The Running Man

The Running Man

Director: Carol Reed Cast: Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates


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Based upon a novel by Shelley Smith, The Running Man opens at the memorial service for Rex Black (Laurence Harvey), the owner of a small air transport company who is believed to have drowned in a recent glider accident. It soon turns out, however, that Black is very much alive; he faked his death as a means of getting back at the insurance company who denied an earlier claim because he was one day late in making his payment. He has enlisted the cooperation of his wife Stella (Lee Remick) in this scheme. While she waits for the insurance company to approve the claim, he disguises himself, assumes a new identity (that of Charles Erskine, a shoe salesman) and goes to wait for Stella in Spain. Once there, he meets drunken Australian millionaire Jim Jerome in a bar; when Jerome inadvertently leaves his passport at the bar, Rex confiscates it and hatches a new plan to collect on Jerome's insurance as well. In the meantime, Stella has met with insurance representative Stephen Maddox (Alan Bates), who eventually approves her claim. She journeys to Spain, but finds Rex a changed man, and isn't comfortable with either his new personality or his latest scheme. To make matters worse, Maddox shows up. Is it a coincidence or is he suspicious? The rest of the film hinges on the answer to this question, as well as what Maddox's plans are in either case.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2019
UPC: 0760137250487
Original Release: 1963
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 18,172

Special Features

Isolated music and effects track Audio commentary by Peter William Evans, author of British Film-Makers: Carol Reed On the Trail of The Running Man, an all-new featurette with crew members including script supervisor Angela Allen and assistant director Kits Browning Lee Remick at the National Film Theatre, an audio-only recording of the actor's appearance at the NFT in 1970 Image gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Harvey Rex Black
Lee Remick Stella Black
Alan Bates Stephen Maddox
Felix Aylmer Parson
Eleanor Summerfield Hilda Tanner
Allan Cuthbertson Jenkins
Harold Goldblatt Tom Webster
Noel Purcell Miles Bleeker
Ramsay Ames Madge Penderby
Eddie Byrne Sam Crewdson
Colin Gordon Solicitor
John Meillon Jim Jerome
Roger Delgado Spanish Doctor
Fortunio Bonanova Bank Manager
José Calvo Actor
Bob Cunningham Actor
Herbert Curiel Actor
Joe Lynch Actor
Juan Jose Menendez Roberto
Fernando Rey Police Official
Lockwood West Actor
Adriano Dominguez Actor
Pamela Mant Actor
Antonio Padilla Ruiz Actor

Technical Credits
Carol Reed Director,Producer
William Alwyn Score Composer
Bert Bates Editor
George Frost Makeup
Robert Krasker Cinematographer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
John Mortimer Screenwriter
John R. Sloan Associate Producer
John Stoll Art Director

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