The Running Man (1987) (part 3 of 4)

In a hallway, Amber chats with a friend, while Richards and his agent walk by with Sven (which is the name of the actor as well as the character, oddly enough). The agent is reading Richards’ contract, and the ladies talk a bit about Richards before Amber goes to her office.

On the show, Killian is finally introduced, and he goes through the usual game show host shtick: Getting the crowd pumped up, explaining the rules, and of course, the ever creepy “flirting with the old broad in the audience” routine. Seriously, what is it with game show hosts and octogenarians?

After a quick cutaway to Amber entering her work area, we go back to the agent giving Richards the contract to sign. He does the old “here, sign on my back” routine, which proves to be a bad idea when Ben signs the contract and then sticks the pen into the guy’s back.

Caption contributed by Ed

Arnold practices for a career in politics.

We go back to the show, just as Killian introduces Ben. Well, after the obligatory stuff with the old lady, anyway. God, that’s just damn weird, I’m sorry.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: The Running Man (1987)

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