PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character.
The movie ran so far behind schedule that they had just one test screening, which ran for two hours and twenty minutes with a lot of inaudible dialogue, boring the audience. The studio refused to delay the opening, so as not to send the message the movie was in trouble, a decision Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed with.
This is one hell of a way to spend Christmas.
Leo La Fart's funeral is in Long Beach. The movie shows the La Brea Tar Pits as being near the hotel. It is many miles away in Los Angeles. This is a deliberate reference to the "creative geography" goofs done regularly in the movies.
The only opening credits in this film are the ones for "Jack Slater IV".
The ITV premiere was heavily cut (presumably to fit a two hour schedule); from entire scenes including the burglar at Danny's house and subsequent police station scene to minor cuts to violence such as Arnold kicking a SWAT member in the testicles.
$15,338,241 20 June 1993