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Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

 -  Action | Crime | Sci-Fi  -  26 May 1995 (USA)
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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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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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A pulse-pouding cyber-slam 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)

Gross:

$19,076,000 (USA)
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Trivia

During the scene in the back room of Crazy Bob's Computer Store it sounds like Johnny asks for an "iPhone", 12 years before it was launched - while it would still be cute if the script writer of a 90's cyberpunk movie had just made up a word which would later become the name of a ubiquitous piece of information technology, what Johnny asks for is actually an "Eyephone", an early head-mounted interface designed by Jaron Lanier (in fact, Johnny calls it a "Thomson Eyephone", a reference to the fact that Lanier's patent was bought by Thomson Electronics). See more »

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The subway tunnel seems abandoned: there's trash lying around the track and nobody else in the station. The tunnel lights and station lights might be lit because the Loteks want to make sure they can escape that way, but why are the signals still working? See more »

Quotes

Spider: Who the fuck are you anyway?
Johnny Mnemonic: Johnny.
Spider: Johnny who?
Johnny Mnemonic: Just... Johnny?
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References La Jetée (1962) See more »

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SAD BUT TRUE
Performed by Orbital
Written by Phil Hartnoll and Paul Hartnoll
Published by Sony Songs, Inc. o/b/o itself and Phil Hartnoll US (BMI) / Sony Music Publishing UK
Produced and Mixed by Orbital
Recorded at Strongroom 7; London
Orbital appears courtesy of London Records
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User Reviews

I cut this movie a lot of slack because it is based on a W. Gibson short story.
25 August 2001 | by (NS, Canada) – See all my reviews

Why does everyone hate that movie so much!?! All the reviews I have read called it "confusing". How could it be confusing?

1. Takes place in a world created in William Gibson's many works of fiction. 2. Man has data in head. 3. Others REALLY want data. 4. Man tries to get data out of head before it kills him -- or the people chasing him do.

Along the way there are some colorful characters, cool gadgets and cityscapes from Gibson's 2021, and even a smidgen of romance (but not enough to bother anyone). I mean what's the problem!?! The movie is very faithful to Gibson's vision and even asks the main character to wrestle with an ethical dilemma or two while all the action is going on...


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