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.
Ridley Scott got the inspiration for the opening futurescape shots of LA from the industrial landscape of Teeside, UK, while driving to his hometown of Stockton-on-Tees. The two skylines look very similar.
Female announcer over intercom:
Next subject: Kowalski, Leon. Engineer, waste disposal. File section: New employee, six days.
After Zhora is shot and lying on the sidewalk, Decker shows his ID to an officer then moves off into the crowd. A loud speaker is telling the crowd "move on, move on" and a flying police car is seen with support cables clearly visible.
In the "happy ending" Theatrical/International cuts, the credits play over the gorgeous scenery. In later Director/Final cuts, they play over a normal black background.
English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian, Arabic
ATS 164,276 (Austria) (29 April 1993)
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