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Blade Runner (1982)

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A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

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In the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has become a dark and depressing metropolis, filled with urban decay. Rick Deckard, an ex-cop, is a "Blade Runner". Blade runners are people assigned to assassinate "replicants". The replicants are androids that look like real human beings. When four replicants commit a bloody mutiny on the Off World colony, Deckard is called out of retirement to track down the androids. As he tracks the replicants, eliminating them one by one, he soon comes across another replicant, Rachel, who evokes human emotion, despite the fact that she's a replicant herself. As Deckard closes in on the leader of the replicant group, his true hatred toward artificial intelligence makes him question his own identity in this future world, including what's human and what's not human. Written by blazesnakes9

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Man Has Made His Match... Now It's His Problem See more »

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Days  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ATS 164,276 (Austria) (29 April 1993)

Gross:

$27,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

As Gaff takes Deckard to see Bryant in his flying police car, a brief shot of a monitor appears which displays an 'Environmental CTR Purge' screen. The exact same screen is used in Alien (1979) as Ripley starts up and launches the shuttle (the :Narcissus"). The graphic also has a line art animation of the Narcissus being lowered immediately before launching. See more »

Goofs

In the opening interview with Leon, Leon states: "Let me tell you about my mother..." Later, when Deckard is thinking about the interview (as he drives through the tunnel) Leon is heard saying "I'll tell you about my mother..." This could be attributed to Deckard simply remembering the dialogue incorrectly. See more »

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Female announcer over intercom: Next subject: Kowalski, Leon. Engineer, waste disposal. File section: New employee, six days.
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Search For Clues
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The last ten minutes don't make up for the first two hours.
8 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me get something straight here. If you don't like this movie, you don't understand it. Why? Because you just don't. You're not allowed to dislike this movie. Why? Well, this is one of those movies that has gathered a huge fan-base over the years. The fan-base is so large in fact that anyone who dislikes the film is instantly discredited as a tasteless Michael Bay-devouring idiot and dismissed without any notice. So, you like it or you're an idiot, got it? Good. Now let me say right out that I do not like "Blade Runner" and I consider it to be a completely brain dead wannabe intellectual science-fiction film that spends two hours delivering a careless and poorly managed love story and then suddenly at the end, WHOOPS! IT'S A STATEMENT ON THE MEANING OF LIFE! So the great director Ridley Scott (he's great because he made Gladiator and you're not allowed to dislike that film either) forces some hokey "Like tears in the rain" speech upon the audience while Harrison Ford looks like he just got punched in the nuts by Bonzo the Clown.

But to be fair Harrison looks like this throughout the entire film. You'll notice the debate of whether his character Dekkard is a replicant. Who the frig cares when the character is about as realistic as a robot? He may as well be a replicant either way since that's what he acts like in the movie. Talk about a one-dimensional performance! As far as I can tell Ford Ranger displays two emotions in this movie: Depressed, and apathetic. Sometimes a mixture of the two, which results in numb ignorance.

Oh, the grand pleasures of a finely sculpted masterpiece of cinematic excellence. Thank you Ridley Scott for delivering a poignant commentary on the meaning of life. I'm so glad you don't have an ego and your film isn't a worthless piece of crap. Well done, boys. Well done.


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