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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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Yomamma
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Hooky
Diego Chambers ...
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Takahashi's Secretary
Arthur Eng ...
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Storyline

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 hottest data on earth. In the coolest head in town. See more »


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

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Release Date:

26 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fugitivo del futuro  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,420,152 (USA) (29 May 1995)

Gross:

$19,076,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song "I See Through" was performed by Rollins Band and written by Henry Rollins, Melvin Gibb, Sim Cain, and Chris Haskett. Henry Rollins appears in the film as Spider. See more »

Goofs

When Spider has Johnny in the chair in the hospital as Jane looks on, the camera encircles all three. As the camera passes behind Spider, you clearly see the camera's shadow on Spider's back as it slowly swoops by. See more »

Quotes

Street Preacher: [gets back on his feet after being struck by Spider's van]
[mumbles]
Street Preacher: Jesus.
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Connections

Featured in Gamesmaster: Episode #5.13 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Sad waste of potential
28 December 2014 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

The film is based on William Gibson's short story "Johnny Mnemonic" and also draws heavily on his later novel "Virtual Light". In this film, Keanu Reeves plays a man who smuggles data from cyberspace. 4 years later Keanu Reeves starred as a computer hacker who learns about "The Matrix".

William Gibson is the writer of this movie and tries to shoehorn several of his concepts into the "Johnny Mnemonic" movie. The differences will probably annoy Gibsons fans. The biggest problem is that the movie feels like a bunch of ideas thrown together with no real connection. This is a movie with Yakuza killers , fanatic priest , a data decoding dolphin; some girl's soul stuck in a corporate computer system and laser whips. Some of them are cool and work , but most of them don't work at all. The story doesn't really tell anything deep or interesting about the future world.

The movie is badly directed by Robert Longo who isn't a professional director , but a… painter (!). Keanu Reeves can't act and the other actors (including raper Ice-T) are on his level of bad acting. There is one surprisingly good performance here – Dolph Lundgren who plays fanatic priest. He's a colorful , funny and memorable character , even if he feels out of place here.

There are some cool CGI special effects sowing "what is going inside in the Internet" , even if they feel pointless. The action elements are weak .

I give it 2/10. Better watch "Strange days" instead.


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