Los Angeles in the year 2017. The world has suffered total economic collapse. Television is controlled by the government, and the impoverished masses are placated with violent shows. Most popular of all is a gladiatorial game show called "The Running Man." The contestants are convicts who
are made to run through a course that pits them against a variety of outlandish killers known as "Stalkers." If a contestant manages to survive, his prizes are amnesty and a condo in Hawaii. Presiding over the spectacle is Damon Killian (Richard Dawson), a supremely slimy game show host who is the
evil genius behind the entire affair. Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a former...