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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in which Olivier Gruner rides a bending sixty-foot pole to the ground required three different pole variants to find one which wouldn't bend for real. 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 »

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Jared: It took them 6 months to put him back together. Synthetic flesh, bio-engineered organs. It always scared him that they might take out his soul, and replace it with some matrix chip.
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Alternate Versions

In some versions of the film in different countries, Alex Rain is the narrator. See more »

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Rain falls on post apocalypse...
14 June 2006 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Olivier Gruner stars as Alex Rain, a cyborg who has lost all his faith in humanity after barely walking away with his life after a gun fight with terrorists, However his former employers want him back and they want him to get rid of a renegade agent and to insure that he does this deed, they implant a bomb in his heart, not impressed by his former employer's antics Rain goes AWOL and joins the rebels. There are many similarities between this and Pyun's other movie Cyborg. Although where as I remember everyone in Cyborg laughing at the antics on screen, I remember everyone walking out of this one saying how good it was. I however was no fan. I thought the narrative was a bit hard to follow and while the action sequences were well staged, I often found myself distracted by the circumstances surrounding them. (Same thing with Cyborg.) However Nemesis is better than Cyborg, there is more depth in the script however there isn't enough exploring of the depth that could have made this thing great. Indeed there are some very good moments to be found here but had Pyun explored these (Mainly the relationship between Gruner and the renegade agent Jared(Played well by Marjorie Monaghan) as well as Gruner's dilemma to being a cyborg) Nemesis might have really been something. Nemesis has it's fans and I can see why, I just was often bored with the corporate clichés and confused narrative.

Ed note:However it's still way better than any of the sequels, so if you must watch one from this prolific series, see only this one.

* * out of 4-(Fair)


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