Johnny Mnemonic

Johnny Mnemonic

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Director: Robert Longo

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Takeshi Kitano

     
 

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In a near-future world in which the fast-paced digital lifestyle has given rise to a worldwide plague called Nerve Attenuation Syndrome, Johnny (Keanu Reeves), a data courier, accepts an assignment that he hopes will allow him to pay for the restoration of the childhood memories he dumped in order to outfit his brain with the microchip necessary for him to carry out… See more details below

Overview

In a near-future world in which the fast-paced digital lifestyle has given rise to a worldwide plague called Nerve Attenuation Syndrome, Johnny (Keanu Reeves), a data courier, accepts an assignment that he hopes will allow him to pay for the restoration of the childhood memories he dumped in order to outfit his brain with the microchip necessary for him to carry out his profession. Narrowly escaping a Yakuza ambush in which his employers are killed and the mnemonic trigger capable of unlocking the data in his brain is partially destroyed, Johnny travels from Beijing to New Jersey, where he hopes to recover the data before "neural seepage" destroys his mind. Teaming up with would-be bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer) and a rebel group known as the LoTeks who live in an abandoned bridge, he tries to outrun the assassins of mysterious businessman Takahashi (Beat Takeshi Kitano) -- and the Street Preacher (Dolph Lundgren), a bionic madman. Along the way, he meets a mysterious electronic entity, a sentient dolphin, and Spider (Henry Rollins), a cybernetics expert, all of whom attempt, with various degrees of success, to learn why the data in Johnny's head is so important. Science fiction author William Gibson's original short story Johnny Mnemonic helped usher in the age of cyberpunk when it appeared in Omni magazine in 1981; it later appeared in the collection Burning Chrome (alongside the story that provided the basis for Abel Ferrara's New Rose Hotel). Although Gibson himself wrote the screenplay for Johnny Mnemonic, the film diverges considerably from the story. Molly Mirrors, a recurring character in Gibson's fiction, was replaced by the figure of Jane to fend off licensing conflicts with any future film version of Neuromancer, the author's most celebrated novel. Other plot elements -- most notably the LoTeks' bridge habitat -- were borrowed from later Gibson fiction such as the novel Virtual Light.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2011
UPC:
0014381711455
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
A
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
36,715

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keanu Reeves Johnny Mnemonic
Dolph Lundgren Street Preacher
Takeshi Kitano Takahashi
Ice-T J-Bone
Dina Meyer Actor
Udo Kier Ralphy
Falconer Abraham Yomamma
Lynne Adams Rocket Launcher Yakuza
Denis Akiyama Shinji
Coyote Shivers Buddy
Von Flores Viet
Don Francks Hooky
Gene Mack Laslo
Sherry Miller Takahashi's Secretary
Silvio Oliviero Stick
Henry Rollins Spider
Barbara Sukowa Anna Kalmann
Tracy Tweed Pretty
Marlow Vella Lotek Kid

Technical Credits
Robert Longo Director
Staffan Ahrenberg Executive Producer
Vic Armstrong Stunts
John Buchan Casting
Enrico Campana Set Decoration/Design
Don Carmody Producer
Rory Cutler Special Effects
Dennis Davenport Art Director
Jean Desormeaux Associate Producer
Olga Dimitrov Costumes/Costume Designer
Fantasy II Film Effects Special Effects
Brad Fiedel Score Composer,Songwriter
Douglas Ganton Sound/Sound Designer
William Gibson Screenwriter
Linda Gill Makeup
John Nelson Special Effects
Robert Lantos Executive Producer
Syd Mead Consultant/advisor
Francois Protat Cinematographer
B.J. Rack Executive Producer
Nilo Rodis-Jamero Production Designer
Ronald Sanders Editor
Gene Warren Special Effects
Michael Zenon Asst. Director
William Gibson Source Author

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