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Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.

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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Takahashi (as Takeshi)
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Anna Kalmann
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Falconer Abraham ...
Yomamma
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Hooky
Diego Chambers ...
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Takahashi's Secretary
Arthur Eng ...
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In 2021, the whole world is connected by the gigantic Internet, and almost a half of the population is suffering from the Nerve Attenuation Syndrome (NAS).Johnny with an inplanted memory chip in his brain was ordered to transport the over loaded information from Beijing to Newark. While Pharmakom Industries supported by yakuza tries to capture him to get the informaiton back, the Low-tech group led by J-Bone tries to break the missing code to download the cure of NAS which Johnny carries. Written by Miho Ishimine <mipo@mag.keio.ac.jp>

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The future's most wanted fugitive. See more »


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Rated R for strong sci-fi violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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26 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fugitivo del futuro  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,076,000 (USA)
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According to William Gibson, the movie was re-edited by the producers in order to make it more "mainstream". The Japanese release is said to be closer to the director's and Gibson's original vision. See more »

Goofs

All Chinese text in Beijing is in traditional characters, despite the mainland Chinese government having changed to simplified characters already in 1956, 39 years before the production of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Mnemonic: Hit me.
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MEMORY JOHNNY SKA YAKUZA FIREFIGHT
Performed by Black Rain
Written by Stuart Argabright and Shin Shimokawa (as Shinichi Shimokawa)
Published by Dense Media Domain / Shimokawa Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Black Rain
Engineered by Joe Bartoldus
Mixed by Black Rain and Joe Bartoldus
Additional guitar by Robert Longo
Japanese voice by Noyuri Tokiwa
Translation by Hiroo Ymagata
Recorded at Current Sound: NYC, NY
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Gibson doesn't translate well to film
4 August 2001 | by (Devon, UK) – See all my reviews

This is not a terrible film as claimed, but it had faults: poor pacing; weak atmosphere (visuals were there, but insufficient music track to back them up); and its largely unexplained universe.

Ideally, you need to have read Gibson's short stories and "Neuromancer" first, and then all the props - cyberspace, 'black ice', grubby streets, brand-name hardware, Yakuza assassins, muscle grafts, etc - make sense. The "Blade Runner" style information dump was no substitute. Incidentally, many of these props appear cliched, but remember that Gibson more or less invented them; it's merely that this film appeared long after they had become standard movie fixtures.

Gibson's written work has fairly sparse dialogue, and makes heavy use of precise and rather introspective visual description to convey character. Perhaps this just doesn't translate well to film.


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