Runner film, released in 1982, has a cult following in the Computer Underground, especially among Newbies. The dense, detailed plot of
the movie was backed by a mesmerizing, melancholy musical soundtrack.
Classified as a futuristic film, the main character was a former police officer
and bounty hunter sent by the state to search for four android clones that had
been genetically engineered to have limited life spans. Driven by fear, the
clones came to earth from another planet to find their creator and to force him
(presumably) to prolong their lives. The filmÂ’s theme has been said to
symbolize the quest for immortalityÂ—a topic of particular interest, it seems,
to those in the computer underground.
Computer Underground (CU); Newbies and Scriptkiddies.
Dirks, T. Blade Runner (1982). [Online, July 15, 2004.] FilmSite Website.