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Strange Days (1995)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  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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murder | prostitute | memory | police | rape | See more »

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new year's eve 1999. anything is possible. nothing is forbidden. See more »


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

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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 movie's title comes from the Album "Strange Days" by The Doors and a cover version of the album's title track is played in the movie. See more »

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[first lines]
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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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here WE come
Written by Christopher Cuben-Tatum & Me Phi Me
Vocals by Glenn Plummer
ME PHI ME appears courtesy of RCA Records
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20 February 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

If you like sci-fi films like Total Recall then this film is for you.

Strange Days is an outrageous look on what the "future" is. Like Total Recall, this film is complete with over the top costumes, settings, action sequences, and budget. Unfortunately just like Total Recall, $40,000,000+ budget does not help the film because it allows more time to be spent on the dated effects instead of improving the story. Films like this fail to have any lasting power because it tries so hard to be the hip flick of the year that it's impossible for it to not become dated after a year or so. The story itself could have been interesting if it were in the right hands. Unfortunately, most of the time seems to have been invested into making sure there is enough action sequences and mtv edits. The look of the film itself was very displeasing. Like films of the past, this one shows the "future" (1999) as chaotic and run-down. The government and law struggle to keep control while the world's fashion sense always ends up being sleazy.

A totally uninspiring film.


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