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July 26, 2023

Episode 638: Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Episode 638: Johnny Mnemonic (1995) Special Guest: Robert Longo
Guest Co-Hosts: Duane Swierczynski, Dahlia Schweitzer

We conclude Sci-Fi July with a look at Robert Longo's Johnny Mnemonic (1995). The film was based on a story by and adapted by and stars Keanu Reeves as the titular Mr. Mnemonic, a data courier with an implant in his cranium. He’s hired by a trio of scientists who overload his hard drive with the cure for a disease of the future.

Duane Swierczynski and Dahlia Schweitzer join Mike to discuss the film while director Robert Longo dishes about the behind-the-scenes struggle to get the picture made.

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  1. Would add Virtuosity to the list of similar 1995 films. Even, to a much, much lesser extent Batman Forever.

    (Listening at the moment so apologies if my comments are redundant)

  2. Maybe I missed it, but did you mention the Johnny Mnemonic full motion video game for PC? It co-starred Julie Strain and Isaac Hayes. It wasn't good, but it was interesting.

    1. I don't think you missed it. I'm not really a video game guy. :(