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Strange Days (1995)
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11.11.08

Strange Days (1995) Lenny Nero deals in dreams. Formerly an LAPD vice cop, he now deals in illegal 'squid' recordings - recordings made directly from the cerebral cortex of the participant, which allow the viewer to feel and experience everything the participant experiences as if they were there. One of life's perpetual losers, he ekes out a lonely, miserable existence at the end of the millennium, still pathetically yearning for his beautiful ex-girlfriend Faith, a beautiful singer, and is dependent on his friend Macey, who both loves him unquestioningly and despairs for him completely, in equal measure. But Lenny's life is about to be shattered; when he is anonymously sent the recording of the brutal rape and murder of a prostitute he is acquainted with, he and Macey soon find themselves reluctantly embroiled in a dark web of murder, blackmail and intrigue amid the civil unrest surrounding the suspicious death of an influential, politically active rap singer. Lenny and Macey are soon running from Faith's brutal manager, Philo Gant, and a pair of menacing police officers, as they try to uncover the connection between the two and stay alive long enough to see in the millennium.

Movie Tagline:
you know you want it

Title: Strange Days
Release Date: October 07, 1995
Runtime: 145 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for intense disturbing violence, sexuality and pervasive strong language.

Director(s):
Kathryn Bigelow

Cast:
Ralph Fiennes ...Lenny Nero
Angela Bassett ...Lornette 'Mace' Mason
Juliette Lewis ...Faith Justin
Tom Sizemore ...Max Peltier
Michael Wincott ...Philo Gant
Vincent D'Onofrio ...Burton Steckler
Glenn Plummer ...Jeriko One
Brigitte Bako ...Iris
Richard Edson ...Tick
William Fichtner ...Dwayne Engelman
Josef Sommer ...Palmer Strickland
Joe Urla ...Keith
Nicky Katt ...Joey Corto
Michael Jace ...Wade Beemer
Louise LeCavalier ...Cindy 'Vita' Minh
David Carrera ...Duncan
Jim Ishida ...Mr. Fumitsu
Todd Graff ...Tex Arcana
Malcolm Norrington ...Replay
Anais Munoz ...Diamanda
Ted Haler ...Tow Truck Driver
Rio Hackford ...Bobby the Bartender
Brook Susan Parker ...Cecile
Brandon Hammond ...Zander
Donald 'Donnie' young ...young Zander
B.J. Crockett ...young Zander
Dex Elliot Sanders ...Curtis
Ronnie Willis ...Homeboy
David Packer ...Lane
Paulo Tocha ...Spaz Diaz

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
James Cameron
Steven Charles Jaffe
Lawrence Kasanoff
Rae Sanchini
Ira Shuman

Writer(s):
James Cameron
James Cameron
Jay Cocks

Composer(s):
Graeme Revell




Trailer(s):
Strange Days Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Strange Days"
"Contro Un Cor Che Accende Amore"
"Lost in the Night"
"Get Your Gunn"
"Lie In State"
"Bohemian Ballet"
"Anastasia"
"Three Little Birds"
"Overcome"
"here WE come"

More Movie Taglines:
  • you know you want it
  • An extreme taste of reality.
  • new year's eve 1999. anything is possible. nothing is forbidden.
  • strange days are coming
Movie Quote(s):
  • Palmer Strickland: Nero. Lenny Nero: Strickland. Palmer Strickland: Comissioner Strickland! Lenny Nero: See, since you shit-canned my career, I don't even have to call you sir. One of life's small pleasures.
  • Talk radio host: Now, just so the, the rest of us know how much time is left, when is the rapture supposed to hit exactly? Is it midnight New Year's Eve? Lori: That's right. Talk radio host: Aha. Is that midnight L.A. time or, or Eastern Standard Time, or what? I mean, what timezone is God in anyway?
  • Lenny: Have you ever been in love with someone who didn't return that love? Mace: Yeah, Lenny, I have. Lenny: It didn't stop you from loving them, right? Or being able to understand them or forgive them? Mace: I guess.
  • Strickland: You're a disappointment, Nero. But you know what disappoints me more? Lenny Nero: Your sex life?
  • Lenny: I didn't know you were color blind, Max. Max: It was the only way I could stand your ties.
Movie Trivia:
  • The point-of-view action sequences (where the audience sees everything from the perspective of one of the characters) required well over a year of preparation, planning, and careful rehearsal before they could be shot.
  • Director Kathryn Bigelow found that no existing camera system could accomplish the shots necessary for the point-of-view sequences, so Lightstorm Entertainment's research division spent a full year designing and fabricating a special camera for the production. Weighing only 8 pounds, the 35mm camera literally fit in the palm of the hand and featured interchangeable lenses, remote follow focus, and video assist (necessary since the camera had no viewfinder). The camera was then mounted on a SteadiCam-style portable rig, which gave the camera stability and mobility similar to the human eye.
  • The opening sequence of the film was shot at four separate locations, as one contiguous location could not be found. The cuts between shots were disguised by rapidly panning the camera around. Due to the pace of the scene, the sound men could not effectively record any of the actual sound on the set. All of the sound and dialogue in the sequence had to be overdubbed during post production.
  • Lenny Nero's 1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 was a prototype loaned to the production by the manufacturer.
  • The cartridges used for the "clips" are Sony MiniDiscs.
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Keywords:
Murder, Rape, Police, Conspiracy, Death  ...[more]


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