Runaway
A tough cop investigates a series of killings by a madman who converts consumer robots into ruthless assassins.

In His Own Words

Michael Crichton - In His Own WordsRunaway is a cop movie, good guys versus bad guys. How can I put this? Courageous cop meets … let’s say, a very inventive villain. It’s about the introduction of smart weapons into civilian life – like the Exocet missile. The pilot who sunk the battleship Sheffield in the Falklands war never even saw the target. He just fired at it over the horizon. When people buy a coffeemaker these days, they expect it to have a microprocessor in it. What about when they buy a gun?

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From the Official Archives

Photos from a 1984 Saturday Review Interview

Photos of Michael Crichton from “A Tall Storyteller” by Eric Sauter
in Saturday Review, November/December 1984

Michael Crichton - Saturday Evening Post
Michael Crichton and Tom Selleck - Saturday Review, 1984

Michael Crichton from “A Tall Storyteller” by Eric Sauter
Saturday Review, November/December 1984

Photos from the set of Runaway

Runaway Photo credits: Tristar Pictures.

RUNAWAY - Michael Crichton with Kirstie Alley and Tom Selleck

Michael Crichton on the set of Runaway
with Kirstie Alley and Tom Selleck

RUNAWAY - Michael Crichton and Tom Selleck

Michael Crichton on the set of Runaway
with Tom Selleck

RUNAWAY - Michael Crichton and Gene Simmons

Michael Crichton on the set of Runaway
with Gene Simmons

RUNAWAY - Michael Crichton, Yul Brynner, Tom Selleck

Michael Crichton on the set of Runaway
with Yul Brynner and Tom Selleck

RUNAWAY - Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton on the set of Runaway

RUNAWAY - Michael Crichton, Tom Selleck

Michael Crichton on the set of Runaway
with Tom Selleck

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Movie

Runaway

Release Date: December 14, 1984
Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Director: Michael Crichton
Screenwriter: Michael Crichton
Studio: TriStar Pictures
Starring: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Allie

In His Own Words

Michael Crichton - In His Own WordsThis is a movie, at least in part, about the difference between people and machines. We tried very hard to keep perspective.