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 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 ... 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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Justice needs a new program See more »


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

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The film takes place in 1999. See more »

Goofs

When Barnes shoots the woman on the train she falls on her back. In a later shot she is shown lying on her stomach. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Insider (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Loyaliser
By Cathal Coughlan
Performed by Fatima Mansions
Courtesy of Radioactive Records J.V.
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A fun ride
7 May 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

The first great film for Russell Crowe, and a very interesting film to say the least. Cyber culture is rarely ever depicted in movies, but this was one of those films which brought some of these underground tendencies to light. What was even more interesting was how evil Sid 6.7 was. Crowe did an excellent job of portraying the demented cyber villain. I especially liked Denzel Washington, who always manages to be believable in his role when he doesn't try to be a ‘soul brotha.' Granted, the cinematography was pretty average as well as the music, but then again, the performance of the two main stars really made this film a winner.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Virtuosity See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,309,869, 6 August 1995

Gross USA:

$24,047,675

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,047,675
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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2.39 : 1
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