RUTGER HAUER QUOTES, MOVIE LINES & 'BLADE RUNNER' TRIVIA

 

 

 

Personal Quotes

"'Good Guy' or 'bad guy', hero or anti hero; doesn't matter to me, what role I play, only the character have something magical."



"I don't know what the appeal is. I can see I've got blue eyes and I don't look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame but I cant understand the fuss."



"I am not really into science fiction at all because I tend to think that it's just another sort of game with the brain. The subject is the future, which is fun to think about, but it doesn't really attract me."

 

"I hate acting when I see it. I don't want to feel it, I don't want to see it, I want to be taken away with the story - I don't want the actor's ego in front of me. That's what I try to live when I do the work. "


Movie Lines

Blade Runner

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion... I watched sea beams glitter in the dark near the Terhausen Gate... All those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain...Time to die. "
Then he releases a dove and dies while sitting in a rain storm

 Roy Batty - Rutger Hauer
Bladerunner (1982)

"If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes."
 

"It's not an easy thing to meet your maker."

"I want more life, fucker."

"I've done questionable things. ... Nothing the god of bio-mechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for."

"Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent."

 "I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren't you the good man? Come on! Oh, Deckard! Show me ... what you're made of."

"You better get it up, or I'm gonna have to kill you!"


"Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave!"

"Do you think I'd be working here if I could afford a real snake?"


Blade Runner Trivia


Dustin Hoffman was reputedly the original choice to play Deckard.


Deborah Harry was reputedly the original choice to play Pris.


The shooting of the film was supposedly such a strain on the cast and crew that crew members had T-Shirts made saying "WILL ROGERS NEVER MET RIDLEY SCOTT" (a reference to Will Rogers' famous statement that he never met a man he didn't like).


While the film is loosely based on Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", the title comes from a book by Alan Nourse called "The Bladerunner". William S. Burroughs wrote a screenplay based on the Nourse book, and a novella entitled "Blade Runner: A Movie." Ridley Scott bought the rights to the title but not the screenplay or the book. The Burroughs composition defines a blade runner as a person who sells illegal surgical instruments.


Philip K. Dick claimed that footage of the film was exactly what he had envisioned when he wrote the book. However, Ridley Scott, who was notorious for having gotten exactly the visual look he wanted, claimed to have never read Dick's source novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"


Exasperated crews often referred to the film as
"Blood Runner".


The Bradbury, the building used in the final chase scene between Decker and Roy, was the same building used in the 1964 episode of the original "The Outer Limits" (1963) titled "The Demon With a Glass Hand" starring Robert Culp.


The ending that features Deckard and Rachael driving in the countryside contains unused footage from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980).


The opening sequence has been identified as a shot of the I.C.I. Chemical Plant in Wilton, Teesside, UK. It was actually a diminishing perspective miniature landscape set nicknamed "Hades". It measured 18 feet wide by 13 feet deep.


In the sequence where Deckard and Gaff approach police headquarters in a spinner, a model of the Millennium Falcon (Harrison Ford's spaceship in Star Wars (1977)), disguised as a building, can be seen in the lower left corner of the frame. The model was a personal project of one of the film's model builders, and was used as a building at the last minute.


A model of the Dark Star spaceship from the film Dark Star (1974) is also used as a building. It can be seen behind the Asian billboard when Gaff's spinner is approaching the Police building.


The mould used for the rooftop of the Police Headquarters building was originally a mould used in the Special Edition of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). It is the saucer-like ceiling Richard Dreyfuss stands under after he enters the Mother ship.



The dialogue in all releases of the movie alludes to another replicant who dies before Deckard's final battles with Pris and Batty. The conflicting dialogue occurs in the first conversation between Deckard and Bryant. Bryant initially tells Deckard there are four "skin jobs" on the loose, but minutes later says six escaped, and one was killed by the "electronic gate", which should leave five. The explanation is that the script originally contained an additional replicant named "Mary", but time and budgetary constraints resulted in her being written out. M. Emmet Walsh who plays Bryant, reports that new dialogue was recorded to change the number of replicants in this scene, but Scott inexplicably only used half of the new dialogue, resulting in the inconsistency.


There are at least three major drafts of the screenplay. While they all have the same storyline, many details differ between them. The first draft, dated July 24, 1980, was written by Hampton Fancher alone. It refers to replicants as "androids" and makes it clear that Deckard is human; at one point, he has a physical, hoping to qualify for an off-world flight. The Voight-Kampff test can spot "androids" after five or six questions, (not the thirty questions required in later drafts); Rachael is detected after thirteen questions, not a hundred. Deckard recognizes Zhora fairly quickly in this draft (her appearance has changed in later drafts). The fifth "android" Mary has a part in this draft. Instead of finding Tyrell at the Tyrell building, Batty goes to Tyrell's mansion, and he kills Tyrell, along with his bodyguard, a maid, and his entire family; he kills Sebastian later. Deckard kills Mary, Pris, and Batty. Deckard and Rachael escape from the city. In the woods in the country, Deckard kills Rachael, knowing that another Blade Runner would have done it sooner or later. The second draft, dated December 22, 1980, was co-written by David Webb Peoples. It does not have the chess game featured in the final film, but it is the most cohesive of the three draft (there are no continuity problems, and the story is virtually complete, with details missing from the final film). Batty and company are known as replicants by this time. Also, a sixth replicant, Hodge, is in the mix; he attacks Batty and Gaff at Leon's flat. Mary is also in this draft; as before, she is killed by Deckard in Sebastian's apartment. Chew is shown after he freezes to death. In this draft, the Tyrell Corporation is called "the Nekko Corporation". Instead of praising Deckard's skills as a Blade Runner, Bryant chastises him for shooting a replicant in public view after Deckard kills Zhora. Leon disguises himself as a Russian in a bar sitting next to Deckard before attacking him; Deckard isn't fooled, but Leon is still faster than him, and Deckard needs to be rescued by Rachael. In this draft, "Tyrell" turns out to be another replicant; after Roy kills him, Roy demands that Sebastian take him to the real Tyrell, and Sebastian reveals that Tyrell has an unnamed disease and is now in hibernation unit awaiting a cure. Roy demands that Sebastian wake Tyrell up, and Sebastian reveals that Tyrell died a year ago; Roy kills Sebastian after learning this. In both of these two drafts, the entire replicant line is put on hold after Tyrell is killed, as Batty is now public knowledge. Bryant reveals Gaff is planning to kill Rachael. In this draft, Batty saves Deckard and lets his lifespan run out. After Deckard returns home, Bryant calls to warn him that Gaff is coming, hinting that Deckard should get out of town. Deckard and Rachael leave town. Rachael asks Deckard to kill her, so another Blade Runner can't do it; Deckard does so. While Deckard is probably human in this draft, he empathizes with the replicants, comparing himself to them at the end, saying "Roy Batty was my late brother." The third draft, dated February 23, 1981, is VERY close to the final film. It has some spare narration, and it also has the continuity problem of Bryant saying there are five replicants in the city. In the final battle, Deckard tries to back out, saying he doesn't want to kill Pris or Batty. At the end, Deckard and Rachael flee the city; Gaff's spinner is seen in the distance chasing them.


At some point of the movie, each replicant has a red brightness in their eyes (Rachael in Deckard's home, Pris in Sebastian's). Deckard also has the shining in his eyes while talking to Rachael in his house.


Philip K. Dick's ideal choice for
Rachel was Victoria Principal.


According to a vintage "Starburst magazine" of the time, James Caan was also a possible for the role of Rick Deckard.


The computer screen in Gaff's police spinner shows the same computer sequence (with the word "Purge") that the Nostromo displays in the film Alien (1979) (also directed by Ridley Scott).


In July 2000, director Ridley Scott said that Deckard is, in fact, a replicant.


Harrison Ford takes issue with Ridley Scott's revelation that Deckard is a replicant. "We had agreed that he definitely was not a replicant," Ford said.


The movie was given poor ratings by most critics in 1982, including Siskel & Ebert. In 1992, the two critics re-evaluated their attitudes toward the film and gave it two enthusiastic thumbs-up.


All the replicants are called by their names and the humans are called by their surnames. Rick Deckard is called by both his name and surname.


A female gymnast was hired as a stunt double for Daryl Hannah in the scene where Pris attacks Deckard, but director Ridley Scott rehearsed the scene so many times that when they were ready to shoot the scene she was too exhausted to do anything. The scene was filmed with a male gymnast that they had been able to track down during the lunch break.


The incept (birth) date of Pris (Daryl Hannah) is 14 February 2016.


Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer's) odd meld of "father" and "fucker" after he says to Tyrell, "I want more life" is deliberate. Hauer was instructed to pronounce it in such a way that it could be both.


When Gaff talks to Deckard in the Chinese restaurant he speaks partly in Hungarian, he says: "Azonnal kövessen engem" which means "Follow me immediately", and "Lófasz" which means something terribly rude. Evidently, Hungarian moviegoers find this fantastically funny. Gaff continues in Hungarian. He says, "Nehogy mar, te vagy a Blade Runner," which means, "No way, you are the Blade Runner." After this, he switches to another language.


Deckard's apartment, drawn by set designer Charles Breen and built on stage at Warner Bros., was inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ennis-Brown House in Los Angeles. Breen actually had plaster casts taken from the textile blocks of the Wright-designed house and used them for the walls in the stage set.


In the final scene where Deckard believes Rachael to be dead, there are televisions in the background which have interference superimposed on them and the eerie wind noise, both effects are taken from Alien (1979), a previous Ridley Scott film.


This was one of the first major films to be reissued years later in a "director's edition" in which the director was allowed to restore edited footage or otherwise make changes more closely reflecting his original vision. Today, such later "revision" of films is commonplace.



When Deckard (Harrison Ford) stops Rachael (Sean Young) from leaving his apartment, he pushes her away from him. The expression of pain and shock on her face was real. She said Ford pushed her too hard and she was angry with him.


In a survey conducted by the UK newspaper The Guardian in 2004, 60 scientists selected this movie as the best science fiction movie of all time, just ahead of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).


It has been rumoured for years that Harrison Ford purposefully gave a bad reading of the voiceover narration added during post production in hopes that the studio wouldn't use it. Ford has denied this vehemently, stating that he gave the voice over six different readings and neither version came out sounding right and that the narration didn't work simply because the film wasn't originally made to have one.


Director Trademark: [Ridley Scott] [Mothers] Leon shoots his interviewer just as he is asked a question about his mother.


Ridley Scott carried a photo of Edward Hopper's famous painting "Nighthawks" with him during shooting to show it to the crew members, to give them a feeling what kind of mood he wanted to create in the film.


Batty paraphrases William Blake's poem "America - a Prophecy" when he appears in Chew's laboratory. The original phrasing from the poem is "Fiery the Angels rose, and as they rose deep thunder roll'd around their shores: indignant burning with the fires of Orc."



Rutger Hauer (Roy Batty) improvised the "Tears in the rain" bit of his final speech.



 



The Hitcher:

Interrogation Sergeant: What's your name? Come on. What's your name? Do you have a name? Do you have a police record? Where are you from?
John Ryder: Disneyland.

John Ryder:
Gas stations have cigarettes.
Jim Halsey: What about gas?
John Ryder:
I don't need gas.
Jim Halsey: What do you want?
Jim Halsey: What's so funny?
Jim Halsey: What other guy?
John Ryder:
That guy back there, the one we just passed. The guy who picked me up before you did.
Jim Halsey: That was him in there?
John Ryder:
Sure it was. He couldn't have walked very far.
Jim Halsey: Why's that?
John Ryder:
Because I cut off his legs... and his arms... and his Head. And I'm going to do the same to you.

 

The Hitcher Trivia

 

Continuity: The 'red door not shut' light on the dash is initially shown to come on when the Hitcher gets back in the car and doesn't shut the door properly, but in another view from in between the driver and passenger a few minutes later the light is not on, then the light is on again just before he notices it and pushes him out of the car.

Continuity: In one scene C. Thomas Howell almost runs head-on with an 18 wheeler, but just misses it. However, the truck clips the car he is driving and clearly takes the bumper clean of. The next driving scene shows the bumper back on the car.
 



Sin City

Cardinal Roark: Will that bring you satisfaction, my son? Killing a helpless, old, fart.
Marv: Killing? No. No satisfaction. Everything up until the killing, will be a gas.

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

Lothos: So this is your defense? Your puny faith?
Buffy: No. My keen fashion sense.

 

Lothos: You and I are one.
Buffy: One what? Cute couple? I don't THINK so.


 

[Buffy stakes Lothos]
Lothos: Now I'm really pissed off.

 

Some good Lines from LadyHawke



Navarre: And sleep with one eye open. And don’t disturb me- I’m liable to take your head off before I know it’s you.

Phillipe: All right. Come on, old girl, come on. Stubborn little lady! What’s her name?


Navarre: His name is Goliath.

Phillipe: His name? Pretty name.


Navarre: Go with him, boy, he didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.

Phillipe: Goliath, before we get to know each other better, I feel I should tell you a story about a tiny little man named David…


Navarre: Did you know that hawks and wolves mate for life? Yeah… The Bishop didn’t even leave us that. Not even that.

 


EVEN MORE ......... Blade Runner Trivia

(sorry if some of these are duplicates)

 

• Dustin Hoffman was reputedly the original choice to play Deckard.


• Deborah Harry was reputedly the original choice to play Pris.


• The shooting of the film was supposedly such a strain on the cast and crew that crew members had T-Shirts made saying "WILL ROGERS NEVER MET RIDLEY SCOTT" (a reference to Will Rogers' famous statement that he never met a man he didn't like).


• While the film is loosely based on Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", the title comes from a book by Alan Nourse called "The Bladerunner". William S. Burroughs wrote a screenplay based on the Nourse book, and a novella entitled "Blade Runner: A Movie." Ridley Scott bought the rights to the title but not the screenplay or the book. The Burroughs composition defines a blade runner as a person who sells illegal surgical instruments.


• Philip K. Dick claimed that footage of the film was exactly what he had envisioned when he wrote the book. However, Ridley Scott, who was notorious for having gotten exactly the visual look he wanted, claimed to have never read Dick's source novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"


• Exasperated crews often referred to the film as "Blood Runner".


• The Bradbury, the building used in the final chase scene between Decker and Roy, was the same building used in the 1964 episode of the original "The Outer Limits" (1963) titled "The Demon With a Glass Hand" starring Robert Culp.


• The ending titles contains unused footage from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). These were extra shots of the main title sequence and none of the shots contain the road that was seen in the shining.


• The opening sequence has been identified as a shot of the I.C.I. Chemical Plant in Wilton, Teesside, UK. It was actually a diminishing perspective miniature landscape set nicknamed "Hades". It measured 18 feet wide by 13 feet deep.


• In the sequence where Deckard and Gaff approach police headquarters in a spinner, a model of the Millennium Falcon (Harrison Ford's spaceship in Star Wars (1977)), disguised as a building, can be seen in the lower left corner of the frame. The model was a personal project of one of the film's model builders, and was used as a building at the last minute.


• A model of the Dark Star spaceship from the film Dark Star (1974) is also used as a building. It can be seen behind the Asian billboard when Gaff's spinner is approaching the Police building.


• The mold used for the rooftop of the Police Headquarters building was originally a mold used in the Special Edition of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). It is the saucer-like ceiling Richard Dreyfuss stands under after he enters the Mothership.


• The dialogue in all releases of the movie alludes to another replicant who dies before Deckard's final battles with Pris and Batty. The conflicting dialogue occurs in the first conversation between Deckard and Bryant. Bryant initially tells Deckard there are four "skin jobs" on the loose, but minutes later says six escaped, and one was killed by the "electronic gate", which should leave five. The explanation is that the script originally contained an additional replicant named "Mary", but time and budgetary constraints resulted in her being written out. M. Emmet Walsh who plays Bryant, reports that new dialogue was recorded to change the number of replicants in this scene, but Scott inexplicably only used half of the new dialogue, resulting in the inconsistency.


• Philip K. Dick's ideal choice for Rachel was Victoria Principal.


• According to a vintage "Starburst magazine" of the time, James Caan was also a possible for the role of Rick Deckard.


• The computer screen in Gaff's police spinner shows the same computer sequence (with the word "Purge") that the Nostromo displays in the film Alien (1979) (also directed by Ridley Scott).


• The movie was given poor ratings by most critics in 1982, including Siskel & Ebert. In 1992, the two critics re-evaluated their attitudes toward the film and gave it two enthusiastic thumbs-up.


• A female gymnast was hired as a stunt double for Daryl Hannah in the scene where Pris attacks Deckard, but director Ridley Scott rehearsed the scene so many times that when they were ready to shoot the scene she was too exhausted to
do anything. The scene was filmed with a male gymnast that they had been able to track down during the lunch break.


• The incept (birth) date of Pris (Daryl Hannah) is 14 February 2016.


• Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer)'s odd meld of "father" and "fucker" after he says to Tyrell, "I want more life" is deliberate. Hauer was instructed to pronounce it in such a way that it could be both.


• When Gaff talks to Deckard in the Japanese restaurant he speaks partly in Hungarian, he says: "Azonnal kövessen engem" which means "Follow me immediately", and "Lófasz" which means something terribly rude. Evidently, Hungarian moviegoers find this fantastically funny. Gaff continues in Hungarian. He says, "Nehogy mar, te vagy a Blade Runner," which means, "No way, you are the Blade Runner." After this, he switches to another language.


• Deckard's apartment, drawn by set designer Charles Breen and built on stage at Warner Bros., was inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ennis-Brown House in Los Angeles. Breen actually had plaster casts taken from the textile blocks of the Wright-designed house and used them for the walls in the stage set.


• In the final scene where Deckard believes Rachael to be dead, there are televisions in the background which have interference superimposed on them and the eerie wind noise, both effects are taken from Alien (1979), a previous Ridley Scott film.


• This was one of the first major films to be reissued years later in a "director's edition" in which the director was allowed to restore edited footage or otherwise make changes more closely reflecting his original vision. Today, such later "revision" of films is commonplace.


• When Deckard (Harrison Ford) stops Rachael (Sean Young) from leaving his apartment, he pushes her away from him. The expression of pain and shock on her face was real. She said Ford pushed her too hard and she was angry with him.


• In a survey conducted by the UK newspaper The Guardian in 2004, 60 scientists selected this movie as the best science fiction movie of all time, just ahead of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).


• It has been rumored for years that Harrison Ford purposefully gave a bad reading of the voiceover narration added during post production in hopes that the studio wouldn't use it. Ford has denied this vehemently, stating that he gave the voice over six different readings and neither version came out sounding right and that the narration didn't work simply because the film wasn't originally made to have one.


• Director Trademark: [Ridley Scott] [Mothers] Leon shoots his interviewer just as he is asked a question about his mother.


• Ridley Scott carried a photo of Edward Hopper's famous painting "Nighthawks" with him during shooting to show it to the crew members, to give them a feeling what kind of mood he wanted to create in the film.


• Batty paraphrases William Blake's poem "America - a Prophecy" when he appears in Chew's laboratory. The original phrasing from the poem is "Fiery the Angels rose, and as they rose deep thunder roll'd around their shores: indignant burning with the fires of Orc."


• Rutger Hauer (Roy Batty) improvised the "Tears in the rain" bit of his final speech.


• Joanna Cassidy (Zhora) was at ease with the snake around her neck because it was her pet, a Burmese python named Darling.


• The moves that Roy plays to checkmate Tyrell are from a famous game played in 1851 by the German chess master Adolf Anderssen. It is known to chess enthusiasts as "The Immortal Game" where Anderssen does actually sacrifice his Queen in order to force checkmate the very next move as in the movie.


• Producers Bud Yorkin and Jerry Perenchio were the movie's bond-completion guarantors, which meant that they received rights to the movie when it went over budget.


• Around 2000-2001 Ridley Scott put together a third cut of the movie, which came very close to being released. This did not happen because Jerry Perenchio, who co-owns the rights to Blade Runner with Bud Yorkin refused to allow it.


• It was editor Terry Rawlings who suggested that the voice-over should be excluded. Prior to the release of the director's cut, Ridley Scott eliminated all the voice-overs and the result was a better rating given by film critics.


• Outside of the eye scientist's lab, on the left hand side of the door is some graffiti in Japanese/Chinese characters that reads: "Chinese good, Americans bad."