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  • Actors: Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer, Ice-T, Takeshi Kitano
  • Directors: Robert Longo
  • Writers: William Gibson
  • Producers: Don Carmody, Jean Desormeaux, Robert Lantos, Staffan Ahrenberg, Victoria Hamburg
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • Release Date: Nov. 26 1997
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 0767802454
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Johnny Mnemonic

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You might be tempted to call it "Johnny Moronic" after you've seen this illogical and derivative adaptation of William Gibson's cyberpunk short story (available in his book Burning Chrome), which is all the more depressing since Gibson himself wrote the screenplay. First you have to ask yourself why valuable top-secret electronic data would be stored in the "wet-wired" brain of a human courier (played by Keanu Reeves), who then transports the data from China to New Jersey as part of his last, most dangerous assignment. Surely there are better ways to transmit sensitive information, but since this is really just a conventional thriller with near-future design and spiffy special effects, Gibson and New York artist Robert Longo (making his directorial debut) are more interested in surface gloss and cyberpunk atmosphere. On that level the movie's fairly engaging, and Japanese film star Takeshi Kitano makes a pretty good villain, tracking Reeves down for the information in his data-packed brain. The movie also boasts an eclectic gallery of supporting players including rapper Ice-T, performance artist and rocker Henry Rollins, beefcake actor Dolph Lundgren, and transcontinental oddball Udo Kier. They can't stop this trip through virtual reality from being botched up, but sci-fi fans will certainly enjoy the echo of Gibson's fiction that remains on the screen. --Jeff Shannon

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Taken from William Gibson's short story of the same name, Johnny Mneumonic is perhaps the most underrated film of the 90's. Its definately a view more than once film. The flaws (and there are many) stem mainly from the tinkering of Sony who changed the
initial thrust of the film as well as the soundtrack from the
directors and the screenwriters original concept. Having done my homework on this film -- and having read the original screenplay and listened to the audiotape version of the original, the changes are significant. The glitch in the matrix of Johnny M came about after SPEED became a huge boxoffice success. What was meant to be a small art theater film became
overblown and distorted so that Sony could take advantage of Keanu Reeves, who was paid next to nothing for making this pic.
Sony's greed sank this film, with disastrous editing, post production scene re-shoots, early release, a bloated as campaign.
Still some of the original poetry still exists -- the cyber interface, the melding of machine and human (the ghost in the machine), and some knock out effects -- The short story can be
found in Gibson's Burning Chrome, or you can purchase the screenplay on line used. From the reviews it looks like it may become the cult classic that it deserves to be. And the Japanese version retains much more of the original flavor -- albeit still flawed, its a piece of work!!
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Before Keanu Reeves first entered The Matrix in 1999, he got primed to play Neo, in his first techno thriller, Johnny Mnemonic. Given the end product, he must have left this dud off of his resume, (I would have) otherwise, he might not have been hired for that role at all.
I must confess that I have never read author William Gibson's short story, on which the film is based, but I can't believe it's as bad as this movie...or is it? It's amazing to me, that Gibson also wrote the screenplay. Needless to say, I will not be reading that, any time soon. That said--this review must go on. Johnny Mnemonic (Reeves) is a futuristic courier who loads important data straight into his brain for storage and safe keeping. This information is so vital, in fact, that Johnny has given up brainspace that houses cherished childhood memories, in order to save space to do this last job. He's got just 48 hours to transport a large load of data from Beijing to Newark NJ--and some futuristic samurai warriors--for reasons that don't matter--are out to make sure he doesn't make it to his destination alive.
Hollywood conceptual artist Robert Longo decided to step behind the camera and direct--he should have stayed put. While the movie does make a strong case for itself on a visual level, it is just a mess, in every other way. The cast, including Dina Meyer, Ice-T, Takeshi Kitano, and the greatest actor ever, Dolph Lundgren (I'M KIDDING), seem lost here...What a mess!!
Thank goodness the DVD doesn't have any extras (not even the trailer) on it. If it did, that would have been like rubbing salt on the wound, and I couldn't take the pain. If you decide to watch Johnny Mnemonic anyway, despite my warrning, at least you'll be able to see the film in either the full-screen or widescreen formats. Not that those options will make things any better. Watch at your own risk
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this movie is pure junk. this is a awful, awful, terrible movie. most hollywood sci-fi crud doesn't bother me anymore, i just don't watch it. but the short story Johnny Mnemonic along with the rest of burning chrome is one of my favorite books. so i had to eventually see it. the special effects and costumes are miserable. ice-t as "J-BONE"(?!why not just call him ice-t) is himself (what else does he do) as the leader of the loteks. who in this movie are now the same new-wave/hip-hop/punk-rock kids that he worked with in the movie "breakin". the sets look like all the other awful movies that are sopposed to look cyber punk (strange days, etc.) the only interesting part in the movie is street preacher played by dolph lundgren. i didn't even recognize him until i read somewhere that he was in this movie and i watched it again. watched it again? yes i did, on cable. the batteries in my remote where dead. i tried to convince myself that mabey if i lowered my expectations a little and just tried to enjoy the flick, it couldn't be that bad. it was.
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this movie is pure junk. this is a awful, awful, terrible movie. most hollywood sci-fi crud doesn't bother me anymore, i just don't watch it. but the short story Johnny Mnemonic along with the rest of burning chrome is one of my favorite books. so i had to eventually see it. the special effects and costumes are retarded. ice-t as "J-BONE"(?!why not just call him ice-t) is himself (what else does he do) as the leader of the loteks. who in this movie are now the same new-wave/hip-hop/punk-rock kids that he worked with in the movie "breakin". the sets look like all the other awful movies that are sopposed to look cyber punk (strange days, etc.) the only interesting part in the movie is street preacher played by dolph lundgren. i didn't even recognize him until i read somewhere that he was in this movie and i watched it again. watched it again? yes i did, on cable. the batteries in my remote where dead. i tried to convince myself that mabey if i lowered my expectations a little and just tried to enjoy the flick, it couldn't be that bad. it was.
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