The movie

The plot:

Early in the 21st Century, THE TYRELL CORPORATION advanced Robot evolution into the NEXUS phase - a being virtually identical to a human - known as a Replicant.

The NEXUS 6 Replicants were superior in strength and agility, and at least equal in intelligence, to the genetic engineers who created them. Replicants were used Off-world as slave labour, in the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets.

Tyrell Corporation

After a bloody mutiny by a NEXUS 6 combat team in an Off-world colony, Replicants were declared illegal on earth - under penalty of death.
Special police squads - BLADE RUNNER UNITS - had orders to shoot to kill, upon detection, any trespassing Replicant.
This was not called execution. It was called retirement.

Roy Batty

Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), ex-cop, ex-bladerunner, ex-killer, is forced by the police boss to return to his former profession of Replicant Hunter.
He is assigned to eliminate four Replicants who fled the slavery of the colonies and came to Earth. Before starting the job Deckard visits the Tyrell Corporation where he meets Rachel, a Replicant girl created as an experiment, with whom he will fall in love.

After some investigations, he is able to discover the first of the four Replicants: Zhora. There ensues a relentless pursuit through the streets of the metropolis in which Deckard succeeds in eliminating Zhora but is himself attacked by another of the replicants: Leon. Just as Deckard is about to be killed, Rachel intervenes and shoots the Replicant, saving Deckard's life. There are still two Replicants remaining: Pris and Roy. Roy is their leader and the most advanced Replicant of all. The fight with them will be spectacular, with a finale that you absolutely mustn't miss!

The origins:

Blade Runner is a science fiction film that met with little success in the original theatre release, but then its fame grew incredibly to the point of becoming "the cult movie of the 80's!" Released in 1982, becoming a cult favorite for its fans, Bladerunner has been subjected to an attentive analysis of both technical details and plot minutia. This process has proven useful in answering the dozens of questions raised for discussion by the most dedicated fans. The collections of these questions and answers are called FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and could be found anywhere on the Internet. I have chosen, in this site, to publish all of the material in a narrative format rather than as a FAQ, but that doesn't mean that you won't find almost all the information here that you would find in a "FAQ site".
Blade Runner Movie Poster

Blade Runner won the Hugo prize for best film in 1983. In a referendum of the members of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1992, Blade Runner still drew enough admiration to win third place as the best SF film of all time. The first and second place winners were Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odissey.

The film was directed by the famous director Ridley Scott, and its protagonist was played by Harrison Ford. The other principal actors are Sean Young, Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah. The fantastic soundtrack was realized by Vangelis and special effects by Syd Mead.

Cacciatore di Androidi
Blade Runner was inspired by the Philip K. Dick novel, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (In Italian "Cacciatore di Androidi," published by Editrice Nord). The film only draws some characters and concepts from the novel. The filmÕs title can be attribuited to Alan E. Nourse, who wrote a story called "The Bladerunner." The rights to the title were sold to Ridley Scott in perpetuity.

The connection between the Bladerunner of Nourse and ScottÕs Blade Runner consists only of the name. In fact, NourseÕs title referred to people who sold medical tools to outlaw doctors who were unable to obtain them through legal channels. Scott thought that the title was a good "code name" for his Deckard character.
Some of the visual elements of the film were inspired by a work by Dan O'Bannon and Moebius (Jean Giraud) called "The Long Tomorrow" which ran in a number of issues of the French comic magazine "Wonders of the Universe." The cover of the fourth installment proclaims (translation from the French): "This issue also contains other famous stories, like "The Long Tomorrow," which originally seemed to be a parody (but wound up to be more real than the same parody) of the classical American detective-story.
This story was used as a visual reference for the film "Blade Runner".

The cast:

Harrison Ford Deckard
Rutger Hauer Roy
Sean Young Rachel
Daryl Hannah Pris
Edward James Olmos Gaff
William Sanderson J.F. Sebastian
M. Emmet Walsh Bryant
Brion James Leon
Joe Turkel Tyrell
Joanna Cassidy Zhora
James Hong Chew
Hy Pyke Taffey Lewis
Morgan Paull Holden

For more information about character you could visit the actor's page

Technical Staff:

DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott
PRODUCER: Michael Deeley
WRITTEN BY: Philp K. Dick
SCREENPLAY BY: David Peoples e Hampton Fancher
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jordan Cronenweth
SPECIAL EFFECTS: Douglas Trumbull
EDITING: Marsha Nakashima

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