R | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
The character of Allegra may be a reference to a minor character of the same name in Samuel R. Delany's novella "The Star Pit". In that novella, Allegra is a child prodigy able to telepathically project any type of reality she wishes on anyone around her.
eXistenZ. Written like this. One word. Small 'E', capital 'X', capital 'Z'. 'eXistenZ'. It's new, it's from Antenna Research, and it's here... right now.
When Pikul is extracting the tooth from Allegra's shoulder, the sleeve of her top is rolled down. In the next shot after it comes out, her shoulder is covered again, but Pikul's hand resting on it hasn't moved. (There are deliberate costume discontinuities in this movie, when the characters shift in and out of eXistenZ, but this isn't one of them.)
$810,262 (USA) (25 April 1999)
$2,840,417 (USA) (20 June 1999)
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