100 minutes | Sep 29th 2020

Episode 103: The Running Man

We're gunning for the big cash and prizes as we try to keep pace with Arnold Schwarzenegger by watching another of his 1980s sci-fi flicks, The Running Man. Listen as we examine how the film was transformed from Stephen King's grim novella into a Schwarzenegger action vehicle, uncover the stinging satire hidden beneath the movie's colorful blockbuster surface, and contemplate how the film makes its viewers complicit in the dystopian system it depicts. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and a chance to win the home version of America's favorite game show.Subscribe to our podcast here.Listen to us on Stitcher here.Interested in getting more from this episode? Check out supplemental material for this episode here.Do you have a favorite game show? How fast can you run from opera-singing, lightning-wielding weirdos? Can you tell us what ICS stands for? Leave a message and keep the conversation going.
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