R | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Rutger Hauer was offered a driver to get him to the set and back each day, but he was okay with driving himself to cut down on costs. He rented the Cadillac of Maximilian Schell for six months for this purpose.
Female announcer over intercom:
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(at around 47 mins) When the street vendor is examining the snake scale, the serial number she reads out loud doesn't match the number on her video screen (corrected in the 2007 "Final Cut" of the movie; the graphic now matches her dialogue). Additionally, she never removes the scale from the plastic bag in which it resides when Deckard gives it to her. There is no conceivable way that any microscope could produce such a clear image through plastic. We can only guess at advances in plastic and microscope technology by the time the movie is set.
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.
All U.S video tape releases before January 1993 are the unrated version and contain the extra violence in the Euro-release that's not seen in the 117 minute American theatrical release:
English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian, Arabic, Korean
$6,150,002 27 June 1982