USA | 1995 | 96 minutes | R
In this film based on the William Gibson story, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier who has a secret stash of information implanted into his mind. However, the data will kill Johnny if he cannot retrieve it within 48 hours. Accompanied by physically enhanced bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer), Johnny sets out to acquire the passwords he needs to save himself. Worse yet, he is hunted by gangster Shinji (Denis Akiyama) and businessman Takahashi (Takeshi), both of whom seek the data Johnny possesses.
Director: Robert Longo
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer, Ice-T, Udo Kier
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It is the second decade of the 21st century. Corporations rule. And the world is threatened by a new plague…Join Dumpster Raccoon Cinema for William Gibson’s EERILY PRESCIENT cyberpunk dystopia JOHNNY MNEMONIC (1995)!
Hometown hero KEANU REEVES stars as a grimly determined data-carrier, whose head can hold as much as 80 gigs of data! But when he falls afoul of mega-corporation schemes and a payload too massive to survive, he must team up with Lo-Tek revolutionary J-Bone (Ice-T) and a cyborg assassin (Dina Meyer) before a fleet of yakuza and an extremely pissed off Dolph Lundgren can get what’s in his head! Also there is a dolphin.
A gritty sci-fi neo-noir carefully crafted by Neuromancer’s William Gibson, JOHNNY MNEMONIC crashed against Reeves’s SPEED box office success and subsequent studio interference, insisting on retooling a cool-headed punk satire into a straighter box office smash. But Gibson’s laser-cut precision is impossible to buff away, and the film still crackles with gum-cracking pizazz and sparky nineties cynicism – and some of the goofiest visuals you’ve ever seen! (ANTHONY OLIVEIRA)
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