In this dark comedy, an animatronics technician cannot find his perfect woman, so he simply builds one. But perhaps she is too perfect: she runs off to pursue her own career, quickly evolving from a stripper to a movie star, with aspirations to the presidency of the United States.
An adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep," Blade Runners are futuristic cops assigned to hunt and terminate illegal cyborgs called replicants, creations so close to human as to be almost indistinguishable. This is not referred to as execution, but rather "retirement."
Rick Deckard prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st-century Los Angeles. He's a 'blade runner' stalking genetically made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human. Basis of the film Blade Runner.
The late Philip K. Dick's works were one of the strongest influences on science fiction writers in the first decade of the 21st century, including the fields of alternate history and paranoid thrillers.