Video Release: March 18, 2014
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
- Runtime: 130 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
An alienated young boy magically enters the movie-world of his favorite film hero and brings him back to reality to face a different kind of challenge. The casting is offbeat but this underrated comedy takes some sharp jabs at the overblown reality of action movies.
The film debuted a new sound system from Sony called Sony Dynamic Digital Sound (SDDS). It consisted of eight different channels of digital audio that get printed on the film. Richard Greenberg served as a visual effects consultant. The film reunites John McTiernan and Arnold Schwarzenegger who first worked together on "Predator" (1987). They agreed to collaborate again when they found the right project and both felt "The Last Action Hero" was perfect for its blend of action and humor. Shot in Los Angeles, California and in New York City. When they filmed in New York, city authorities closed Times Square to traffic to accommodate shooting. The production company also proudly erected a 100-foot balloon likeness of Schwarzenegger as his character Slater. The film had an estimated budget between $60-85 million. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.