Blade Runner

Release Date: June 25th, 1982

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard goes to the Tyrell Corporation and he meets Rachel (Sean Young), a Replicant girl he falls in love with.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Science fiction , Thriller

Production Co: Ladd Company, Blade Runner Partnership

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Creative , 2010s , Murder , Escape , Los Angeles , Gritty , Dark , Quest , Police officer , Love interest , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Chicago Tribune

    Most important, several elements -- the film's tough, new ending; a sly, fleeting dissolve of a unicorn, not in the original; and a brilliant, trompe d'oeil flicker of life in a shot of a still photograph -- bring Deckard's existential dilemma into focus. [11 Sept 1992]

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Blade Runner is a cold, bold, bizarre and mesmerizing futuristic detective thriller that unites the British-born director of Alien with new box-office dynamo Harrison Ford for results that are as impressive as any film that's exploded through a projector so far this year. show more

  • 88
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    What remains is a great Vangelis score, astonishing production design, Hauer's career role -- and a movie that deserves its cult reputation despite an unloving heart. [11 Sept 1992]

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Awards

Nominated Visual Effects
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Score
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)