R | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.
At one point, Christopher Lambert was in contention for the lead role.
If I wanted the silicon dug out of my back brain I would have gone to Mexico City! I want a full restoration; I want it all back!
When Spider is explaining to Johnny the cause of NAS.
The Japanese version (director's cut) is rather different from the international re-edited cut. It runs ca. 10 minutes longer (the additional scenes focus mostly on Takeshi Kitano's character Takahashi), some additional scenes are intact whereas they were committed in the other version), in other scenes different camera angles were used. It also has a different score composed by Mychael Danna (Brad Fiedel was brought on later re-score the picture) and more violence.
$7,420,152 (USA) (29 May 1995)