Blade Runner (1982)
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peeples, Philip Dick
Actors: Harrison Ford, Ruger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmett Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson Leon James/ Joe Tokel/ Joanna Cassidy/ Wu Hanzhang/ Morgan Paul/ Kevin Thompson
Genre: Science Fiction / Thriller / Humanity
Region: United States
Language: English / German / Cantonese / Japanese / Hungarian / Arabic
Released: 1982-06-25 (USA)
Runtime: 117 minutes (final cut) / 116 minutes (director’s cut)
Also known as: AD 2020 / Prison Hunting Order / Blade Detective
Rating: IMDB 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 89%
In November 2019, blade runner Horton (Morgan Paull) was shot by technician Leon Kowalski (Brion James) while performing the Voigt-Kampf test on new employees at Tyrell. Police Superintendent Bryant (played by M. Emmet Walsh) had to order the veteran blade runner Deckard (played by Harrison Ford) to go out to hunt down the replicants Leon, Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer), and Zola (played by Joanna Cassidy) ), Price (Daryl Hannah). Deckard came to the Tyrell Company to investigate, and at the request of Dr. Aiden Tyrell (Joe Turkel), the employee Rachel (Sean Young) was tested. After more than a hundred questions, Deckard judged Rachel as a replicant. And Rachel herself knows nothing about the truth…
“Blade Runner” is a science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and released in 1982. The movie is based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick. The story takes place in a dystopian future where synthetic humanoids known as replicants are used for off-world labor but are illegal on Earth. The film follows Rick Deckard, a retired blade runner (a specialized police officer who hunts replicants) who is brought back into service to track down and “retire” four rogue replicants who have escaped and returned to Earth.
The film explores themes of what it means to be human, morality, and the nature of memory. It stars Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty, Sean Young as Rachael, and Daryl Hannah as Pris. The movie received mixed reviews upon its initial release but has since become a cult classic and widely regarded as one of the best science fiction movies of all time.
The film is known for its unique and visually stunning portrayal of a futuristic dystopia, with iconic sets, cinematography, and special effects that still hold up today. The performances of the cast are also highly regarded, with Rutger Hauer’s portrayal of Roy Batty being a standout. The film’s themes of what it means to be human and the blurred lines between reality and artificiality have continued to resonate with audiences and influence popular culture.
“Blade Runner” has spawned a sequel, “Blade Runner 2049”, released in 2017 and directed by Denis Villeneuve. The sequel stars Ryan Gosling as a new blade runner, with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. The movie was highly anticipated and received critical acclaim, although it did not perform as well commercially as expected.