Last Action Hero is a 1993 American action-comedy-fantasy film directed and produced by John McTiernan. It is a satire of the action genre and its cliché, containing several parodies of action films in the form of films within the film.
The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Jack Slater, a fictional Los Angeles police detective. Slater is a fictional character even within the film, the hero of the Jack Slater series of action films. Austin O'Brien costars as a boy who is magically transported into a parallel universe inhabited by Slater and the other characters in the Slater film series. Schwarzenegger also plays himself as the actor portraying Jack Slater, and Charles Dance plays an assassin who escapes from the Slater world into the real world.
The film was a financial disappointment in its theatrical release, but it has since enjoyed success on VHS and DVD. It gained a strong cult following and is generally considered one of Mctiernan and Schwarzenegger's best films.
The story is an adventure that begins when a boy named Danny Madigan (O'Brien) is magically transported into the surreal world of an action film featuring his fictional idol, Jack Slater (Schwarzenegger). Slater is the hero of the Jack Slater film series, a fearless LAPD detective whose commanding officer Lieutenant Dekker (Frank McRae) frequently yells at him for breaking the rules.
Read more about Jack Slater at Wikipedia ...
Official Site: Sony Pictures
Links: Last Action Hero Wikipedia Last Action Hero imdb page LAH Rotten Tomatoes page