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Strange Days (1995)

 -  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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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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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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Juliette Lewis did all her own vocals for the film. See more »

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The safety cable is visible during the final 10 or 20 feet of Max's fall. See more »

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[first lines]
Tick:
  • you ready?



Lenny Nero: Yeah, boot it.
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Referenced in Dark City (1998) 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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Uh.. really?
21 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All the reviewers that claim this is great sci-fi must have phenomenally LOW expectations. I agree, the story has some potential but really...? 10/10?!

The acting is thin and as cheesy as it gets. The characters are cliché and hokey. While the music tries to be edgy it ends up more like something 'hip' Grand-ma picked out for your 13th birthday. Dull and obvious peppered with gratuitous violence, rape sequences and twists so contrived it's laughable. The whole thing plays like a 'made for TV' low budget time killer. Reminded me of a bad 90's Die Hard/Lethal Weapon knock off.

I can see why this doesn't even show up on the cable TV Saturday movie rotation. If you're in the mood for good, smaller budget sci-fi check out Serenity. If it's decent drama/crime, any episode of Law and Order will suffice.


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