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Run for Your Life!
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"Don't panic! "Run for Your Life" (with or without the exclamation mark) pops up as the title in many works of TV, cinema, literature, and music. Can you recognize any of these? (Written for Quiz Commission XXV)."
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One "Run for Your Life" is a 2008 U.S. documentary directed by Judd Ehrlich about the transformation of the New York City Marathon from a small, local race to an international phenomenon. Who was the immigrant director of the Marathon responsible for this growth?
Another "Run for Your Life" movie is a 1988 Italian-British offering also released as "Marathon". Which American "Kung Fu" star played the heavy?
In the 1960s NBC produced a drama series called "Run for Your Life". Centered on a dying man trying to maximize his remaining time, the show had a similar Man-on-the-Move premise to what more famous television series of the 1960s?
"The Courtship of Eddie's Father"
"Run for Your Life" was also the title of an episode of a popular 1990s TV series, featuring a theme song by the British rock band Queen. What was this fantasy series?
"Land of the Lost"
"Beauty and the Beast"
"Highlander: The Series"
"Xena: Warrior Princess"
And now for a cartoon! "Run for your Life/I'm Down" was an episode of an ABC animated series about a popular male quartet. But there were so many bands that ended up as cartoons; which one could it be?
The Jackson Five
Speaking of bands, the Beatles recorded a song called "Run for Your Life" in late 1965. On which studio album was it released in North America?
"The Early Beatles"
"Let It Be"
A few other musical acts from British Isles also recorded songs entitled "Run for Your Life". Which is NOT one of these to do so?
Let's go the library. Which best-selling author of "Dark Room" and "Scent of Danger" wrote a romantic thriller about Manhattan attorney Victoria Kensington's search for her missing sister -- which happened to be called "Run for Your Life", published in 2010?
V. C. Andrews
Apparently, few writers in the crime or mystery genres can refrain from using "Run for Your Life" as title. Can your little grey cells deduce which of these works NEVER had that accursed phrase for a title?
a Hercule Poirot mystery
a children's thriller involving chases
a Detective Michael Bennet mystery
an amateur sleuth tale involving a marathon
How about inspirational non-fiction? Angela Henderson wrote a book that combines exercise incentive and general life motivation with Christian spirituality. Which do you suppose is her encouraging work?
"Run for Your Life: Engineers Don't Idle Well"
"Run for Your Life: Strategies for Those Who WIll Go the Distance"
"Run for Your Life: The Icy Grip of Fear"
"Run for Your Life: A Book for Beginning Women Runners"
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Compiled Jan 05 13