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An adaptation of Philip K. Dick's 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,' Blade Runners are futuristic cops assigned to hunt and terminate illegal cyborgs called replicants, creations so close to human as to be almost indistinguishable. This is not referred to as execution, but rather 'retirement.'
Deckard is a “blade runner”, a man who makes a living hunting down escaped replicants, synthetic beings that seek freedom. His last assignment is to hunt down five particularly troublesome escaped replicants. Along the way, he will make startling discoveries about the corporation that created t... Read More »
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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die.
Batty: "Fiery the angels fell... deep thunder roared around their shores... burning with fires of oak..."
Dr. Tyrell: "The light that burns twice as bright... burns half as long..."
Deckard: "Replicants are like any other machine... they're either a benefit or a hazard."
(To complement bdls206's rendition) Dr. Tyrell: "Commerce is our goal here at Tyrell... more human than human is our motto..."
Batty: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die.