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Runaway Details


Best-selling author Michael Crichton wrote and directed this science fiction thriller that combined the influences of Michael Crichton (1982), comic books, and Crichton's ongoing fascination with the dangers of high technology. Tom Selleck stars as Sergeant Jack Ramsey, a single father in the near future, when robots have largely replaced humans in performing menial labor. However, the robots occasionally malfunction, threatening human life and requiring a specialist like Jack, who terminates the haywire "runaways." Investigating a particularly nasty series of recent cases, Jack and his new partner Karen Thompson (Cynthia Rhodes) discover a connection between the runaways and Charles Luther (Kiss frontsman Gene Simmons). Luther, a maniacal genius, is masterminding a plot to create an army of killing machines. With time running out, it's up to Jack and Karen to match wits with Luther and save humanity. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:June 8, 2009


Tom Selleck
as Ramsay
Cynthia Rhodes
as Thompson
Gene Simmons
as Luther
Kirstie Alley
as Jackie
Stan Shaw
as Marvin
Joey Cramer
as Bobby
G.W. Bailey
as Chief
Chris Mulkey
as Johnson
Deborah Fallender
as Alley Voice #4
Barbara Iley
as Police Voice #1
Elizabeth Norment
as Miss Shields
Natino Bellantoni
as Headwaiter
David McCharen
as Police Voice #4
Andrew Rhodes
as Cameraman
Lloyd Berry
as Passenger
Marilyn Schreffler
as Lois
Jackson Davies
as Inspector
Rodney Gage
as Cop
David Longworth
as Man
Moira Walley
as Jogger
Steven Wright
as Pilot
Frank Serio
as Cop
Stephen E. Miller
as Rudy
Murray Ord
as Cop #3
Stephen Thorne
as Tommy
Todd Duckworth
as Paramedic
Betty Phillips
as Linda
Bob Metcalfe
as Tracer
Paul Batten
as Harry
Michael Paul Chan
as Wilson
Cec Verrell
as Hooker
Babs Chula
as Construction Worker


Michael Crichton
Michael Rachmil
Michael Crichton
John A. Alonzo
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Glenn Farr
Douglas Higgins
Production Designer
Michael S. Bolton
Art Director
Jim Erickson
Set Designer
Betsy Cox
Costume Designer
Rob Young
Sound/Sound Designer
David Durand
Special Effects
Arne Schmidt
First Assistant Director
Judy Taylor
Mike Fenton
Jane Feinberg