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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 »

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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$197,231, 31 January 1993

Gross USA:

$2,001,124

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,001,124
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In her death scene, Julian (a cyborg) says to Farnsworth "I'll be back". A nod to The Terminator (1984) movies which that quote is said by Arnold Schwarzenegger's character The Terminator in those movies. The Terminator is a cyborg. 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

German TV-Version and Retail-Video are cut for violence, Rental-Video is uncut and Widescreen. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Wayne's World (1993) See more »

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Surprisingly good...
17 September 2003 | by ipkevinSee all my reviews

Director Albert Pyun is responsible for some of the most inept movies in the history of cinema. Never mind the action scenes - Even simple dialogue scenes can be mangled and made unbearable with his magic touch. Therefore, it comes as a surprise that "Nemesis" is so eminently watchable. Nice visuals, interesting ideas, evocative cyberpunk mood, good pacing, and a rather shocking grasp of effective action camerawork and editing. I suspect that another director did most of the work on this one, but I've never been able to confirm. All I know is that there are action scenes in here that are genuinely good, to the point where you might think you were seeing the work of a young but talented action stylist. There's even a "shoot through the floor gag" that was ripped off wholesale recently for the Kate Beckinsale vampire/werewolf film, "Underworld".

Of course, keep in my mind that this is a B-film. It's lower budget and the acting isn't that great. But among B-films, it's quite good. As I said, the action is way above average in energy and style. As well, the locations are varied, and it was one of the earliest films to achieve a William-Gibson-esque cyberpunk feel. If that sounds interesting to you, then give Nemesis a rent. BEWARE: Do NOT rent any of the sequels. Pyun regained his usual golden touch for the sequels, producing what may be the most hate-inducing cinema known to man.


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