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Last Action Hero (1993)

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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

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 ... 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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This isn't the movies anymore. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Premiere Magazine ran an article in 1993 in which stated that there were nearly 200 intentional "gaffs"! Gaffs are what the industry used to call mistakes ,some intentional some actual mistakes, in other words every scene has a mistake purposely inserted to make the audience feel as if they are in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Jack Slater walks around New York City without anybody thinking he was Arnold. He most likely would have been mobbed by fans. 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

Referenced in Edición Especial Coleccionista: Christine (2013) 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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Keep an open mind...
29 July 2002 | by Mat PinckneySee all my reviews

This film is one of Arnie's most thoughtful, in terms of creating the film within a film world. For example, the fact that there are no 'ugly' women, or the sheer scale of the L. A. P. D precinct. There are some brilliant cameos made by celebrity names, including Jean-Claude Van Damn, and even Arnold's wife, Maria Shriver. The action is fast and furious, and shows off even more of Arnie's sense of comedy.There is also a dark contrast between the film world and the real world, for example, the fact that Benedict can kill people in the real world, without anyone caring.

Arnie also performs the action scenes with humour, in a way, taking the mickey of his past characters.

Keep an open mind, and it's hugely enjoyable.


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