Virtuosity (1995)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

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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.

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  • Russell Crowe in Virtuosity (1995)
  • Denzel Washington in Virtuosity (1995)
  • Kelly Lynch in Virtuosity (1995)
  • Denzel Washington in Virtuosity (1995)
  • Russell Crowe in Virtuosity (1995)

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15 April 2012 | buckikris
| Virtually Weird and Totally Crazy!
I bought this film awhile back for 50 cents on Amazon, just because William Fichtner was in it. I think he is a talented actor, who ranked up there among the best like Washington, Ford, Connery, etc.. Yes i am a huge Fichnter fan and he and Washington made it tolerable to watch this weird and unrealistic film. I am not a Russell Crowe fan at all, like his character SID 6.7, Crowe is so full of himself it's pathetic. First off the film is bazaar, it has to take place 15 years or more into the future. Think about it what police department would spend that kind of money on a virtual reality program to train their police officers. It a fact a computer can only train officer so much, while most of the training is done with real instructors; and real police academy students. I watched this movie again last night and didn't know whether to classify it as a comedy or Sci-Fi. I think the reason why I gave it a 6 star rating is because it does have some humor to it. As for paying money to see it at the theater, I'm glad I didn't. I then found out it was form the same director as the one who made Lawnmower Man, and that movie was more of a mistake than Virtuosity. THX, Kris L. CocKayne

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Did You Know?


Paramount Pictures considered casting Arnold Schwarzenegger as Parker Barnes, but his hefty price tag quickly put him out of contention.


John Donovan: 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.

Crazy Credits

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 (

Alternate Versions

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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