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Last Action Hero Details


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


Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Sergeant Jack Slater
Austin O'Brien
as Danny Madigan
F. Murray Abraham
as John Practice
Frank McRae
as Dekker
Art Carney
as Frank
Anthony Quinn
as Tony Vivaldi
Charles Dance
as Benedict
Tom Noonan
as Ripper
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
Sven Ole Thorsen
as Gunman
Anthony Peck
as Cop at Ex-Wife's House
Janet Hirshenson
Michael Vincente Gazzo
as Torelli
Mike Muscat
as Cop in Los Angeles Station
Michael Chieffo
as Monroe
Edward Furlong
Tony Curtis
Rick Ducommun
as Ripper's Agent
Billy Lucas
as SWAT Cop
Anna Navarro
as Cop in Station
Morgan Brittany
Danny DeVito
as Whiskers
Tony Danza
Tori Spelling
Timothy Dalton
as Himself [uncredited]
John Finnegan
as Watch Commander
Christopher Connelly
Colleen Camp
as Ratcliff
Adam Ant
Jane Jenkins
Angie Everhart
as Video Babe
Nick Dimitri
as Doctor, Funeral
James Cameron
Ryan Todd
as Andrew Slater


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