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Blade Runner (1982)

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A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.



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Release Date:

15 September 1982 (France)  »

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Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,150,002, 27 June 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the right side of the door to the eye specialist is the sign, "l a Eyeworks" which is a reference to a trendy eyeglass store in LA. The type-style is the same as the store. See more »


When Deckard's computer is enhancing Leon's photograph of Zhora, items in the field of view move in accordance with motion parallax, which is impossible for a 2D image, showing that a series of images was involved. See more »


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Female announcer over intercom: Next subject: Kowalski, Leon. Engineer, waste disposal. File section: New employee, six days.
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good atmosphere/ production design, but everything else was weak
18 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie is obscenely over rated. It is clear that ALL the attention was given to the production design and overall look to the film, as the script (no matter the 'version') is awful. For a film so raved about by nearly every critic, the plot is cookie cutter and drab. The pacing is, well, there simply isn't any pacing. It is S L O W. The characters are completely uninteresting and the film isn't deep or genuinely philosophical enough to warrant the attention it asks us to pay. There are many parts that are simply goofy and unintentionally funny, like when Rutger Hauer pops his head through the wall towards the end and says something silly, or when Darryl Hannah could have killed Deckard but instead decides to back up and then do a bunch of goofy gymnastics flips in order to give him time to pick up his gun and blow her "guts" out. It is one of my best friend's favorite films and it took a lot out of me to hold my tongue while watching it with him.

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