Stephen King (pen-name Richard Bachman), “The Running Man”, 1982 was a dystopian science fiction novel about a television game show. The title of this TV game show is “The Running Man”. Contestants on the game show are chased around the world by “Hunters”. A contestant runs to keep from being killed by “Hunters”. “The Running Man” book was later released as a 1987 film. Arnold Schwarzenegger (ex-bodybuilder) stars in the lead acting role in the film version.