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"IT IS THE FUTURE. Machines are being programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all."
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Runaway is a science fiction film from 1984. It stars Tom Selleck as Sergent Jack Ramsey. The film follows Ramsey as he joins a special police organization called "The Runaway Squad" who search for malfunctioning robots, called "runaways." Runaways become dangerous to people and property from their malfunctions, which is why the police must find them to destroy them before the robots cause harm.

While working with the squad, Ramsey is called to investigate the first homicide committed by a robot. Upon further investigation, it's found that the robot had it's safety features overridden and had a chip programmed to attack humans installed. He learns that the chips can be programmed that lets the robots thermographically find humans and even tell people apart, meaning they can be programmed to find targets. Jack also finds a list of the targets and is shocked when a familiar name is on that list.

Jack must stop the man behind the programming before the chip is mass produced and causes mass causalities.

Runaway is an Thriller, Crime, Science Fiction movie that was released in 1984 and has a run time of 1 hr 39 min. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 50.

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| 1984 | 1 hr 39 min | 5.9/10 | 50/100
Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley
Michael Crichton
Produced By
Michael I. Rachmil, Lisa Faversham (associate producer), Kurt Villadsen (executive producer)