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Richard Bachman's The Running Man by Based on the book by Richard Bachman

TV movie which is an adaptation of the Richard Bachman novel which was adapted into the 1987 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The year is 2025. Violence across the globe has risen and is out of control and the American economy has left the United States in ruins. Ben Richards, an unemployed citizen of Co-Op City, is desperate to get money to buy medicine for his ill daughter Cathy and his wife Sheila has gone to work as a prostitute to get money for their family. Ben decides to anticipate in “The Running Man”, an violent game-show on the government-controlled “Game Network”, host by Bobby Thompson where contestants are hunted by elite assassins called “Stalkers” and must evade “The Stalkers” and stay alive and win $4,800, if they survive for 30 days. As the deadly game begins, Ben travels to New York City and Boston and gains a disguise and obtains fake identification records. After learning from gang member Bradley Throckmorton the truth about the “Game Network” and trying to expose Bradley's information on his video messages. Ben engages in a desperate fight for survival and manages to take a woman named Amelia Williams and lead Stalker Evan McCone hostage after he is wounded by the Stalkers and the police and learns his Shelia and Cathy have both been murdered, when he refuses the producer Dan Killian's offer to become a stalker. With nothing to loose, Ben accepts Killian's offer and heads to the Game Network skyscraper, while the nation watches…

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Lewis Teague 50% 
  2. 2. Rian Johnson 50% 

Cast Results

Ben Richards Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Casper van Dien 33% 
  2. 2. Jon Bernthal 33% 
  3. 3. Orlando Bloom 33% 

Bobby Thompson Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Jerry Springer 33% 
  2. 2. Christian Bale 33% 
  3. 3. Sam Rockwell 33% 

Bradley Throckmorton Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Ludacris 33% 
  2. 2. Tyler James Williams 33% 
  3. 3. Djimon Hounsou 33% 

Amelia Williams Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Ophelia Lovibond 33% 
  2. 2. Imogen Poots 33% 
  3. 3. Amy Adams 33% 

Evan McCone Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Paul Levesque 33% 
  2. 2. Frank Grillo 33% 
  3. 3. Dave Franco 33% 

Dan Killian Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Kurt Fuller 33% 
  2. 2. Lance Reddick 33% 
  3. 3. Robert Downey Jr. 33% 

Shelia Richards Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Traylor Howard 33% 
  2. 2. Jessica Chastain 33% 
  3. 3. Olivia Munn 33% 

Cathy Richards Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. MacKenzie Brooke Smith 100% 


  • Dan: The TV movie adaptation should be true to the Richard Bachman novel.

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