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Set in Los Angeles two days before the end of 1999, Strange Days introduces us to Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes), an ex-cop turned sleazy hustler who hawks the newest underground thrill on the black market: a "squid," a headpiece that allows one to transmit digital recordings of other people's thoughts, feelings, and memories into their brain; as Lenny describes it, "this is real life, pure and uncut, straight from the cerebral cortex." Lenny deals "clips" (the software) as well as "squids" (the hardware) for this new and illegal entertainment system, and while sex and violence are the most popular themes, Lenny refuses to deal in "blackjack" -- slang for snuff clips. Lenny is nursing a broken heart after his girlfriend, punk singer Faith Justin (Juliette Lewis), left him, and he spends a lot of time with clips he recorded when they were together. Faith is now involved with Philo Grant (Michael Wincott), a music business tycoon who once managed Jeriko One (Glenn Plummer), a hip-hop musician and political activist whose murder has sent L.A. into a state of chaos. When a clip emerges that shows that Jeriko was killed by L.A. police officers, Lenny finds his life in danger, and he tries to escape possible death on both sides of the law with the help of his friend Mace Mason (Angela Bassett). Strange Days was written by James Cameron in collaboration with former film critic Jay Cocks; Kathryn Bigelow directed. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Ralph Fiennes
as Lenny Nero
Angela Bassett
as Lornette "Mace" Mason
Juliette Lewis
as Faith Justin
Tom Sizemore
as Max Peltier
Michael Wincott
as Philo Gant
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Burton Steckler
Glenn Plummer
as Jeriko One
Brigitte Bako
as Iris
Richard Edson
as Tick
William Fichtner
as Dwayne Engleman
Joe Urla
as Keith
Nicky Katt
as Joey Corto
David Carrera
as Duncan
Todd Graff
as Tex Arcana
Malcolm Norrington
as Replay
Ted Haler
as Tow Truck Driver
David Packer
as Lane
Paolo Tocha
as Spaz Diaz
Art Chudabala
as Thai Restaurant Owner
Chris Douridas
as Talk Radio Host
Stefan Arngrim
as Skinner
Agustin Rodriguez
as Eduardo
Kelly Hu
as Anchor Woman
James Acheson
as Cop in Bathroom
John Francis
as Death
Maurice Marshall
as African Dancer
Josef Sommer
as Palmer Strickland
Jim Ishida
as Mr. Fumitsu
Nicole Hilbig
as Stoned Girl's Lover
John Francis
as Death
Brigitte Bako
as Iris
Richard Edson
as Tick
James Acheson
as Cop in Bathroom
William Fichtner
as Dwayne Engleman
Josef Sommer
as Palmer Strickland
David Packer
as Lane
Ted Haler
as Tow Truck Driver
Stefan Arngrim
as Skinner
Todd Graff
as Tex Arcana
Jim Ishida
as Mr. Fumitsu
Maurice Marshall
as African Dancer
Kelly Hu
as Anchor Woman
Art Chudabala
as Thai Restaurant Owner
Agustin Rodriguez
as Eduardo
David Carrera
as Duncan
Chris Douridas
as Talk Radio Host
Paolo Tocha
as Spaz Diaz
Joe Urla
as Keith
Malcolm Norrington
as Replay
Nicky Katt
as Joey Corto
Glenn Plummer
as Jeriko One

Crew

Kathryn Bigelow
Director
James Cameron
Producer
Steven Charles Jaffe
Producer
James Cameron
Screenwriter
Philip Pfeiffer
Screenwriter
Matthew Leonetti
Cinematographer
Graeme Revell
Composer (Music Score)
Graeme Revell
Songwriter
Jeff Wexler
Musical Direction/Supervision
Gary Rydstrom
Musical Direction/Supervision
Howard E. Smith
Editor
Lilly Kilvert
Production Designer
John Warnke
Art Director
Ira Shuman
Co-producer
Lawrence Kasanoff
Executive Producer
Rae Sanchini
Executive Producer
Kara Lindstrom
Set Designer
Ellen Mirojnick
Costume Designer
David Ronne
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Danton
First Assistant Director
Rick Pagano
Casting
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