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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

IT IS THE FUTURE. Machines are being programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,198,279, 16 December 1984

Gross USA:

$6,770,587

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,770,587
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Second of two film collaborations of actor Tom Selleck and director Michael Crichton. The first had been about six years earlier with 1978's Coma (1978) where one of the coma patients hanging suspended in the coma room was Selleck. See more »

Goofs

When Ramsey is trapped in the construction elevator with the "spider" robots, he climbs to the outside of the elevator and one of the robots sticks his hand with its needle causing him to let go and fall. He falls beyond his reach of the bottom of the elevator but it cuts to a close-up of him grabbing the bottom of the elevator. See more »

Quotes

Luther: I watch, I look, I listen. I'm watching you now.
Ramsay: Right. What's on your mind, Luther
Luther: You're standing by the desk punching buttons on the console, trying to trace this call, which won't do shit! Because I'm calling from a mobile phone. Now you're looking around... Now you're cupping your hand over the receiver!
Ramsay: He's tapped into the closed-circuit TV!
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Gene Simmons is a great villain!
8 July 2019 | by funtasticfourSee all my reviews

Gene Simmons just looks creepy, and I wish he'd play more villain roles. That being said, this movie was ok. Considering it's 1984, they predicted drones, roomba and self driving cars! A low budget but entertaining enough.


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