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Best "Second Division" Arnie Film
Which do you like best?
Conan The Barbarian [ 3 ] ** [11.54%]
Conan The Destroyer [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Red Sonja [ 1 ] ** [3.85%]
Raw Deal [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Running Man [ 10 ] ** [38.46%]
Red Heat [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Last Action Hero [ 9 ] ** [34.62%]
Eraser [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
End Of Days [ 1 ] ** [3.85%]
Sixth Day [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Collateral Damage [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Terminator 3 [ 2 ] ** [7.69%]
Total Votes: 26
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Sostie
post Oct 8 2009, 07:20 PM
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QUOTE (Atara @ Oct 8 2009, 08:13 PM) *
It is a book I need to read, maybe my opinion of the film would change if I read it.


It really is a great book. Instead of a flashy gameshow in a controlled enviroment, it is a TV show where the contestant is on the run from the whole world. The public are rewarded for helping in his capture.

If you can find it get The Bachman Books. It includes Running Man, and the excellent Long Walk which has been promised a film adaptation for years.

QUOTE (Atara @ Oct 8 2009, 08:13 PM) *
I've never seen any of the Arnie films with 'Red' in the title. I fail as a fan


Red Heat is really just 48hrs dealing with East/West relations rather than Black/White relations. Good stuff. Arnie nekkid in the first ten minutes.
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post Oct 8 2009, 07:33 PM
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Honest to God, first thought on seeing the list in this thread:

Zoe's not going to think Running Man is second division Arnie.

QUOTE (Zoe @ Oct 8 2009, 02:17 PM) *
Is Running Man second division?


I'm voting for T3, it's nowhere near the standard of the first two Terminator films, but the truck chase is hugely enjoyable!
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post Oct 8 2009, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 8 2009, 08:20 PM) *
It really is a great book. Instead of a flashy gameshow in a controlled enviroment, it is a TV show where the contestant is on the run from the whole world. The public are rewarded for helping in his capture.

If you can find it get The Bachman Books. It includes Running Man, and the excellent Long Walk which has been promised a film adaptation for years.



Red Heat is really just 48hrs dealing with East/West relations rather than Black/White relations. Good stuff. Arnie nekkid in the first ten minutes.


They have it on Amazon for 5.99. Will be buying that when I get paid. Thanks Sostie.
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post Oct 8 2009, 07:55 PM
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Running man.

Classic, I love it.

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post Oct 8 2009, 08:17 PM
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Last action Hero, It's great fun to see Arnie having fun with his own image and the action genre in general, I like it when the kid takes him into the video store to show him he's the star of Terminator but when he gets there it turns out it's Stallone (in Arnies world).

Conan the Barbarian is a close second though
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post Oct 8 2009, 09:57 PM
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I would say The Running Man is second tier Arnold, BUT top of that tier.

I think the only ones in that list I haven't properly seen are Conan The Barbarian, Red Sonja and Raw Deal, of which I've probably seen all but not from start to finish in one go. Particularly Raw Deal - I have no idea what it's about but it's just bored the hell out of me before it gets going.

I would also lend T3 support - that truck chase easily trumps the Matrix Reloaded motorway chase for fun, thrills and destruction. (I also liked Collateral Damage a fair amount - it was my birthday cinema trip!).

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post Oct 8 2009, 10:38 PM
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QUOTE (Jimmay @ Oct 8 2009, 01:27 PM) *
I honestly don't know whether to vote for Running Man or Last Action Hero.

That was exactly my dilemma.


But I've always had a particular fondness for Last Action Hero, so it just edges it.

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post Oct 8 2009, 10:45 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 8 2009, 06:16 PM) *
Err, it's Starsky and Stephen King.


Sorry. I read & typed running man... I was thinking of total recall.

How'd that happen?... Arnie, 1980's, cheesy, sci-fi... mind you, that's half the list.


QUOTE (Raven @ Oct 8 2009, 08:33 PM) *
but the truck chase is hugely enjoyable!

Especially with the Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em theme tune over it.

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post Oct 8 2009, 11:17 PM
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Running Man for me. Even though it is not the film that the book deserves, it's still a really good romp that I always find myself watching whenever it's on telly.

I'm not a big Last Action Hero fan. I remember it boring me when I saw it the first time and I've never felt compelled to revisit it.
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post Oct 9 2009, 06:52 AM
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QUOTE (Atara @ Oct 8 2009, 07:26 PM) *
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It would have had my vote purely for Arnies delivery of "Hercules does not need money!".

Last Action Hero gets mine mainly because it's a funny and well made parody of Arnie featuring the man himself. If only they'd dropped the whole kid stuff and exchanged it for a late teen/high school type then it would have made more sense and would porbably be remembered a little more fondly. As it was I don't think the film really had a market beyond those who'll watch a film just because Arnie is in it. And I'm thankful to be one of those people.
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post Oct 9 2009, 08:13 AM
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I like the fact that the Jack Slater films are a nice parody/homage to the films that Shane Black used to write back in the 80s. The kid is very annoying but Charles Dance looks like he's having immense fun throughout.

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post Oct 9 2009, 08:45 AM
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Gotta be Conan the Barbarian for me, just because I watched it at the right age I reckon.
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post Oct 9 2009, 08:50 AM
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QUOTE (Sir_Robin_the_brave @ Oct 9 2009, 09:13 AM) *
Charles Dance looks like he's having immense fun throughout.

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One of my favourite scenes, that.
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post Oct 12 2009, 12:55 AM
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Running Man for me!
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post Oct 12 2009, 08:42 AM
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I have quite a few Arnie films to catch up on. I've only seen six from the list of twelve listed here. I also want to watch The Running Man again now - haven't seen it in at least 16 years.
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