Blade Runner: Asking if androids dream of electric sheep

Blade Runner (1982)

Harrison Ford as a film noir detective of the future whose job is to hunt renegade androids. With only a four-year lifespan, a group of androids led by Roy (Rutger Hauer) battles against time to find their maker (must we all?).

Tyrell: What seems to be the problem?
Roy: Death.
Tyrell: Death. Well, I’m afraid that’s a little out of my jurisdiction, you —
Roy: I want more life fu@!er.

Blade Runner contains one of the most poignant death scenes of all time. Even more impressive is that legend has it Rutger Hauer improvised these lines:

Roy: Quite an experience to live in fear isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave. I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the darkness at Tan Hauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die.
Deckard: All he’d wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got?

Wikipedia lists seven different versions of Blade Runner. Make sure you purchase Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

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