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Johnny Mnemonic (1995) Poster

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At one point Johnny's brain implant is detected by a security scanner and is falsely reported as a device for counteracting dyslexia. Ironically Keanu Reeves does in fact suffer from the disorder in real life.
The script was rumored to have been dumped on the doorstep of Keanu Reeves' house, a tactic that piqued his interest and led to him accepting the role of Johnny.
Val Kilmer was originally set to star, but left the project after he was offered the role of Batman in Batman Forever (1995).
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At one point Christopher Lambert was in contention for the lead role.
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The film was shot on location in Canada, with Toronto and Montreal filling in for the film's Newark and Beijing settings. A number of local sites, including Toronto's Union Station and Montreal's skyline and Jacques Cartier Bridge, feature prominently.
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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).
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Dina Meyer's first feature film.
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While the film is based on William Gibson's short story "Johnny Mnemonic", it also draws heavily on his later novel "Virtual Light".
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B.J. Rack, one of the producers, is still credited although he left the project due to creative differences with director Robert Longo,
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Three music scores were created for the film. The first, composed by the band "Black Rain" at the request of director Robert Longo, was not used in the film and was subsequently released on a CD album. The second was composed by Mychael Danna and is still featured in the Japanese version of the film. The third score was composed by Brad Fiedel at the request of Sony and is featured in the internationally released version of the film.
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The character Molly Millions, from the original story, was changed to Jane for the film. They are very similar characters except that Molly had retractable razor blades under her fingernails and augmented vision. It is believed that the change was due to the "Molly" character being attached to the rights for any possible future Neuromancer film adaptation.
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Jane March was originally set to play Jane, the character eventually played by Dina Meyer.
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The song "I See Through" was performed by Rollins Band and written by Henry Rollins, Melvin Gibb, Sim Cain and Chris Haskett. Henry Rollins co-stars in the film as Spider.
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The character who Johnny refers to as "Baldy" speaks less than ten words in all of his lines.
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In the back room of Crazy Bob's Computer Shop, the prominent Asian characters on all the boxes are just Chinese/Japanese numerals.
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The film takes place in January 2021.
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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".
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First science fiction film for Dina Meyer.
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First science fiction and action film for Dina Meyer.
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The film has no company credits at the beginning of the film.
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