Deathrow Gameshow (1987)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Satire  |   Release Date - Nov 13, 1987 (USA)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Low-budget filmmaker Mark Pirro (A Polish Vampire in Burbank) directed this satirical comedy which heavily echoes The Running Man. Unctuous emcee Chuck (John McCafferty) hosts a television gameshow called Live or Die, in which convicted felons compete for the right to escape execution. As in most of Pirro's films, bathroom humor outweighs the occasionally clever parodies of popular culture. Debra Lamb and Conrad Brooks co-star. The director made Curse of the Queerwolf the same year.

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criminal, freedom, game-show, hitman, host, life-or-death, prison