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Strange Days (1995)

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

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Dwayne Engelman
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Cindy 'Vita' Minh
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Storyline

In 1999, Los Angeles is racial war zone with the army and LSPD and SWAT officers fighting Afro-American people. The former cop Lenny Nero is a dealer of illegal recording in CDs that gives the memories and sensations of the recorder to the user. He buys the recordings from the supplier Tick; he misses his former mistress Faith, who was a hooker and now is a singer; his best friend is the private eye Max Peltier and the limousine driver Lornette 'Mace' Mason, who has unrequited love for him. Two days before the turn of the century, the black rapper Jeriko One is murdered. The hooker Iris seeks Lenny out but there is an incident and they do not talk to each other. However she drops a recording into Lenny's car while he unsuccessfully tries to meet Faith at a night-club. However her boyfriend Philo Gant does not let them talk. When Lenny learns that Iris was sadistically raped and killed, he gets involved in a sick scheme and discovers dirty hidden secrets. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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 USA:

$7,919,000
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Trivia

In the opening sequence after Nero takes off the head piece, Tick's pet lizard is a collared lizard which can be found in California See more »

Goofs

In the Iris POV shot in the train yards, the steadicam operators shadow can be seen just beyond the chain link fence. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tick:
  • you ready?

Lenny Nero: Yeah, boot it.
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits end with the dedication "To Gertrude". See more »

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References Terminator 2 (1991) See more »

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Feed
Written by Skin, Richard Keith Lewis (as C. Lewis), Martin Ivor Kent (as Ace)
Performed by Skunk Anansie
Courtesy of One Little Indian Records/Epic Records
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Sizzling Sci-Fi/Action Thriller
15 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Strange Days" literally has something for everyone. Science fiction, violence, peace, romance, comedy, tragedy, action, you name it -- it's in this film, and it's done with class and intelligence. I agree that this one is destined to become a cult classic. However, be prepared for one of the edgiest, most violent and emotionally exhausting films you've ever seen (the first three minutes of the film make it very clear what you can expect from the rest). There are at least five climactic scenes toward the end, which must break some kind of record. After the movie's over, you may feel like you've just been cooked in a vat of boiling oil... but luckily, you'll be perfectly well-done, not burned to a crisp. 10/10.


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