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Blade Runner Script



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   (9.22 out of 10)

Writers
  Hampton Fancher
  David Peoples

Genres
  Action
  Drama
  Sci-Fi

Script Date : February 1981

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User Comments for Blade Runner


Grant Young       (10 out of 10 )

This movie defines cyber-punk. Visually seductive. Great characters. I don't think anything in this genre will top Blade Runner.
Kirk Maillet       (10 out of 10 )

It is a universe onto itself. Taken in context , in a theatre and ever more on DVD to remind U nothing compares. Rutger as Shakespear writing his speach, w & w/o narration. Unicorn dream or w/o , At Piano drops her hair remembering lessons. 2Bad she won't live but who does! EJamesO. Darryl so so spoiled she so wise in retro. Burt Lancaster in Field oD "U don't realize the most" well sometimes U do. I starts and U knew. Still do KUDOS & congrats . P.S.imsdb.com= cool site Wae Cool
Seikken       (10 out of 10 )

This movie is great! I think da Philip K. Dick novel is much better but Ridley did a good job with this ^^ As it was said, this is THE cyber-punk movie.
Limey    (8 out of 10 )

I couldn't find Rutger Hauer's "tears in the rain" speech to Deckard at the end. I think that is a particularly beautiful scene in the movie and a glittering highlight in Rutger Hauer's otherwise humble career. A stunning scene which perfectly summarises a classic film and which is made all the more remarkable because Hauer apparently ad libbed the whole thing. Nice sci-fi score by Vangelis. And I've never been sure what to make of the origami unicorn at the end? Is it perhaps suggesting that Deckard himself is a replicant? I don't know.
Dennis       (10 out of 10 )

Probably Harrison Ford's best movie.
Matt Prince       (10 out of 10 )

Fantastic movie. The effects stand up well, though some of the costumes are sooo 1982 - still fashion goes around and around so whose to say 2018 won't be another 80's revival. Besides who cares when Sean Young looks that good. Stunning performances from the entire cast. A world away from the book, but still captures its fundamental paranoia. As for the script - it must be an early version, and it's therefore missing some key lines. Holden: "Tell me about your mother". Leon: "My mother? I'll tell you about my mother". And Racheal: "I'm not in the business, I am the business". That said, this script has an excellent tragic alternative ending.
Holden    (8 out of 10 )

What a cheesy script, I'm glad they cleaned it up for the movie.
alex       (10 out of 10 )

I give the film a ten, the original script something like a four or five. Very clunky. I too missed the "tears in the rain" speech. Brilliant and simple.
Craig       (5 out of 10 )

You can't find the Rutger Hauer speech because he wrote it himself on the day they filmed the scene, Scott found it so beautiful that he included it in the final film. Man that voice over sucks. Director's cut is my favorite film so the rating is just for the script.
Dave    (9 out of 10 )

So in the end, he killed her in the north?
dan mcgowan       (10 out of 10 )

10 out of 10- beautiful film/story/acting/etc. Holds high the sanctity of life and love. None of the cast has ever topped their performance in "Blade runner". Rutger Hauers' poetry, of his time alive, given at his end along with his obvious forgiveness of Deckard put him in the camp of the saints. Well done.
Doctor Diabolical    (8 out of 10 )

This is a good piece of info, but not quite as good as the finished film or even slightly later drafts, Blade runner is probably the mainstream film with the most alternate versions in history XD! What I want now is the "Where is the *real* Tyrell?" draft, where the real one is apprently frozen.
Return of Riddick       (10 out of 10 )

I loved Ridley Scott's FInal Cut of the film. I never saw the one with the voice over, nor do I want to. What I really want to find is the very first version that Hampton Fancher wrote. He talks about it in the making of documentary. He said it was a story smaller in scope, and it took place almost entirely indoors. There was only a few outdoor scenes. Scott said he liked it, but wanted to explore the world outside the windows. Anyway, any one know where to find it?
tal    (8 out of 10 )

The origami unicorn at the end means that Guff has been there but didn't kill Rachael, and therefore Deckard doesn't have to fear anymore (about protecting Rachael, for nobody is gonna hunt her). Overall, I think that noir-like voiceovers were ripped for a reason in final version. Good script, genius movie.
Ira Carmel       (10 out of 10 )

The reason why you couldn't find the tears in the rain soliloquy is because Rutger Hauer ad libed it. This film defines cyber punk of course because it is based on the novel "Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K Dick. This is one of my favorite films of all time.
Dan       (10 out of 10 )

It's very interesting to see how a director manages a script before shooting it. We have the mood and sometimes a different approach than the script. The dialogues most of the time remains, but what's changing often, is the set up before, the situation; especially with the director's point of view. Trying to "picture" the scenes and put it in a futuristic perspective. It is very interesting to read the script after watching the film; the story takes surprising twists! I'm enjoying the process. It's rewatching the movie from another angle, sometimes.
Thomm       (10 out of 10 )

Just read this as my first script read and I couldnt be more excited! Very good read and I am really looking forward to watching the movie (I deliberately read the script first). Although I read a slightly different one, it (spoiler alert) ended with Batty dying on the roof and Deckard and Rachael riding off into the woods, is this a later or earlier version? I think I like that version better.
Bill       (10 out of 10 )

Look, friends, "Blade Runner" is NOT Cyberpunk, so please stop using that term in relation to it. There are no computer networks, no people living in the cracks of the grid, nothing like what Cyberpunk was. I realize most of you grew up long after the New Wave era of SF in the 60s and early 70s, so I forgive you, but learn some history. The story is pure Philip K. Dick. Not just "Do Androids Dream." but really a slice of Dickiana all the way through. And Dick's primary homage was the "hard-boiled" cop/private eye stories of the 30s and 40s- think Micky Spillane. And the movie is FILM NOIR, almost pitch-perfect. If you're not familiar with any of this, then you're in for a treat if you'll hunt it down and indulge.


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