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Strange Days (1995)

A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lenny Nero
... Lornette 'Mace' Mason
... Faith Justin
... Max Peltier
... Philo Gant
... Burton Steckler
... Jeriko One
... Iris
... Tick
... Dwayne Engelman
... Palmer Strickland
... Keith
... Joey Corto
... Wade Beemer
Louise LeCavalier ... Cindy 'Vita' Minh
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Storyline

In 1999, Los Angeles is racial war zone with the army and LSPD and SWAT officers fighting Afro-American people. The former cop Lenny Nero is a dealer of illegal recording in CDs that gives the memories and sensations of the recorder to the user. He buys the recordings from the supplier Tick; he misses his former mistress Faith, who was a hooker and now is a singer; his best friend is the private eye Max Peltier and the limousine driver Lornette 'Mace' Mason, who has unrequited love for him. Two days before the turn of the century, the black rapper Jeriko One is murdered. The hooker Iris seeks Lenny out but there is an incident and they do not talk to each other. However she drops a recording into Lenny's car while he unsuccessfully tries to meet Faith at a night-club. However her boyfriend Philo Gant does not let them talk. When Lenny learns that Iris was sadistically raped and killed, he gets involved in a sick scheme and discovers dirty hidden secrets. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for intense disturbing violence, sexuality and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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13 October 1995 (USA)  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,919,000
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Trivia

In the United Kingdom, the film was broadcast on BBC Two on December 29, 1999, the day that the events of the film begin. See more »

Goofs

When Faith rips off Max's wig and stumbles backwards, the wig changes hands between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Tick:
  • you ready?

Lenny Nero: Yeah, boot it.
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits end with the dedication "To Gertrude". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The City of Lost Children (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Overcome
Written by Tricky
Performed by Tricky
Courtesy of Island Records Limited
Includes elements of "Moonchild"
Written by Siobhan Fahey (as S. Fahey) & Marcella Detroit (as M. Detroit)
Performed by Shakespear's Sister
Courtesy of London Records
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Sizzling Sci-Fi/Action Thriller
15 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Strange Days" literally has something for everyone. Science fiction, violence, peace, romance, comedy, tragedy, action, you name it -- it's in this film, and it's done with class and intelligence. I agree that this one is destined to become a cult classic. However, be prepared for one of the edgiest, most violent and emotionally exhausting films you've ever seen (the first three minutes of the film make it very clear what you can expect from the rest). There are at least five climactic scenes toward the end, which must break some kind of record. After the movie's over, you may feel like you've just been cooked in a vat of boiling oil... but luckily, you'll be perfectly well-done, not burned to a crisp. 10/10.


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