Runaway (1984) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 85
“Now kiss your ass goodbye!”
Daniel and Corky don their electro-magnetic scatter-suits to review Tom Selleck as a robot-hating cop in Michael Crichton’s Runaway. A cliched cop movie with the tiniest sliver of a sci-fi twist, Runaway barrages you with wooden dialogue and hacky choices.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss dense packs, Rebecca De Mornay comparisons, evil guy meetings and girder-bots.
Savage Bees (Rebecca B.)
RUNAWAY (1984) FACTS AND FIGURES
Daniel’s craft spirit: New Alchemy Distilling‘s White Devil Whiskey (40% ABV)
Corky’s craft beer: Lead Dog Brewing‘s Who’s Gettin’ It? white stout (7% ABV)
U.S. theatrical release date: Dec. 14, 1984
Worldwide box office: $6.7 million (production budget: $8 million)
Critics scores: 50 on Rotten Tomatoes
This week’s darer: Johnny Flores
IMDB synopsis: “In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots…and his son becomes a target.”
This week’s referenced movies: The Wicker Man (2006); Batman (1989); Star Wars; Flashdance; Dirty Dancing; Staying Alive; Doctor Detroit; Reds; The Last Emperor; Runaway Train (1985); Cobra; Jurassic Park; the Police Academy movies; Backdraft 2; Vertigo; L.A. Confidential; Heartbeeps; Think Big; Swamp Thing; The Wizard of Oz; Grudge Match; Flight of the Navigator
Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Dare