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Runaway (1984)
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Runaway (1984) 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.

Movie Tagline:
IT IS THE FUTURE. Machines are being programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all.

Title: Runaway
Release Date: December 14, 1984
Runtime: 99 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Buried.com Rating: 6.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With R

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Michael Crichton

Tom Selleck ...Sgt. Jack R. Ramsay
Cynthia Rhodes ...Officer Karen Thompson
Gene Simmons ...Dr. Charles Luther
Kirstie Alley ...Jackie Rogers
Stan Shaw ...Sgt. Marvin James
G.W. Bailey ...Chief of Police
Joey Cramer ...Bobby Ramsay
Chris Mulkey ...David Johnson
Anne Marie Martin ...Hooker at Bar
Michael Paul Chan ...Vectrocon Security Guard
Elizabeth Norment ...Miss Shields, Reporter
Carol Teasdale ...Sally (as Carol Teesdale)
Jackson Davies ...Jerry, Inspector
Paul Batten ...Harry
Babs Chula ...Construction Foreperson (as Babs Chulla)
Marilyn Schreffler ...Lois (voice)
Cec Verrell ...Hooker
Natino Bellantoni ...Headwaiter (as Natino Bellentino)
Judy Johns ...Data Tech (as Judith Johns)
Betty Phillips ...Linda, Parapsychologist
Andrew Rhodes ...John Wilson, Cameraman
Louise Johan ...Waitress
Stephen Thorne ...Tommy
Steve Wright ...Dave, Helicopter Pilot
Stephen E. Miller ...Rudy (as Stephen Miller)
Bob Metcalfe ...Tracer
David Longworth ...Man
Todd Duckworth ...Paramedic
Moira Walley ...Jogger
Albert Eggen ...Floater Cop

» [more cast members]

Lisa Faversham
Michael I. Rachmil
Kurt Villadsen

Michael Crichton

Jerry Goldsmith

Runaway Horror Film Trailer 1
Runaway Horror Film Trailer 2

More Movie Taglines:
  • IT IS THE FUTURE. Machines are being programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all.
  • It Is The Future. He fought the horror of robots programmed to kill.
  • IT IS THE FUTURE. Machines intended to do our work are programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Ramsay: Congratulations, guys, you just staked out a roll of toilet paper.
  • Luther: Drop it, sucker!
  • Luther: That wasn't very nice, Ramsay!
  • Chief of Police: You screwed up good, Ramsay. We got two dead officers, do you understand me mister? Two. Dead. Cops! We got two wounded - one of them your own partner - and we got two dead giddy punks! And no one knows why or what the HELL its all about! Ramsay: I know what its about!
Movie Trivia:
  • Tom Selleck's character's name "Ramsay" is said approximately 52 times in the movie; a little more than once every two minutes.
  • The pistol used by Ramsay is a custom-built Detonics 1911 9mm with the muzzle belled to look like a .45.
  • Gene Simmons, in his book "Sex Money Kiss", said that director Michael Crichton's casting of him was based primarily on this: Crichton asked Simmons to stare at him for about a minute without making any facial expressions. Apparently, Crichton decided on this that Simmons looked menacing enough and cast him for the role of Charlie Luther.
  • Many of the promotional images for the film (most notably the posters) featured Tom Selleck holding the rocket gun used by the villain, Luther, in the film, even though Ramsey never uses it during the story.
  • "Runaway" was the first purely electronic score for composer Jerry Goldsmith. In order to give the synthesizers ambiance, several speakers were set up in a theater, and the playback recorded.
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