#5 – “Blade Runner” (1982) – Roy Batty’s “Tears in the Rain” speech – To some (including us), Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” felt five hours long, even though its runtime is less than two. One hour and 57 minutes, actually. It’s true! Still, there is absolutely no denying the movie’s impact on science fiction cinema that still can be felt 36 years later.
Speaking of feeling, our #5 ’80s sci-fi moment comes from a replicant, an artificial being named Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer). He knows that his “life” is ending and pours his heart to Deckard (Harrison Ford). Like “tears in the rain.” Ooof.
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