With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character.

Director:

John McTiernan

Writers:

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 ... Dekker
Tom Noonan ... Ripper
Robert Prosky ... Nick
Anthony Quinn ... Vivaldi
Mercedes Ruehl ... Mom
Austin O'Brien ... Danny
Ian McKellen ... Death (as Sir Ian McKellan)
Professor Toru Tanaka ... Tough Asian Man
Joan Plowright ... Teacher
Keith Barish Keith Barish ... Keith Barish
Jim Belushi ... James Belushi
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Storyline

Young Danny Madigan is a huge 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 newest Jack Slater movie, Danny is transported into Slater's world, his number one hero where the good guys always win. It's a dream come true for Danny, but things take a turn for the worse when one of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hit man, gets ahold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world. Slater and Danny must join forces and travel back and stop him at all costs before it'll be the end of Jack Slater. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The big ticket of '93. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Tori Spelling had a cameo as herself but it was eventually left on the cutting room floor. See more »

Goofs

When Slater throws the body over the edge at the funeral, he clearly throws it onto the flower bed right behind him. 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 »


Soundtracks

Last Action Hero
Written by Frank Hannon, Jeff Keith, Tommy Skeoch and Brian Wheat
Produced and Performed by Tesla
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Underrated and needs a reappreciation
13 December 2018 | by seanjensonSee all my reviews

This movie came when Arnie was at the height of his career and popularity. However Last Action Hero not only bombed at the box office it was a critical misery as well. However the film is being rediscovered and some have even asked for it to be reconsidered as if not a highly good satire, then at the very least a fun enjoyable charming film of the early 90s. Admittedly, this is not a good action film. Given its billing, director, and title, that's a surprise. On the other hand, Last Action Hero works as an unexpectedly witty comedy.


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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

Gross USA:

$50,016,394

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,298,489
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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