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Virtuosity (1995)

R  |   |  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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Storyline

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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Justice needs a new program


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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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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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Abbaon Fat Tracks
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Frustrating film
22 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

You can't help but like Crowe's gleeful portrayal of a schizophrenic nano-bot serial killer in this ridiculous film, and with futuristic fascists, pervey programmers and a bucket loads of virtual reality cyber nonsense, this should really be a winner in the style of The Demolition Man or the Robocop series. But where other films in the genre have used such tools as wit and plot to keep the more intelligent of the viewers amused, this film, um, hasn't.

The script is terrible. The acting (excluding Crowe, who only gets away with it thanks to a camp smile and some fortunate direction) is wooden. And the plot is illogical and frustrating.


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