The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Running Man (1987)
9:30pm - Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, March 16 with another fine offering from the inimitable Arnold Schwarzenegger canon, THE RUNNING MAN. Schwarzenegger is reunited with his PREDATOR costar Jesse Ventura in this adaptation of Stephen King's dystopian, sci-fi novel (set in an authoritarian USA in, ummm, 2017) of the same name. (Maaaaan, the Hecklers are officially heading into some heady, high-meta cinema.) Also starring Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Jim Brown, Mick Fleetwood (whaaaa?), Dweezil Zappa, and some seriously bad-ass dance moves (choreographed by Paula Abdul!).
Let The Gentlemen Hecklers provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them.
Thursday, March 16
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.
THE RUNNING MAN (Paul Michael Glaser, 1987 / 101 mins / 18A) By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.
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