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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 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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Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,919,000
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Trivia

In the scene where Lenny uses the S.Q.U.I.D. to watch a clip of his past with Faith, Faith throws a blue towel and him and says, "Dry me." It is a reference to Blade Runner (1982) where Zhora throws a towel at Deckard and says the same line. See more »

Goofs

The bartender finishes pouring the two double tequila shots twice. See more »

Quotes

[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

References Terminator 2 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Fall in the Light
Written by Graeme Revell and Lori Carson
Performed by Lori Carson and Graeme Revell
Lori Carson appears Courtesy of Restless Records
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The Most Underrated Of Cyberpunk Noirs
11 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

Probably one of the best big-budget sci-fi films to never reach a big audience. Written and produced by James Cameron and expertly directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this film is more noir than actual sci-fi - although the sci-fi elements are important. With a great cast and an amazing atmosphere throughout, this is one not to miss for fans of thrillers, film noir, sci-fi and especially the subgenre knwon as cyberbunk. 8 stars out of 10.

In case you're interested in more underrated masterpieces, here's a list with some of my favorites:

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