Madigan
Austin O'Brien ... Danny Madigan
Ian McKellen ... Death
Professor Toru Tanaka ... Tough Asian Man
Joan Plowright ... Teacher
Keith Barish Keith Barish ... Keith Barish
Karen Duffy ... Karen Duffy
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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 realizes 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extremely Violent See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,338,241, 20 June 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,016,394

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,298,489
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| SDDS (8 channels) (35 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Slater, when trying to pose as Arnold Schwarzenegger in the real world, keeps getting the name wrong, and calling himself "Arnold Braunschweiger". The first part of Arnold's real name, "Schwarz", means "black" in German, while the first part of his wrong name, "Braun", means "brown" in German. Also, a "Braunschweiger" is a type of liverwurst made in Braunschweig (or Brunswick), Germany. In the German dub, he calls himself "Arnold Beckenbauer" ("Pool Builder"), which creates additional comedy, since it is also the name of one of Germany's most famous soccer players. See more »

Goofs

Hands holding colored spotlights can be seen in the theatre's projector room when the magic ticket is used the last time. 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 »

Alternate Versions

The ITV premiere was heavily cut (presumably to fit a two hour schedule); from entire scenes including the burglar at Danny's house and subsequent police station scene to minor cuts to violence such as Arnold kicking a SWAT member in the testicles. See more »

Connections

References The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Angry Again
Written by Dave Mustaine
Produced by Max Norman for On Yer Bike, Ltd. and Dave Mustaine
A Zeus Produce Production
Performed by Megadeth
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Underrated
28 November 2002 | by Nihilist_23See all my reviews

What can I say? A lot of people looked at this as a cheap Arnold action movie, and while it's not a great film it's certainly a good one with a very good concept. The intentional continuity errors are funny and clever, the movie cliche's are great. So what if it's a little cheesy and Arnold is the only decent actor? Enjoy the conflict of reality and fiction, and see this movie because it's a fun and somewhat thoughtful flick.


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