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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:

  • A model of the Dark Star spaceship from the film Dark Star is also used as a building. It can be seen behind the Asain billboard when Gaff's spinner is approaching the Police building.
     
  • Harrison Ford takes issue with Ridley Scott's revelation that Deckard is a replicant. "We had agreed that he definitely was not a replicant," Ford said.
     
  • The opening sequence was a shot of the I.C.I. Chemical Plant in Wilton, Teesside, UK - very close to Ridley Scott's (and Tony Scott) place of birth.
     
  • Blade Runner was given poor ratings by most critics in 1982, including Siskel & Ebert. In 1992, the two critics re-evaluated their attitudes toward the film and gave it two enthusiastic thumbs-up.
     
  • The computer screen in Gaff's police spinner shows the same computer sequence (with the word "Purge") that the Nostromo displays in the film Alien (also directed by Ridley Scott).
     


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