The Running Man
What's it about?The Running Man is a novel by Stephen King that was later made into a move.
The Running Man book synopsis:
The Running Man is set within a dystopian future in which the poor are seen more by the government as worrisome rodents than actual human beings. The protagonist of The Running Man, Ben Richards, is quick to realize this as he watches his daughter, Cathy, grow more sick by the day and tread closer and closer to death. Desperate for money to pay Cathy’s medical bills, Ben enlists himself in a true reality style game show where the objective is to merely stay alive.
The Running Man movie synopsis:
A wrongly-convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a TV game show.
How is it like The Hunger Games?
- Both feature a televised fight to the death game.