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Blade Runner
Man Has Made His Match... Now It's His Problem
( Action / Drama / Sci-Fi )


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MPAA Rating:
R
[violence]

US Runtime: 117 min

Premiere Date:
Jun 25, 1982   [USA]
 
Director: Ridley Scott
 
Writers: Philip K. Dick   [novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?]
Hampton Fancher
David Webb Peoples
Roland Kibbee   [voiceovers]   [uncredited]
 
Producers: Hampton Fancher   [Executive Producer]
Brian Kelly   [Executive Producer]
Jerry Perenchio   [Co-Executive Producer]
Bud Yorkin   [Co-Executive Producer]
Michael Deeley   [Producer]
Ridley Scott   [Co-Producer]
Ivor Powell   [Associate Producer]
Run Run Shaw   [Associate Producer]
 
Music by Vangelis
 
Cinematography: Jordan Cronenweth
 
Edited by: Terry Rawlings
 
Production Companys: Blade Runner Partnership
The Ladd Company
 


Cast:

Rutger Hauer
Roy Batty
Sean Young
Rachael
Edward James Olmos
Gaff
M. Emmet Walsh
Bryant
Daryl Hannah
Pris
William Sanderson
J.F. Sebastian
Joe Turkel
Eldon Tyrell
Joanna Cassidy
Zhora
James Hong
Hannibal Chew
Morgan Paull
Holden
Kevin Thompson
Bear
John Edward Allen
Kaiser
 
Hy Pyke
Taffey Lewis
Kimiko Hiroshige
Cambodian Lady
Bob Okazaki
Howie Lee
Carolyn DeMirjian
Saleslady
Leo Gorcey Jr.
Louie the Bartender (uncredited)
Kelly Hine
Showgirl (uncredited)
Rose Mascari
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Sharon Hesky
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jiro Okazaki
Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Reiter
Policeman (uncredited)
Tom Hutchinson
Bartender (uncredited)
Charles Knapp
Bartender (uncredited)
 
 

Crew:

Albert Bettcher
camera operator
Winnie D. Brown
costumer: women
Dick Colean
camera operator
Charles Cowles
camera operator: special photographic effects
Tom Cranham
effects illustrator
Howard Brady Davidson
transportation captain
David Dryer
special photographic effects supervisor
C.O. Erickson
executive in charge of production
Terry D. Frazee
special floor effects supervisor
Michael Genne
first asst. camera
David Grafton
special engineering consultant
Katherine Haber
production executive
David R. Hardberger
camera operator: special photographic effects
Richard Hart
gaffer
Les Healey
first asst. editor
Jack Hinkle
film coordinator
Richard E. Hollander
computer engineer
Bob E. Horn
costumer: men
Jeffrey A. Humphreys
studio utility
Saul Kahan
publicist
Michael Knutsen
craft service
James Lapidus
costumer: men
Michael E. Matteson
key grip
 
Linda Matthews
costumer: women
Tim McHugh
camera operator: special photographic effects
Gregory L. McMurry
electronic engineer
Douglas Milsome
addl. photographer
Virgil Mirano
still lab
Steven B. Poster
addl. photographer
Ana Maria Quintana
script supervisor
Gary Randall
gaffer
Terry Rawlings
supervising editor
Jasmine Sabu
horse trainer final cut
Steve Smith
first asst. camera
Robert C. Thomas
camera operator
Douglas Trumbull
special photographic effects supervisor
Brian Tufano
addl. photographer
Ian Underwood
musician: synthesizers
Patrick Van Auken
key grip
Vangelis
music producer
Vangelis
music arranger
Stephen Vaughan
still photographer
John C. Wash
animator
Richard Yuricich
special photographic effects supervisor
R. William Zabala
asst. editor
 

Special Effects:

Anatomorphex
 
Filmfex Animation Services Ltd.
 
 

Miscellaneous Companies:

Dream Quest Images
visual displays
 
Intralink Film Graphic Design
titles
 
 

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)

 

Tech Info:

Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Panavision
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track / the double-d symbol Dolby
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm

Trivia:

  • Dustin Hoffman was reputedly the original choice to play Deckard.
     
  • The dialogue in all releases of Blade Runner alludes to another replicant who dies before Deckard's final battles with Pris and Batty. The conflicting dialogue occurs in the first conversation between Deckard and Bryant. Bryant initially tells Deckard there are four "skin jobs" on the loose, but minutes later says six escaped, and one was killed by the "electronic gate", which should leave five. The explanation is that the script originally contained an additional replicant named "Mary", but time and budgetary constraints resulted in her being written out. M. Emmet Walsh who plays Bryant, reports that new dialogue was recorded to change the number of replicants in this scene, but Scott inexplicably only used half of the new dialogue, resulting in the inconsistency.
     
  • The error concerning the number of replicants was dealt with in the never-made sequel to the movie (which was instead made into a novel) in which Deckard is the remaining replicant.
     
  • The mold used for the rooftop of the Police Headquarters building was originally a mold used in the Special Edition of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It is the saucer-like ceiling Richard Dreyfuss stands under after he enters the Mothership.
     
  • In July 2000, director Ridley Scott said that Deckard is, in fact, a replicant.
     


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