|Last Action Hero|
|Directed by||John McTiernan|
|Produced by||John McTiernan|
|Written by||Zak Penn|
F. Murray Abraham
|Music by||Michael Kamen|
|Editing by||Richard A. Harris|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||June 18, 1993|
|Running time||130 min|
|Gross revenue||Worldwide $137,298,489|
Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy directed by John McTiernan. John Campbell McTiernan Jr (born January 8, 1951) is an American Movie director, best known for his action films and most identifiable John Campbell McTiernan Jr (born January 8, 1951) is an American Movie director, best known for his action films and most identifiable Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor Zak Penn (born 1968) is a Screenwriter and director who is known for writing and directing Incident at Loch Ness, The Grand Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American Actor, Screenwriter and Film director. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor Fahrid Murray Al-Ahmad Abraham ( Arabic: ﻱﻴﺵ ﺞﺜﺙ ﻙﻘﭪ ﭐﭖﺏ (born October 24 1939) is an Academy Award -winning American Charles Dance, OBE (born Walter Charles Dance; October 10 1946) is an English Actor, Screenwriter and director Michael Kamen ( April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American Composer (especially of Film scores Dean Semler, ACS ASC (born 1943, in Renmark, South Australia, Australia) is an Australian Cinematographer. Richard A Harris is a multi-award-winning Film editor with a career spanning nearly forty years John Wright is an ACE-certified film editor. Wright has received two Academy Awards nominations for his work on The Hunt for Red October }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company Events 618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 1993 in film involved many significant films (For more about films in foreign languages check sources in those languages Action movies are a Film genre where action sequences such as fights, Shootouts Stunts Car chases or explosions either take precedence Comedy film is a genre of Film in which the main emphasis is on humor. John Campbell McTiernan Jr (born January 8, 1951) is an American Movie director, best known for his action films and most identifiable The film is a satire of the action genre and its clichés. Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human A genre (ˈʒɑːnrə also /ˈdʒɑːnrə/ from French "kind" or "sort" from Latin: genus (stem gener-) is a loose set A cliché (from French, klɪ'ʃe or cliche is a phrase expression or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force The film includes within it several parodies of action films, in the form of films within the film. A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject A story within a story is a Literary device or Conceit in which one story is told during the action of another story
The film tells the story of Danny, a young boy who likes action movies, particularly those featuring action hero Jack Slater. It is established within the film that Slater is portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays himself as well as portraying Slater. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor Thanks to a "magic ticket", the lines between reality and the movie world blur as Danny is catapulted into Jack Slater IV.
Danny Madigan (Austin O'Brien), is a boy whose love of action movies (especially those of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is played by himself) keeps him out of school and in trouble. Austin O'Brien (born May 11, 1981) is an American Actor. He may be best known for playing the co-lead Danny Madigan in the Arnold Schwarzenegger His favorite movie franchise is the fictional Jack Slater series, which is preparing for the release of its fourth installment.
On the day before the premier of Jack Slater IV, Danny visits his friend Nick, an old man who runs a run-down movie theater in downtown New York City. The City of New York He offers Danny a private screening of the film, an offer which Danny is quick to accept, especially when Nick offers him a gold-plated ticket which he claims was given to him by Harry Houdini.
Several minutes into the movie, the stub of the ticket begins to glow blue, and suddenly some dynamite from within the movie lands in the theater, putting Danny into shock. Before he can escape, the dynamite explodes, and Danny vanishes.
Confused, Danny awakens in a moving vehicle, which he quickly discovers is driven by his "action hero", Jack Slater. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor Austin O'Brien (born May 11, 1981) is an American Actor. He may be best known for playing the co-lead Danny Madigan in the Arnold Schwarzenegger He soon realizes that he was somehow transported into the film, and begs Slater to help him find his way back to the real world. Slater, however, refuses to help, not believing that HIS world is just a movie.
After Danny's attempts to convince Slater of his true nature (including pointing out that Slater is unable to swear even when trying to) repeatedly fail, he suddenly recognizes a mansion from the film's introduction, and, knowing that it is where the "bad guys" are, convinces Slater to check it out. The two find there Tony Vivaldi, the crime boss advertised as the villain for Jack Slater IV, and his English henchman Mr. Benedict (Charles Dance). Charles Dance, OBE (born Walter Charles Dance; October 10 1946) is an English Actor, Screenwriter and director Benedict overhears Danny discussing his knowledge of Benedict's role in the movie, and — like Slater, not understanding he himself is in a movie — is intrigued to find out how Danny could come about such information.
Benedict double-crosses Vivaldi, killing him, and awaits Slater's arrival at the mansion. When Slater arrives with Danny, Benedict manages to obtain the ticket stub which Danny still has, and vanishes into the real world before Slater's eyes. Puzzled, Slater follows Danny back through the portal into the real world, where the battle continues.
Both Slater and Benedict become acquainted with the nature of the real world; Slater, with the help of Danny's mother, realizes that there are more important things in the world than action, and decides that he would not return to the world that he considers a lie. Meanwhile, Benedict continues with his evil ways, especially when realizing that in the real world it is possible for the "bad guys" to win, and hatches a plan to kill Arnold Schwarzenegger at the premier of Jack Slater IV, thereby causing Jack Slater to cease to exist. Discovering this plan, Danny convinces Slater to go with him to the premier. There, Slater encounters "The Ripper", a villain from an earlier Jack Slater film. Slater kills the Ripper by electrocuting him, but is shot in the chest by Benedict, who has now begun to plan world domination, but Slater gets Benedict's gun, and shoots him in the eye, causing the bomb in his glass-eye to detonate, blowing Benedict to smithereens, destroying the ticket in the process. Slater was fatally shot, something impossible in the film world. Heading back to the movie theater, they find The Seventh Seal's Death, who, before returning to his movie, suggests using the other half of the ticket. For the Biblical concept see Seven seals. For the Rakim album see The Seventh Seal (Rakim album.
Following Death's advice, Danny returns Slater to the movie, where his fatal injury turns out to be "just a flesh wound". Accepting his reality for what it really is, Slater drives off into the sunlight, renouncing his old ways.
Last Action Hero was billed at the time as "the next great summer action movie" and many movie insiders predicted the film to be a huge blockbuster, especially following the success of Schwarzenegger's previous film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This article refers to the theatrical slang term for other uses see Blockbuster (disambiguation. Terminator 2 Judgment Day, commonly abbreviated as T2, is a 1991 action / Science fiction film directed co-written 
Instead, the movie was panned by critics but grossed $50 million in the United States and an additional $87 million worldwide, totaling US$137 million. Film review redirects here for the similar sounding Film revue please visit Revue#Film revues. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In an A&E biography of Schwarzenegger, the actor (who was also the film's executive producer) says that the film could have done even better, but due to bad timing, since it came out a week after Jurassic Park, the biggest movie phenomenon of that year. A&E is a cable and Satellite television network with headquarters in Manhattan and offices in Stamford, Atlanta, Motion Pictures An executive producer of a Motion picture is typically a producer who is sometimes involved in creative or technical aspects of production Jurassic Park is a 1993 Science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel of the same name by Michael Schwarzenegger states that he tried to persuade his co-producers to postpone the film's June 18 release in the US by four weeks, but they turned a deaf ear on the grounds that the movie would have lost millions of dollars in revenue for every weekend of the summer it ended up missing. Events 618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries
Linda Norman, a well respected movie critic, claimed that it was the only movie she ever saw in theaters and actually fell asleep during.
Years after LAH's release, it was the subject of a scathing chapter called "How They Built The Bomb", in the book Hit and Run which detailed misadventures at Sony Pictures in the early-to-mid 1990s. Among the details presented in this chapter were:
Last Action Hero was an original screenplay by Zak Penn and Adam Leff, meant to parody typical action film screenplays of writers such as Shane Black. Zak Penn (born 1968) is a Screenwriter and director who is known for writing and directing Incident at Loch Ness, The Grand Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American Actor, Screenwriter and Film director. Zak Penn noted himself that it was ironic that the studio then had Shane Black rewrite the script. Zak Penn (born 1968) is a Screenwriter and director who is known for writing and directing Incident at Loch Ness, The Grand Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American Actor, Screenwriter and Film director. The original screenplay differs heavily from the finished film and is widely available to read online. Although it was still a parody of Hollywood action films it was set almost entirely in the film world and focused largely on the futile cycle of violence displayed by the hero and the effect it had on people around him. Due to the radical changes Zak Penn and Adam Leff were eventually credited with the story of the film but not the screenplay, which is noted as being unusual for a film based on an original screenplay. Zak Penn (born 1968) is a Screenwriter and director who is known for writing and directing Incident at Loch Ness, The Grand 
|Last Action Hero: Music From The Original Motion Picture|
|Soundtrack by Various Artists|
|Released||June 8, 1993|