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Writers (WGA):
William Gibson (screenplay)
William Gibson (short story)
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Release Date:
26 May 1995 (USA) See more »
The future's most wanted fugitive. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Keanu Reeves ... Johnny Mnemonic

Dina Meyer ... Jane

Ice-T ... J-Bone

Takeshi Kitano ... Takahashi (as Takeshi)
Denis Akiyama ... Shinji

Dolph Lundgren ... Street Preacher

Henry Rollins ... Spider

Barbara Sukowa ... Anna Kalmann

Udo Kier ... Ralfi

Tracy Tweed ... Pretty
Falconer Abraham ... Yomamma

Don Francks ... Hooky
Diego Chambers ... Henson

Sherry Miller ... Takahashi's Secretary
Arthur Eng ... Viet
Von Flores ... Viet
Victoria Tengelis ... Pharmakom Receptionist
Warren Sulatycky ... Yakuza Operator
Celina Wu ... Mikiyo
Gene Mack ... Laslo

Jamie Elman ... Toad

Simon Sinn ... Man in Hotel Lobby
Caitlin Carmody ... Twin in Hotel Lobby
Erin Carmody ... Twin in Hotel Lobby

Douglas O'Keeffe ... Pharmakom Security Officer
Marlow Vella ... Lotek Kid
Howard Szafer ... Strike
Paul Brogren ... Stump
Arthi Sambasivan ... Nurse
Michael A. Miranda ... Stick (as Silvio Oliviero)

Coyote Shivers ... Buddy
Lynne Adams ... Yakuza with Rocket Launcher

Michael Scherer ... Yakuza Partner (as Mike Shearer)
Susan Tsagkaris ... Opera Singer
Christopher Comrie ... Beijing Riot Newscaster
Robin Crosby ... Girl in Hotel Room
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glenn Bang ... Bandleader (uncredited)

Natalie Gray ... Tall Chinese Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Longo 
Writing credits
William Gibson (screenplay)

William Gibson (short story)

Produced by
Staffan Ahrenberg .... executive producer
Don Carmody .... producer
Jean Desormeaux .... supervising producer
Victoria Hamburg .... executive producer
Robert Lantos .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mychael Danna (director's cut) (Japanese release)
Brad Fiedel 
Cinematography by
François Protat (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ronald Sanders 
Casting by
John Buchan 
Production Design by
Nilo Rodis-Jamero  (as Nilo Rodis Jamero)
Art Direction by
Dennis Davenport 
Set Decoration by
Enrico Campana 
Costume Design by
Olga Dimitrov 
Makeup Department
Fred C. Blau Jr. .... tattoo makeup artist (as Fred Blau)
Tom Czarnopys .... sculptor
Linda Gill .... key makeup artist
Jennifer Bower O'Halloran .... key hair stylist
Divyo Rae Putney .... assistant hair stylist (as Divyo Putney)
Marilyn Terry .... assistant makeup artist
Thomas Yee .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production supervisor
Michael Jewison .... post-production supervisor
Pierre Laberge .... unit production manager: Montreal
Ian McDougall .... production manager
Bernard Vincent .... unit manager: Montreal
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vic Armstrong .... second unit director (as Victor Armstrong)
Reid A. Dunlop .... first assistant director: second unit (as Reid Dunlop)
Leslie Grierson .... third assistant director: Montreal
Lewin Webb .... second assistant director (as Charles Lewin Webb)
Laura Wood Fawcett .... dga trainee (as Laura Wood)
Greg Zenon .... third assistant director
Michael Zenon .... first assistant director
Michal Page .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Daniel R. Bradette .... property master (as Daniel Bradette)
Brad Francis .... scenic artist
Mike Franklin .... set dresser
Ian Hall .... first assistant art director
Bill Harman .... construction supervisor (as Bill Harmon)
Kim Karon .... assistant art director
Don McQueen .... assistant set decorator
Gustave Meunier .... props: second unit (as Gus Meunier)
Tim Murton .... key scenic artist
Ian Nelmes .... scenic artist
Michèle Nolet .... set decorator: Montreal
Greg Pelchat .... assistant property master
Dave Pollack .... construction coordinator: Montreal (as Dave Pollock)
Paul Renaut .... assistant property master
Alex Russell .... head carpenter
Michael Shocrylas .... draftsperson
Andrew M. Stearn .... first assistant art director (as Andrew Stearn)
Richard Tassé .... set decorator: Montreal
Phillip Tellez .... head carpenter
Dan Wladyka .... assistant set decorator
Chris Courtois .... model maker (uncredited)
Vincenzo Natali .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Robert S. Smith .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jay Boekelheide .... sound effects editor
Michael Dandy .... adr editor
Patrick Dodd .... supervising sound editor
Malcolm Fife .... foley editor
Douglas Ganton .... sound mixer (as Doug Ganton)
James A. Gore .... foley artist (as Jim Gore)
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Mark Levinson .... dialogue editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Michael Mennies .... assistant sound effects editor
Douglas Murray .... sound designer
Jonathan Null .... apprentice sound effects editor
Scott Purdy .... sound re-recording mixer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Reynald Trudel .... boom operator
Tony Van den Akker .... foley recordist
Hugh Waddell .... adr editor
Michael Werth .... adr editor
Don White .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz .... sound effects editor
Marilyn S. Zalkan .... assistant dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Tom Blacklock .... special effects best boy
Michael Burnett .... additional special effects makeup artist
Rory Cutler .... special effects supervisor
Mario Dumont .... special effects: second unit
Doug Graham .... special effects best boy
Larry Hamlin .... additional special effects makeup artist
Tom Lane .... special effects assistant: Montreal
Jacques Langlois .... special effects assistant: Montreal
Pierre 'Bill' Rivard .... special effects assistant: Montreal (as Bill Rivard)
Joe Viskocil .... pyrotechnic supervisor
Darin Bouyssou .... mold technician (uncredited)
James Gawley .... special effects machinist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
James Allen .... digital dream sequence: Braid Media Arts
Darrel Anderson .... digital dream sequence: Braid Media Arts
Steve Bentley .... digital dream sequence: Braid Media Arts
Ryan Berg .... visual effects coordinator: SPI
Rick Berry .... digital dream sequence: Braid Media Arts
Sheila Berry .... digital dream sequence: Braid Media Arts
Scott Beverly .... bridge consultant: Fantasy II Film Effects
Bill Birrell .... visual effects executive producer: SPI
Gene Bodio .... digital dream sequence: Braid Media Arts
Betzy Bromberg .... optical supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Brummbaer .... visual effects animator: SPI
Glenn Campbell .... visual effects animator: SPI
Dan Candela .... visual effects film recorder: SPI
Bruce Cardozo .... line-up: Fantasy II Film Effects
Anthony Ceccomancini .... visual effects coordinator: SPI
Cat Chapman .... visual effects coordinator: SPI
Billy D. Choi .... 2D graphic artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Steve Cohen .... production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects
Don Fergus .... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects
Cynthia Feyrer .... camera trainee: Fantasy II Film Effects
Frank Foster .... computer graphics department head: SPI
Cody Gibson .... 2D graphic artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Derek Grime .... 2D graphic artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Steffany Hannan .... visual effects film recordist: SPI
Matthew Hausle .... visual effects animator: SPI
Tom Hendrickson .... visual effects film recording technician: SPI
Linda Henry .... line-up: Fantasy II Film Effects
Tim Huchthausen .... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
Leslie Huntley .... visual effects producer: Fantasy II Film Effects
Michael Joyce .... model shop supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Rachel Kelley .... model painter
Paul Kirsch .... online editor
Malina Koani .... production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects
Stephen R. Kramer .... visual effects animator: SPI (as Stephen Kramer)
Phil LeMarbre .... digital dream sequence: Braid Media Arts
Karen Logan .... visual effects animator: SPI
Ken Marschall .... matte painter: Fantasy II Film Effects
Syd Mead .... visual consultant
Kyle Menzies .... animation designer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Kyle Menzies .... animation supervisor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
George Merkert .... visual effects producer
Tim Miller .... visual effects animator: SPI
Bret Mixon .... roto supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Joe Munkeby .... visual effects software engineer: SPI
Bob Munroe .... technical supervisor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
John Nelson .... visual effects designer: SPI
John Nelson .... visual effects supervisor: SPI
Rachel Nicoll .... visual effects animator: SPI
Mark Petlock .... 2D graphic artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Jamie Rama .... visual effects art director: SPI
Jamie Rama .... visual effects co-designer: SPI
Brian Remaley .... production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects
Gary Rhodaback .... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
Artie Romero .... digital dream sequence: Braid Media Arts
John Strauss .... visual effects film recorder: SPI
Ken Swenson .... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
Dave Thompson .... visual effects animator: SPI
David Tucker .... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects
David Tucker .... visual effects camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects (as Dave Tucker)
Joe Viskocil .... pyrotechnic supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Gene Warren III .... production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects
Gene Warren Jr. .... visual effects supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Christopher Warren .... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects (as Chris Warren)
Dennis Webb .... visual effects film recorder: SPI
David Worman .... visual effects animator: SPI
Shinichi Yoshimoto .... visual effects animator: SPI
David Emerson .... optical camera (uncredited)
John Furniotis .... optical effects (uncredited)
John Lesavage .... visual effects cinematographer (uncredited)
Tim Miller .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Karl Raade .... digital artist (uncredited)
Tim Scannell .... rotoscope artist / camera operator (uncredited)
Mark Tureski .... optical effects (uncredited)
Lloyd Adams .... stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts (as Roy Anderson)
Joy Ang .... stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator: second unit (as Victor Armstrong)
Rebecca Bell .... stunts
Ron Bell .... stunts
Quinton Bennett .... stunts
Marco Bianco .... stunts
Derrick Borden .... stunts
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Andy Butcher .... stunts
Randy Butcher .... stunt performer
Michael Chan .... stunts
Tommy Chang .... stunts (as Tom Chang)
Andrea Chase .... stunts
Phil Chiu .... stunts
Steven Chong .... stunts (as Stephen Chong)
Ho Chow .... stunts
Mike Chow .... stunts
T. Christenson .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunts
Tig Fong .... stunts
Errol Gee .... stunts
John Goar .... stunts
Mike Gow .... stunts
David Hawthorne .... stunts
Sylvia Iden .... stunts
Olly Jason .... stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunts
Mic Jones .... stunts
Makoto Kabayama .... stunts
Danny Kudlowski .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger
Patrick Mark .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
Richard Messiah .... stunts
Mike Nishihama .... stunts
Billy Oliver .... stunts
Markus Parilo .... stunts
Rick Parker .... stunts
Robert Racki .... stunts
Alison Reid .... stunts
Bryan Renfro .... stunts (as Brian Renfro)
Paul Rutledge .... stunts
Todd Schroeder .... stunts (as Todd Schroedor)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunts
Tom Valis .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Allen .... rigging gaffer
Charles Beetz .... best boy electric: Montreal
Yvon Boudrias .... key grip: Montreal
Jean Courteau .... chief lighting technician
David Crone .... camera operator
Robert Daprato .... key grip (as Bob DaPrato)
Louis de Ernsted .... camera operator: second unit
Roger Finlay .... first assistant camera: second unit
Bryan Forde .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Candide Franklyn .... dolly grip: second unit
Bert Gouweleeuw .... best boy grip
Bob Hannah .... best boy electric
Cal Kohne .... rigging grip
Michael Kohne .... dolly grip
Mike Konrad .... lighting technician: musco light
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... second assistant camera: second unit
Matthew Pill .... key grip: second unit
Christopher Raucamp .... first assistant camera
Takashi Seida .... still photographer
Frank Singers .... rigging best boy
Mike Sinyi .... second assistant camera
John Crockford .... gaffer: additional second unit (uncredited)
Shayne Hare .... grip (uncredited)
Mike Harwood .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Scott Mansfield .... extras casting
Vera Miller .... casting: Montréal
Julia Tait .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrick Antosh .... wardrobe key
Kevin Barry .... assistant wardrobe master
Sylvie Clément .... wardrobe mistress: Montreal
Gayle Franklin .... wardrobe mistress
Christopher Hargadon .... wardrobe master
Nadia Jarvis .... wardrobe assistant
Ruth Secord .... assistant costume designer
Steffany Bernstein .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Nicolette Beasley .... post-production coordinator
Jacqueline Carmody .... additional assistant editor
Tom Costain .... assistant editor
Michael J. Duthie .... editorial consultant (as Mike Duthie)
Gary Fluxgold .... assistant editor
Richard Harkness .... assistant editor
Joe Lafontaine .... second assistant editor
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
Michael Rea .... associate editor
Peter Watson .... first assistant editor (as Pete Watson)
Giorgio De Vincenzo .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... supervising music editor (as Laurie Higgins-Tobias)
Tim Boyle .... score mixer (uncredited)
Anita Camarata .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Brad Fiedel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Giovanna Imbesi .... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Ron Korb .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Norman Ludwin .... bass (uncredited)
Norman Ludwin .... musician (uncredited)
Paul Shikata .... music editor (uncredited)
Shirley Walker .... conductor (uncredited)
Shirley Walker .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Wertheimer .... music recordist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ken Barbet .... transportation captain
Don Poole .... transportation captain: Montreal
Don Retzer .... transportation coordinator
Nick Sweetman .... transportation captain
Aleck Duncan .... driver: Keanu Reeves, Montreal (uncredited)
Tim Parkinson .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Nick Barker .... location manager: Montreal
Aileen Bell .... post-production accountant
Isai Rivera Blas .... stand-in (as Gil Blas)
Mary Canty .... script supervisor: second unit
Natalie Card .... production secretary
Ruth Charest .... production coordinator: Montreal
Melody Comrie .... production office coordinator
Peter Copitts .... special weapons design (as Peter Colpitts)
Susanna David .... script supervisor
Kelly Decooman .... assistant accountant
Julien Dobbs-Higginson .... production assistant
Tracey Dodokin .... assistant: Mr. Desormeaux
François Fournier .... production assistant: Montreal
John Gajdecki .... video graphics upload sequence supervision
Peter Hoffman .... presenter
Marie-Claude Hébert .... assistant accountant: Montreal
Fred Kamping .... location manager
Jeffrey Klein .... production executive
Elis Lam .... consultant: graphics
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Chris Longo .... production assistant
Phil Marshall .... production assistant
Cindy Morton .... production executive
Ayana Osada .... Japanese interpreter
Trisha Papas .... assistant to director
Sean Parker .... production assistant
J.T. Pearson .... production assistant
Stefan Pleszczynski .... location manager: Montreal
Danyele Prevost .... craft service: Montreal
Kimberley A. Robyn .... production accountant (as Kimberley Robyn)
Dawn Sharpe .... assistant accountant
David Smukler .... dialect coach
Lynwood Spinks .... production executive
Caird Urquhart .... assistant: Mr. Desormeaux
Christopher Welch .... production assistant
Eardley Wilmot .... assistant location manager
Andrea Wood .... business and legal affairs
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer (uncredited)
Chuck Coffman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Richard Cornblum .... weapons handler (uncredited)
Steve Holt .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Nick Kontsalakis .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Michael Mendelsohn .... financial consultant (uncredited)
John Nelson .... title designer: main titles (uncredited)
Simon St. Laurent .... opticals: Film Effects (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Fugitivo del futuro" - USA (Spanish title) (TV title)
"JM" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for strong sci-fi violence, and for language
Japan:103 min | USA:96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby | Dolby Digital
Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (also edited version) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (longer version) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (short version) | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #33529)

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Val Kilmer was originally set to star, but left the project after he was offered the role of Batman in Batman Forever (1995).See more »
Continuity: Johnny throws a gun away after it runs out of ammo. In the next shot, he can be seen still holding the gun.See more »
Street Preacher:[Hooky's in the bar mopping up after a long night when the Preacher enters, quoting the Bible] They err in vision, they stumble in judgment, for all the tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
Hooky:[Hooky considers this then grins] You should have seen it before.
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46 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Several Gibson concepts thrown together, 24 May 2003
Author: ParanoidAndroidMarvin from Michigan, USA

Johnny Mnemonic could have been a wonderful movie, had William Gibson not strayed so far from his original story when writing the screenplay. Having painter Robert Longo direct the movie, the first and to this date only full length feature he has directed, was probably not the best idea either. While Longo may present the occasional intriguing image, his inexperience shows in other areas. The acting is terrible for the most part, with Henry Rollins taking the cake for worst performance. Reeves, contrary to popular opinion, is alright and has a few great scenes, most notably his angry breakdown on the pile of garbage under the bridge.

Having read Johnny Mnemonic several times the character of Jane is one of the most annoying factors of the movie. In the story the character is Molly Millions, a confident, tough as nails mercenary who sports several augmentations, most important being retractable blades under her fingernails. However, they had to change the character since Molly Millions is also a main character in Gibson's book Neuromancer, and another company owed the film production rights for that book, including the character of Molly. But they could have made Jane more like Molly. Instead, she's as insecure as Johnny, and he spends more time protecting her than she does him, which is supposed to be her job.

There are other little inaccuracies in the movie, such as the Magnetic Dog Sisters. In the story they are the door guards at the club and Johnny claims that they are "bad news in a tussle." In the movie they are Ralfi's bodyguards and portrayed as pathetic and outdated rather than dangerous. The story doesn't have anything about NAS, that's all a fabrication to fill space for the movie.

Gibson seems to try to shoehorn several of his concepts into the Johnny Mnemonic movie. Instead of living in the rafters high above the streets, as they do in the story, the Lo Teks live on an old bridge. Gibson has people living on the Golden Gate Bridge in his books Virtual Light and All Tomorrow's Parties. The bartender Hooky, at the club where Johnny meets Ralfi, is an approximation of Ratz, a bartender from the book Neuromancer. Johnny never accesses the matrix (the internet) in the story, but he does in the movie, for no apparent reason other than allowing director Longo to show off some CGI special effects.

Longo also chooses to mimic Blade Runner in the opening scenes, and later on one character tells another that it's "time to die", a famous line from BR. I thought this was unnecessary, and cheapens the movie, as blatantly ripping of Blade Runner, whether it's for the purpose of homage or not, is the signature of several B-Movies, which is sadly what Johnny Mnemonic ends up being anyway.

I still like the movie. It does have some good elements to it, and if you're a fan of Gibson, you should see it. It's better than Abel Ferrera's terrible adaptation of New Rose Hotel, because it at least portrays Gibsons technological world. I hope that Johnny Mnemonic is remade one day because it is a great story. I'd ask Reeves to play Johnny again, because I like him in the role. Gibson's writing is so descriptive, that a screenplay should follow the story as literally as possible. Ideally, I think that Johnny Mnemonic would work out as a short film, something no longer than an hour. It is a short story after all, and adding filler to extend the time certainly didn't work the first time.

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