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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Harrison Ford
Rutger Hauer
Sean Young
Daryl Hannah
Directors
Ridley Scott
Screenwriters
Philip K Dick
Hampton Fancher
David Webb Peoples
Roland Kibbee
Running Time
114 minutes

Blade Runner
Arch visualist Ridley Scott on oustanding form, to the chagrin of grumpy Harrison Ford


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Plot
Los Angeles, 2019: Rick Deckard of the LPD's Blade Runner unit prowls the steel & micro-chip jungle of the 21st century for assumed humanoids known as 'replicants'. Replicants were declared illegal after a bloody mutiny on an Off-World Colony, and are to be terminated upon detection. Man's obsession with creating a being equal to himself has back-fired.


Verdict
In a poll of the members of the 1992 World Science Fiction Convention, Blade Runner was voted the third best sci-fi film of all time behind Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey. What it shares with those films — and it's sexier than the former, and deeper than the latter — is influence. Blade Runner rewrote the rulebook and altered the way sci-fi movies looked forever.


Reviewed by Andrew Collins

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