Johnny Mnemonic

  |  Buy to Own: 16/04/2007
  |  238 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Sci-fi action double. Tom Cruise stars in 'Minority Report' (2002), the Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of the short story by sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, as a cop pursued by his own colleagues. John Anderton (Cruise) works for the Pre-Crime Division of the Washington DC police force, a special unit which acts on information obtained from mutants with pre-cognitive abilities in order to prevent murders before they have been committed. When the mutants have visions of a murder carried out by Anderton himself, the cop goes on the run and attempts to prove his own future-innocence. But no matter how hard he tries, Anderton cannot stay hidden from the city's advanced surveillance systems for long. 'Johnny Mnemonic' (1995) is set in a near-future in which the information superhighway has developed so far that cyberspace is the norm for all business and personal dealings. Information has become so important that to shield the most delicate files from cyberspace hackers, the data is transported in the heads of Mnemonic couriers. Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is the best of the bunch, but this time the raw data he carries is so sensitive that he is being pursued by many interested parties, and his failure to deliver the information will hand him the ultimate lateness penalty.