Blade Runner Wikipedia
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Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction neo-noir American film directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. The film features Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah and Joanna Cassidy.
The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019 in which genetically manufactured beings called replicants—visually indistinguishable from adult humans—are used for dangerous and degrading work in Earth's "off-world colonies". Following a small replicant uprising, replicants become illegal on Earth; and specialist police units called "blade runners" are trained to hunt down and "retire" (kill) escaped replicants on Earth. The plot focuses on a brutal and cunning group of replicants hiding in Los Angeles and a semi-retired blade runner, Rick Deckard (Ford), who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment.
The film is credited with prefiguring important concerns of the 21st century, such as globalization and genetic engineering. It remains a leading example of the neo-noir genre. Blade Runner brought author Philip K. Dick to the attention of Hollywood and several more films have since been based on his work. Ridley Scott regards Blade Runner as his "most complete and personal film." In 2007, the American Film Institute listed it as the 97th greatest film of all time and the Internet Movie Database ranks the film as number 103 in the top 250 films.