Prize of Peril, The (1983)

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       Its the future and mass unemployment is a harsh reality sweeping across Europe. These dire times have people begging to become a contestant on the hot new TV show "The Prize of Peril", where winning promises instant riches and losing means a brutal death.

     A recently laid off factory worker gets selected by the shows board of directors and they slate him to run the gauntlet live on TV. He must survive running a designated route from the middle of the city back to the television studio while being filmed and followed by a camera crew. Five hunters are chosen out of thousands of applicants to chase and terminate the runner. Can he win the "Prize of Peril"?

     This is a great independent French feature that was eventually remade by Hollywood as The Running Man. Even though The Running Man was based on a Stephen King story, you can judge for yourself when you see how much of The Running Man more than borrows for this entertaining film made years earlier.

  • 95 minutes
  • STANDARD FORMAT
  • English audio soundtrack
  • DVD is NTSC format, Region 0 (region free) playable world wide
Also known as: Le prix du danger
Directed by Yves Boisset
Starring: Gérard Lanvin, Michel Piccoli, Marie-France Pisier, Bruno Cremer, Andréa Ferréol, Jean Rougerie, Jean-Claude Dreyfus and Jean-Pierre Bagot

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