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When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror.

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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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Sid 6.7: the ultimate killing machine See more »


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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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SID 6.7 is also an acronym for the character traits he describes in the opening virtual reality scene: "Sadistic, intelligent and dangerous." See more »

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As Madison Carter (Kelly Lynch), is trying to free Parker Barnes (Denzel Washington) from the virtual world at the end of the movie, Barnes' Neural Sens. meter clearly shows at 800 percent, and climbing. The next shot shows a close up of the meter and it is only showing 689 percent, and it climbs up to 800. See more »

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[first lines]
John Donovan: Oh, man. I can't get over how different we look.
Lt. Parker Barnes: Maybe it's the uniforms?
[they suddenly run off in pursuit]
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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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Young Boys
By Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams & J.K. Magick
Performed by Lords of Acid
Courtesy of Antler Subway Records and American Recordings
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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