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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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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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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,919,000 (USA)
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When Faith's handcuffs are supposedly being removed, it's clearly visible that she isn't cuffed anymore and that she just kept her hands close to the bed frame, while the unknown person pretends fumbling with the cuffs that are not there. He then picks them up from somewhere behind the bed frame so that it looks as if he just removed the handcuffs from her wrists. See more »

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[first lines]
Tick:
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Lenny Nero: Yeah, boot it.
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The ending credits end with the dedication "To Gertrude". See more »

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Referenced in Barend en Van Dorp: Episode dated 20 March 2000 (2000) See more »

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Drink My Honey
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Mindblowing experience and the best millennium movie of them all
26 May 2003 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

When I first saw "Point break" I thought that Kathryn Bigelow made the only action masterpiece of her career but there she was only four years later with a magnificent story written by James Cameron and an unforgettable classic called "Strange days". Ralph Fiennes has never been as cool as he was when the guy played Lenny Nero and Juliette Lewis was almost too sexy to be true. The whole movie is a remarkable experience. I saw it couple of days after the turning of 2000 and I was totally stunned because I expected a silly little b-scifi flick. What I got was a powerful first rate mystery thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole bloody time. I just recently watched it again and was afraid that the movie would let me down when I've seen it once but on the contrary, like wine this one only got better with age. What a shame "Strange days" never got the recognition it obviously deserves. This is a cult movie, at best, but the fact that it doesn't have a placing in the IMDb top 250 is a huge injustice. Definitely the best of all millennium movies. 10/10


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