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Doc-Pond-Water
post May 24 2006, 07:19 AM
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I am trying to put together a list of shadowrun like movies. With themes along the lines of the game. Johny Nemonic comes to mind, the headware memory and the monofilament whip screams shadowrun, and well I know there are others out there but I can not think of them :( I saw the skeleton Key a few months ago and it made my voodoo character more vivid, although the movie sucked, Anywho if you know of a movie with some links to shadowrun please add it to the list.

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post May 24 2006, 07:38 AM
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Equilibrium is a good one.
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post May 24 2006, 07:42 AM
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New Rose Hotel, if you can find it. the only Gibson-based movie i've ever been able to watch with a straight face (and even then, i could've down without the fifteen minutes flashback/replay/exposition thing at the end of the movie).

Heat and Ronin are good, in terms of plot, along with any number of gritty crime flicks. there aren't many movies i can think of that deal with the whole loss-of-humanity-to-technology thing. Gattaca, i guess?
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post May 24 2006, 08:50 AM
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Blade Runner comes to mind...

Gone in 60 seconds (for the life on the streets)

You could even include - to some small degree:
Mission Impossible
Sneakers (actually this is a perfect example of a Shadowrun team)
Hackers
Oceans 11
The Net

Umm.. I'm sure there's other's but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

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post May 24 2006, 08:51 AM
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Strange Days and Tetsuo: The Iron Man come to mind.
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post May 24 2006, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE (Dranem)
Gone in 60 seconds (for the life on the streets)

Indeed. Nothing screams gritty to me like a Bruckheimer movie.
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post May 24 2006, 11:05 AM
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In an odd way, Aeon Flux was sorta one. Though, personally, during the scene were AF and her cohort were doing a site breakin across the garden/deathzone, I couldn't help but think:

What the hell kinda security setup is that? Your dagger grass is activated, your machine gun trees are activated, and no security rigger NOTICES?

Oh wait, no rigger. I woulda had a rigger plus some drones and that woulda been one dead hottie and one dead chick with...hands for her feet?
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post May 24 2006, 12:16 PM
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Robocop is a good example of cybermancy and big heartless corporate thinking.

Ghost In The Shell, of course.

28 Days Later is a movie about ghouls.

Big Trouble in Little China: backstreet urban magic.

Breakaway, (starring Dean Cain,) a straight-to-video crapfest, captures the essence of shadowrunning. Okay, it doesn't. But I'm in it, so take a look.

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post May 24 2006, 02:59 PM
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The two Golgo 13 (and the uber-rare live action thing with Sony Chiba) had something Shadowrunnesque... A perfect sharpshooter and a cold killer. Legal.
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post May 24 2006, 03:13 PM
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I would add Swordfish, w/ Travolta.
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post May 24 2006, 03:32 PM
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The Sting, w/ Paul Newman and Robert Redferd.
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post May 24 2006, 03:40 PM
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It'd take a very unusual group to play a run like The Sting.
I'd love it, though.
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post May 24 2006, 03:42 PM
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There's a very bad B movie called Nemesis, it's fairly shadowrun like.
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post May 24 2006, 03:58 PM
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The Search Feature. It's full of Shadowrun movie goodness.
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post May 24 2006, 05:25 PM
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There has to be some sort of macro that makes up a "SR movies" or "SR music" thread every month. Anyone keeping track of what number this one is?
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post May 24 2006, 06:36 PM
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I'd wager that most threads by this point are repetitions of earlier threads. It's a shame that they die, but I'm kind of resigned to the fact that no one bothers to ressurect them.

The original "Femme Nikita" was very SR. I know there was a TV show made after it, but I never saw that.

There's lots about the street-espionage and the techno, but what about portrayals of the more arcane stuff?
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post May 24 2006, 07:01 PM
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QUOTE (Dog)
I'd wager that most threads by this point are repetitions of earlier threads. 

I'll take that wager. I think it's instead a limited number of threads that repeat ad nauseam:
  • Shadowrun Flavored Movies
  • Background Music for Shadowrunning
  • What caliber do you think a Heavy Pistol is?
  • How can we fix Body Armor?
  • Adepts vs. Sammies
  • Sex with Ally Spirits
There are others of course, but by no means most of the new threads...

@ topic : Way of the Gun
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post May 24 2006, 07:05 PM
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Don't forget "Agent DOS attack" and "Cyberlimbs - WTF?"
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post May 24 2006, 07:24 PM
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Replacement Killers - runner double-crosses the Yak and gets into all sorts of trouble.

Transporter 2 - runner hired as bodyguard who loses the protectee then gets into all sorts of trouble.

Avalon - think Miracle Shooter but purely in hot VR.



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post May 24 2006, 08:10 PM
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Entrapment with Catherine Zeta Jones and Sean Connery was a good example of how shadowruns tend to go...the planning, execution, getting screwed at the end. The part I didn't like was the happy ending. In SR, Connery would have used the chute, and Jones would've been geeked.
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post May 24 2006, 08:30 PM
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Taxi (the french original), the two (the oens I saw). Nice something for car freak riggers, maybe.

Jean reno had some rather nice flicks who may inspirate for Shadowrun.
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post May 24 2006, 09:04 PM
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...probably already mentioned these on one of the other movie threads.

Sneakers ("...a burglar, a spy, a fugitive, a delinquent hacker, and a piano teacher... And these are the good guys" Yeah, reminds me of a former shadow team I was once part of, & my character was the piano player.)

Hackers (OK so the idea of a "Gibson" MF is a bit passe but Angelina was so "cute" back then)

The Net (Corps got power to make anyone SINless - especially when you are deemed a serious threat)

Italian Job (The Original, accept no substitutes)

The "LA" Job (Italian Job remake, for those who want more up to date tech)

Die Hard (the first one in this franchise only)

Broken Arrow (actually used part of the premise in my "Rhapsody" arc)

Enemy of the State (one of my faves - same as The Net but with the Government as the bad boys. "Damn, I loved that blender...")

Taking of Pelham One Two Three. (Classic metropolitan hijack for ransom case. With a few twists could be an excellent premise for a run that is "on the clock".)

Telefon (Now use your imagination and think about those mind manipulation spells we have at our disposal "...miles to go before I sleep Dimitri, miles to go before I sleep")

As for recent releases...

The DaVinci Code. (Heck of a run. If you didn't read the book, you didn't know who to trust. Just like a few Johnsons I've known)
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post May 24 2006, 11:24 PM
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Ok, horrible...horrible movie. But Mission Impossible III at the beginning when kidnapping the terrorist., resuing the girl, and the team rescuing the terrorist all good shadowrun teams. Hell we got a good rigger at work in that last one.
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post May 24 2006, 11:28 PM
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The Fugitive! Half the people in the shadows are there because the one-armed man framed them, right?
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post May 24 2006, 11:59 PM
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Just a warning... you may have to know my group to understand why this is a Shadowrun movie:

Beavis and Butthead Do America

Seriously. Those two guys are hired to assassinate a woman and later, to smuggle a bioweapon across the country, managing to evade detection via social engineering, shutting down the power on a third of the nation, going on a spirit quest, and in the end infiltrating our nation's capital carrying a weapon of mass destruction... ALL WITHOUT BEING AWARE THEY WERE DOING IT. That's so many of the SR games I've seen, it's scary.
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