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

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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
13 October 1995 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Sizzling Sci-Fi/Action Thriller See more (213 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ralph Fiennes ... Lenny Nero

Angela Bassett ... Lornette 'Mace' Mason

Juliette Lewis ... Faith Justin

Tom Sizemore ... Max Peltier

Michael Wincott ... Philo Gant

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Burton Steckler

Glenn Plummer ... Jeriko One
Brigitte Bako ... Iris

Richard Edson ... Tick

William Fichtner ... Dwayne Engelman

Josef Sommer ... Palmer Strickland

Joe Urla ... Keith

Nicky Katt ... Joey Corto

Michael Jace ... Wade Beemer
Louise LeCavalier ... Cindy 'Vita' Minh
David Carrera ... Duncan
Jim Ishida ... Mr. Fumitsu

Todd Graff ... Tex Arcana
Malcolm Norrington ... Replay
Anais Munoz ... Diamanda
Ted Haler ... Tow Truck Driver

Rio Hackford ... Bobby the Bartender

Brook Susan Parker ... Cecile
Brandon Hammond ... Zander
Donald 'Donnie' Young ... Young Zander
B.J. Crockett ... Young Zander

Dex Elliott Sanders ... Curtis
Ronnie Willis ... Homeboy
David Packer ... Lane

Paulo Tocha ... Spaz Diaz
James M. Muro ... Nervous POV (as James Muro)
Ron Young ... Nervous POV Voice (voice)

Art Chudabala ... Thai Restaurant Owner
Erica Kelly ... Restaurant Hostess
Marlana Young ... Waitress

Ray Chang ... Thai Restaurant Cook
Raul Reformina ... Busboy

Chris Douridas ... Talk Radio Host (voice)
Billie Worley ... Dan from Silverlake (voice)
Amon Bourne ... Dewayne (voice)

Lisa Picotte ... Lori from Encino (voice)
Kylie Ireland ... Stoned Looking Girl
Dru Berrymore ... Stoned Girl's Lover

Stefan Arngrim ... Skinner
Agustin Rodriguez ... Eduardo

Kelly Hu ... Anchor Woman
Nynno Anderson ... Angry Jeriko Fan
Liat Goodson ... Retinal Fetish Bouncer

Honey Labrador ... Beach Beauty
Delane Vaughn ... Mace's Husband
Mark Arneson ... Police Officer

James Acheson ... Cop in Bathroom
John Francis ... Death
Zoot ... Mime
Royce L. Minor ... Angry Black Kid (as Royce Minor)
Milan Reynolds ... National Guard Medic #1
Russell W. Smith ... National Guard #2
Sarah Abukutsa Marshall ... African Dancer
Russell Hines ... African Dancer
Michael Jaasi ... African Dancer
Maurice Marshall ... African Dancer
Carolyn Adunni McPherson ... African Dancer
Jennifer Reeves ... African Dancer (as Jennifer Jin-Jin Reeves)
Charmain Renata Hubbard ... African Dancer
Reginald T. Thornton ... African Dancer
Chester A. Whitmore ... African Dancer
Lori Simone Wilkerson ... African Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Arneson ... Metro Division Officer (uncredited)

Yan Birch ... New Years Eve Party Dude (uncredited)
Andrew Calder ... New Years Reveler (uncredited)
Carlos Eduardo Campos ... Club Goer (uncredited)
Jaime H. Campos ... Riot / Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Louis Alberto Campos ... Club Goer (uncredited)
Robert 'Duckie' Carpenter ... Punker (uncredited)
John Daniels ... Motorcycle cop (uncredited)
Gregory Diamond ... New Years Eve Kiss (uncredited)

Sebastian Feldman ... Club Goer (uncredited)
Masaaki Fujimori ... Sexy Dancer (uncredited)
Kim Giancaterino ... Club Goer (uncredited)
Paul Malinowski ... Band - Season to Risk (uncredited)
Me Phi Me ... Jeriko One Guard (uncredited)
Duane Trower ... Band - Season to Risk (uncredited)
Tom Tom Typhoon ... Crazy Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Kathryn Bigelow 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Cameron (story)

James Cameron (screenplay) and
Jay Cocks (screenplay)

Produced by
James Cameron .... producer
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... producer
Lawrence Kasanoff .... executive producer
Rae Sanchini .... executive producer
Ira Shuman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti 
 
Film Editing by
Howard E. Smith  (as Howard Smith)
James Cameron (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Debi Manwiller 
Richard Pagano  (as Rick Pagano)
Melissa M. Thomas 
 
Production Design by
Lilly Kilvert 
 
Art Direction by
John Warnke 
 
Set Decoration by
Kara Lindstrom 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Mirojnick 
 
Makeup Department
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist
Kathy W. Estocin .... hair designer
Michael Germain .... makeup supervisor (as Mike Germain)
Linda Grimes .... makeup department head: re-shoots
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Ira Shuman .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert Cho .... second assistant director
Kenneth D. Collins .... first assistant director: second unit
Steve Danton .... first assistant director
Suzanne Geiger .... second second assistant director
Mark Hansson .... second second assistant director
Sam Hoffman .... second second assistant director
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... second unit director
Todd Y. Murata .... dga trainee
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... second unit director (as Phil Pfeiffer)
Rebecca Strickland .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Gregory P. Alcus .... set dresser
Christopher Amy .... first assistant property master
Kai Blomberg .... set dresser
Tristan Paris Bourne .... on-set dresser
Lloyd A. Buswell .... construction/welding foreman
Patrick Cassidy .... lead man
Randy L. Childs .... propmaker
Richard Dalton .... stand-by props
John Eaves .... model maker
Andrea Mae Fenton .... assistant set decorator
Héctor López .... assistant property
Michael Marcus .... art designer
Len Morganti .... storyboard artist
Erik L. Nelson .... property master (as Erik Nelson)
Christopher S. Nushawg .... assistant art director (as Chris Nushawg)
Jeff O'Bannon .... laborer
Tommy Samona .... set dresser
Sydney Sharpe .... set designer: re-shoot
Doug Sieck .... set dresser
Eric Upshur .... props
Ricardo F. Delgado .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Monty Shook .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... foley editor
Tom Barwick .... foley artist
Richard Beggs .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Benson .... sound effects editor
David Franklin Bergad .... assistant sound editor (as David Bergad)
Sara Bolder .... dialogue editor
Gloria S. Borders .... supervising sound editor
Lindakay Brown .... assistant sound editor
Scott Chandler .... foley re-recording mixer
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Tony Eckert .... foley recordist
Sean England .... sound re-recordist
Dan Engstrom .... assistant sound editor
Frank E. Eulner .... sound effects editor (as Frank Eulner)
Andre Fenley .... assistant sound editor
Clare C. Freeman .... dialogue editor (as Clare Freeman)
Thomas Giordano .... sound technician
Scott Guitteau .... assistant sound editor
Lora Hirschberg .... assistant sound designer
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Holland .... sound effects editor
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Mary Helen Leasman .... foley editor
Barbara McBane .... dialogue editor
Kurt Peterson .... sound transfer
Susan Popovic .... assistant sound editor
Gary Rizzo .... mix assistant (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Marcie Romano .... assistant sound editor
David M. Ronne .... sound (as David Ronne)
Gary Rydstrom .... re-recording mixer
Gary Rydstrom .... sound designer
Claire Sanfilippo .... dialogue editor
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Christian von Burkleo .... sound recordist
Hugh Waddell .... adr editor
Cary Weitz .... boom operator
Jeff Wexler .... sound
Marian Wilde .... adr editor
Tina Canny .... machine room operator (uncredited)
Brian Williams .... sound designer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Eric Allard .... special props
Kim Bailey .... technology designer
Jim Boulden .... puppet builder
Craig Caton .... special effects assistant
Donald Frazee .... special effects foreman
Terry D. Frazee .... special effects coordinator (as Terry Frazee)
Scott Lingard .... special effects technician
Donald Myers .... special effects foreman
Eugene P. Rizzardi .... propshop foreman
James S. Trois .... special effects
Aaron Anawalt .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Gregor Joackim .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Andra Bard .... digital production assistant: Digital Domain
Peter Baustaedter .... digital artist: Digital Domain
Mat Beck .... visual effects supervisor: Light Matters
Casey Cannon .... computer graphics producer: BFTRE
Allen Cappuccilli .... visual effects editor
Floyd Casey .... digital artist
Mike Chambers .... visual effects producer
Sean C. Cunningham .... CG effects supervisor
Chris Dawson .... motion control camera operator
Karen E. Goulekas .... digital effects supervisor: Digital Domain
Jerry Hall .... digital compositor
Pablo Helman .... digital compositor
Caleb J. Howard .... digital effects artist
Leslie Huntley .... visual effects producer: Fantasy II Film Effects
Gary Jackemuk .... digital artist: Digital Domain
Amy Jupiter .... digital effects producer
Jeffrey Kalmus .... scanning and recording supervisor
James Lima .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Meagher .... visual effects producer (as Tony Meagher)
Howie Muzika .... scanning and recording operator
Simon O'Connor .... digital artist
Shannon Leigh Olds .... visual effects editor
Ethan Ormsby .... digital compositor
Kelly Port .... digital artist
Doug Roble .... software developer
Andy Rosen .... digital artist
Patrick Shearn .... visual effects supervisor apprentice: Digital Domain
Janek Sirrs .... visual effects
Kara Stephens .... visual effects coordinator
Milos Twilight .... digital artist: Digital Domain
Renée Tymn .... digital artist (as Renee Chamblin)
Gene Warren III .... effects camera assistant
Gene Warren Jr. .... special effects supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Christopher Warren .... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects
Jon Warren .... miniature rigging: Fantasy II Film Effects
Edson Williams .... digital compositor
Kieran Woo .... production controller: Digital Domain
Harrison Zanuck .... technical assistant
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski .... digital assistant: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Jim Hillin .... digital artist (uncredited)
Brian Ripley .... specialty props (uncredited)
Scott Ross .... general manager: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Xique Tymn .... systems administrator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Laura Albert .... stunts
John Alden .... stunt double: Engelman
Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci .... stunt performer
Chino Binamo .... stunt double: Duncan
Richard L. Blackwell .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ericka Bryce .... utility stunts
Keith Campbell .... stunts
Jay Caputo .... stunts
John Casino .... stunts
Eric Chambers .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunt coordinator
Eliza Coleman .... stunt double: Vita (as Liza Sweeney Coleman)
Sonja Davis .... stunt double: Mace
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts
Travis Dultz .... action stunts
Jeffrey Eith .... stunts
Danny Epper .... stunt double: Steckler
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Jeff Evans .... stunt double: Streckler
Jeff Evans .... stunts
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunts
Marian Green .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunts
Mike Gunther .... stunt double: Lenny
Dick Hancock .... stunt double: Tex
Brett A. Jones .... stunts
Kim Kahana Jr. .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... utility stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Will Leong .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunt double
Jeff Mosley .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... utility stunts
Patricia M. Peters .... stunt double: Faith (as Patricia Peters)
Patricia M. Peters .... stunts (as Patricia Peters)
Denise Lynne Roberts .... stunt double: Iris
Denise Lynne Roberts .... stunts
Don Ruffin .... stunts
Lynn Salvatori .... stunts
Paul E. Short .... stunt double: Max
Paul E. Short .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunts
Jim Stephan .... stunts (as Jim Stephen)
James Turner Jr. .... stunt double: Duncan
James Turner Jr. .... stunts
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt double: Engelman (as Gary Wayton)
Gary J. Wayton .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer
Keith Woulard .... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (uncredited)
A. David Burleigh .... extra stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Cadiente .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Clayton .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Eugene Collier .... stunts (uncredited)
Dane Farwell .... stunts (uncredited)
Al Goto .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Marrocco .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Shred .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aldo Antonelli .... camera operator
Kevin Blauvelt .... rigging electrician
Pat Blymyer .... chief lighting technician
Glenn Brown .... assistant camera
John Busch .... camera operator: New York City
Mike Cameron .... camera operator
Randy Feemster .... camera operator: second unit
Jackie Hamilton .... electrician
Rick Harris .... grip
Steve Hastings .... best boy rigger
Casey Jones .... dolly grip
R. Derek Keener .... best boy electric: New York
James Keys .... rigging gaffer
Scott C. Keys .... lighting technician
Al LaVerde .... grip
Duane Manwiller .... additional camera operator: second unit
Tim Marshall .... best boy electric
Wayne Marshall .... electrician
Mark Moore .... camera department supervisor
Christopher Moreman .... first assistant camera: additional (as Chris Moreman)
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
James M. Muro .... camera operator (as James Muro)
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... director of photography: second unit (as Phil Pfeiffer)
Rick Pratt .... grip
Dan Reilly .... key grip
Mark Santoni .... second assistant camera
Paul Santoni .... camera loader
David Schmalz .... video assist operator: second unit
Nick Shuster .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Bing Sokolsky .... additional director of photography: second unit
Jim Stephan .... rigger (as Jim Stephen)
Roy Unger .... director of photography: insert unit
Mike Weathers .... chief lighting technician (second unit)
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... still photographer (as Merie W. Wallace)
Chuck Weiss .... video assist operator
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera
Ron Newburn .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Ammon .... costumer
Timothy A. Wonsik .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Anthony Bozanich .... assistant editor
Jason Gaudio .... apprentice film editor
Bambi Sickafoose .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Wolfgang Amadeus .... music mixer
Randy Gerston .... music producer
Randy Gerston .... music supervisor
M.B. Gordy .... musician: Percussion
Brian L. McCarty .... digital music playback operator
Blake Martin Moulin .... music editor: temp score
Eric Mouquet .... composer: additional music
Michel Sanchez .... composer: additional music
Patty von Arx .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Brian Williams .... music designer
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Hedy Phil Balani .... driver generator operator
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
Craig Hill .... transportation captain
Dennis Marchant .... picture car mechanic/fabricator
Bryce Guy Williams .... transportation coordinator
Robert G. Williams .... driver
 
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Ed Arneson .... technical advisor: police
Rory J. Aylward .... technical advisor: military
Lisa S. Beasley .... crowd promotion
Daniel Boccoli .... assistant: James Cameron
Kenneth Patrick Brady .... production assistant
Becky Brake .... assistant location manager
Robert 'Duckie' Carpenter .... choreographer: slam pit
Gil Carretero .... New Year's Eve footage: Madrid
Edward Cass .... production assistant
Kenny Chisholm .... production assistant: Kathryn Bigelow
Mindy Elliott .... assistant: Steven-Charles Jaffe
Mary-Rachel Foot .... background cars
Gaylyn Fraiche .... assistant to director
Ellen Gessert .... assistant location manager
Robbie Goldstein .... location manager (as Robert Goldstein)
Ralph Greco .... production assistant
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach: Ralph Fiennes
Michael Hendrickson .... production executive: Fox
Amy Hughes .... production assistant
Jamie Kehoe .... craft service
Kevin LaRosa .... helicopter pilot
Stevie Lazo .... production accountant
Matthew F. Leonetti Jr. .... production assistant
Ivan Martin del Campo .... set production assistant: second unit
Bertram McCann .... marine coordinator
Peter McKernan .... helicopter pilot (as Peter J. McKernan)
Syd Mead .... playback deck and additional trode design
Randy Pearl .... New Year's Eve footage: New York
David Penotti .... production assistant
Charles Portney .... production assistant
Edward Poveda .... payroll accountant
Justice Richards .... action team coordinator
Andrew T. Rothmund .... executive assistant: Ms. Bassett
Sharyn Shimada-Huggins .... production coordinator
Michele Short .... production assistant
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot
Denise Snyder .... trainer
Bill Tyler .... set production assistant
Randy Walker .... technical advisor: police
Natasha Wellesley .... New Year's Eve footage: London
Chris Winn .... craft service
 
Thanks
Blake Martin Moulin .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for intense disturbing violence, sexuality and pervasive strong language
Runtime:
145 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of LAPD Chief Strickland is based on real-life LAPD Chief Daryl Gates.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the cops confront Lenny at the impound lot, they ask him for the disc. He pulls ii out of his briefcase and shuts it, but never snaps it closed. In the next shot when the dog bites the cops leg, Lenny is seen picking up the magically snapped shut case and running off.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Tick:- you ready?
Lenny Nero:Yeah, boot it.
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 Version and the Uncensored Version?
So who killed **** and why?
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94 out of 134 people found the following review useful.
Sizzling Sci-Fi/Action Thriller, 15 October 1999
Author: The_Core from Seattle, WA. USA

"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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