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A variety show in which cast members will go to a South Korean landmark and play games there. There are several games to be played within the landmark and at least one of them has to do with the specific landmark and with running, hence the title Running Man. Written by Anonymous

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Don't Walk, Run!


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11 July 2010 (South Korea) See more »

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Joong-Ki Song was originally the eighth cast member of the variety show. However, due to scheduling conflicts, he was forced to drop out after the 41st episode of the show in 2011. See more »


References The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »


What We Need Is a Hero
Performed by Alan Silvestri
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Episode 429 and counting.
10 December 2018 | by thornnnnSee all my reviews

Easily my favorite television show of all time. Every Sunday night I have a special treat where i log on and watch my 90 min Running Man show. I have a smile on my face for an hour and a half. Each show is unpredictable. The members show up for work and are given missions. They might work together or individually or break up into teams. They often have guests. Just appearing on running man can turn a previously unknown into a beloved member of the running man family. So how did i get from watching American television to watching a foreign (South Korean) television show with subtitles? Well bored one night from the usual tv, i googled indie film festival winner. and a Korean movie came back as the result. I watched it and to my surprise the actors lips weren't moving independent of their voices .. they weren't flying thru the sky in impossible kung foo leaps on a grainy tv picture.. what i watched was a drama with as high quality filming acting and writing as i have ever seen. So i watched two more, then completely captivated went for gold and googled best Korean movie. That came back as jewel in the palace. watched that and to this day i watch more Korean TV than American. I don't even notice subtitles anymore unless they are missing. Back to running man. So i wanted to see more of my now favorite movie stars (who were/are South Korean) i came across "running man" as it had guests on the shows. I could watch my favorite stars outside the box you might say. Next thing i knew my favorite stars included the running man cast. They went to Dubai where i shared my amazement with theirs at the gold vending machines, the great barrier reef in Australia where they dove for treasure chests to Hong Kong and the great wall of china. Not to mention fantastic places all over South Korea. I learned a lot of parlor games and games which could be used at birthday parties. I love some of the running side themes which carry over between episodes, such as the James Bond like cast member. the spartan and the betrayer. Sometimes they acquire super powers.. or travel through time or even visit Alice in wonderland. There are missions with Korean food and culture. some of the funnier episodes have a public mission with one or more "spies" who have a "secret" mission, their own path to victory.

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