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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Bako ...
Joey Corto
Wade Beemer
Louise LeCavalier ...
Cindy 'Vita' Minh


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Días extraños  »

Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)


$7,919,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The orange SUV Jeriko driving before being killed is Russian repainted in orange UAZ. See more »


A Steadicam operator is visible on the bottom of the screen at the end. See more »


[first lines]
  • you ready?

Lenny Nero: Yeah, boot it.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in The City of Lost Children (1995) See more »


Walk in Freedom
Written by The Satchel Partnership
Performed by Satchel
Courtesy of Epic Records
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User Reviews

Sizzling Sci-Fi/Action Thriller
15 October 1999 | by (Seattle, WA. USA) – 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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