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Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

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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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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 <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$19,076,000 (USA)

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(8 channels)| |


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 that he has been living in a computer program in "The Matrix". See more »


Most of the guns are actually paintball guns. Brand names of several paintball makers are clearly visible at several points in the movie and you can often see CO2 blasts when the guns are fired. See more »


Johnny Mnemonic: If I fall, you don't get the head, right? If you lose the head, you're fucked!
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Referenced in The Matrix (1999) See more »


Performed by Stabbing Westward
Written by Christopher Hall / Stuart Zechman / David Suycott
Published by EMI Virgin Songs Inc. / Swinburne Songs Inc. (BMI)
Produced and Engineered by John Fryer
Mixed by Stabbing Westward
Recorded at Eden Studios: London, England
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Interesting & mildly entertaining, but could have been much better
27 December 2001 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

What is it with Keanu Reeves and big budget cyberpunk science fiction movies? Oh well.

Considering it was based on the short story of the same name by cyberpunk godfather William Gibson, the movie is a minor disappointment. It's not that bad, but it could have been so much better.

However, a lot of Gibson's ideas are still there, making it a solid cyberpunk movie. There aren't too many of those around.

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