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Deckard is a Blade Runner, a police man of the future who hunts down and terminates replicants, artificially created humans. He wants to get out of the force, but is drawn back in when 4 "skin jobs", a slang term for replicants, hijack a ship back to Earth. The city that Deckard must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future. This film questions what it is to be human, and why life is so precious.
A Futuristic Vision Perfected [2007 Final Cut]
Title: Blade Runner
Release Date: June 25, 1982
Runtime: 117 mins
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 8.3
Buried.com Rating: 9.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence and brief nudity (definitive cut); Rated R for violence. (1991 version)
Harrison Ford ...Rick Deckard
Rutger Hauer ...Roy Batty
Sean young ...Rachael
Edward James Olmos ...Gaff
M. Emmet Walsh ...Bryant
Daryl Hannah ...Pris
William Sanderson ...J.F. Sebastian
Brion James ...Leon Kowalski
Joe Turkel ...Dr. Eldon Tyrell
Joanna Cassidy ...Zhora
James Hong ...Hannibal Chew
Morgan Paull ...Holden
Kevin Thompson ...Bear
John Edward Allen ...Kaiser
Hy Pyke ...Taffey Lewis
Kimiko Hiroshige ...Cambodian Lady
Bob Okazaki ...Howie Lee
Carolyn DeMirjian ...Saleslady
Ben Astar ...Abdul Ben Hassan
Judith Burnett ...Ming-Fa
Leo Gorcey Jr. ...Louie - Bartender
Sharon Hesky ...Bar Patron
Kelly Hine ...Showgirl
Tom Hutchinson ...Bartender
Charles Knapp ...Bartender
Rose Mascari ...Bar Patron
Jiro Okazaki ...Policeman
Steve Pope ...Policeman
Robert Reiter ...Policeman
Alexis Rhee ...Geisha #1
Charles de Lauzirika
Run Run Shaw
David Webb Peoples
Philip K. Dick
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"HARPS OF THE ANCIENT TEMPLES"
"IF I DIDN'T CARE"
"MEMORIES OF GREEN"
"TALES OF THE FUTURE"
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- [Batty has grabbed Deckard's gun hand and pulled it, along with the gun, through a hole in the wall] Batty: Proud of yourself, little man? [Batty takes the gun out of Deckard's hand] Batty: This is for Zhora! [Batty breaks one of Deckard's fingers] Batty: This is for Pris! [Batty breaks another one of Deckard's fingers, puts the gun back into his hand and lets him go] Batty: C'mon, Deckard. I'm right here, but you've gotta shoot straight! [Deckard shoots through the hole in the wall and blows one of Batty's ears off] Batty: Straight doesn't seem to be good enough! Now it's my turn! I'm going to give you a few seconds before I come.
Batty: Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent. I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren't you the "good" man? C'mon, Deckard. Show me what you're made of.
Bryant: I need ya, Decks. This is a bad one, the worst yet. I need the old blade runner, I need your magic.
Deckard: [narrating] They don't advertise for killers in the newspaper. That was my profession. Ex-cop. Ex-blade runner. Ex-killer.
Deckard: Have you felt yourself to be exploited in any way? Zhora: Like what? Deckard: Well... well, like to get this job. I mean, did... did you do, or... or were you asked to do anything lewd... or unsavory, or... or, otherwise repulsive to your... your person, huh? Zhora: [laughs] Are you for real?
- Dustin Hoffman was the original choice to play Deckard, although he wondered why he was asked to play a "macho character". According to Ridley Scott, Hoffman was interested, but wanted to make it a whole different kind of character. According to Paul Sammon, apart from Hoffman, other actors considered for the role included Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, William Devane, Raul Julia, Scott Glenn, Frederic Forrest, Robert Duvall, Judd Hirsch, Cliff Gorman, Peter Falk and Nick Nolte.
Deborah Harry was reputedly the original choice to play Pris.
Towards the end of principal photography an incident occurred which has become known as the T-shirt war. The majority of the crew didn't enjoy working on the film, and didn't like working for Ridley Scott, who they considered to be cold and distant. In an article in the British press, Scott commented that he preferred working with English crews because when he asked for something they would say, "Yes gov'nor" and go get it, but things weren't that simple with American crews. Makeup supervisor Marvin G. Westmore saw the article and was disgusted. In retaliation, he had t-shirts printed with "Yes gov'nor my ass!" on the front, and either Will Rogers never met Ridley Scott" or "You soar with eagles when you fly with turkeys" on the back. In retaliation, Scott and several of his closer collaborators had t-shirts made with "Xenophobia sucks" on them.
While the film is loosely based on Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", the title comes from a book by Alan Nourse called "The Bladerunner". William S. Burroughs wrote a screenplay based on the Nourse book, and a novella entitled "Blade Runner: A Movie." Ridley Scott bought the rights to the title but not the screenplay or the book. The Burroughs composition defines a blade runner as a person who sells illegal surgical instruments.
Although Philip K. Dick saw only the opening 20 minutes of footage prior to his death on March 2, 1982, he was extremely impressed, and has been quoted by Paul Sammon as saying, "It was my own interior world. They caught it perfectly." However neither Ridley Scott nor screenwriter David Webb Peoples actually read Dick's novel.
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