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Blade Runner is a futuristic sci-fi action movie that takes place in the LA of the year 2019 Blade Runners are a type of law enforcement official who must hunt down rouge Replicants that are a genetically manufactured humanoid creature They are no longer allowed on Earth and must be retired if discovered planet side This means that a blade runners sole duty is to eliminate all Replicant threats on Earth In this paper I will summarize the film analyze the ethical dilemmas faced by the characters in this movie and finally compare it to my own personal ethical system Part I Film Summary Blade Runner follows the story of a man named Rick Deckard Harrison Ford who happens to be a retiring blade runner Unfortunately his retirement is cut short when he is asked to hunt down four Replicants who have hijacked a military spaceship killed all on board and have now returned to earth to wreak havoc Deckards job is to seek the Replicants out and destroy them He is given no choice in the matter even though he insists that he is retired However before he can find the Replicants his boss sends him to the company that manufactures themthe Tyrell Co to preview a newly redesigned Replicant model called Nexus-6 that is considered more human-like and similar to the four Dechard must retire Upon arriving at the production facility Deckard is greeted by a woman named Rachael Sean Young who asks him if he has ever mistakenly killed a human instead of a Replicant Deckard does not answer and their relationship starts off on shaky ground They are barely civil to each other especially when Dechard is asked by the creator of Replicants to administer a Replicant test upon Rachael The results of this test reveal that Rachael herself is Replicant with implanted memories that make her feel as if she has been alive all of her life She has no
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