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Strange Days (1995)

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

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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)

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$7,919,000 (USA)
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Cinematographer Matthew F. Leonetti estimates that 50 to 60% of the film was shot with the Steadicam or some sort of moving camera. See more »

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A Steadicam operator is visible on the bottom of the screen at the end. 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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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Selling Jesus
Written by Skin, Len Arran
Performed by Skunk Anansie
Courtesy of One Little Indian Records/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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