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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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Taglines:

Justice needs a new program See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,309,869, 6 August 1995

Gross USA:

$24,047,675

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,047,675
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place in 1999. See more »

Goofs

The bandage on Barnes' neck is nowhere near the point where the spike was inserted. 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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By Peter Gabriel, George Acogny & Tori Amos
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Virtually Weird and Totally Crazy!
15 April 2012 | by buckikrisSee all my reviews

I bought this film awhile back for 50 cents on Amazon, just because William Fichtner was in it. I think he is a talented actor, who ranked up there among the best like Washington, Ford, Connery, etc.. Yes i am a huge Fichnter fan and he and Washington made it tolerable to watch this weird and unrealistic film. I am not a Russell Crowe fan at all, like his character SID 6.7, Crowe is so full of himself it's pathetic. First off the film is bazaar, it has to take place 15 years or more into the future. Think about it what police department would spend that kind of money on a virtual reality program to train their police officers. It a fact a computer can only train officer so much, while most of the training is done with real instructors; and real police academy students. I watched this movie again last night and didn't know whether to classify it as a comedy or Sci-Fi. I think the reason why I gave it a 6 star rating is because it does have some humor to it. As for paying money to see it at the theater, I'm glad I didn't. I then found out it was form the same director as the one who made Lawnmower Man, and that movie was more of a mistake than Virtuosity. THX, Kris L. CocKayne


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