June 25, 1982
Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
The backdrop for this science fiction thriller is 21st century Los Angeles, where automobiles can now fly, pollution is rampant and advertising messages are everywhere. Rick Deckard is a police officer long retired from his job as a "Blade Runner", hunting down rogue androids called replicants, whose talents are pressed back into service, much to his displeasure. Deckard enlists the aid of the androids' creator, Eldon Tyrell, in his search for replicants who have come to Earth without permission and is almost killed while on his new mission. Fortunately, he is miraculously rescued by Rachel, a young woman who seems human but is actually one of the androids. She and Deckard eventually form a partnership.