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
The single biggest challenge facing Matthew F. Leonetti and his crew, was discreetly lighting a seven-block stretch of Sunset Boulevard, so that both sides of the street could be filmed simultaneously with several different incidents going on. See more »
One of the crew is visible in the side view mirror of Jericho's Jeep when he's driving around with Iris. See more »
The ending credits end with the dedication "To Gertrude". See more »
The older special edition laserdisc and DVD are the same. Both formats feature two deleted scenes and other extras. The solitary difference is that the laserdisc contains the Skunk Anansie music video for "Selling Jesus", which was not included on the US DVD release. The only DVD to feature the music video is the German special edition. See more »
Lost in the Night
Written by Josh De Bear, Greg Pagani, Rodney Thomas
Performed by Quo, Courtesy of MJJ/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Includes elements of "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble"
Written by DJ Jazzy Jeff (as Townes), Will Smith (as Smith), Buddy Kaye (as Kaye), Hugo Montenegro (as Montenegro)
Performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (as Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince)
Used by Permission of Zomba Recording Corp. See more »
Great sci-fi thriller that hasn't aged badly
Besides the amusing "futuristic" 1999 this movie hasn't aged badly at all. It is a still a great sci-fi thriller and also benefits from very good acting performances.
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