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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 | rape | memory | police | prostitute | See more »

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

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,919,000 (USA)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered for the lead role. See more »

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The bartender finishes pouring the two double tequila shots twice. See more »

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[first lines]
Tick:
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Lenny Nero: Yeah, boot it.
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Coral Lounge
Written by Eric Mouquet (as E. Mouquet), Michel Sanchez (as M. Sanchez)
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Courtesy of 550 Music/Epic Records
Includes elements of:
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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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One of my all time faves!
15 March 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, this film failed at the box-offices, although it´s one of the greatest masterpieces of the 90s. The first time I saw "Strange Days" was about five years ago, and then over and over again. If you think Ralph Fiennes is only able to play sensitive and problematic characters watch this: it´s his most unusual, but one of the best performances in his career

  • a performance of a coolness you only would expect from Samuel L. Jackson.
Angela Bassett is one of the toughest women cinema has ever seen and Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Glenn Plummer, William Fichtner - every single role is casted perfectly...

"Strange Days" is thriller, drama and big city ballad in one piece. I can´t remember any movie that reflects the philosophy of life of Generation X better than this one. Lenny deals with the "Squids" which are the experiences and emotions of men saved on a mini disc. Emotions as a product, a drug - a compensation of modern life for the growing loneliness and anonymity. The only possibility for weak persons like Lenny to feel real. A movie like "Fight Club" wouln´t have been possible without "Strange Days"; other releases like "The Cell" or even Scorsese´s "Bringing out the dead" copied the incomparable make. Although this film is older than six years it hasn´t lost anything explosive effects, what is connected with the video clip style this movie has, which gives "Strange Days" a touch of being ageless. The two most brilliant scenes are the opening sequence - the robbery in the Chinese restaurant - and the showdown down in the streets at the millenium party. Also the soundtrack (Deep Forest, Peter Gabriel, Skunk Anansia, Strange Fruit...) is one of the best I´ve ever heard, what makes "Strange Days" an unforgettable experience for every watcher. (10/10)


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