Blade Runner / Trivia / Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes:

Information on the naming of the movie.

Roy Batty's soliloquy was ad-libbed by Rutger Hauer.

Blade Runner won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1983 (over E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.) In a poll of members of the 1992 World Science Fiction Convention, Blade Runner was named as the third most favorite SF film of all time (behind Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Sean Young in The Washington Post, August 14, 1982:

A lot of people like the scene where I say, 'kiss me, kiss me' to Harrison. Personally, it's not one of my favorites. How would you like to have somebody grab you and throw you around a room? I had bruises all over me. And Harrison's beard was all grown out, and scratched my face. The whole scene just reminded me of a woman getting beaten up. I didn't see how my character, Rachel, could go up to his room after that.

It was really a rough day. Harrison tends to play love scenes either angry or funny. It isn't just acting, you know. Somebody really is throwing you against a wall while you're supposed to be telling them you love them. I was a wreck. I had three or four weeks off after that scene.

The scene I liked the best was where Harrison tells me I'm a 'replicant' a robot with emotions and I cry right on cue. Yes, they're real tears.

The Boston Globe, July 14, 1991:

[Harrison Ford] is also willing to admit that he is not fond of "Blade Runner," Ridley Scott's futuristic cult favorite. "I played a detective who did no detecting," he says. "There was nothing for me to do but stand around and give some vain attempt to give some focus to Ridley's sets. I think some - a lot - of people enjoy it, and that's their prerogative." Blade Runner

Murray Chapman