Today I learned: The Running Man was directed by Starsky from Starsky and Hutch
Posted by Luke at 22:08 on 01 Aug 2012
I'll make this brief because the headline covers the majority of the article really. After playing Detective David Starsky and a handful of other roles in the '70s and '80s, Paul Michael Glaser assumed the position behind the camera, directing several fairly well-known films - one of which was classic Arnie quip-fest The Running Man. Which means Glaser was responsible for scenes like these:
Yes this was an excuse to post clips of The Running Man.
Unfortunately Glaser's feature-length directorial career was short-lived, going on to shoot only three more films before returning to TV from whence he came. These included
Unexpected Hollywood connections are nothing unsual. Leonard Nimoy directed Three Men And A Baby for example, and Matt Salinger - the '90s Captain America who made his debut in Revenge Of The Nerds - was the son of Catcher in the Rye author J. D. Salinger. Musician Nick Cave scripted a sequel to Gladiator at the behest of Russell Crowe - a fact Ali brought up at a pub quiz once, drawing a collective "fuck off!" from our entire team.
Anyway, no real point to this, just wanted to share a nice bit of trivia I picked up whilst watching Ben Richards shove a chainsaw up Buzzsaw's plums.
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