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Last Action Hero [1993] (1 disc)

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Director:John McTiernan
Writer:David Arnott
Shane Black
Composer:Michael Kamen
Length:130 minutes
(2 hours 10 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:33%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Kids
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Synopsis: A boy is pulled from the real world into an action movie staring his favorite hero.


Reaction: The fun in this movie is seeing how they play with the action movie clichés so ridiculously.


Personal Rating: 5/10

Select Cast and Crew
John McTiernan => Director
David Arnott => Writer
Shane Black => Writer
Michael Kamen => Composer
Angie Everhart => Video Babe
Anthony Peck => Cop at Ex-Wife's House
Anthony Quinn => Tony Vivaldi
Apollo Dukakis => Polonius
Arnold Schwarzenegger => Jack Slater / Himself
Art Carney => Frank
Austin O'Brien => Danny Madigan
Bridgette Wilson => Whitney / Meredith
Charles Dance => Benedict
Chevy Chase => Cameo Appearance
Colleen Camp => Ratcliff
Damon Wayans => Himself
Danny DeVito => Whiskers (voice)
F. Murray Abraham => John Practice
Frank McRae => Lieutenant Dekker
Ian McKellen => Death
James Belushi => Himself
Janice Rivera => Model
Jean-Claude Van Damme => Himself
Joan Plowright => Teacher
Karen Duffy => Herself
Leeza Gibbons => Herself
Little Richard => Himself
M.C. Hammer => Himself (as Hammer)
Maria Shriver => Herself
Melvin Van Peebles => Himself
Mercedes Ruehl => Irene Madigan
Neriah Davis => Girl
Noah Emmerich => Rookie
Rick Ducommun => Ripper's Agent
Robert Patrick => T-1000
Sharon Stone => Catherine Tramell
Symba => Model
Tina Turner => The Mayor
Tom Noonan => Ripper / Himself

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The cop that Madigan points out to Slater as they enter the police station is Robert Patrick's character from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • Steven Spielberg was offered the chance to direct this film, but he turned it down to go make Schindler's List instead.
  • Sharon Stone's character is called Catherine Tramell which was also the name of her character in Basic Instinct.
  • All of John McTiernan's films can be seen in one row in the video store.
  • Danny tells Jack that this is Meredith/Whitney's first movie. Last Action Hero is also the first feature film of Bridgette Wilson, who plays Meredith/Whitney.
  • The video Christmas in Connecticut (directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger) is visible in the video store.
  • Many of the 'props' in the film are made by 'Acme'.
  • The schoolteacher who praises Laurence Olivier's performance was played by Joan Plowright, who is Olivier's widow.
  • Contains intentional continuity errors.
  • Robert Zemeckis was in contention to direct at one point.