R | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror.
Paramount Pictures considered casting Arnold Schwarzenegger as Parker Barnes, but his hefty price tag quickly put him out of contention.
Oh, man. I can't get over how different we look.
Lt. Parker Barnes: Maybe it's the uniforms?
Parker Barnes is arrested for allegedly shooting and killing SID's hostage at the train station, and later he is accused of killing the policemen who were taking him back to the station after SID murders them and "frees" Barnes (because he wants to see Barnes die a painful death when the satellite-linked chips explode in his brain). The problem is that both of Parker's alleged crimes are not plausible at all; if he shot the woman it would be obvious from the pattern of her wounds (since he was firing at SID from the front and SID fired at him, and shot and killed the hostage, from behind her) and he had his gun taken away and was handcuffed by the police before SID arrived for the murder/set-up.
At the end of the credits when the producers thanks technology companies for providing tools, one tools is listed as HSC Kal's Power Tools. This is a typo, since the product is Kai's Power Tools. They typo is even archived in TCM's movie information database (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/7915492%7C0/Hsc-Kal-S-Power-Tools-Bryce/)
Despite the "Not under 18" rating, the German video version is heavily edited to reduce violence. The uncut version is available only on DVD (it was approved by the juristic commission of the Head Organization of the German film industry (SPIO)).
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