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Last Action Hero
Directed by John McTiernan
Produced by John McTiernan
Written by Zak Penn
Adam Leff
Shane Black
David Arnott
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
F. Murray Abraham
Austin O'Brien
Music by Michael Kamen
Cinematography Dean Semler
Editing by Richard A. Harris
John Wright
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Released June 18, 1993
Running time 130 min
Language English
Budget $60,000,000
IMDb profile

Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy directed by John McTiernan. The film is a parodic satire on the action genre and its clichés. John McTiernan (born January 8, 1951) is a movie director, and a M.F.A. graduate of the AFI Conservatory, most notable for his action movies. ... John McTiernan (born January 8, 1951) is a movie director, and a M.F.A. graduate of the AFI Conservatory, most notable for his action movies. ... Zak Penn is an U.S. writer, director, and producer of films. ... Although Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) began his career as an actor, his main claim to fame has been as the screenwriter responsible for the some of the biggest blockbuster action films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, including Lethal Weapon and The Last Boy Scout. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and Republican politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... F. Murray Abraham F. Murray Abraham (born Frederico Abrammo Monteglini on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American actor. ... Austin OBrien is an actor. ... Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American composer (especially of film scores), orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. ... John Wright is an ACE-certified film editor. ... Columbia Pictures current logo. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This is a list of film-related events in 1993. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... John McTiernan (born January 8, 1951) is a movie director, and a M.F.A. graduate of the AFI Conservatory, most notable for his action movies. ... A genre is a division of a particular form of art according to criteria particular to that form. ... A cliché (from French origin) originally was a printing term for a semi-permanently assembled piece of type which could easily be inserted into the document being printed (see Block printing). ...


Tagline: This isn't the movies anymore. A tagline is a variant of an advertising slogan typically used in movie marketing, commercials, and websites. ...

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Synopsis

Outline

Danny (Austin O'Brien) is a young action fan who is obsessed with action hero Jack Slater (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger). After receiving a magic ticket passed down from Asian magicians to Houdini, and then to Danny, the lines between reality and the movie world blur as Danny is catapulted into Jack Slater IV. Austin OBrien is an actor. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and Republican politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... The term magician can refer to a practitioner of either paranormal magic or illusionism. ... Harry Houdini (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was one of the most famous magicians, escapologists, and stunt performers of all time as well as an investigator of spiritualists. ...


Trapped inside the movie, Danny must persuade Slater that he is in fact a fictional character played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Things become more complicated when the bad guy in Jack Slater IV, Benedict (Charles Dance), gets possession of the magic ticket and travels into the real world. Slater and Danny follow him, but find things far more difficult in a world where the clichés of action films do not operate (guns run out of bullets, cars do not explode when shot at, and punching through a glass window causes pain). Charles Dance (born October 10, 1946 in Worcester, England) is a British actor. ...


Detailed synopsis

Last Action Hero follows the story of Danny Madigan (O'Brien), a young school kid whose love of action movies keeps him out of school and in trouble. Danny idolizes Arnold Schwarzenegger and is somewhat obsessed with the fictional character in the movie whom Schwarzenegger portrays, Jack Slater (he has watched the third movie six times).


Danny's obsession with television and movies leads him to befriend an old cinema operator Nick (Prosky), who runs a beat-up old cinema in downtown New York City. Nick allows Danny to watch pre-screenings and reel tests of movies before they are available to the public, which he offers to do with the new Jack Slater film, Jack Slater IV. Danny, however, is in trouble with his school for not attending classes and his single mother finds it increasingly difficult to keep tabs on him whilst holding down a job. Danny is eager to see the Slater film and against his own safety (the first time he opens his door, a man charged him, but left in disgust at the lack of valuables), he ventures out late at night to view the midnight pre-screening. Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Danny arrives at the cinema only to be told he requires a ticket to enter. Nick then reveals a gold-plated ticket from his pocket and speaks of his time as a boy when he went backstage after a Houdini show in the same theater, and was presented the ticket. Told by Houdini that it was passed along by the great magicians of the Asias and that it has magical powers yet a mind of its own, Nick had always been too afraid to use it. Disbelieving, Danny allows Nick to nostalgically tear the stub off and start the movie.


Danny is seated in the theater, his eyes wide with excitement, as Jack Slater IV is played on the screen. During a car chase scene the ticket stub begins to glow blue and before Danny knows what is happening, a stick of dynamite lands next to his row and he is thrown into the movie, literally into the action. Amidst the confusion Danny understands what Nick had revealed about the ticket and realizes he's inside the movie. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Danny ends up accompanying Slater, trying to convince him that he's a fictional character inside a movie. Even despite the seemingly unbelievable goings-on of the movie, Slater is unconvinced. Eventually Danny uses his knowledge of the Jack Slater story line to help Slater find out who killed his second cousin Frank (Art Carney in his final film role). Art Carney starring as Ed Norton from The Honeymooners Art Carney as Saun Dann in The Star Wars Holiday Special. ...


The two run into Tony Vivaldi, the movie's crime boss, and his henchman Mr. Benedict. Danny later reveals that Benedict was wearing a red fake eyeball, Benedict overhears this and is intrigued to find out how Danny could come about such information. An ocular prosthetic or artificial eye replaces a missing natural eye following an enucleation or evisceration. ...


Benedict eventually tracks Danny down at the house where he is staying with Slater's daughter Whitney (the credits of Jack Slater IV mention an actress Meredith Caprice who plays Whitney and Danny uses both names for her). Benedict takes the two hostage and takes the contents of Danny's wallet with him, including the magic ticket. After Slater interrupts the scene Benedict escapes back to Vivaldi's mansion. There he discovers that the ticket lights up and he is able to travel to the real world, however he is reluctant to try it.


Slater then gets fired by his over-the-top stereotyped police chief. Danny convinces Slater that Vivaldi is hatching a plan, and the two begin to work it out. They soon discover that Vivaldi is going to eliminate his rival syndicate by killing them at the funeral for Leo the Fart (the joke is that there is a nerve gas bomb inside of the deceased Leo, which causes him to bloat to immense proportions when it is activated.) Slater turns up, defuses the situation, and makes sure the gas explodes somewhere away from citizens. After emerging from a tar pit unscathed, Danny sarcastically remarks, "You know, tar actually sticks to some people." An individual can face termination of employment, or job loss, for one of many reasons. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Chief of Police is the title typically given to the head of a police department, particularly in the United States and Canada. ... Farting redirects here. ... Nerve agents (also known as nerve gases, though these chemicals are liquid at room temperature) are a class of phosphorus-containing organic chemicals (organophosphates) that disrupt the mechanism by which nerves transfer messages to organs. ... A tar pit, or more properly asphalt pit, is a geological occurrence where subterranean bitumen leaks to the surface, creating a large puddle, pit, or lake of asphalt. ... Tar is a viscous black liquid derived from the destructive distillation of organic matter. ...


Meanwhile Benedict is back at Vivaldi's mansion. Tony Vivaldi is excited as Benedict tells him intricate details, proving the plan worked. However, Benedict admits he was lying and then proceeds to shoot Vivaldi, ordering the maid to clean up the mess. Benedict sits down to have a drink at the bar when Slater bursts through the wall. He grabs Benedict and throws him at a wall only to see Benedict to go straight through it. "Usually when I do that it leaves a hole..." Slater muses.


A puzzled Slater has no idea what happened when Danny concludes that Benedict has the ticket and is now in the real world, Danny's world. Danny convinces Slater that they need to go through and stop Benedict while the hole is still open. The pair step through to see Benedict escaping out of the theater. They give chase but Benedict escapes, and Danny and a confused Slater return to Danny's house.


Danny and Slater attempt to look for Benedict, however Benedict proves elusive by using his ticket to move back and forth from other movies and the real world. Benedict hatches a plan to rid himself of Slater; he travels into the Jack Slater III movie and brings Slater's former nemesis, the Ripper (Noonan), to the real world. Benedict believes that if he can kill the real Arnold Schwarzenegger, Slater too will die. The Ripper turns up at the Jack Slater IV New York premiere and attempts to kill Schwarzenegger, but Danny and Slater foil him and the Ripper escapes to the roof. Slater and Danny pursue him; Slater eventually electrocutes the Ripper and saves Danny, but just as the duo think it's over, Benedict shows up and shoots Slater, giving him a mortal wound (something impossible in the film world). Danny, distraught and infuriated, knocks Benedict's gun over to Slater who shoots Benedict's glass eye, causing him to explode.


Danny is distressed as he sees Slater dying from his bullet wound. Danny loads Slater into an ambulance and drives him back to the theater. Danny crashes through the doors and carries Slater in an attempt to get him back into the movies but is unsuccessful as he does not posess the ticket. Suddenly a rendition of Death (inadvertently freed by Benedict from the black-and-white 1957 Ingmar Bergman film, The Seventh Seal, portrayed by McKellen) appears and suggests that another half of the ticket still exists, reminding Danny of the stub Nick tore off earlier. Black-and-white (or variations including Black and White) can refer to a general term used in photography, film, and other media (see black-and-white). ... Other Lists of Movies List of years in film in the 1950s 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 Decades in Film: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s List of movies See also Film, History of cinema Categories: 1950s ... Ingmar Bergman ▶ (help· info) (pronounced in Swedish, but usually in English, IPA in Unicode notation) (born July 14, 1918) is a Swedish stage and film director who is one of the key film auteurs of the second half of the twentieth century. ... Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) is a 1957 film directed by Ingmar Bergman, most notable for the scene in which a medieval knight (played by Max von Sydow) plays chess with the personification of Death, with his life resting on the outcome of the game. ...


Danny finds it and activates its magic, returning Slater back to his movie world where the fatal injury caused by Benedict turns out to be "just a flesh wound", and is seen as a joke by his colleagues. Danny and Slater share a moment about believing in each other, which is often viewed as the film's weakest point, due to its supposed sappiness. The movie returns to Slater, who is back on the job winding up his once-again over-the-top police chief and explaining that the two of them are fictional and Slater wants to stop shooting and blowing things up. The movie ends with Nick and Danny watching the movie, and recalling to one and other the adventure they'd just had.


Responses

Last Action Hero was billed at the time as "the next great summer action movie" [citation needed] and many movie insiders predicted the film to be a huge blockbuster, especially following the success of Schwarzenegger's previous film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. [1] Blockbuster, as applied to film or theater, is a very popular and/or monetarily-successful production. ... Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ...


Instead, the movie was panned by critics and grossed only $50 million in the United States (a disappointment considering the $60 million budget). In an A&E biography of Schwarzenegger, the actor (who was also the film's executive producer) says that the film failed due to bad timing, since it came out a week after Jurassic Park, the biggest movie phenomenon of that year. Schwarzenegger states that he tried to persuade his co-producers to postpone the film's June 18 release in the US by four weeks, but they turned a deaf ear. It is widely believed that the movie would have been successful (or at least recovered its production costs) if it had been released in mid-July, at the peak of summer. [citation needed] Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films, individually and collectively. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... The A&E Network is a cable and satellite television network based in New York City. ... Executive producer is a role in the entertainment industry that is sometimes difficult to clearly define. ... This article is about the 1993 hit movie. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ...


Despite its box office failure, the movie has since gained some admiration as a satire on the action genre [citation needed], as it intentionally parodies almost every action movie cliché. In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... . ...


Cameos and movie references

  • Tina Turner makes a cameo appearance at the start of the movie as the mayor of Los Angeles; she tries to convince Slater not to enter a hostage situation.
  • At the beginning of Jack Slater IV, a credit reads "A Franco Columbu Film". Franco Columbo was Schwarzenegger's long time friend and training partner when the two were bodybuilding and competing in the Mr. Olympia competition.
  • After the explosion at Slater's favorite second cousin's house, the black cop is heard saying, "Two days 'til retirement.", a reference to Danny Glover's character in the Lethal Weapon series(specifically, the third movie.)
  • When Danny and Slater walk into the LAPD headquarters, Sharon Stone is on the left side of the door lighting a cigarette. This is a twofold joke: Stone is dressed as her character in Basic Instinct (1992), but she had also recently played Schwarzenegger's wife in Total Recall (1990).
  • Immediately following Sharon Stone's cameo, Robert Patrick, dressed and acting as the T-1000 from Terminator 2 strides past the two heroes.
  • When Danny is trying to convince Slater that he is in a movie, he tries to find a Schwarzenegger movie in a video store; but to his surprise, the poster for Terminator 2 shows Sylvester Stallone as the Terminator. Danny says "It's not possible!" to which Slater replies "What's not possible? It's his best performance ever, he's fantastic".
  • Several games of chicken are played throughout the film. The first shows Slater in the film world, easily following the rules of the movies and offing the badguys. In the second, Danny attempts to ride a bicycle at the villan's oncoming car, before exclaiming at the last second that he is the comic sidekick, and swerving out of the way. In the real world, Slater attempts to play chicken against Benedict, but as the rules of the film world do not apply, ends up crashing his car.
  • When Slater introduces himself to Danny's mother in the real world, he says "Hello, I'm Arnold Braunschweiger", parodying the difficulty native English speakers have with speaking Schwarzenegger's name. Braunschweiger is a type of spicy liver sausage, also known as liverwurst.
  • During the premiere of Jack Slater IV film in the real world, a number of celebrities make cameo appearances as themselves, including: Maria Shriver (Schwarzenegger's real-life wife), Little Richard, Entertainment Tonight host Leeza Gibbons, Jim Belushi, Damon Wayans, Chevy Chase, and Jean Claude Van Damme.
  • In the novelization of the film, Danny warns Schwarzenegger to be wary of Benedict because he "almost took out Bruce Willis and Bill Murray". This line may suggest that the role of Benedict was originally intended for William Atherton, who opposed Bruce Willis in Die Hard and Bill Murray in Ghostbusters, albeit as a comic foil rather than a true villain.
  • After the second 'chicken' scene, during Danny and Slater's argument over whether Benedict is dead, the Die Hard theme can be heard in the background.
  • While in the movie world, Danny claims Slater's friend, John Practice (F. Murray Abraham) killed Mozart (which Slater interprets as Moe Zart), a reference to the 1984 film Amadeus, in which Abraham played Antonio Salieri. In a later scene in Danny's apartment, when his mom is talking to Slater, Mozart's overture to The Marriage of Figaro ( Audio file) is played and discussed.

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Swedish bodybuilder Anders Graneheim. ... Mr. ... Parker Center-LAPDs Headquarters LAPD redirects here. ... Basic Instinct (released March 20, 1992) is an American erotic mystery film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... Total Recall is an American science fiction film released on June 1, 1990 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Ronald Shusett, Dan OBannon, Jon Povill and Gary Goldman. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1990. ... Robert Patrick as the T-1000, in Terminator 2: Judgment Day Robert Patrick (born November 5, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia, USA) is an American actor. ... Robert Patrick in police disguise. ... Sylvester Stallone in the contender Sylvester Enzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946 in New York City) is an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... The game of chicken (also referred to as playing chicken) is a game in which two players engage in an activity that will result in serious harm unless one of them backs down. ... Don Quixote and Sancho Panza unsuccessfully confront windmills. ... Braunschweiger (named after Braunschweig, Germany) is a type of pork liver sausage, nearly always smoked, distinguished from other liverwurst in that it is soft enough to be used as a spread (and typically is). ... Leberwurst (liverwurst in English-speaking countries), literally meaning liver sausage, is a typical sausage served in Germany and the Netherlands (Leverworst). ... Maria Shriver Maria Owings Shriver Schwarzenegger (born November 6, 1955), better known as Maria Shriver, is an American journalist for NBC and the First Lady of California. ... Little Richard on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, (issue RS 58, May 28, 1970) Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman, December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist, and an early African-American pioneer of rock and roll. ... Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news magazine that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States and Canada. ... Leeza Gibbons (born March 26, 1957 in Hartsville, South Carolina) is an American talk show host. ... It has been suggested that Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches (listed by cast member) be merged into this article or section. ... Damon Kyle Wayans (born September 4, 1960 in New York City, New York), one of the Wayans brothers, is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982. ... Chevy Chase Chevy Chase (born Cornelius Crane Chase on October 8, 1943 in Woodstock, New York) is an American comedian, writer and television and film actor. ... Jean Claude Van Damme (born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium, outside of Brussels, on October 18, 1960), is a Belgian martial artist and actor who is most known for his action movies. ... Bruce Willis (born 19 March 1955 as Walter Bruce Willis in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany) is an American actor. ... Bill Murray in Broken Flowers (2005). ... William Atherton (born William Atherton Knight) is an American film actor. ... Die Hard is a Hollywood action film released in 1988, written by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman, William Atherton, and directed by John McTiernan. ... For other uses, see Ghostbusters (disambiguation). ... Die Hard is a Hollywood action film released in 1988, written by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman, William Atherton, and directed by John McTiernan. ... F. Murray Abraham F. Murray Abraham (born Frederico Abrammo Monteglini on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American actor. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (baptised as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) is among the most significant and enduringly popular composers of European classical music. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amadeus is the title of both a stage play and an Academy Award winning film written in 1979 by Peter Shaffer, both loosely based on the lives of the composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. ... Antonio Salieri Antonio Salieri (August 18, 1750 – May 7, 1825), born in Legnago, Italy, was a composer and conductor, as well as one of the most important and famous musicians of his time. ... Overture is also a song by the rock band The Who Overture (French ouverture, meaning opening) in music is the instrumental introduction to a dramatic, choral or, occasionally, instrumental composition. ... QPAC poster for The Marriage of Figaro Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata (Trans:The Marriage of Figaro ), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, Le... Marriage of Figaro. ...

Trivia

  • This was the first movie to use Sony's 8 channel digital sound format SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound). [2]
  • The film featured Art Carney's final film appearance.
  • Steven Spielberg was offered the chance to direct the film, but he turned it down in order to make Schindler's List instead. [2]
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $15 million for his performance. [2]
  • It was the first film to be advertised in space. An unmanned NASA rocket, launched by Schwarzenegger, had the film's title graffitied onto its side, costing $50,000. [2]

Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the leading manufacturers of video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. ... This is a list of films encoded in the SDDS sound format with eight channels of sound, rather than the usual six. ... SDDS stands for Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, which is a cinema sound system developed by Sony. ... Art Carney starring as Ed Norton from The Honeymooners Art Carney as Saun Dann in The Star Wars Holiday Special. ... Steven Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (born December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American film director. ... Schindlers List is an Academy Award-winning 1993 movie based on the book Schindlers Ark by Thomas Keneally, published in the United States as Schindlers List and subsequently re-issued in Commonwealth countries under that name as well. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Redstone rocket, part of the Mercury program A rocket is a vehicle, missile or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving exhaust gas from within a rocket engine. ...

Cast

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and Republican politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... Austin OBrien is an actor. ... Charles Dance (born October 10, 1946 in Worcester, England) is a British actor. ... Robert Prosky (born on 13 December 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American character actor who has appeared in such films as Christine, The Natural, Broadcast News, Green Card, Hoffa, Rudy and Dead Man Walking. ... Tom Noonan (born April 12, 1951) is an American actor and film writer-director, originally from tony Greenwich, Connecticut. ... Dame Joan Ann Plowright, The Lady Olivier DBE (born October 28, 1929 in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, England) is a British actress, and the widow of Laurence Olivier. ... Frank McRae (born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 3, 1942) is an American actor and former professional football player. ... Anthony Quinn Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001) was a Mexican-American actor, painter, and writer. ... Bridgette Wilson as Sonya Blade Bridgette Leann Wilson (born September 25, 1973), better known as Bridgette Wilson, is an American actress. ... F. Murray Abraham F. Murray Abraham (born Frederico Abrammo Monteglini on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American actor. ... Mercedes Ruehl (born February 28, 1948 of Irish and Cuban extraction in Queens, New York). ... Art Carney starring as Ed Norton from The Honeymooners Art Carney as Saun Dann in The Star Wars Holiday Special. ... Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CBE, (born May 25, 1939) is a highly acclaimed stage and screen actor, the recipient of a Tony Award and two Oscar nominations. ... Charles Charlie Kalani, Jr. ...

Soundtrack

Released July 8 1993 - Columbia Records (CD) Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ...

  1. Big Gun (AC/DC) – 4:24
  2. What the Hell Have I (Alice in Chains) – 3:58
  3. Angry Again (Megadeth) – 3:47
  4. Real World (Queensryche) – 4:21
  5. Two Steps Behind (Def Leppard) – 4:19
  6. Poison My Eyes (Anthrax) – 7:04
  7. Dream On (Aerosmith) – 5:42
  8. Little Bitter (Alice in Chains) – 3:53
  9. Cock the Hammer (Cypress Hill) – 4:11
  10. Swim (Fishbone) – 4:13
  11. Last Action Hero (Tesla) – 5:44
  12. Jack the Ripper (Michael Kamen) (Buckethead: guitar) – 3:43

AC/DC is a hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in November, 1973 by rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young and his brother, lead guitarist Angus Young. ... Alice in Chains is an influential grunge/hard rock group formed by lead singer Layne Staley (1967–2002) in the mid-1980s, originally as Diamond Lie and shortly followed by several other names before taking the name of Alice in Chains, which derived from one of Layne Staleys former... Megadeth is an American speed/heavy/Thrash metal band led by Dave Mustaine. ... Band picture Queensrÿche is an American progressive metal band of the 1980s, formed near Seattle, Washington in 1981. ... Def Leppard is a British rock band from Sheffield, England, that formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Aerosmith is a prominent American rock band. ... Alice in Chains is an influential grunge/hard rock group formed by lead singer Layne Staley (1967–2002) in the mid-1980s, originally as Diamond Lie and shortly followed by several other names before taking the name of Alice in Chains, which derived from one of Layne Staleys former... Cypress Hill is a Latin-American hip-hop group from South Gate, CA. It was founded in 1988 and has sold up to 17 million records worldwide by 2006. ... Fishbone is an extremely influential band that plays a unique fusion of funk, ska, punk rock, reggae, heavy metal, and more. ... Tesla can refer to: Scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla The tesla, an SI unit named after Nikola Tesla. ... Buckethead Buckethead is the stage name of Brian Carroll, an avant-garde guitarist and composer. ...

See also

  • List of action movie clichés
  • ISBN 0425140156, the novelization of the film

// Weapons The heros firearm will never run out of ammunition unless it is expedient in the plot or the fight ends. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m5072/is_n1_v15/ai_13579259
  2. ^ a b c d http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107362/trivia

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