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Virtuosity (1995)

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When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror.

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Brett Leonard

Writer:

Eric Bernt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Lt. Parker Barnes
Kelly Lynch ... Madison Carter
Russell Crowe ... SID 6.7
Stephen Spinella ... Lindenmeyer
William Forsythe ... William Cochran
Louise Fletcher ... Elizabeth Deane
William Fichtner ... Wallace
Costas Mandylor ... John Donovan
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Clyde Reilly
Kaley Cuoco ... Karin Carter
Christopher Murray ... Matthew Grimes
Heidi Schanz Heidi Schanz ... Sheila 3.2
Traci Lords ... Media Zone Singer
Gordon Jennison Noice ... Big Red (as J. Gordon Noice)
Mari Morrow ... Linda Barnes
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Storyline

The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers. LETAC would like to train police officers by putting them in VR with SID, but they must prove the concept by using prisoners as test subjects. One such prisoner is ex-cop Parker Barnes. When SID manages to inject his personality into a nano-machine android, it appears that Barnes might be the only one who can stop him. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Hell hath no fury like a composite of 183 serial killers. Meet Sid 6.7 See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong futuristic violence, some brutal beatings and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesino virtual See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,048,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Kelly Lynch, she and Denzel Washington were supposed to kiss. However, Washington had the scene dropped, because he felt an interracial love scene would hurt the film's box-office chances. See more »

Goofs

The needle that inserts the tracking device into Barnes' neck clearly slides backwards into the device, making obvious the illusion of sliding into his neck. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Donovan: Oh, man. I can't get over how different we look.
Lt. Parker Barnes: Maybe it's the uniforms?
[they suddenly run off in pursuit]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits when the producers thanks technology companies for providing tools, one tools is listed as HSC Kal's Power Tools. This is a typo, since the product is Kai's Power Tools. They typo is even archived in TCM's movie information database (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/7915492%7C0/Hsc-Kal-S-Power-Tools-Bryce/) See more »

Alternate Versions

Despite the "Not under 18" rating, the German video version is heavily edited to reduce violence. The uncut version is available only on DVD (it was approved by the juristic commission of the Head Organization of the German film industry (SPIO)). See more »

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Soundtracks

The Loyaliser
By Cathal Coughlan
Performed by Fatima Mansions
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Denzel Washington picks Russell Crowe
23 August 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In the futuristic world of 1999, former policeman Denzel Washington (as Parker Barnes) is released from prison to help catch "virtual reality" android run amok Russell Crowe (as S.I.D. 6.7). At a disadvantage with only a bionic arm, Mr. Washington makes up the difference in determination. He is assisted by Los Angeles blonde Kelly Lynch (as Madison Carter), who comes with a vulnerable nine-year-old daughter. Watch out, Kaley Cuoco, for the man from the cable company. Washington and others keep trying to stop Mr. Crowe with ordinary bullets. Crowe bares his firm buttocks for Stephen Spinella (as Daryl Lindenmeyer). Crowe gets a kick out of killing people, and eats glass to rejuvenate.

***** Virtuosity (8/4/95) Brett Leonard ~ Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, Stephen Spinella


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