In 2021, the whole world is connected by the gigantic Internet, and almost a half of the population is suffering from the Nerve Attenuation Syndrome (NAS).Johnny with an inplanted memory chip in his brain was ordered to transport the over loaded information from Beijing to Newark. While Pharmakom Industries supported by yakuza tries to capture him to get the informaiton back, the Low-tech group led by J-Bone tries to break the missing code to download the cure of NAS which Johnny carries.Written by
Miho Ishimine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The opening scrawl mentions the second decade of the 21st century, but the date stamp once the movie begins says, "The Internet 2021". 2021 would be in the 3rd decade of the 21st century. See more »
[Jane looks on as Johnny's hands dance in the air]
What are you doing?
Making a long distance phone call. Beijing. A hotel.
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The Japanese version (director's cut) is rather different from the international re-edited cut. It runs ca. 10 minutes longer (the additional scenes focus mostly on Takeshi Kitano's character Takahashi), some additional scenes are intact whereas they were committed in the other version), in other scenes different camera angles were used. It also has a different score composed by Mychael Danna (Brad Fiedel was brought on later re-score the picture) and more violence. See more »
Performed by Stabbing Westward
Written by Christopher Hall / Stuart Zechman
Published by EMI Virgin Songs Inc. / Swinburne Songs Inc. (BMI)
Produced and Engineered by John Fryer
Mixed by Stabbing Westward
Recorded at Eden Studios; London, England See more »
Interesting & mildly entertaining, but could have been much better
What is it with Keanu Reeves and big budget cyberpunk science fiction movies? Oh well.
Considering it was based on the short story of the same name by cyberpunk godfather William Gibson, the movie is a minor disappointment. It's not that bad, but it could have been so much better.
However, a lot of Gibson's ideas are still there, making it a solid cyberpunk movie. There aren't too many of those around.
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