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Virtuosity (1995)

 -  Action | Crime | Sci-Fi  -  4 August 1995 (USA)
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A virtual-reality serial killer manages to escape into the real world.

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The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers. LETAC would like to train police officers by putting them in VR with SID, but they must prove the concept by using prisoners as test subjects. One such prisoner is ex-cop Parker Barnes. When SID manages to inject his personality into a nano-machine android, it appears that Barnes might be the only one who can stop him. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Rated R for strong futuristic violence, some brutal beatings and some language | See all certifications »

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4 August 1995 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,048,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Paramount Pictures considered casting Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead as Parker Barnes, but his hefty price tag put him out of contention. See more »

Goofs

After Sid's hand is blown off by a security guard's shotgun in scene at the fight arena: He jumps the fence to escape the ring after he spots Barnes, and you can clearly see the fact that a 'hand' is still present by the way the actor (or stunt double) uses that hand to help hop the fence. See more »

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Lt. Parker Barnes: Game Over.
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At the end of the credits when the producers thanks technology companies for providing tools, one tools is listed as HSC Kal's Power Tools. This is a typo, since the product is Kai's Power Tools. They typo is even archived in TCM's movie information database (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/7915492%7C0/Hsc-Kal-S-Power-Tools-Bryce/) See more »


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The Loyaliser
By Cathal Coughlan
Performed by Fatima Mansions
Courtesy of Radioactive Records J.V.
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A True Guilty Pleasure!
16 October 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This was really something else. It was very bad, but damn, I got such a kick out of it. Russell played his role to the hilt. My favorite scene was when the investigator people were talking and they said, "Sid is evolving." Another one of them asked, "Into what?". Cut to Sid doing a cocky sort of walk down the street while decked out in a pair of shades and while "Staying Alive" by the BeeGees is playing. It has to be seen to be believed. I started laughing hysterically right then and there.

I swear that Russ must have known what pure camp quality this was. I bet he had a great time filming it. I must commend everyone, especially Mr.Crowe, for being able to keep a straight face while putting this on.

I only have one real complaint about this movie. You'd think that considering Sid had all these serial killers in his head, he'd be a little more perverse. I mean, most deranged killers have a sadistic sexual side. I would have really liked to have seen that. But I guess it would have become too serious if they added that.


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