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Discussion in 'The Running Man' started by Jojo87, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Jojo87

    Jojo87 Prolific member


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  3. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    wow ! that was better than the movie :biggrin2: ...thanks
  4. StephenKingFan

    StephenKingFan Active Member

    "Hello cutie pie. One of us is in DEEP trouble"
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  5. Scratch

    Scratch Well-Known Member

    Not hard to do since it was the worst book adaptation ever. A shame. I bought the book before the big reveal about who really wrote it and thought it was great. I was looking for more by Bachman. When I heard the movie was coming out I ran to see it. Why would anyone buy the rights to a work like that just to piss all over it?
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...that there's funny...
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  7. n1ceguypaul

    n1ceguypaul Active Member

    I enjoyed the film, arnie all over. I take the 2 as seperate identities and try not to think of them as 1 an the same.
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  8. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    The adaption inconsistencies were never a problem for me because the movie came out when I was a youngster and I had seen it and enjoyed it at least 5 times before I even knew it came from a story.....or ever read a Stephen King book for that matter. So I had no problem liking it....but I always loved Arnie's big dumb action flicks of that era anyways.

    By the time I read the story 10 years later the two didn't even need to be connected in my mind. Like Paul said, I always viewed them as separate entities completely.
  9. Silhouette86

    Silhouette86 Well-Known Member

    I'm currently reading The Running Man, about thirty pages in, and so far there are huge differences between the two. I totally agree with looking at them like two separate entities.
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  10. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    I don't have the empirical knowledge to dispute this, but I must note here that I've read Starship Troopers and seen the abomination that was the movie. As I watched it, I thought I could actually hear Heinlein spinning in his grave.
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  11. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Here is a quote from Stephen King about The Running Man adaptation:

    'The Running Man' (1987)
    Based on: "The Running Man" (1982; published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman)
    Director: Paul Michael Glaser

    "[My version of protagonist Ben Richards] is about as far from the Arnold Schwarzenegger character in the movie as you can get." - From an introduction included in the 1999 re-printing of his 1985 novel "The Long Walk"

    What does Stephen King think of all those Stephen King movies?
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    Grandpa Well-Known Member

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  14. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I really like this movie.

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