Top 50 Blade Runner Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Blade Runner facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Blade Runner film message.

049 (2017), replicants can be identified by having them look up and to the left. The opening text of the film is positioned where the audience must look up and to the left, and the first word they look at is "Replicants".
049 (2017), replicants can be identified by having them look up and to the left. The opening text of the film is positioned where the audience must look up and to the left, and the first word they look at is "Replicants".
049, the tablet Ryan Gosling uses early in the movie is actually a plate holder from a 1920s-era camera.
049, the tablet Ryan Gosling uses early in the movie is actually a plate holder from a 1920s-era camera.

Blade Runner Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Ridley Scott and Jordan Cronenweth achieved the famous 'shining eyes' effect by using a technique invented by Fritz Lang known as the 'Sch?fftan Process': light is bounced into the actors' eyes off a piece of half mirrored glass mounted at a 45-degree angle to the camera.

  2. Roy Batty has chest & arm tattoos, which were originally markings that denoted points where a space war-suit would plug into sockets, but the idea was later dropped.

  3. Niander Wallace's headquarters are made of wood, a rare and very expensive material in 2049, to emphasize how wealthy he is.

  4. This is actually Joanna Cassidy's pet snake.

  5. Rutger Hauer made last minute changes to his character's final words as well as inserting the phrase, "All those moments will be lost like Tears in Rain". When asked why he said it was due to viewing the original lines as "opera talk". RIP Rutger Hauer.

  6. Rutger Hauer himself edited his final monologue, and added, "All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."

Blade Runner Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Rachel takes the Voight-Kampff test (similar to the Turing test) to determine if she's a replicant. Deckard says "a wasp lands on your arm", to which Rachel replies "I'd kill it." In Blade Runner 2049 a bee lands on K's hand. He does nothing but stares at it.
    Rachel takes the Voight-Kampff test (similar to the Turing test) to determine if she's a replicant. Deckard says "a wasp lands on your arm", to which Rachel replies "I'd kill it." In Blade Runner 2049 a bee lands on K's hand. He does nothing but stares at it.
  • 1 - The noodle bar cook speaks "Cityspeak," a mashup of German and Japanese. In Phillip K. Dick's other novel, Man in the High Tower, the Axis powers won WW2 and these two countries occupied the U.S.
    The noodle bar cook speaks "Cityspeak," a mashup of German and Japanese. In Phillip K. Dick's other novel, Man in the High Tower, the Axis powers won WW2 and these two countries occupied the U.S.
  • A screen labelled "PURGE" inside the hover car is the same screen displayed when Ripley activates the escape shuttle in Alien (1979)

  • 1 - Pays homage to Cowboy Bepop. Shinichir? Watanabe directed both Cowboy Bepop and Blade Runner Black Out 2022.
    Pays homage to Cowboy Bepop. Shinichir? Watanabe directed both Cowboy Bepop and Blade Runner Black Out 2022.
  • 1 - Just after K endures his first onscreen psychological conditioning "Baseline" he returns home and we see the words below on his door (slang for "Skinjob"). B.F. Skinner is the father of Behaviourism, suggesting K is already willing his conditioning away.
    Just after K endures his first onscreen psychological conditioning "Baseline" he returns home and we see the words below on his door (slang for "Skinjob"). B.F. Skinner is the father of Behaviourism, suggesting K is already willing his conditioning away.
  • 1 - She cuts the lieutenant in the same way that Wallace kills the newly-born replicant--a horizontal slice across the lower abdomen. She does it this way because she has seen it be done this way.
    She cuts the lieutenant in the same way that Wallace kills the newly-born replicant--a horizontal slice across the lower abdomen. She does it this way because she has seen it be done this way.

Blade Runner Hidden Details

1 - It is established that wood has become a very rare commodity. Niander Wallace's office is made almost exclusively out of wood, showing his wealth and power.
It is established that wood has become a very rare commodity. Niander Wallace's office is made almost exclusively out of wood, showing his wealth and power.
1 - Joi saying that she is getting cabin fever is a subtle attempt by her company to market the device that makes her portable.
Joi saying that she is getting cabin fever is a subtle attempt by her company to market the device that makes her portable.
1 - Mariette's hair reacts to the static created by Joi's image just before they sync.
Mariette's hair reacts to the static created by Joi's image just before they sync.
1 - Harrison Ford accidentally connected a punch with Ryan Gosling's face. This still was captured immediately after it happened.
Harrison Ford accidentally connected a punch with Ryan Gosling's face. This still was captured immediately after it happened.

Deckard's blood mixes with his drink after a fight.

1 - . This is a reference to the title of the book the original Blade Runner was based on: "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?"
. This is a reference to the title of the book the original Blade Runner was based on: "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?"
1 - Batty mocks Deckard for taking a shot and missing him. When it cuts back to Batty, we see that his ear is now bleeding. Deckard didn't miss.
Batty mocks Deckard for taking a shot and missing him. When it cuts back to Batty, we see that his ear is now bleeding. Deckard didn't miss.
1 - Some of the holograms are labelled Product of CCCP, implying that the soviet union did not break up in 1989.
Some of the holograms are labelled Product of CCCP, implying that the soviet union did not break up in 1989.
1 - Deckard takes a shot right after a fight scene and his blood mixes with it.
Deckard takes a shot right after a fight scene and his blood mixes with it.
1 - The text of the baseline that K must recite is from Vladimir Nabokov's "Pale Fire", the novel that Joi volunteers to read to K.
The text of the baseline that K must recite is from Vladimir Nabokov's "Pale Fire", the novel that Joi volunteers to read to K.

As Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" plays in the background, Deckard tells K "I like this song." Later, Wallace suggests to Deckard that his infatuation with Rachel was by design.

049, when K visits a retired Gaff, Gaff gives K an origami sheep, alluding that he is not special in comparison to Deckard who gets a unicorn in the Classic.

1 - When K (Joe) finds the piano in the abandoned casino right before meeting Deckard, he plays the exact same E key that he noticed to be depressed in Sapper Morton's farmhouse (earlier in the film), which caused him to find the photo of the secret Replicant child hidden inside.
When K (Joe) finds the piano in the abandoned casino right before meeting Deckard, he plays the exact same E key that he noticed to be depressed in Sapper Morton's farmhouse (earlier in the film), which caused him to find the photo of the secret Replicant child hidden inside.

When Bryant describes replicant Pris as "a basic pleasure model" it shows her incept date being Valentine's Day.

1 - The Million Dollar Marquee is showing Los Mimilocos, a Spanish amalgamation of the words "crazy" and"Replicants".
The Million Dollar Marquee is showing Los Mimilocos, a Spanish amalgamation of the words "crazy" and"Replicants".

049 (2017) 'K' describes an old memory of his when he hid a wooden horse.

When K drinks at home, he offers some to Joi, when Joshi drinks in her office, she does not think to ask K if he wants to drink

1 - At the food court, one of the ads is for "The Jiggety-Jig Bar". This is what Sebastian always says when he returns home to greet his replicant toys in the first Blade Runner movie. "Home Again, home again, jiggety-jig!"
At the food court, one of the ads is for "The Jiggety-Jig Bar". This is what Sebastian always says when he returns home to greet his replicant toys in the first Blade Runner movie. "Home Again, home again, jiggety-jig!"

K's jacket has salt stains, as would appear upon drying after being in the ocean in the previous scene

1 - Theatrical release included narrations from Harrison Ford because the film's producers thought the director's cut was "too confusing". The director's cut went on to be recognized as one of the greatest films of all time, with critics warning viewers of the theatrical release.
Theatrical release included narrations from Harrison Ford because the film's producers thought the director's cut was "too confusing". The director's cut went on to be recognized as one of the greatest films of all time, with critics warning viewers of the theatrical release.
1 - Ridley Scott) when Harrison Ford's character takes a sip of something after he is beat up by a Replicant, blood from his mouth flows into the cup.
Ridley Scott) when Harrison Ford's character takes a sip of something after he is beat up by a Replicant, blood from his mouth flows into the cup.
1 - I found fascinating the way Luv's nails were done. I wrote a small message to Sylvia Hoeks IG, I was curious if she has pics of her nail design that was in the movie. I didn't get any response. But I found a video on YouTube and I spotted on her thumb a little deer.
I found fascinating the way Luv's nails were done. I wrote a small message to Sylvia Hoeks IG, I was curious if she has pics of her nail design that was in the movie. I didn't get any response. But I found a video on YouTube and I spotted on her thumb a little deer.
1 - The main selling point of Joi was that she tells you everything you want to hear. Just like the Joi porn genre.
The main selling point of Joi was that she tells you everything you want to hear. Just like the Joi porn genre.
1 - After "retiring" a rogue replicant Sapper Morton at the protein farm, K sees the inscription "??????" (celin?) on the building. It's Russian and means "virgin land, virgin soil".
After "retiring" a rogue replicant Sapper Morton at the protein farm, K sees the inscription "??????" (celin?) on the building. It's Russian and means "virgin land, virgin soil".
1 - K is shown with the roof lights placed on top of him like Angel wings in his most heroic moment. This specifically contrasts the character of Luv, who thought of herself as the angel of the story until this moment.
K is shown with the roof lights placed on top of him like Angel wings in his most heroic moment. This specifically contrasts the character of Luv, who thought of herself as the angel of the story until this moment.

1 - 049 Dave Bautista's scene originated from a storyboarded but cut scene from the original!
049 Dave Bautista's scene originated from a storyboarded but cut scene from the original!
1 - When officer K returns to his apartment you can hear the advertisement in background that states '' joi will go anywhere you want to go''. Later K gifts joi his AI girlfriend an emulator which allows her to move freely.
When officer K returns to his apartment you can hear the advertisement in background that states '' joi will go anywhere you want to go''. Later K gifts joi his AI girlfriend an emulator which allows her to move freely.
1 - K notices and turns around an ash tray with a horse on it. The wooden horse from his memory is then found moments later in the ashes of a furnace.
K notices and turns around an ash tray with a horse on it. The wooden horse from his memory is then found moments later in the ashes of a furnace.

The end of Blade Runner and the last line of Blade Runner 2049 have a nice relationship to eachother.

The trash-dump aircraft in Blade Runner 2049 (2017) mirror the trash-dump spacecraft in Soldier (1997) - Soldier is an unofficial/non-canon sequel to the original Blade Runner (1982)

Deckard examines a fake family photo owned by a replicant he retired, and it appears to come to life momentarily

Rachel changes her hair after looking at photos on Deckard's piano. In Prometheus David also changes his hair to a likeness. Alien: Covenant and Blade Runner also feature synthetics saying "that's the spirit!" and the Spinner and Nostromo have the same graphical landing displays.

1 - K is the latest Nexus Model 9 replicant. Model 9's are suppose to be the most obedient. K works for the LAPD, so he is a K9. Later in the film, after the replicant Luv kicks K to the ground she says "Bad dog!" A reference to K being a dog of a replicant. A K9.
K is the latest Nexus Model 9 replicant. Model 9's are suppose to be the most obedient. K works for the LAPD, so he is a K9. Later in the film, after the replicant Luv kicks K to the ground she says "Bad dog!" A reference to K being a dog of a replicant. A K9.
Blade Runner poster
Blade Runner poster

Blade Runner Plot

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Blade Runner. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Ridley Scott
Stars Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos
IMDB score 8.1