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Nemesis (1992)

Alex, a burned out LA cyborg cop, is forced by commissioner Farnsworth to find his former cyborg partner and lover Jared who's about to deliver sensitive data to cyborg terrorists who wish to wage war against humans. Is he being played?

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Albert Pyun

Writer:

Rebecca Charles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Gruner ... Alex
Tim Thomerson ... Farnsworth
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Angie-Liv
Merle Kennedy Merle Kennedy ... Max Impact
Yuji Okumoto ... Yoshiro Han
Marjorie Monaghan ... Jared
Nicholas Guest ... Germaine
Vincent Klyn Vincent Klyn ... Michelle
Thom Mathews ... Marion
Marjean Holden ... Sam
Brion James ... Maritz
Deborah Shelton ... Julian
Jennifer Gatti ... Rosaria
Blair Valk Blair Valk ... Morico (as Borovnisa Blervaque)
Thomas Jane ... Billy (as Tom Janes)
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Storyline

In the future, chaos is rampant as 'information terrorists' threaten to destroy order in society. Alex is a part-man-part-machine LAPD cop who is the best at what he does. When one of the terrorists calls him a machine, Alex questions his humanity and decides to leave the force. His final assignment is to apprehend an old colleague who has stolen some data. However, there is more than meets the eye and Alex must question his allegiance. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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In the future... it pays to be more than human.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong futuristic violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Denmark | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyborg - la vendetta See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,001,124
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In preparation for his role, Olivier Gruner claims he brought his total body fat down to four percent. See more »

Goofs

(at around 43 mins) When Alex tries to shoot him, Michelle says, "It only works if you load it, stupid." He did, two minutes earlier. See more »

Quotes

Michelle: Who the fuck are those guys?
Julian: Who cares?
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions released on video in the US. The regular cut and the Director's Cut. The Director's cut has more violence and additional scenes. See more »

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Followed by Nemesis 3: Time Lapse (1996) See more »

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Generic action junk masquerading as cyberpunk
19 July 2008 | by dave13-1See all my reviews

Don't be fooled by the box art that promises a gritty urban cyberpunk experience. Most of the film's running time takes place in Hawaii - standing in for a low tech, low life Javanese town called Shang Loo - so it looks a little too bright and airy to be cyberpunk to anyone familiar with William Gibson's 'Sprawl'. There are science fiction elements essential to the plot but science fiction fans looking for a tech thriller will be disappointed. This is a generic late 80's / early 90's actioner of a type which has thankfully gone out of style. Lots of explosions, karate fights and expended shell casings strung around a thin, mostly incoherent plot about intrigue in the cyborg population that takes the entire first half of the film to get going. The only compensation seems to be an abundance of stunning women in the cast. The producers must have been owed a favor by a modeling agency or something. Features a rare nude appearance by 1970 Miss USA Deborah Shelton, still looking very hot in her mid-40s, as Julian, a cyborg who has changed sides.


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