The Running Man

The Running Man is a science fiction novel by Stephen King, first published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1982 as a paperback original. It was collected in 1985 in the hardcover omnibus The Bachman Books. The novel is set in a dystopian United States during the year 2025, in which the nation's economy is in ruins and world violence is rising.The story follows protagonist Ben Richards as he participates in the game show The Running Man in which contestants, allowed to go anywhere in the world, are chased by "Hunters," employed to kill them.The Running Man was loosely adapted into a film with the same name, which was released five years after the book in 1987. The film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Richards, MarĂ­a Conchita Alonso, Jesse Ventura, Erland van Lidth, Jim Brown, and Richard Dawson. The film was later made into a video game released on several different game consoles. Here's the Official 1987 Trailer of The Running Man top billed by Arnold Schwarzenegger:


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