Johnny Mnemonic – Filtered

Theatrical Release: May 26, 1995
DVD Release: November 25, 1998


In 2021, the whole world is connected by the gigantic Internet, and almost a half of the population is suffering from the Nerve Attenuation Syndrome (NAS).Johnny, with an inplanted memory chip in his brain, was ordered to transport the over loaded information from Beijing to Newark. While Pharmakom Industries supported by yakuza tries to capture him to get the informaiton back, the Low-tech group led by J-Bone tries to break the missing code to download the cure of NAS which Johnny carries.

Dove Review

Johnny is a Mnemonic- a smuggler, in 2021, when the entire world is computer dependant. He has an implant in his head that allows him to upload and smuggle data. After receiving an upgrade to allow more “storage”, he gets overloaded by a group of scientists/clients. He must download the information (which happens to be the cure for a major disease) within 48 hours or his brain will be destroyed. Johnny Mnemonic is a seemingly typical Keanu Reeves film…weird! I wasn’t too sure at first, but at mid-movie, after I grasped all the computer jargon, I became somewhat interested. The storyline was good, but the acting left a little to be desired. There was a lot of violence such as people being shot with machine guns and a couple people being electrocuted. It is difficult to describe the feel of the movie…very strange. But due to the violence, the film is not approved. It should also be noted that a man calls himself Jesus, and says such things as, “Behold your savior,” and “Jesus time.” A guard is also a transvestite.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Movie starts with Johnny in bed with a woman, guy and girl kiss.
Language: None.
Violence: Many people shot, use of martial arts, fist fighting, guy electrocuted, another guy electrocuted and burning alive- gross!!
Drugs: Some smoking.
Nudity: Main character’s bare chest and then in boxers, woman in negligee, shows cleavage shots here and there.
Other: None.


Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Director: Robert Longo
Producer: Don Carmody
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 96 min.
Reviewer: Sarah Bennor