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Strange Days (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  13 October 1995 (USA)
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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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An extreme taste of reality. See more »


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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)  »

Also Known As:

Días extraños  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,919,000 (USA)
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The point-of-view action sequences (where the audience sees everything from the perspective of one of the characters) required well over a year of preparation, planning, and careful rehearsal before they could be shot. See more »

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When Faith's handcuffs are supposedly being removed, it's clearly visible that she isn't cuffed anymore and that she just kept her hands close to the bed frame, while the unknown person pretends fumbling with the cuffs that are not there. He then picks them up from somewhere behind the bed frame so that it looks as if he just removed the handcuffs from her wrists. 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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References Brainstorm (1983) See more »

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New Eyes of Old
Written by Eric Peterson, Chuck Billy
Performed by Testament
Courtesy of Antler-Subway
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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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