For the 1982 film directed by Ridley Scott, based on a novel by Philip K. Dick. To be used in conjunction with the [blade-runner-series] tag. For the 2017 sequel, use the [blade-runner-2049] tag. Use with the [do-androids-dream-of-electric-sheep] tag if your question is about both the movie and the novel it's based on.

Blade Runner is a 1982 American science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young.

The screenplay is loosely based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Some editions of the book have adopted the film's title in lieu of the original title.

"Blade runners" are highly specialized law enforcement officers who hunt and "retire" synthetic humanoids called "replicants". Manufactured by the Tyrell Corporation, replicants are outlawed on Earth and are licensed only for use off-world in industrial and military operations. The film is set in Los Angeles in 2019. The futuristic LA of the film is in ways reminiscent of Hong Kong, where some scenes for the film were shot. The movie has a film noir ambience.

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A sequel to this film was released in 2017, directed by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049.

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