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« on: <08-22-15/1624:42> »
the best way to defeat a monster, is to give it what it wants, and then run like hell.

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« Reply #1 on: <08-23-15/0908:19> »
It should go without saying that Dark Angel is all up in there, but don't forget Max Headroom!

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« Reply #2 on: <08-23-15/1907:58> »
Johnny Mnemonic

Neuromancer

And the ever venerable Blade Runner!

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« Reply #3 on: <08-24-15/1711:40> »
how could I forget the Dirty Pair?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm9v_7GaaHg

Or the Galaxy Rangers?

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« Reply #4 on: <08-25-15/0019:35> »
Theres not going to be one that encapsulates all that is shadowrun Tek War is about BTLs pretty much Johnny N is close I mean gundamn is pretty much about riggers with the Zero tech then there Ghost in the Shell Macross Akira
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« Reply #5 on: <08-25-15/0250:21> »
I've heard the show Leverage was inspired by Shadowrun.  It certainly has a very similar vibe with characters that are clearly the hacker, the street samurai, and the face.  And it's a freakin' great show.  I really like it.
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« Reply #6 on: <08-25-15/1447:04> »
Definitely Leverage. Also a fan of Burn Notice, if only for Bruce Campbell's Face (or indeed, chin).

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« Reply #7 on: <08-25-15/1502:05> »
Honestly, I'd either go for Continuum or Black Lagoon.
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« Reply #8 on: <08-25-15/2337:20> »
Equalibrium John Wick for Gun Adepts anything by Chow Yung Fat John Woo films Matrix is probably what a Deep Run would look like (if it wasnt already to begin with) Also Mr Robot in USA for hacker
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« Reply #9 on: <08-26-15/0936:30> »
No SF elements, but never forget John Frankenheimer's Ronin (1998).

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« Reply #10 on: <08-26-15/0944:09> »
Ronin is a great inspiration if you want to play a street sam (and also a good example how to get wildly different characters to work together)

Dread with Karl Urban is my go to movie to explain cyberpunk and is also a great inspiration for gang related runs.

Also a +1 for Leverage. Age of the geek, baby.
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« Reply #11 on: <08-26-15/0948:55> »
Ronin is a great inspiration if you want to play a street sam (and also a good example how to get wildly different characters to work together)

Yeah, but they threw one guy out of the group, and then got betrayed by another team member (plus the Johnson).

So I guess the theme is that getting different characters to work together has a price...


And yeah, Urban's Dredd rocked hard.

And if we are talking about street sam movies, there's Leon/The Professional.

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« Reply #12 on: <08-26-15/0956:45> »
Well, yeah. That's another great lesson from the film: Never trust the geeky German if you are in a French movie  ;D

If we count Leon, I'd add Nikita with the whole "forced into the shadows" angle.

And since I now think of Luc Besson: The fifth element does have a lot of... elements that I regularly find in pink mohawk runs (also a great depiction of low lifestyle in the sprawl compared to the luxuries of the mega-rich)
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« Reply #13 on: <08-26-15/1038:05> »
Nikita and Leon.
Both great films.

But there are good things about Fifth Element, if you can get past all the dorky parts.

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« Reply #14 on: <08-26-15/1046:07> »
You mean adorkably  ;)
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It's amazingly hard to find good science fiction that can be taken seriously.

Gattaca is a great film in regard of how to infiltrate a corporate environment.

And now that I have mentioned Andrew Niccol: Lord of War captures brilliantly why nations and corporations tolerate the existence of gun- and shadowrunners.
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