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FULL SYNOPSIS

Arnold Schwarzenegger appears as a pumped-up Shakespearian hero while an announcer bellows, "Something is rotten in Denmark -- and Hamlet is taking out the trash!" This gag sets the stage for the post-modernist action epic The Last Action Hero. The film concerns Danny Madigan (Austin O'Brien), a lonely eleven-year-old boy who escapes from his bleak New York City reality by glorying in the action adventure movies of his favorite film character, Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Danny's friend is an elderly movie projectionist, Nick (Robert Prosky), who lets Danny into the shabby Times Square movie theater where he works so Danny can see Slater's new movie. He hands Danny a magic ticket given to him years ago by Houdini, and when Nick rips the ticket and gives Danny the stub, Danny finds himself catapulted from the theater into the back seat of Slater's speeding sports car in "Jack Slater IV." Danny becomes Slater's helper as Jack battles a trio of nefarious bad guys --Benedict (Charles Dance), Vivaldi (Anthony Quinn) and The Ripper (Tom Noonan). But things get out of hand when Benedict steals Danny's magic ticket stub and transports himself into Danny's reality. Benedict and The Ripper proceed to wreak havoc along Broadway, forcing Slater to cross into reality to get the villains and, in the process, learn about blood and pain. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:June 18, 1993

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Sergeant Jack Slater
Austin O'Brien
as Danny Madigan
F. Murray Abraham
as John Practice
Art Carney
as Frank
Anthony Quinn
as Tony Vivaldi
Frank McRae
as Dekker
Tom Noonan
as Ripper
Charles Dance
as Benedict
Robert Prosky
as Nick
Mercedes Ruehl
as Mom
Ian McKellen
as Death
Prof. Toru Tanaka
as Tough Asian Man
Joan Plowright
as Teacher
Noah Emmerich
as Rookie
Tina Turner
as The Mayor
Bridgette Wilson
as Whitney/Meredith
Robert Patrick
as T-1000 (uncredited)
Sharon Stone
as Catherine Tramell
Tony Danza
Sven Ole Thorsen
as Gunman
Anna Navarro
as Cop in Station
Danny DeVito
as Whiskers
Angie Everhart
as Video Babe
Colleen Camp
as Ratcliff
Adam Ant
Morgan Brittany
John Finnegan
as Watch Commander
Billy Lucas
as SWAT Cop
Jane Jenkins
Janet Hirshenson
Christopher Connelly
Nick Dimitri
as Doctor, Funeral
James Cameron
Tori Spelling
Michael Vincente Gazzo
as Torelli
Ryan Todd
as Andrew Slater
Michael Chieffo
as Monroe
Edward Furlong
Timothy Dalton
as Himself [uncredited]
Tony Curtis
Rick Ducommun
as Ripper's Agent
Anthony Peck
as Cop at Ex-Wife's House
Mike Muscat
as Cop in Los Angeles Station

Crew

John McTiernan
Director
John McTiernan
Producer
Sonja Roth
Producer
Stephen J. Roth
Producer
Adam Leff
Screen Story
Adam Leff
Screenwriter
David Arnott
Screenwriter
Shane Black
Screenwriter
William Goldman
Screenwriter
Zak Penn
Screen Story
Zak Penn
Screenwriter
Dean Semler
Cinematographer
David Nowell
Cinematographer
Jerry Cantrell
Songwriter
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
Lee Orloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard A. Harris
Editor
John Wright
Editor
Eugenio Zanetti
Production Designer
William C. Gerrity
Production Designer
Rick Heinrichs
Art Director
John Wright Stevens
Art Director
Neal Nordlinger
Co-producer
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Executive Producer
Elizabeth Lapp
Set Designer
Debra Shutt
Set Designer
Carl Stensel
Set Designer
Cindy Carr
Set Designer
Natalie Richards
Set Designer
Gloria Gresham
Costume Designer
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Jacques Stroweis
Digital Effects Supervisor
Jeff Dawn
Makeup
John E. Sullivan
Visual Effects Supervisor
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