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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?

Director:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Denmark | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Nemesis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$197,231, 31 January 1993

Gross USA:

$2,001,124

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,001,124
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alex Rain being a girl was reused for the sequel. 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

Jared: They intend to replace humans with cyborgs.
Alex: Which humans?
Jared: All humans, Alex. They have to be stopped, before they start a war between cyborgs and humankind.
Alex: While you're a cyborg... Why don't you side with them?
Jared: They are wrong.
Alex: And that's it?
Jared: Isn't that enough?
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese VHS features an alternate ending, containing an extended scene with Germaine, and a surprise appearance by Farnsworth at the very end, but also misses the entire stop-motion fight sequence on the plane, even though the sequence with an (inexplicably) badly injured Alex in Einstein's lab is intact. See more »

Connections

Followed by Nemesis 4: Death Angel (1996) See more »

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User Reviews

Lots and lots of action
10 February 2002 | by evilned-1See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie when I first saw it in the store, but the cover looked cool, and the story sounded neat (well, actually I was more interested in the word "Cyborg" on the cover) so I rented it. I really liked it! Lots of action and CYBORGS!! The plot is a bit confusing, and you never really get a hang of it since they never fully explain it in the movie, but after several viewings I think the plot goes something like this:

LAPD Cop Alex Rain is half-human, half-cyborg (don't expect a mean killing machine àlà RoboCop, though) and he has to stop the Cyborgs before they complete their mission to kill all humans one by one and replace them with Cyborg duplicates. Well, Alex Rain goes to some "low tech, s**t hole called Shang Loo" (quote from the movie) and does a bit of killing and shooting. Well actually he does loads of killing and shooting.

Lots of action, and that's always good. The acting is poor, but Oliver Gruner does a good job as our man, Alex Rain! Poor effects, and a better soundtrack wouldn't hurt. But overall its a pretty good movie! 7 out of 10.


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