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Last Action Hero [1993 film] by John…

Last Action Hero [1993 film] (1993)

by John McTiernan (Director), David Arnott (Screenwriter), Shane Black (Screenwriter)

Other authors: F. Murray Abraham (Actor), Art Carney (Actor), Charles Dance (Actor), Ian McKellen (Actor), Frank McRae (Actor)6 more, Tom Noonan (Actor), Austin O'Brien (Actor), Robert Prosky (Actor), Anthony Quinn (Actor), Mercedes Ruehl (Actor), Arnold Schwarzenegger

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McTiernan, JohnDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arnott, DavidScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Black, ShaneScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Abraham, F. MurrayActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carney, ArtActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dance, CharlesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKellen, IanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McRae, FrankActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Noonan, TomActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, AustinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prosky, RobertActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Quinn, AnthonyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ruehl, MercedesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schwarzenegger, Arnoldsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Jack Slater is an action-film hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. An old projectionist (Robert Prosky) hands a magic movie ticket to Jack's biggest preteen fan (Austin O'Brien), and the kid steps right inside the latest Jack Slater film, becoming the actor star's sidekick in gunfights and car chases. But when Jack's nemesis (Charles Dance) gets his hands on the ticket, the fight busts out into the real world and Jack (à la Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear) refuses to believe he's a fictional character. Director John McTiernan churns some nifty scenes out of this setup, although the fiction-to-reality shuffle is not as deft as in, say, Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo, and the plot needs the kind of logic and discipline found in that classic when-worlds-collide film Back to the Future. Still, Schwarzenegger has moments of wit and smashing action, and we get a faux-movie trailer advertising an intriguing new shoot-'em-up: "Something's rotten in the State of Denmark--and Hamlet is taking out the trash!"

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A young boy's movie hero comes to life in this action film.

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