From the creator of Jurassic Park and Sphere comes another spine-tingling sci-fi action thriller. It is the future. A sinister plot is turning helpful robots into assassins, and a cop is caught in a deadly showdown with the madman controlling the killer machines. They were crafted for the purpose of serving man. But now, guided by an evil force, they're committing murder in this fast-paced, futuristic action-adventure. Tom Selleck stars as Jack Ramsay, a sergeant in the Runaway Squad - a security force dedicated to the termination of defective or "Runaway" robots. Ramsay and his assistant Thompson (Cynthia Rhodes) are called in when two electronic engineers meet violent deaths. They discover a link between the murders and the development of a terrifying new weapon by an evil mastermind. Ramsay and Thompson are attacked by murderous robots as they close in on the brilliant and insane electronics genius behind it all, Charles Luther (Gene Simmons). Then the deadly chase begins in this taut, high-tech thriller.

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Runaway (1984)

PG-13

Action/Suspense/Thriller/Science-Fiction · 1h 39m · 12/14/1984

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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

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From the creator of Jurassic Park and Sphere comes another spine-tingling sci-fi action thriller. It is the future. A sinister plot is turning helpful robots into assassins, and a cop is caught in a deadly showdown with the madman controlling the killer machines. They were crafted for the purpose of serving man. But now, guided by an evil force, they're committing murder in this fast-paced, futuristic action-adventure. Tom Selleck stars as Jack Ramsay, a sergeant in the Runaway Squad - a security force dedicated to the termination of defective or "Runaway" robots. Ramsay and his assistant Thompson (Cynthia Rhodes) are called in when two electronic engineers meet violent deaths. They discover a link between the murders and the development of a terrifying new weapon by an evil mastermind. Ramsay and Thompson are attacked by murderous robots as they close in on the brilliant and insane electronics genius behind it all, Charles Luther (Gene Simmons). Then the deadly chase begins in this taut, high-tech thriller.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

TriStar Pictures
Part Of
Cast
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Tom Selleck

Ramsay
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Gene Simmons

Luther
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Kirstie Alley

Jackie
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Cynthia Rhodes

Thompson
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Stan Shaw

Marvin
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G.W. Bailey

Chief
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Joey Cramer

Bobby
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Chris Mulkey

Johnson
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Anne-Marie Martin

Hooker at Bar
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Michael Paul Chan

Wilson
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Amber Borycki

Baby (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Norment

Miss Shields
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Jackson Davies

Inspector
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Paul Batten

Harry
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Babs Chula

Construction Foreperson (as Babs Chulla)
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Marilyn Schreffler

Lois' Voice (voice)
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Cec Verrell

Hooker
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Natino Bellantoni

Headwaiter (as Natino Bellentino)
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Judy Johns

Data Tech (as Judith Johns)
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Betty Phillips

Linda
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Andrew Rhodes

Cameraman
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Louise Johann

Waitress (as Louise Johan)
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Stephen Thorne

Tommy
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Carol Teasdale

Sally (as Carol Teesdale)
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Faye Yvette McQueen

Subway Rider (uncredited)
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Steve Wright

Pilot
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Stephen E. Miller

Rudy (as Stephen Miller)
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Bob Metcalfe

Tracer
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Todd Duckworth

Paramedic
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Moira Walley

Jogger
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Albert Eggen

Floater Cop
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Jon Brydon

Cop #1
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Rodney Gage

Cop #2
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Murray Ord

Cop #3
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Deryl Hayes

Cop #4 (as Daryl Hayes)
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Keith Gordey

Cop #5
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Wayne York

Cop #6
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Frank Serio

Cop #7
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Lloyd Berry

Passenger
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Dennis Kelli

Driver
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Tom Amundsen

Alley Voice #2 (voice)
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Judi M. Durand

Alley Voice #3 (voice) (as Judith Durand)
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Deborah Fallender

Alley Voice #4 (voice)
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Terrence Beasor

Farm Voice #1 (voice)
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James E. Carter

Farm Voice #2 (voice) (as James Carter)
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Billy Hank Hooker

Farm Voice #3 (voice) (as Hank Hooker)
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Barbara Harris

Police Voice #1 (voice) (as Barbara Iley)
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Carol King

Police Voice #2 (voice)
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Daamen J. Krall

Police Voice #3 (voice) (as Daamen Krall)
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David McCharen

Police Voice #4 (voice)
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David Longworth

Man
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Richard Pittman

Alley Voice #1 (voice)
Crew
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Michael Crichton

Director
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Michael Crichton

Writer
Disc Releases
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Runaway

(DVD)

8/22/2000

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