A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.

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Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Rated R for intense disturbing violence, sexuality and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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13 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Días extraños  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,919,000 (USA)
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The character of LAPD Chief Strickland is based on real-life LAPD Chief Daryl Gates. See more »

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In a scene in Mace's apartment, Lenny is given a dish towel for a wound on his head. The first time he's shown holding it to his head, it's completely blood-soaked (solid red). When we see him again a few moments later, he's still holding the towel to his head but it is only partially red. See more »

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[first lines]
Tick:
  • you ready?



Lenny Nero: Yeah, boot it.
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The ending credits end with the dedication "To Gertrude". See more »


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Coral Lounge
Written by Eric Mouquet (as E. Mouquet), Michel Sanchez (as M. Sanchez)
Performed by Deep Forest
Courtesy of 550 Music/Epic Records
Includes elements of:
"Song Sung Upon Finishing the Work"
The Songs of the Amis Tribe, Vol. II
"Short Song for the New Year Rite"
The Songs of the Puyuma Tribe, Vol. IV
"Celebration Party"
The Songs of the Bunun Tribe, Vol. I
"Quarrel Between Husband and Wife"
The Songs of the Yami Tribe, Vol. III
From the Album "The Music of Aborigines on Taiwan Island"
Courtesy of Wind Records
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Cameron wrote and it shows
24 January 2000 | by (Karlstad, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Yep. It sure shows that Cameron has laid his hand on this film. It has a superb plot, great timing and a spectacular ending - one of the best ever, I might add.

Just about everything you see in this film adds to the momentum. Just look in the background. There is always something going on, someone getting arrested or stealing something or burning something... all of it enhances the doomsday feeling you get when watching.

I also find Fiennes' acting just short of perfect. His face, his gestures and his entire being reeks of the sordid life his character leads. To cast him was genius. Lewis, Sizemore, Bassett and Wincott perform excellently as well - but it's really Fiennes that just makes this film happen.

Do you want to see something unusual for a change? Do you long to see a believable sf-story for once, even despite the fact that the events of the film took place in 1999? And do you yearn for a sensational film made to make you really feel something? See Strange Days.


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