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* SweepingTheTable: When Johnny and Jane break into the backroom of an electronics store, Johnny swipes a pile of junk and tools off a work table with his right arm in order to clear a space for Jane to build him an expensive VR rig with the store's products.

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* SweepingTheTable: When Johnny and Jane break into the backroom of an electronics store, Johnny swipes a pile of junk and tools off a work table with his right arm in order to clear a space for Jane to build him an expensive assemble a VR rig with using the store's products.

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* SweepingTheTable: When Johnny and Jane break into the backroom of an electronics store, Johnny swipes a pile of junk and tools off a work table with his right arm in order to clear a space for Jane to build him an expensive VR rig with the store's products.


* MagicCountdown: If Johnny can't get [[MacGuffin the 320 gigs of data]] out of his head in 24 hours, he will die and the data will be lost forever. However, Johnny ''always'' seems to have the maximum 24 hours available to him to complete his quest. After Johnny travels halfway around the world from Beijing to Newark (which should take up a chunk of time one way or another), the EverythingSensor at customs in Newark still estimates that Johnny has a full 24 hours to seek medical attention. Then, while nearly halfway through the movie and after Johnny has survived three further attempts by the yakuza to capture him and/or cut off his head and takes a nap in a subway tunnel, Takahashi still gives the Street Preacher a 24 hour deadline to bring him Johnny's head when, at this point in the movie, it would be much more plausible if there are only 12 or 13 hours left (at best) before the data is lost. (See Also: RaceAgainstTheClock)

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* MagicCountdown: If Johnny can't get [[MacGuffin the 320 gigs of data]] out of his head in 24 hours, he will die and the data will be lost forever. However, Johnny ''always'' seems to have the maximum 24 hours available to him to complete his quest. After Johnny travels halfway around the world from Beijing to Newark (which should take up a chunk of time one way or another), the EverythingSensor at customs in Newark still estimates that Johnny has a full 24 hours to seek medical attention. Then, while nearly later, halfway through the movie and after Johnny has survived three further attempts by the yakuza to capture him and/or cut off his head and takes a nap in a subway tunnel, Takahashi still gives the Street Preacher a 24 hour deadline to bring him Johnny's head when, at this point in the movie, it would be much more plausible if there are only 12 or 13 hours left (at best) before the data is lost. (See Also: RaceAgainstTheClock)


** Inverted for Shinji and his {{Mooks}} taking an elevator from the lobby of the hotel in Beijing to the floor where Johnny and his present clients are; what would realistically be a seemingly brief moment is slowed to a crawl while concurring plot points (which are important) play out in the hotel room in their own time. It takes the entire length of time for Johnny to prepare for uploading the data (starting with when Johnny opens his briefcase containing his equipment), receive the data, and make a printout of the download code (roughly two minutes and forty-two seconds, and that's just the elapsed time ''on-screen'') just for the elevator the bad guys are in to finally arrive on the same floor. It then takes the bad guys another minute and a half of of the movie's time length (enough time for Johnny's clients to destroy the original copy of the data they gave him and for Johnny himself to regain his composure in the bathroom) to walk from the elevator to their hotel room door.

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** Inverted for Shinji and his {{Mooks}} taking an elevator from the lobby of the hotel in Beijing to the floor where Johnny and his present clients are; what would realistically be a seemingly brief moment is slowed to a crawl while concurring plot points (which are important) play out in the hotel room in their own time. It takes the entire length of time for Johnny to prepare for uploading the data (starting with when Johnny opens his briefcase containing his equipment), receive the data, and make a printout of the download code (roughly two minutes and forty-two seconds, seconds of screentime, and that's just with the elapsed time ''on-screen'') aid of movie editing making all of Johnny's setup move a lot faster than it actually would have) just for the elevator the bad guys are in to finally arrive on the same floor. It then takes the bad guys another minute and a half of of the movie's time length (enough time for Johnny's clients to destroy the original copy of the data they gave him and for Johnny himself to regain his composure in the bathroom) to walk from the elevator to their hotel room door.


** Jane's role in the movie is of much less significance that that of the short story's original lead female character, Molly Millions. Where Molly Millions played a very active role in protecting Johnny in the original text, Jane's cybernetic enhancements are treated as an InformedAttribute, and she does little of consequence beyond coming to Johnny's rescue at Ralfi's nightclub. Even after Jane is hired as a bodyguard for Johnny, it's ''Johnny'' who winds up doing more to protect ''her'', such as when Johnny pushes her out of the way of a falling car and when Johnny [[spoiler: tackles the Street Preacher as he is attempting to crucify her]].

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** Jane's role in the movie is of much less significance that than that of the short story's original lead female character, Molly Millions. Where Molly Millions played a very active role in protecting Johnny in the original text, Jane's cybernetic enhancements are treated as an InformedAttribute, and she does little of consequence beyond coming to Johnny's rescue at Ralfi's nightclub. Even after Jane is hired as a bodyguard for Johnny, it's ''Johnny'' who winds up doing more to protect ''her'', such as when Johnny pushes her out of the way of a falling car and when Johnny [[spoiler: tackles the Street Preacher as he is attempting to crucify her]].


->''"I can carry nearly eighty gigs of data in my head."''[[note]]This might seem like a strong case of TechnologyMarchesOn, but at the time of the film's release, the average hard drive size was 1 gigabyte, and at the time of the short story's release a decade earlier, it was 10 megabytes. The first gigabyte sized hard drive released in 1980 was the size of a refrigerator and weighed 550 pounds. By that logic, an eighty GB sized drive with overflow capacity placed in someone's head within 25/35 years seems like a possible overreach.[[/note]]

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->''"I can carry nearly eighty gigs of data in my head."''[[note]]This might seem like a strong case of TechnologyMarchesOn, but at the time of the film's release, the average hard drive size was 1 gigabyte, and at the time of the short story's release a decade earlier, it was 10 megabytes. The first gigabyte sized hard drive released in 1980 was the size of a refrigerator and weighed 550 pounds. By that logic, an eighty GB sized drive with overflow capacity placed in someone's head within 25/35 years seems like a possible overreach.[[/note]]
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->''"I can carry nearly eighty gigs of data in my head."''

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->''"I can carry nearly eighty gigs of data in my head."''
"''[[note]]This might seem like a strong case of TechnologyMarchesOn, but at the time of the film's release, the average hard drive size was 1 gigabyte, and at the time of the short story's release a decade earlier, it was 10 megabytes. The first gigabyte sized hard drive released in 1980 was the size of a refrigerator and weighed 550 pounds. By that logic, an eighty GB sized drive with overflow capacity placed in someone's head within 25/35 years seems like a possible overreach.[[/note]]


* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil MegaCorp [=PharmaKom=] intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease that has infected half of the entire world, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost as much as "two grand per clinical unit" or more, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially when the medicine is needed on a regular, never-ending cycle (A typical medication taken once-or-twice-daily at these set prices would cost a single patient in excess of $730,000-per-year or ''double'', and households of four or more people would statistically have, at least, two people afflicted with the disease). These prices would most definitely yield diminishing returns for a company very quickly, as the vast majority of sick people living on low and middle-class incomes would struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and would be left to gradually die off amidst the global pandemic (and do even more damage to entire economies when both the size of workforces and the numbers of consumers in other business sectors are drastically reduced). Even if someone ''could'' be wealthy or privileged enough to receive the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, this is still shown to not be enough to prevent the sick from dying or even help significantly extend a patient's lifespan after contracting the disease; Takahashi's young daughter still succumbed to NAS, in spite of her father's ranking administrative status with the company. In these same circumstances, by comparison, the working cure which [=PharmaKom=] aims to suppress could plausibly be an even more profitable product because it could be made cheaper and more affordable to a significantly larger consumer base (especially if the sick would only require a much more finite dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially when such a desired product is depicted as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help a global population remain healthy, thrive, and build an even more prosperous and sustainable world economy in the long term.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil MegaCorp [=PharmaKom=] intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease that has infected half of the entire world, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost as much as "two grand per clinical unit" or more, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially when the medicine is needed on a regular, never-ending cycle (A typical medication taken once-or-twice-daily at these set prices would cost a single patient in excess of $730,000-per-year or ''double'', and family households of four or more people larger would statistically have, at least, two people afflicted with the disease). These prices would most definitely yield diminishing returns for a company very quickly, as the vast majority of sick people living on low and middle-class incomes would struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and would be left to gradually die off amidst the global pandemic (and do even more damage to entire economies when both the size of workforces and the numbers of consumers in other business sectors are drastically reduced). Even if someone ''could'' be wealthy or privileged enough to receive the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, this is still shown to not be enough to prevent the sick from dying or even help significantly extend a patient's lifespan after contracting the disease; Takahashi's young daughter still succumbed to NAS, in spite of her father's ranking administrative status with the company. In these same circumstances, by comparison, the working cure which [=PharmaKom=] aims to suppress could plausibly be an even more profitable product because it could be made cheaper and more affordable to a significantly larger consumer base (especially if the sick would only require a much more finite dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially when such a desired product is depicted as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help a global population remain healthy, thrive, and build an even more prosperous and sustainable world economy in the long term.]]


* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil MegaCorp [=PharmaKom=] intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease that has infected half of the entire world, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost as much as "two grand per clinical unit" or more, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially when the medicine is needed on a regular, never-ending cycle (A typical medication taken once-or-twice-daily at these set prices would cost a single patient in excess of $730,000-per-year or ''double''). These prices would most definitely yield diminishing returns for a company very quickly, as the vast majority of sick people living on low and middle-class incomes would struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and would be left to gradually die off amidst the global pandemic (and do even more damage to entire economies when both the size of workforces and the numbers of consumers in other business sectors are drastically reduced). Even if someone ''could'' be wealthy or privileged enough to receive the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, this is still shown to not be enough to prevent the sick from dying or even help significantly extend a patient's lifespan after contracting the disease; Takahashi's young daughter still succumbed to NAS, in spite of her father's ranking administrative status with the company. In these same circumstances, by comparison, the working cure which [=PharmaKom=] aims to suppress could plausibly be an even more profitable product because it could be made cheaper and more affordable to a significantly larger consumer base (especially if the sick would only require a much more finite dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially when such a desired product is depicted as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help a global population remain healthy, thrive, and build an even more prosperous and sustainable world economy in the long term.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil MegaCorp [=PharmaKom=] intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease that has infected half of the entire world, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost as much as "two grand per clinical unit" or more, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially when the medicine is needed on a regular, never-ending cycle (A typical medication taken once-or-twice-daily at these set prices would cost a single patient in excess of $730,000-per-year or ''double'').''double'', and households of four or more people would statistically have, at least, two people afflicted with the disease). These prices would most definitely yield diminishing returns for a company very quickly, as the vast majority of sick people living on low and middle-class incomes would struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and would be left to gradually die off amidst the global pandemic (and do even more damage to entire economies when both the size of workforces and the numbers of consumers in other business sectors are drastically reduced). Even if someone ''could'' be wealthy or privileged enough to receive the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, this is still shown to not be enough to prevent the sick from dying or even help significantly extend a patient's lifespan after contracting the disease; Takahashi's young daughter still succumbed to NAS, in spite of her father's ranking administrative status with the company. In these same circumstances, by comparison, the working cure which [=PharmaKom=] aims to suppress could plausibly be an even more profitable product because it could be made cheaper and more affordable to a significantly larger consumer base (especially if the sick would only require a much more finite dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially when such a desired product is depicted as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help a global population remain healthy, thrive, and build an even more prosperous and sustainable world economy in the long term.]]


** [[spoiler: It's entirely possible that the cure was discovered while researching more cost-efficient treatments: research isn't a clear path from one point to the next. However, the movie does nothing to establish this at all, mostly because it's unimportant to the narrative.]]

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** [[spoiler: It's entirely possible that the cure was discovered while researching more cost-efficient treatments: research isn't a clear path from one point to the next. However, the movie does nothing to establish this at all, mostly because it's unimportant to the narrative.]]


Set against the backdrop of [[{{TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture}} the futuristic year of 2021]] in a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian]] world ravaged by a fatal [[ThePlague plague]], Johnny (Reeves) is a "mnemonic courier" (data trafficker) who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. Johnny uses this implant to deliver such data between contracting parties. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's storage capacity (and will kill him if the data isn't removed in 24 hours), but also proves to contain information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. Johnny must deliver the data before it kills him, but a MegaCorp sends assassins out after him to suppress said data.

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Set against the backdrop of [[{{TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture}} [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the futuristic year of 2021]] in a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian]] world ravaged by a fatal [[ThePlague plague]], Johnny (Reeves) is a "mnemonic courier" (data trafficker) who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. Johnny uses this implant to deliver such data between contracting parties. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's storage capacity (and will kill him if the data isn't removed in 24 hours), but also proves to contain information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. Johnny must deliver the data before it kills him, but a MegaCorp sends assassins out after him to suppress said data.


Set against the backdrop of the futuristic year of 2021 in a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian]] world ravaged by a fatal [[ThePlague plague]], Johnny (Reeves) is a "mnemonic courier" (data trafficker) who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. Johnny uses this implant to deliver such data between contracting parties. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's storage capacity (and will kill him if the data isn't removed in 24 hours), but also proves to contain information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. Johnny must deliver the data before it kills him, but a MegaCorp sends assassins out after him to suppress said data.

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Set against the backdrop of [[{{TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture}} the futuristic year of 2021 2021]] in a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian]] world ravaged by a fatal [[ThePlague plague]], Johnny (Reeves) is a "mnemonic courier" (data trafficker) who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. Johnny uses this implant to deliver such data between contracting parties. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's storage capacity (and will kill him if the data isn't removed in 24 hours), but also proves to contain information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. Johnny must deliver the data before it kills him, but a MegaCorp sends assassins out after him to suppress said data.


* VillainousFaceHold: Shinji, who has been sent to hunt down the titular hero, grabs the chin of Johnny's most recent client in order to intimidate him into revealing where Johnny is going.

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* VillainousFaceHold: Shinji, who has been sent to hunt down the titular hero, Shinji grabs the chin of Johnny's most recent client in order to intimidate him into revealing where Johnny is going.


** Similarly, during the movie's climax, Jane does nothing to get involved and protect Johnny, her client, when Shinji chases after Johnny and tries to cut off his head, and, instead, focuses on repeatedly smacking a hapless {{Mook}} who is too inconsequential to even try and fight back.

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** Similarly, during the movie's climax, Jane does nothing to get involved and protect Johnny, her client, when Shinji chases after Johnny and tries to cut off his head, and, instead, focuses all of her attention on repeatedly smacking a hapless {{Mook}} who is too inconsequential to even try and fight back.

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