Strange Days script
Strange Days (1995)
Synopsis: Former policeman Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes) has moved into a more lucrative trade: the illegal sale of virtual reality-like recordings that allow users to experience the emotions and past experiences of others. While the bootlegs typically contain tawdry incidents, Nero is shocked when he receives one showing a murder. He enlists a friend, bodyguard Mace (Angela Bassett), to help find the killer -- and the two soon stumble upon a vast conspiracy involving the police force Nero once worked for.

Shit! Cop Black-and-White pulling into the far end of the

alley. Heartbeat goes triple time. Scrambling into the


Door not even closed and SPAZ has it in reverse, burning

rubber as he launches back down the alley.

SCRUNCH! The car grinds along one wall as SPAZ steers

wildly backward. Sparks right next to us. Then--

KBOOM! As we slam into a dumpster and push it right out

into the street.

The cop has his lights and siren on, and is roaring at us

as SPAZ cranks the wheel and punches it down the street.

He curses in English and Spanish as he weaves between

cars. We pull off the stocking to see better.

The cop car surges onto the street behind us.

Looking ahead. A red light. Cars stopped, blocking the

way. Cutting to the right, onto the sidewalk, around the

cars, into the intersection.

A near miss with cross traffic, then accelerating.

Another red light ahead.


Don't stop!

Truck entering the intersection. Everyone yelling. SPAZ

cuts the wheel but too late...

Clipping the truck and spinning.

The street outside smearing past like the view from a


Then KBLAM! Hitting something, God-knows-what, and

launching up and over, and--

KRUNCH! Crushing metal and an explosion of broken glass.

It gets quiet and still. Tinkling glass as Lane moves.

Then SPAZ is screaming. The car is upside down.

Crawling out of the side window. A frenzy now.

Whip pan to see the cops pulling up.

Then whipping back to the wreck. The engine is burning.

Flames spreading rapidly. SPAZ inside, pinned, upside

down, blood pumping across his face.

Our hands pulling Lane out. He comes up running.

We run after him, sprinting toward the welcoming darkness

of an alley.

Panting breath and heartbeats and sirens and somebody


Gunshots. Looking back. Cops next to their car, firing.

Ahead, Lane running into shadow.

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James Cameron

James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer. He first found major success with the science fiction action film The Terminator. more…

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