The Running Man

Plot hole: When Amber and Ben are at the airport, Ben holds up Amber's pass and the guard scans it. Seems kind of odd that the guard doesn't question Ben why he's using Amber's pass.

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Plot hole: When Richards' turbo sled goes through the tunnel along with Weiss' and Laughlin's, the video monitors show all three sleds are traveling through the same tunnel. Richards' sled comes out of the tunnel first, but with the speed the sleds were going and all three in the same tunnel, there wouldn't have been enough time for Richards to be pulled out, and Laughlin would have come out so fast it would have crashed into Richards, ending his running before it even started.

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Plot hole: When Weiss is trying to enter the code into the computer to shutdown the deadline he says he can't enter the code because of the walls. Why would the walls suddenly be a problem when the guard was able to enter the code minutes earlier?

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New this month Suggested correction: Earlier in the scene, it was shown the guards needed not only the code, but also clearance from the other guards on the other computer to shut the perimeter. The guard on the other computer was preventing Weiss from shutting down the perimeter by blocking his entry of the code. That's why when Laughlin shot the last guard on the computer, Weiss was able to enter the code and shut down the perimeter.

Plot hole: When Richards and his buddies are making their escape from the prison at the beginning, Weiss can't get the code to work to shut down the deadline. He says it must be because of the walls, but why all of a sudden would that be a problem? All he did was move a few feet from where the security guard was sitting, so the walls shouldn't have made a difference that quickly.

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New this month Suggested correction: They moved more than a "few feet." They were inside the building then they ran outside, near the perimeter. Also, it's not unusual for wireless tech to lose a signal if you move a few feet, especially indoors. My smartphone's reception can become spotty if I'm in a huge building or underground, and this is 2018 technology.

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Damon Killian: Hi, cutie-pie. You know, one of us is in deep trouble. You know who I am?
Ben Richards: I've seen you before. You're the asshole on TV.
Damon Killian: That's funny. I was gonna say the same thing about you.

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Mistakes

In the scene after the prison break, we see Richards, Weiss and Laughlin walking through the city. On the big television screen there is a commercial for The Running Man game show. The footage they feature on the commercial is footage from the episode Richards is in. How could they show footage from that episode if it has not taken place yet?

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Trivia

When Killian is talking about the next possible contestant, he points out he's 120 pounds and wouldn't last 30 seconds. This is somewhat making fun of how they used Arnold Schwarzenegger to portray Ben Richards. In the book "The Running Man" (which has a very different structure), Ben Richards is described as "scrawny", the complete opposite of Arnold.

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