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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director:

Denis Villeneuve

Writers:

Hampton Fancher (screenplay by), Michael Green (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 95 wins & 154 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Gosling ... 'K'
Dave Bautista ... Sapper Morton
Robin Wright ... Lieutenant Joshi
Mark Arnold ... Interviewer
Vilma Szécsi Vilma Szécsi ... Angry Old Lady
Ana de Armas ... Joi
Wood Harris ... Nandez
David Dastmalchian ... Coco
Tómas Lemarquis ... File Clerk
Sylvia Hoeks ... Luv
Edward James Olmos ... Gaff
Jared Leto ... Niander Wallace
Sallie Harmsen ... Female Replicant
Hiam Abbass ... Freysa
Mackenzie Davis ... Mariette
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Storyline

Thirty years after the events of Blade Runner (1982), a new Blade Runner, L.A.P.D. Officer "K" (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former L.A.P.D. Blade Runner, who has been missing for thirty years. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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The key to the future is finally unearthed.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the casino, Joi is wearing a clear jacket, much like the one worn by Zhora (Joanna Cassidy) in Blade Runner (1982). See more »

Goofs

(at around 28 mins) When in Lt. Joshi's office, after discovering the bones are from a pregnant replicant, Lt. Joshi has her back to the wall while talking to K. She steps forward saying "Are you telling me no?" When the camera returns to her three seconds later she is back against the wall. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
'K': I hope you don't mind me taking the liberty. I was careful not to drag in... any dirt.
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Crazy Credits

Early in the closing credits amidst the distortion of the letters, Editor Joe Walker's first name initially for a very brief moment appears as "JOI". See more »

Alternate Versions

The IMAX print viewed by Turkish film critics at the movie's press screening in two days advance of its Turkish theatrical release censors nudity by digital zooming. Since the movie had not yet been classified by Turkish censors at the time of the press screening, this intervention appears to have been carried out by Sony Pictures for the Turkish market, as well as for some non-Western markets in general. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Why I'm Breaking Up with Hollywood (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Suspicious Minds
Written by Francis Zambon (as Mark James)
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I watched Ana de Armas glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate
16 March 2018 | by juliankennedy23See all my reviews

Blade Runner 2049 is a continuation of 1982's Blade Runner a seemingly impossible task. Against all odds and logic, the movie pulls it off.

The Good: The greatest thing about the sequel is simply the story. Without delving into spoiler territory Blade Runner 2049 concludes with an ending that works with an internal logical sense and yet still surprises. There are so many good decisions throughout this production one could hardly list them all.

The idea of keeping the cold war and old Iconic brands from the first movie works brilliantly and the overall look and feel of this movie are timeless. Blade Runner 2049 does not try to pigeonhole its narrative into the concerns of today. It does not wink at the fears of today's audience. It is its own self-contained universe telling a story that will work fifty years from now and would have worked just as strongly fifty years ago.

The acting is strong across the board with Harrison Ford appearing as if he actually wants to be in the film (and looking fit to boot). Also, Ana de Armas needs to be in every movie moving forward. A truly star-making turn.

The Bad: A combination of a long running time, a leisurely pace and a soundtrack from a health spa can put one in a catatonic state if one is not careful. I confess a strong ending brought me back into the film It was losing me for a while there.

In Conclusion: This movie sticks to the ribs after viewing. It seemed even better in retrospect than during the actual viewing (see leisurely pace above). Blade Runner 2049 pulls off effortlessly decisions that could seem disastrous in other films (Jared Leto). In many ways, it is better than the first film and better than it had any right to be. A triumph.


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Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acid Zoo See more »

Filming Locations:

Korda Studios, Etyek, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,753,122, 8 October 2017

Gross USA:

$92,054,159

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$259,304,838
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2.39 : 1
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