R | | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Achieved cult film status upon its re-release in 1992.
Female announcer over intercom:
Next subject: Kowalski, Leon. Engineer, waste disposal. File section: New employee, six days.
During the briefing in Bryant's office, Bryant says the following line: "That's Leon, ammunition loader on intergalactic runs". Intergalactic means "between different galaxies". This line suggests that within the Blade Runner universe, they have not only interstellar travel but also regular travel between whole galaxies. This would make them more technologically advanced than other franchises such as Star Trek where warp drive exists but it still takes hundreds of years to go to the nearest Galaxy (this includes the Magellanic Clouds). The existence of intergalactic travel is incongruous with the society depicted in Blade Runner.
The opening credits sequence features a detailed, dictionary-style definition of the word Replicant.
English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian
$6,150,002 (USA) (25 June 1982)
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