Tri-Star Pictures released Short Circuit on May 9, 1986. John Badham directed the film starring Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, and Fisher Stevens.
On February 19, 2013, Olive Films released The Running Man on Blu-ray. Paul Michael Glaser directed the film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, and Yaphet Kotto.
In the distant future of 2017, the United States has become a totalitarian police state following a worldwide economic collapse.