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    Written by . Posted at 5:04 pm on July 13th, 2007

    I present you with the first post from a new series on my blog. I think you know what this is about.


    If you’ve ever wanted to see Jesse Ventura again with Arnold in the same movie after watching The Predator, search no more. The Running Man is a film set in 2017, in a doomed world, where a brutal reality show takes place used by the Justice Department’s – Entertainment Division (that’s the actual name) to control the nation. It is a typical 80’s movie, with action, blood, 1-liners and muscles starring our favorite austrian actor.

    Here are the most interesting Running Man facts, trivia and top moments, all hand-picked selected and commented by me (you won’t find this anywhere else on the net!):

    • Only movie to have Arnold with a lumber-jack beard runningman1.jpg
      Actually he’s undercover in one of the scenes as a working man. He is carrying a cigar in his mouth and is wearing a “World Gym” T-shirt. No, we’d never guess it was you Arnie…
    • Second movie featuring Arnold carrying a heavy builder on his shoulder. Pic from first movie Commando commando01.jpg
    • Most homo-erotic moment:
      As you know all 80’s action movies had this special element in it, whether you like it or not. Did I mention half of the cast wears tight bodysuits most of the movie?
      Luckily there’s Maria Conchita Alonso to even out the experience.
    • Best one-liner:
      “Hey, Lighthead! Hey, Christmas Tree!”
    • Best Arnold humor moment:
      “Amber: I warn you I get sick. Car sick, air sick. And I’m going to throw up all over *you*.
      Arnold [undercover; wearing a hawaii outfit]: Go for it. Won’t show on this shirt…”
    • Best masculinity moment:
      In the first two scenes with Amber Arnie threatens to strangle her or/and brake her neck. That’s the only thing he talks about with her.
      “Amber: They think I’m your girlfriend.
      Arnold: I can straighten that out. See that camera up there? I’ll strangle you in front of the whole audience.”
      In the third scene he tells her where her place is with the following conversation:
      “Amber: Me and my big mouth. We should have taken the trip to Hawaii.
      Arnold: I had the shirt for it, but you fucked it up.”
    • Best 80’s feature:
      Jesse Ventura teaching aerobics aero.jpg
    • Best blood and gore scene:
      Arnold kills Sub-Zero!

      “What a pain in the neck.”
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    1. Good job in commenting MM 😉

    2. I’m starting to get into this blog a bit too much, nice review 😉

    3. Chrisgbk

      I loved this movie the first time I saw it, as with most of Arnolds work. Great memories. :)

    4. Very nice blog 😉

    5. And to think, he’s a politician now. Whatever happened to good old regular Hollywood?

    6. That youtube clip makes no sense… now I want to see the movie just so I can understand the context of it

    7. Is it a good movie? I never seen it

    8. >>That youtube clip makes no sense… now I want to see the movie just so I can understand the context of it

      Does it matter that much?
      He’s running and the baddies are there to get him. Go watch it!

    9. OMG!
      Arnolds enlish is the suck!

    10. Heh, because of this post I watched The Running Man last night. It screamed “80s!” the entire time, but was amusing enough to qualify as an Arnold movie.

    11. So your definition of masculinity is: threatening a woman with violence and putting her in “her place.” What the fuck?

    12. Actually now that I think about it, that’s what masculinity is: a set of dominant and oppressive behaviours (with femininity being a set of submissive behaviours). Gender roles suck.

    13. I’ve seen more submissive men than dominant ones, and more dominant (and competetive) women than submissive ones.

    14. Rebekah Goodman


    15. Is this New World Order or what?

    16. Super kontakt, szybka obsługa klinika stomatologiczna olkusz

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