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In Search of the Last Action Heroes
In Search of the Last Action Heroes

In Search of the Last Action Heroes

161 min • Culture • 2019

This film explores the birth of the 1980’s action genre, its monumental success throughout the ‘90s, and its eventual decline into the 21st century. It examines how studios were able to turn outrageous concepts into genre-defining tropes, and how the one-man-army subgenre produced the superstars of the era. Matrix, Rambo, McClane, Ripley, Connor, Dutch – the power of their stories excited and inspired a generation of action enthusiasts. A comprehensive retrospective of the ‘80s action film genre, it is locked and loaded with nostalgia, synth music, and exclusive interviews with the actors, writers, directors, producers and composers who helped influence and shape the films we grew up on.
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