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Blade Runner

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })Blade Runner is a genre-bending 1982 Science Fiction film starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos and Daryl Hannah, that borrows stylistic elements from Film Noir and Hardboiled Detective fiction. Set in a dystopian near-future City Noir version of Los Angeles, it established much of the tone and flavour of the Cyber Punk movement and the film style of Tech Noir. It is a highly intelligent film, visually stunning, meticulously detailed and features a seriously great script and a then-groundbreaking soundtrack by Vangelis.There have been varying cuts of the film released since its first theatrical release. A definitive version with director Ridley Scott's full involvement called The Final Cut was released in December 2007. The film was fully restored, received a 4K high-def digital transfer, and used CGI to correct a few sloppy special effects and fix continuity errors.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_2'); })The film also inspired a 1985 Video Game for home computers, as well as a much-praised 1997 point-and-click adventure game developed by Westwood Studios.Deckard is a Blade Runner. His job is to "retire" renegade Replicants — rogue androids that are not supposed to be on Earth. Some of the most advanced replicants yet have escaped, and Deckard is assigned to retire them. But they are so like normal humans that Deckard can't help but empathize with them, and he even falls for one.Blade Runner was loosely based on the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, with Dick's approval. The title itself comes from the novel The Bladerunner by Alan E. Nourse.note though in a roundabout fashion; the writer Hampton Fancher, took it from the William S. Burroughs book Blade Runner: A Movie, an unfilmed script which was originally meant to be a treatment of Nourse's novel but became its own novella. Other than the title, the movie has nothing to do with The Bladerunner. It just sounded cool. Not to disappoint anyone, but no one runs on blades in this movie.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_1'); })A sequel, titled Blade Runner 2049, came out in 2017. Total Recall 2070, despite the name, is also loosely based on this film.Character tropes go on to the Characters Sheet.
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Forceful Kiss
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Forceful Kiss: Deckard to Rachael.
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Villain's Dying Grace
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Villain's Dying Grace: Roy has Deckard in a literal cliffhanger but is dying himself. At the last moment, Roy saves Deckard's life, and is rewarded with an Obi-Wan Moment.
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Gaia's Lament
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Gaia's Lament: Earth is an ecological disaster, with an irradiated atmosphere, and very little natural life left.
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Crucified Hero Shot
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Crucified Hero Shot: Well, Anti-Hero shot. The camera prominently focuses on the nails driven through his palms as Roy saves Deckard from falling to his death.
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I Will Show You X
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I Will Show You X: Before Leon shoots Holden, the interrogator who asks him about his mother.
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"It" Is Dehumanizing: Deckard performs the replicant-detector Voight-Kampf test on Rachael, who it confirms is one of them, which she doesn't know. After she leaves the room, Deckard turns to Tyrell, her boss and creator.
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Men Can't Keep House
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Men Can't Keep House: Deckard's apartment has stuff littering every surface. When Rachael visits, he has to clear stuff out of a chair so that he can sit down. She remains standing. Deckard offers Rachael a drink, and has to clean a glass from the sink because there are no clean glasses available.
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Transferable Memory
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Transferable Memory: Rachael is given a copy of the memories of Tyrell's niece.
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Title Drop
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Gaff's multilingual Cityspeak, which is a mishmash of various languages including Spanish, Japanese, German and Hungarian. "Lófasz! Nehogy már!" is one of the first things he says to Deckard and it translates to "Horse Dick! No way! You are the Blade... Blade Runner!" Becomes a Trilingual Bonus when you realize the name Philip is derived from the Latin for "lover of horses (philo = love, hippo = horse)". Thus, "Horse Dick" = a bizarre insult/term of endearment as well as a reference to Philip K. Dick. The author himself even inserted an Author Avatar named Horselover Fat into some of his works. The deleted scenes feature further bonuses as Gaff's refers to Bryant as a 'baka' (or 'idiot' in Japanese).
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Pop Cultural Osmosis
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Pop-Cultural Osmosis: Blade Runner was highly influential on Cyber Punk and Post Cyber Punk fiction. It is such a poster child for popcultural osmosis that the imagery in the film is sometimes familiar to people who've never even seen it. William Gibson noted his delight in the fact a science fiction film was influencing the look of the very future it predicted.
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And This Is for...
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And This Is for...: Followed by Roy Batty breaking Deckard's fingers.
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Redemption in the Rain
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Redemption in the Rain: Roy Batty's iconic final moments. "And all those moments will be lost in time...like tears...in rain."
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Fingore
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Also the sound when Roy breaks two of Deckard's fingers.
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Artificial Human
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Artificial Human: The Tyrell Corporation's Human Replicants. Roy, Leon, Zhora, Pris, Rachael, and perhaps Deckard. Also Tyrell himself in a scrapped version of the script.
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Cyberpunk with a Chance of Rain
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Cyberpunk with a Chance of Rain: Blade Runner is probably responsible for associating cyber punk settings with constantly rainy weather in popular imagination.
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Crapsack World
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Crapsack World: One of the most influential dystopias in cinema.
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Chekhov's Gun
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Chekhov's Gun: The little figurines Gaff creates and leaves lying around result in a realization at the end of the film. The photograph Deckard finds at Leon's place comes in handy later.
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Flipping Helpless
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Flipping Helpless: In the Voight-Kampff test that Holden gives to Leon, one of the questions involves a flipped tortoise.
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Failure Is the Only Option
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Failure Is the Only Option The replicants' quest for more life is doomed from the beginning, as they're made with a finite lifespan.
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Earth That Used to Be Better
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Earth That Used to Be Better: Overcrowded, polluted and rainy. Humans on Earth are encouraged to emigrate to Off-world colonies.
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Spiritual Successor
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Spiritual Successor: To the 1920s silent film Metropolis, in the minds of most critics.
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Bilingual Bonus
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Bilingual Bonus: Gaff's multilingual Cityspeak, which is a mishmash of various languages including Spanish, Japanese, German and Hungarian. "Lófasz! Nehogy már!" is one of the first things he says to Deckard and it translates to "Horse Dick! No way! You are the Blade... Blade Runner!" Becomes a Trilingual Bonus when you realize the name Philip is derived from the Latin for "lover of horses (philo = love, hippo = horse)". Thus, "Horse Dick" = a bizarre insult/term of endearment as well as a reference to Philip K. Dick. The author himself even inserted an Author Avatar named Horselover Fat into some of his works. The deleted scenes feature further bonuses as Gaff's refers to Bryant as a 'baka' (or 'idiot' in Japanese). The scrambled Chinese graffiti at the EyeWorks very cryptically says how American people suck and Chinese nationals should stick together. The neon Japanese sign behind Deckard where we first meet him reading a newspaper translates to "origin".
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Non-Indicative Name
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Non-Indicative Name: There is nary a blade to be found in this movie. The term "blade runner" comes from The Blade Runner, a completely unrelated dystopian novel in which the term refers to someone who sells black-market medical supplies, including scalpels or 'blades'. Ridley Scott bought the rights to the novel so that he could use the title in his film for no other reason than that it sounds cool.
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Famous Last Words
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Famous Last Words: Leon and Roy both say, "Time to die" as their last words. Each of their complete lines had elements of ad-libbing. Roy's final words are now iconic. And featuring some incredible ad-libbing by Rutger Hauer. Leon's "Wake up! Time to die!" was ad-libbed by Brion James.
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Fantastic Noir
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Fantastic Noir: The film is basically a Film Noir in a science fiction setting.
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Deadly Euphemism
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Deadly Euphemism: "Retire" for kill.
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Apologetic Attacker
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Apologetic Attacker: In the Workprint and later the Final Cut, Roy whispers to J.F. "Sorry, Sebastian..." before killing him. He also grimaces in the elevator after killing Tyrell.
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Japan Takes Over the World
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Japan Takes Over the World: Remembered as one of the classic examples, even though the "Asian" culture in the movie wasn't strictly just Japanese. The building-size geisha advertisement, however, is a classic example of the trope and was more or less the image of how people in The '80s expected things to go down.
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Do Androids Dream?
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Do Androids Dream?: Ironically more than in the book.
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"Take That!" Kiss: Roy Batty kisses Tyrell on the mouth before gouging his eyes and crushing his skull.
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KickTheDog
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Kick the Dog: J.F. Sebastian is killed offscreen by Roy after outliving his usefulness.
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Digital Head Swap
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Digital Head Swap: The original version had a shot during Zhora's death where it was obvious that a stunt double was standing in for the actress. For the 2007 Final Cut, actress Joanna Cassidy's face was digitally superimposed over that of the stunt double. Also for the Final Cut, Benjamin Ford (Harrison's son) was used (specifically, his lower jaw) to digitally fix some obvious dialog flaws in the scene when Deckard interrogates the man who sold Zhora her artificial snake, with Benjamin re-reading Harrison's lines and even having his father's trademark scar applied to his chin. note  in 2007, when the new filming was done, Benjamin was the same age as his father when he filmed Blade Runner.
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Rule of Cool
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Rule of Cool: There's no meaning behind the term "blade runner," used to refer to bounty hunters. The filmmakers just thought it sounded cool. (It makes more sense in the original context of Alan E. Nourse's novel The Bladerunner, where they were renegade doctors smuggling surgical equipment.)
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Flying Car
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Flying Car: The police force's spinners.
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Ugly Hero, Good-Looking Villain
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Ugly Hero, Good-Looking Villain: The final showdown. Compare the grimy, grizzled, blood-smeared form of Deckard to the nearly naked, nearly flawless body of Roy Batty.
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Zeerust
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Zeerust: Can be partially overlooked as Used Future, but every Flying Car looks an awful lot like cars from The '80s with jet-like parts added. People use car phones rather than cellphones. The rather boxy and overly clicky photo analyzer is similarly dated — but on the other hand, the absolutely insane resolution of the photo itself is still something that modern photographers would kill for.
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Face Death with Dignity
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Face Death with Dignity: What Roy finally does in the end.
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Advert-Overloaded Future
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Advert-Overloaded Future: One of the film's most iconic images is the cityscape clogged with animated billboards and blimp advertisements. The giant geisha head in particular pops up multiple times. Also L.A. of the future appears to be infested with zeppelins advertising travel to the Off-World Colonies.
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Noodle Incident
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Noodle Incident: In the Director's Cut and The Final Cut, Deckard's reason for originally leaving the police is never stated. In the voiceover, he explains he left because he was tired of killing.
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Barrier-Busting Blow
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Barrier-Busting Blow: Batty punches through a rotting wall during their final encounter.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Surprise Checkmate
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Surprise Checkmate: Earlier in the movie J.F. Sebastian calls Dr. Eldon Tyrell a genius and says he's only beaten him once. Under Roy Batty's guidance, Sebastian checkmates Tyrell in two moves, and Tyrell is surprised by it.
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Delayed Reaction
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Delayed Reaction: Sutble. The last scene has Deckard stand there for two seconds until it registers with him that he just saw a piece of origami lying on the floor.
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Bittersweet Ending
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Bittersweet Ending: The Director's and Final Cut end with Deckard realizing that the four years expiration date may apply to Rachael, and he—possibly being a replicant himself—might end with the same fate as well. Another interpretation of the ending, when Deckard finds the origami unicorn, likely left by Gaff is that they may be constantly on the run from other Blade Runners who will be sent to retire Rachael, and that Gaff is giving Deckard and Rachael a head-start out of respect.
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Dropped a Bridge on Him: J.F. Sebastian is killed offscreen. Mentioned in passing.
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Darkened Building Shootout: The final encounter between Deckard and Batty involves gunplay in a darkened building (the Bradbury Building in LA).
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Worthy Opponent
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Worthy Opponent: Deckard and Roy have earned a certain amount of respect for one another at the end of the film: Roy saves Deckard's life instead of letting him fall to his death, and Deckard listens as Roy recounts some experiences from his short life and feels pity when he dies.
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Eye Open
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Eye Open: The opening centers on the Blade Runner Dave Holden's eye viewing the neon skyline of 2019 Los Angeles.
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Stock Footage
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Stock Footage: Not quite "stock", but reused. At one point, a computer displays a clip from Alien, and more noticeably, the original theatrical ending was actually one of the alternate opening credits sequences for The Shining. The shot of Roy's face when he first appears in the phonebooth is taken from later on in the film, when Roy sits on Tyrell's bed next to Tyrell. In every version but the Final Cut you can still see Tyrell's thumb on Roy's shoulder in the earlier scene. The shot of Roy's hand as it seizes up is also recycled. Averted in one case. Many people think that the Unicorn scene is actually taken from Legend (1985), because that was Ridley Scott's next film, it featured Unicorns as a key part of its plot and the Unicorn scene wasn't seen by general audiences until the Director's Cut in 1992. However the Unicorn actually isn't recycled footage. It was shot for Blade Runner and was in fact one of, if not the, last things to be shot for the film. The aerial shot of the Tyrell Building is used a total of four times in the film. The first stands out for taking place in total darkness; the other three all happen in daytime.
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Audit Threat
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Audit Threat: Attempted by Deckard when trying to get information from strip club owner Taffey Lewis.
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Stock Sound Effects
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Stock Sound Effects: The background sound in Deckard's apartment is the same as in the dark corridor of Bespin in which Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker have a lightsaber duel in The Empire Strikes Back.
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Door Closes Ending
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Door Closes Ending: The 'Director's Cut' and 'Final Cut' versions end like this, immediately after the main character has found out he may be a replicant too.
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SceneryPorn
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Scenery Porn: Throughout the film, especially during the extended aerial shots without dialog.
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Gory Discretion Shot
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Gory Discretion Shot: When Roy kills Tyroll, the scene is focused on Roy's face plus it cuts away to show the owl.note Possibly as a Shout-Out to a similar scene in Bride of Frankenstein where the monster drowns a man while we get a shot of an owl watching.
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Beeping Computers
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Beeping Computers: The instrument Deckard uses to analyse the photographs he found is incapable of doing anything without some sort of sound effect; beeps, blips, quops, and mechanical-sounding chattering that may or may not have something to do with physically adjusting the optics or the photograph's position.
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Trashcan Bonfire
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Trashcan Bonfire: Sometimes visible in the mean streets where Deckard works.
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Signature Item Clue
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Signature Item Clue: Officer Gaff likes to create little origami figurines and leave them behind. At the end of the movie, Deckard finds a unicorn left by Gaff outside his apartment (in which Rachael was hiding). This showed that Gaff had been there and didn't capture or kill Rachael or notify the other police of her presence the way he should have. This, combined with Deckard's dream of a unicorn inserted into the extended cut, is intended to indicate that Gaff knows Deckard is a replicant with implanted memories. For more interpretations of the origami unicorn, see the WMG page.
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Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole: The book spends some time laying the foundation for a seemingly-human police officer actually being a secret android in 21st-century California when Deckard comes across another bounty hunter he suspects of being an android operating out of a secret police station, which turns out to be a waypoint on an underground railroad for escaped androids set up by the Rosen (renamed "Tyrell" for the film) Corporation. However, despite Ridley Scott insisting he intended his Deckard to be a replicant, all references to this subplot explaining how and why an illegal artificial human would be on the LAPD payroll were removed for the film.
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Meat Sack Robot: The Replicants are this being that they are synthetically created human bodies controlled by an AI (though in the original novel (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip Dick) from which this 1982 film was adapted from, Roy and his comrades were androids called "Andies" for short.
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Fantastic Racism: The sexually-charged racial-slur "skin-job" says a lot about how a person who uses it thinks of replicants, as lampshaded in the narration of the theatrical versions: "'Skin job', that's what Bryant calls Replicants. In history books, he's the kind of cop who used to call black men 'niggers'."
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Body Motifs
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Body Motifs: Eyes are all over the place in this film. No doubt it has something to do with the eyes being the window to the soul. The film opens with a close shot of an eye viewing the wasteland of future Los Angeles. The Voight-Kampff machine reads the iris for contractions while the test is given to determine if someone is a Replicant. It features a big screen showing an extreme closeup of the subject's eye while it does it. Tyrell has an artificial owl in his room, and there are several close-ups featuring its eyes glowing. The various Replicant characters' eyes glow in the dark sometimes - much like the artificial owl. Chew makes eyes, and has a giant neon eyeball for his shop's sign. Leon toys with several of his manufactured frozen eyes to not-so-subtly intimidate him. Roy plays with what look like some glass paperweights with eyes in them in Sebastian's apartment. Leon at one point seems about to gouge Deckard's eyes. Tyrell wears large glasses whose lenses distort his eyes considerably. Roy gouges them as he kills Tyrell by crushing his head. Roy's final monologue is about all the things he's seen and tears.
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Foreboding Architecture
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Foreboding Architecture: Sebastian's apartment complex interior is the Bradbury Building, a famous Los Angeles landmark used as the backdrop of many a noir production.
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Futuristic Pyramid: The Tyrell Corporation Headquarters, though design-wise it looks more of a ziggurat than a pyramid.
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Snakes Are Sexy: "Ladies and gentlemen... Taffey Lewis presents... Miss Salome and the snake. Watch her take the pleasures from the serpent... that once corrupted man."
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Future Slang: Edward James Olmos' character Gaff speaks in a mixture of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Hungarian, and Japanese. Olmos created a small dictionary of words for the so-called "City Speak". And apparently drove Ridley Scott, the director, up a wall as he developed his language.
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Sickening "Crunch!": The sound heard when Roy is gouging Tyrell's eyes and crushing his skull. Also the sound when Roy breaks two of Deckard's fingers.
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Shameless Fanservice Girl: Zhora, possibly because she's also an Empathy-less Fanservice Android. Joanna Cassidy's costume consisted basically of a few sequins.
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Dying Moment of Awesome: Roy's last words easily grant him access to cinema immortality.
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One Last Job: Retiring the escaped group of replicants, for Deckard.
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The Promised Land: The Earth (or at least Los Angeles) has become a sprawling, overpopulated megalopolis suffering from pollution, urban decay, and corporate hegemony. As the zeppelins floating in the sky announce:
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Zeppelins from Another World: Despite being set in 2019, the Los Angeles of the future appears to be infested with zeppelins, most of which wind their way through the labyrinthine skyscrapers advertising travel to the Off-World Colonies and various Chinese/Japanese products.
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Meaningful Name
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Meaningful Name: Deckard sounds like Descartes, famous for "I think therefore I am." The theme of the film is whether machines can be sentient beings. Roy Batty: "Roi" is French for "King." And he seems to be teetering on the edge of madness most of the time. Rachael means "ewe" in Hebrew (that's right, a female sheep). It also means "pure": Rachael is much more innocent than Deckard (being the cynical, heavy-drinking ex-cop that he is), she doesn't drink like him, she seems to have no experience with men and she's even unaware she's a replicant. If neither of these meanings were intentional, they still work with her character quite well.
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Fantastic Aesop: The movie seems to be trying to use the replicants to make a point about human understanding and identity which relies heavily on the replicants having a short 'hard-coded' lifespan.
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Chess Motifs: The game of correspondence chess played by Sebastian and Tyrell (which Batty wins with his genius intellect). Notably, it's based on the famous "Immortal Game" of 1851, which ties into the film's themes of mortality and a quest for life. This was actually unintended.
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And the Adventure Continues
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And the Adventure Continues: The film ends just as Deckard and Rachel flee for their lives.
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Arc Words: There are two sets that perfectly sum up the replicant condition: "Time to die." Leon's version, "Wake up! Time to die!" especially so. "To live in fear." Both Leon and Roy say some variant of this line when they have Deckard at their mercy as a sort of Who's Laughing Now?, with Roy especially making it clear how much fear defines their lives with the line, "Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."
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Bond Villain Stupidity: Pris has Deckard at her mercy, but instead of finishing him off then and there, she lets go of him and moves across the room to take a run-up for an acrobatic finishing move which gives Deckard the time to snatch his gun and shoot Pris in mid-air.
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Chiaroscuro
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Chiaroscuro: The film's dark, but ambient feel set it apart from most science fiction films up to that point, and set a template for many to follow.
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Mandatory Unretirement: At the beginning of the movie, Deckard is no longer a Blade Runner, but is reluctantly recruited back. Or is he?
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Impaled Palm
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Impaled Palm: Batty uses a nail driven into his own hand to stave off death for a few minutes. It's extremely visible as he saves Deckard's life.
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Job Title
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Job Title: A reversal; Ridley Scott co-opted the term 'Blade Runner' from another source for its coolness and got the copyright to use it as the movie's title — the guy was just called a bounty hunter in the novel.
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Smart People Play Chess: Tyrell and Sebastian regularly play chess. Sebastian has only beaten him once. Then Roy, who has never seen a chess board before coming to Earth, checkmates Tyrell the same day he learns how to play the game. A-level intelligence, indeed.
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Mobstacle Course
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Mobstacle Course: Deckard bumps into several pedestrians while pursuing Zhora.
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Gainax Ending: In the Director's Cut. Although there's a general (and movie-changing) implication, the details are unclear, at best. What was up with that unicorn?
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Dramatic Thunder: During Roy Batty's death speech, echoing his earlier line about thunder: "Fiery the angels fell; deep thunder rolled around their shores, burning with the fires of Orc." (This is a deliberate misquote of William Blake's poem America: A Prophecy: "Fiery the angels rose, and as they rose deep thunder roll'd / Around their shores, indignant burning with the fires of Orc.")
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What Happened to the Mouse?: After Roy interrogates Hannibal Chew (James Hong's character) we never see Hannibal again. He is shown to have survived his encounter with Roy and Leon in the 1997 video game of the same name.
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City Noir
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City Noir: A crowning example. Apathetic Citizens shuffle though a maze of overbearing black skyscrapers and Sinister Subways, there's a very limited color palette, a palpable air of decay and depression, an unbelievable crime rate, and giant slums.
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Black and Gray Morality
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Black and Gray Morality: The story is rife with this. Deckard is kind of a stoic dick, while the replicants are violent murderers but also much more emotional. Roy Batty lampshades Deckard's proclivity for shooting unarmed people in the back.
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Excessive Steam Syndrome: Besides the seemingly steam-driven spinners, there is unexplainable large amounts of steam drifting through the building when Deckard tries to escape Roy.
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Industrial Ghetto
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Industrial Ghetto: The city as a whole.
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Bilingual Dialogue
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Bilingual Dialogue: Deckard understands Gaff's dialect perfectly well, but he prefers English.
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Glamour Failure
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Glamour Failure: Can be forced by using the Voight-Kampff test to detect them, which monitors answers and subtle physical response to emotional questions. Otherwise replicants are identical to humans. On occasion their pupils can be seen to reflect light slightly, but according to Word of God, this is for the audience, and characters can't see it).
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Questionable Consent: Deckard kisses Rachael and she gets up and says she has to go, visibly distressed. Then Deckard forcibly stops her from leaving, pins her to the wall and encourages her to say she wants him. She says she does, and she admitted to an attraction to him prior to that moment, but she's still a little traumatized by shooting a man and finding out she's a replicant, and doesn't trust her emotions. Additionally, considering Deckard's job, it's hard to say consent was freely given when he could have legally killed her if she turned him down.
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As You Know
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As You Know: Bryant's briefing of Deckard at the start of the film is rife with this, as Bryant explains to the seasoned Replicant hunter the ins-and-outs of Replicant psychology and longevity.
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555
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555: Blade Runner uses 7-digit phone numbers starting with 555 for their video phones - as shown when Deckard calls Rachael.
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Focus Group Ending
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Focus Group Ending: The original theatrical release featured Deckard and Rachael driving a car to happiness and freedom through lush green hills. This ending is a jarring non sequitur: implausible and theme-negating in a dystopian future-noir film. It's the direct product of a test audience screening. Oddly, the sequence is unused footage from the start of The Shining.
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Not So Different
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Not So Different: Sebastian and the Replicants aren't so different, since he has a rare disease that gives him a limited lifespan. They even lampshade this:
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What Measure Is a Non-Human?
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What Measure Is a Non-Human?: A major theme in the film, in contrast to Dick's original book.
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Hand Cannon
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Hand Cannon: Deckard's handgun seems to fire explosive shells. It certainly makes pretty big holes in walls during his fight with Roy in the hotel. Its components include a bolt-action .222 rifle and a Charter Arms Bulldog revolver. So it's basically a single shot rifle in the shape of a pistol.
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Foreshadowing
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Foreshadowing: During Rachael's reply about the nude photo on the bedroom wall, the phrase "... bush outside your window? Orange body, green legs?" from later in the movie can be faintly heardnote and is even officially present in the subtitles. This foreshadows Rachael failing the test, Tyrell giving the information about the spider to Deckard a few minutes thereafter off-screen, and Deckard actually using the phrase later in the movie. Besides, this "implants a memory" into the audience.
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Reality Has No Subtitles
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Reality Has No Subtitles When Roy Batty and Leon intrude into Chew's laboratory, Chew yells at them in Chinese several times, and speaks a phrase of Chinese to them later. None of this is translated. While Deckard is sitting in his car, a group of street thieves speak in untranslated German as they approach and steal equipment from the car.
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Final Speech
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Final Speech: Delivered famously by Roy.
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Nicknaming the Enemy
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Nicknaming the Enemy: The term "skinjobs" is used to refer to Replicants.
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My God, What Have I Done?
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My God, What Have I Done?: Pretty much Deckard's natural reaction to every replicant he kills.
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Tannhäuser Gate
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Tannhäuser Gate: Roy Batty's famous death speech. Trope Namer.
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Eye Scream
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Eye Scream: Tyrell's death. Leon also appears to be about to shove his fingers into Deckard's eyes at one point until he his stopped by Rachael's Conveniently Timed Attack from Behind.
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Blown Across the Room
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Blown Across the Room: Holden in the scene at the beginning of the film in which he interrogates Leon.
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I Want My Jet Pack
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I Want My Jetpack: Flying cars and lifelike robot slaves in 2019. The giant animated billboards, however, have become a reality, as has the Video Phone.
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Disturbed Doves
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Disturbed Doves: On the roof of the Bradbury Building, where the final confrontation between Deckard and Roy takes place.
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Your Approval Fills Me with Shame
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Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: After Deckard kills Zhora, Bryant tells Gaff that he could learn a thing or two from Deckard and refers to him as a "God-damned one-man slaughterhouse" with a huge grin on his face. Deckard's expression at this point is one of utter disgust, though it's not quite clear if it's disgust at Bryant for his praise, disgust at Bryant for being Bryant (Deckard has shown contempt for the man in the theatrical cut), or disgust at himself because he knows Bryant is right.
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Mega-Corp
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Mega-Corp: The Tyrell Corporation, whose massive pyramidal headquarters dominates the skyline of Los Angeles (not unlike the Ministry of Truth in Nineteen Eighty-Four). They are responsible for the creation of the replicants as well as the resulting social hierarchy between them and humans.
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Private Eye Monologue
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Private Eye Monologue: The narration was an attempt at this, although it was removed in the later cuts.
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Alas, Poor Villain
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Alas, Poor Villain: Roy Batty at the end. One of the most memorable in movie history. Zhora's is this as well, being particularly drawn-out and brutal.
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Ominously Open Door
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Ominously Open Door: Towards the end, Deckard returns to his apartment only to find the front door slightly ajar. He proceeds with caution only to find that it was Rachael who trespassed to sleep.
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Save the Villain
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Save the Villain: A reversal of this trope. Or not, depending on how you view Deckard and Batty.
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Oh, Crap!
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Oh, Crap!: Deckard, when he realizes that he's face to face with Leon.
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Conveniently Timed Attack from Behind
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Conveniently Timed Attack from Behind: When Deckard has lost his Hand Cannon, Leon picks him up and says, "Time to die..." — only to get shot in the head by Rachael from behind, who has picked up the gun.
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Enhance Button
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Enhance Button: One of the most-often referenced examples, including following a reflection around a corner. Possibly the Trope Maker, almost certainly the Trope Codifier. Though ironically there is no actual button, as the machine is voice activated. In defense of the creators — those photographs might be super-detailed 2019 prints! It's speculated that they are in fact holographic images of a three-dimensional space just shown through a flat screen.
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Leave the Camera Running
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Leave the Camera Running: Some shots go on for a very long time. Whilst there isn't much action, the film is dripping in atmosphere, and the pacing is very deliberate.
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Video Phone
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Video Phone: Deckard has a vidphone in his car, which he uses to call Sebastian's residence, only for his call to be answered by Pris. He also uses a public vidphone at Taffey Lewis' bar to place a call to Rachael, which is hilarious because a) public telephones barely exist anymore, let alone vidphones and b) it costs $1.25 for a call that barely lasts one minute.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live: Tyrell. When your angry, vengeful creation is confronting you and demanding you perform a medical procedure on him, the correct answer is not to explain why that procedure would be fatal, it's to perform it anyway. His idolization of Roy as his ultimate creation may have been stronger than his self-preservation. A deleted/unused scene had Batty discover that "Tyrell" was actually a replicant clone of the original Tyrell.
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Linked List Clue Methodology
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Linked List Clue Methodology: Roy threatens Hannibal Chew which leads him to J.F. Sebastian. Squeezing Sebastian for information leads him to Tyrell. Meanwhile, people at the market send Deckard to Abdul Ben Hassan, who in turn points to Taffey Lewis' club, where Deckard finds Zhora.
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Cool Guns
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Cool Guns: Rick Deckard's iconic two-trigger blaster.
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Precision F-Strike
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Precision F-Strike: "I want more life... fucker." There are cuts, including the Final Cut, where Roy says "father" instead. It is extremely interesting to see how a single word can completely change the mood of the scene.
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The Last Dance
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The Last Dance: Roy's stalking of Rick becomes one. "Four, five! How to stay alive!"... "Unless you're alive, you can't play, and if you can't play..." "I can see you!" "THAT'S THE SPIRIT!"
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Remaster
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Remaster: Sourced from a 4K restoration of the original negative, the Final Cut DVD and Blu-Ray formed a benchmark for how great movies of The '80s, or maybe even any decade, can look on home video.
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Battle in the Rain
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Battle in the Rain/Redemption in the Rain: Between Roy Batty and Rick Deckard near the film's end.
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Sexophone
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Sexophone: The love theme played during Deckard and Rachael's scene together in his apartment, featuring Dick Morissey on sax.
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Cyber Punk Is Techno
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Cyberpunk Is Techno: Played with. Vangelis' soundtrack makes heavy use of synthesizers and other electronic elements. The most notable exception is the "love theme" between Deckard and Rachael, which is played on the saxophone and has a much heavier Film Noir feel.
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Dull Surprise
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Dull Surprise: The narration in the theatrical cut seems to be trying for "Private Eye Monologue" and falling into "Bored Out of My Mind" instead. There was a long-standing urban legend that Harrison Ford disliked the idea of the narration and tried to sabotage it by deliberately botching his line delivery, but the narration got used anyway. Ford denies that he did it deliberately, saying he did his best with what he was given.
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Stuffed into the Fridge
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Stuffed into the Fridge: Subverted with Rachael who Deckard finds lying motionless under a sheet in his bed. He checks on her and is relieved to learn that she was just sleeping.
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Irony
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Irony: Humans are leaving the Earth in droves, animal life is going extinct, but Replicants all are desperately trying to get to Earth, where they might have a chance at a longer life. On a meta level, it's somewhat ironic that the film known as the Genre Codifier for Cyber Punk barely features computers in it at all, though the plot is about androids.
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Boom, Headshot!
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Boom, Headshot!: How Leon meets his fate.
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One-Woman Wail
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One-Woman Wail: Rachel's Song.
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Pipe Pain
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Pipe Pain: Deckard does this to Batty at one point during their final confrontation.
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Shout-Out
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Shout-Out: When Deckard goes to visit Zhora, he puts on a nasal, almost Camp Gay accent as a disguise, similar to what Philip Marlowe does in both the book and movie versions of The Big Sleep.
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Five Stages of Grief
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Five Stages of Grief: Roy appears to go through them all. Denial: Escaping in the hopes of getting more life. Anger: "Fiery the angels fell; deep thunder rolled around their shores; burning with the fires of Orc!" Bargaining: His attempt to extract a longer life span from his own creator. Depression: When he realises it's already too late for his comrades and howls with grief over Pris's body. Acceptance: His famous dying speech expresses only regret that the things he knows will be lost forever. Rachael goes through a similar process, only we also get to see her early Denial stage, which we can assume happened to Roy and the others off-screen before the start of the story.
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Threesome Subtext: Seductively invoked by Roy and Pris to manipulate J.F. Sebastian into taking them to see Tyrell. However, Sebastian is obviously only interested in Pris and feels more jealous and intimidated than seduced by Roy's hypermasculine presence.
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Crippling the Competition: Roy Batty breaks two of Deckard's fingers to hamper his ability to use his gun and as revenge for killing Zhora and Pris. Interestingly, he does not break his trigger finger. Deckard still has to start using his other hand instead.
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Nose Shove: The Final Cut features a previously omitted scene during the melee between Pris and Deckard where she picks him up by the nostrils.
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Letting Her Hair Down
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Letting Her Hair Down: Rachael◊ lets down her hair in Deckard's apartment, showing that she's a Defrosting Ice Queen.
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Nothing Is Scarier
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Nothing Is Scarier: The final confrontation between Deckard and Roy.
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Orwellian Retcon: Originally, Scott, Ford, and the writers agreed that Deckard was human. When Scott made the Director's Cut in 1992, he had changed his mind, and he inserted a two-second-long clip of a unicorn to change Deckard's nature in the movie.
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Used Future
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Used Future: The future is noir, and very grimy and polluted as well, with trash blowing in the streets.
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Opening Scroll: The film started with definitions of "Replicants", "Nexus/Nexus 6" and "Blade Runner". The theatrical cut finished with a line removed from subsequent versions. (paraphrased here)
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The Future Is Noir
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The Future Is Noir: Blade Runner practically invented a genre by mixing Film Noir aesthetics and Cyber Punk themes.
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Kiss of Death
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Kiss of Death: A symbolic example when Roy Batty kisses Eldon Tyrell just before killing him.
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Culture Chop Suey: The film can't decide if China or Japan Takes Over the World. The future has a mishmash of East Asian cultural stereotypes: Geishas in advertising, Chinese noodle stalls, Japanese and Chinese writing scattered about, broken Engrish, squadrons of bicycles ridden through squalid streets by people in big hats, etc.. Of course, both Japan and China having taken over the West Coast is entirely possible in the culturally-integrated world seen in the movie.
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Punch-Clock Hero
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Last Name Basis
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Last-Name Basis: Generally, human characters are all referred to by their surnames, while the Replicants are all referred to by their given names.
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Animal Motifs: Major characters are associated with a type of animal. Roy: Wolves. He howls as he hunts Deckard in the climax. Leon: Turtles. In his first scene, he's confused by what tortoises are. He's also as tough and stupid as you might expect a tortoise to be. Zhora: Snakes. She dances with a python, has a tattoo of a cobra, and wears body makeup that vaguely suggests scales. She also wears a translucent raincoat that hints at a snake shedding its skin. Pris: Raccoons. She sprays a black mask across her eyes in the third act. Tyrell: Owls. There's an owl in his office, and he wears thick glasses making him look like an owl. Sebastian: Mice. He's small and timid and lives in a metaphorical hole. Rachael: Spiders. One of her implanted memories is of a spider building a nest and her children eating her. Deckard: Chicken, but actually unicorn. One could also make the argument that Rachael is a unicorn, too. Check out WMG
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Hanging by the Fingers: Deckard is hanging from a rain-slick girder thingy, hundreds of feet above street level, with only his fingers.
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Gorn
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Gorn: Tyrell's death, in the International and Final cuts.
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We Will Use Manual Labor in the Future
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We Will Use Manual Labor in the Future: The Opening Scroll reveals that in 2019 technology has advanced to a level where scientists are able to build Ridiculously Human Robots which are then used for slave work in off-world colonies.
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Enhanced on DVD
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Enhanced on DVD: One of the few live-action productions to receive this treatment via the 2007 "Final Cut" edition. Which fixed the ending and several other effects shots and continuity errors.
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Artistic License – Geography
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Artistic License – Geography: The film's climax ostensibly takes place in and atop the Bradbury Building, but during the sequence where Deckard climbs up to the roof, he is obviously climbing up the side of one of the Rosslyn Hotel buildings several blocks away, as evidenced by the blue orbs on the roofline, as well as the increased height of the building itself (the Bradbury having only five floors in real life). Possibly justified in that most of the old buildings in Future L.A. seem to have been given major vertical extensions, and the fact that it is a very cool-looking roof line.
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No Ending
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No Ending: The Director's Cut and Final Cut have no closure on the fate of Deckard and Rachael.
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Traitor Shot
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Traitor Shot: In one scene we see Pris dropping her fake smile after Sebastian is out of sight.
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Climbing Climax
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Redemption Equals Death
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Redemption Equals Death: Roy Batty rescues and spares Deckard's life just before his death.
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Impostor Exposing Test
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Impostor Exposing Test: The Voight-Kampff test, which is used to distinguish Replicants from humans.
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Mercy Kill
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Mercy Kill: Deckard means to kill Pris anyway, but after shooting her the first time, she is sent into painful and violent spasms. The look on Deckard's face and his haste in firing at her again (and againnote In the Final Cut Deckard misses her with his second shot but hits her again with his third bullet.) shows that he'd rather she just die quickly than in prolonged pain.
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Who's Laughing Now?
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"To live in fear." Both Leon and Roy say some variant of this line when they have Deckard at their mercy as a sort of Who's Laughing Now?, with Roy especially making it clear how much fear defines their lives with the line, "Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Tag Line
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Tag Line: "Man has made his match... now it's his problem."
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Product Placement
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Product Placement: Heavily present throughout the film. Interestingly, many of the companies with prominent logos would suffer disastrous losses in the next decade (see the Harsher in Hindsight entry in YMMV).
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Combat Parkour
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Combat Parkour: The android Pris ambushes Deckard and does a rapid series of somersaults to move in close to him in the fight.
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Earn Your Happy Ending
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Earn Your Happy Ending: In the theatrical cut, Deckard's voiceover informs that the four-year expiration date did not apply to Rachael, and the final shot is just the opposite of the dark and oppressive mood of the whole movie; a bucolic and sunny place crossed by a road that implies they reach a Happily Ever After.
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Cyber Punk
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Cyber Punk: Mostly an Unbuilt Trope, the film is essentially a Film Noir set in a future dystopia, which is very common in cyberpunk stories to follow. It has been a major influence on cyberpunk and science-fiction settings in general for decades. Ironically, William Gibson was in the process of writing his seminal cyberpunk novel Neuromancer when he personally saw the film himself and noted the strong similarity, which greatly shocked him. He was afraid he'd be accused of ripping the film off.
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Alternative Turing Test
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Alternative Turing Test: Robots (and one female robot in particular) have their sentience questioned by Deckard. Ultimately, the movie's central struggle and reveal confirms the sentience of the robots once thought only partly human.
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Robosexual
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Robosexual: Kind of, sort of, maybe. Especially depends on if you take Ridley Scott at his word. Is it robosexual if two ridulously humanlike "robots" do it?
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Asian Speekee Engrish
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Asian Speekee Engrish: Applies to all Asian characters with a speaking part.
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Cool Guns / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Creepy Blue Eyes / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Crippling the Competition / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Cryptic Background Reference / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Cue the Sun / int_c18bfdae
 Cult Actor
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Cult Classic / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Cyber Punk / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Cyber Punk Is Techno / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Cyberpunk with a Chance of Rain / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Darkened Building Shootout / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Deadly Euphemism / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Defied Trope / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Defrosting Ice Queen / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Derailed for Details / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Designer Babies / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Destination Defenestration / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Digital Head Swap / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Disturbed Doves / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Do Androids Dream? / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Do You Trust Me? / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Dramatic Thunder / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Earth That Used to Be Better / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Empathic Environment / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Enhance Button / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Enhanced on DVD / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Epic Movie / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Even Better Sequel / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Evil Roy / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Excessive Evil Eyeshadow / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Expanded Universe / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Extinct in the Future / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Extremely Short Timespan / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Eye Open / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Eyes Never Lie / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Face Death with Dignity / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Facial Dialogue / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Fake Memories / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Fake Shemp / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Fan-Disliked Explanation / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Fantastic Noir / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Fantastic Slurs / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Faux Symbolism / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Fauxlosophic Narration / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Feather Boa Constrictor / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Filk Song / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Films Noirs Index / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Fingore / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Five Stages of Grief / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Flipping Helpless / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Flying Car / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Focus Group Ending / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Forced Perspective / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Frank's 2000-Inch TV / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Fun T-Shirt / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Future Music / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Future Slang / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Futuristic Pyramid / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Gaia's Lament / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
George Lucas Altered Version / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Giant Spinning Duct Fan / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Glowing Mechanical Eyes / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Go Out with a Smile / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Gold and White Are Divine / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Good Old Robot / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Gray Rain of Depression / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Hand Cannon / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Hand Signals / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Hanging by the Fingers / int_c18bfdae
 Harry Dean Stanton
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
This entry is trivia, which is cool and all, but not a trope. On a work, it goes on the Trivia tab. Hey, It's That Guy! / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Homage / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Hunter of His Own Kind / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
I Will Fight No More Forever / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Impaled Palm / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Impostor Exposing Test / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
In the Back / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Industrial Ghetto / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Inhumanable Alien Rights / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
/ int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Japan Takes Over the World / int_c18bfdae
 Japanese Political System
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Job Title / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Just Before the End / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Kiss of Death / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Lack of Empathy / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Landfill Beyond the Stars / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Lens Flare / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Letting Her Hair Down / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Lie Detector / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Little People Are Surreal / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Living Toys / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Lonely at the Top / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Lull Destruction / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Making a Spectacle of Yourself / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Mandatory Unretirement / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Mayfly–December Romance / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Mega-Corp / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Memetic Loser / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Men Can't Keep House / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Miniature Effects / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Mobstacle Course / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Murderous Thighs / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Nicknaming the Enemy / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Nobody Here but Us Statues / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Noun Verber / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Obi-Wan Moment / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Ominously Open Door / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
One Last Job / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
One-Woman Wail / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Only Electric Sheep Are Cheap / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Opening Scroll / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Orange/Blue Contrast / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Organic Technology / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Our Weapons Will Be Boxy in the Future / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Owl Be Damned / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Padding / int_c18bfdae
 Parodies of Fire
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Death / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Perverted Sniffing / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Pipe Pain / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Playing Doctor / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Polluted Wasteland / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Population Control / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Practical Effects / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Prepare to Die / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Private Eye Monologue / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Reality Has No Subtitles / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Refitted for Sequel / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Retro Universe / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Revised Ending / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Revolvers Are Just Better / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Riddle for the Ages / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Robosexual / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Robot Girl / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Robot Master / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Roofhopping / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Sand in My Eyes / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Save the Villain / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Schiff One-Liner / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Schrödinger's Gun / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Secondary Fire / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Sequel Gap / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Sexbot / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Sexophone / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
She-Fu / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Shooting Gallery / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Sighted Guns Are Low-Tech / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Signature Item Clue / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Signature Line / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Single Task Robot / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Skyscraper City / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Sleek High Rise Apartment / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Sliding Scale of Anti-Heroes / int_aac07c0b
 Sliding Scale of Film Obscurity
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Sliding Scale of Shiny Versus Gritty / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Smart People Play Chess / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Smoking Is Cool / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Snakes Are Sexy / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Soft Glass / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Space Brasília / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Spotting the Thread / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Star Scraper / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Start My Own / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Stating the Simple Solution / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Stock Footage / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Stunt Double / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Surprise Checkmate / int_c18bfdae
 Tannhäuser Gate
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Technology Porn / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The Alcoholic / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The Foreign Subtitle / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The Future Is Noir / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The Heavy / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The Last Dance / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The New '10s / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The Paragon Always Rebels / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The Promised Land / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The Red Stapler / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The Tower / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
The Walrus Was Paul / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
There Are Two Kinds of People in the World / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Tomato in the Mirror / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Too Cool to Live / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Transferable Memory / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Trash of the Titans / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Trope Codifier / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Truly Single Parent / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Turing Test / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Turned Against Their Masters / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
20 Minutes into the Future / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Ugly Hero, Good-Looking Villain / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Undercrank / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Unicorn / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Used Future / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Vanilla Edition / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Video Phone / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Viewers Are Geniuses / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Villain Opening Scene / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Villain's Dying Grace / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Vindicated by Cable / int_c18bfdae
 Visual Effects Artists
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
We All Die Someday / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
White-Haired Pretty Boy / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Window Pain / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Winged Soul Flies Off at Death / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Word of Saint Paul / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Word Salad Title / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Working Title / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Writer-Induced Fanon / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
You Have No Chance to Survive / int_aac07c0b
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
You Must Be Cold / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Younger Than They Look / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Your Days Are Numbered / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Your Makeup Is Running / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Zeerust / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Zeppelins from Another World / int_c18bfdae
 Series: The 10th Kingdom
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Series: Total Recall 2070
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Video Game: Blade Runner
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Video Game: Burn:Cycle
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Video Game: G-Police
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Video Game: G-Police
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Video Game: Rise Of The Dragon
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Web Video: Rob Ager
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Western Animation: Bravest Warriors
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 Western Animation: Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker
seeAlso
Blade Runner
 bladerunner
sameAs
Blade Runner
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Hey, It's That Place! / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Redemption in the Rain / int_c18bfdae
 Blade Runner
hasFeature
Trashcan Bonfire / int_c18bfdae