Plot Outline of “Blade Runner”

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Team 2 shoots Holden. Then Bryant recruits Deckard to hunt/kill Team 2. Deckard meets Tyrell and Rachel, and Tyrell tells Deckard that Rachel is an android.
Prologue View of a fake dictionary definition of the word, “Android,” ostensibly printed in 2012, which says androids are computers with human features that work at jobs too boring or dangerous for humans and to work in/explore space. (Team 2 ) 1
2 Inciting indident Holden gives Leon the Voight Kampff test to determine if Leon is an android. When Leon realizes he can’t pass the test, he shoots Holden with a laser pistol and leaves. EXT. HADES – DUSK
INT. TYRELL CORPORATION INTERROGATION ROOM – DUSK
Holden

Leon

2
3
Deckard recieves the quest to hunt Team 2.
A blimp flies around a city advertising job opportunities to emigrate off Earth. EXT. OVERHEAD VIEW CITY – NIGHT
EXT. THE BLIMP – FROM BELOW – NIGHT
(Tyrell )
(Deckard )
(Team 2 )
(Sebastian )
3
4 As Deckard eats at a street vendor, Gaff arrives in a police car and tells Deckard that Captain Bryant has ordered Gaff to bring Deckard to see Bryant. Gaff says Deckard is a renowned Blade Runner. Deckard reluctantly goes with Gaff in the police car to see Bryant. EXT. CITY STREET – NIGHT
EXT. CITY – BIRD’S EYE VIEW – NIGHT
Deckard
Gaff
(Bryant )
4
5 Bryant offers Deckard a contract to hunt and kill 4 androids who went rouge, killed a bunch of humans and flew a hijacked spaceship to Earth. Then Leon shot Holden, critically wounding him. Deckard reluctantly accepts the mission. INT. SPINNER – NIGHT
EXT. PRECINCT SPINNER PAD – NIGHT
INT. POLICE HQ CONCOURSE – NIGHT
Bryant
Deckard
(Team 2 )
5
6 Holden gets info he needs to find Team 2. Deckard gets more info on the androids from Bryant and Holden. INT. BRYANT’S OFFICE (DAY)
INT. HOSPITAL – NIGHT
Deckard
Bryant
Holden
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7
Holden meets and gets to know Rachel.
The next morning, Gaff apprehends Deckard to take him to The Pyramid. EXT. CITYSCAPE – MORNING
EXT. SPINNER – MORNING
INT. SPINNER – MORNING
EXT. OVER CITY – MORNING
INT. SPINNER – MORNING
EXT. SPINNER – MORNING
Gaff
Deckard
(Tyrell )
7
8 At The Pyramid, Deckard meets Rachel. At Rachel’s beckoning, Deckard explains the risk of hunting androids, his motivations and justifications. EXT. THE PYRAMID – MORNING
INT. SPINNER – MORNING
INT. THE PYRAMID – MORNING
Deckard
Rachel
(Tyrell )
8
9 Tyrell joins Deckard and Rachel. Tyrell asks Deckard to give Rachel the Voight Kampff test. INT. THE PYRAMID – MORNING Deckard
Tyrell
Rachel
9
10 Deckard gives Rachel the Voight Kampff test. INT. TYRELL’S OFFICE – A LITTLE LATER Deckard
Rachel
(Tyrell )
10
11 Tyrell and Deckard leave Rachel. Tyrell tells Deckard Rachel doesn’t know she’s an android, and her memories are transplanted from his niece. INT. TYRELL’S OFFICE – A LITTLE LATER Deckard
Tyrell
(Rachel )
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12
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Deckard flirts with Rachel as he follows clues that lead him to Salome, who he fights and kills. Pris convinces Sebastian to let her live with him. Batty and Leon follow clues to find their maker (Tyrell).
Holden investigates clue #1 and finds clue #2. Deckard and Gaff investigate an apartment the rouge androids stayed in. Deckard finds a photo and a glittery snake scale. EXT. OVERHEAD VIEW OF HOTEL – NIGHT
EXT. ANGLE ON DECKARD – NIGHT
INT. HOTEL CORRIDOR – NIGHT
INT. HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT
INT. HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT (A LITTLE LATER)
INT. HOTEL BATHROOM – NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)
INT. HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT
INT. HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)
INT. HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT (A LITTLE LATER)
EXT. HOTEL – NIGHT
INT. HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT
EXT. HOTEL – NIGHT
Deckard
Gaff
(Leon )
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Batty and Leon begin/continue their quest to find their maker by investigating clue #1 and find clue #2.
Batty meets Leon on a street corner. Leon confesses his photo was taken by the police. Batty is displeased. EXT. STREET – NIGHT Batty
Leon
Deckard
13
14 Batty and Leon cross the street and enter Chew’s, a business that makes and sells android eyes. Batty and Leon tell Chew he made their eyes, and then force Chew to tell them who made them. Chew tells them Sebastian made them at the Tyrell Corporation. INT. CHEW’S SHOP – NIGHT Batty
Leon
Chew
14
15 Deckard and Rachel get closer. Deckard meets Rachel as he enters his apartment. She asks if he thinks she’s a android, because she doesn’t believe she is. Deckard explains/proves she is. Then she leaves him her phone number. EXT. DECKARD’S APARTMENT BUILDING – NIGHT
INT. ELEVATOR NIGHT
INT. CORRIDOR NIGHT
INT. DECKARD’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
INT. KITCHEN – NIGHT
INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT
Deckard
Rachel
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16
Pris befriends Sebastian as her first step in Team 2’s plan to find their creator.
Pris ostensibly runs into Sebastian in front of his apartment on accident. Pris flirts with him and tells him she’s homeless. Sebastian invites her into his apartment. EXT. AN ABANDONED BUILDING – NIGHT
EXT. SEBASTIAN’S BUILDING – NIGHT
Pris
Sebastian
16
17 Sebastian takes Pris into his apartment and explains what living in the city is like. Pris flirts with him and reiterates that she’s lost and alone. Sebastian offers to let Pris spend the night, and she accepts. INT. SEBASTIAN’S LOBBY – NIGHT (SHOT)
INT. CAGE ELEVATOR (SHOT)
INT. CORRIDOR – NIGHT (SHOT)
INT. CORRIDOR – NIGHT (SHOT)
INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT -NIGHT
Sebastian
Pris
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18
Deckard investigates clue #2 and finds clue #3. He investigates clue #3 and finds clue #4. He investigates clue #4 and finds Salome and kills her.
Deckard uses computers and cameras to analyze the photo and snake scale he found earlier. He sees a dancer’s dress in the corner of the photo. INT. DECKARD’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
INT. SHOWER – NIGHT
Deckard 18
19 While eating fish at a the street vendor, Deckard realizes the glittery object he found resembles a fish scale, which makes him believe it is a synthetic fish scale. EXT. NOODLE BAR – NIGHT Deckard 19
20 Deckard visits a synthetic fish store and asks Cambodian Lady to analyze the snake scale. She tells him it’s not a fish scale, but a snake scale. EXT. ANIMAL ROW – NIGHT Deckard
Cambodian lady
20
21 Deckard visits a synthetic snake store and asks The Egyptian to analyze the snake scale. He identifies the snake, and Deckard convinces him to identify the most likely owner. EXT. EGYPTIANS JOINT – NIGHT Deckard
The Egyptian
21
22 Deckard goes to a strip club he believes the owner of the snake also owns. He questions the bartender, who shows that the bar owns a synthetic snake, but it’s not the one Deckard is looking for. INT. TAFFEY’S SNAKE PIT BAR – NIGHT Deckard 22
23 At the strip club, Deckard calls Rachel and invites her on a date. He tells her to meet him at the strip club. She agrees as Deckard is distracted by seeing Salome stripping on stage with the snake he’s looking for. INT. TAFFEY’S BAR MOMENTS LATER Deckard
Rachel
Salome
23
24 Later, backstage, Deckard tells Salome he works for the “American Federation of Variety Artists” and is investigating for the “Committee on Moral Abuses. He tells her needs to inspect her dressing room for signs her bosses are committing voyeurism. After questioning her further, she attacks him and runs away. INT. BACKSTAGE A LITTLE LATER
INT. DRESSING ROOM – NIGHT
Deckard
Salome
24
25 Deckard chases Salome through the streets, then fights and kills her. EXT. STREET – OPERA HOUSE – NIGHT Deckard
Salome
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3
Leon attacks Deckard, but Rachel kills him. Graff learns Deckard is harboring Rachel when he picks up Deckard to see Bryant. Sebastian introduces Sebastian to Batty. Then Deckard and Rachel talk about themselves and have sex.
Leon, Batty and Rachel react to the death of Salome. Leon tries to kill Deckard, but Rachel kills Leon.
Leon and Batty watch from a safe distance as they see Deckard showing his credentials to police who responded to the public execution of Salome. Leon and Batty walk away angry. EXT. THE CROWD – NIGHT Batty
Leon
Deckard
(Salome )
26
27 Moments later, Deckard sees Rachel in the growing crowd. He chases after her, but she runs away, upset that Deckard killed an android. EXT. STREETS – NIGHT Deckard
Rachel
27
28 Deckard chases Rachel but loses her. He ends up in an alley, where Leon attacks him. Deckard fights back and loses. Leon is about to kill him, but Rachel sneaks up and kills Leon. EXT. ALLEY NIGHT Deckard
Rachel
Leon
28
29 Deckard takes Rachel to get drunk to cope with killing, but while at the bar, Gaff apprehends Deckard to send him to talk to Bryant. Before Gaff sees Rachel, Deckard signals/warns her to hide. Gaff doesn’t see Rachel but is suspicious she is with Deckard. EXT. 42ND STREET – 20 MINUTES LATER
EXT. KIOSK – MOMENTS LATER
Deckard
Rachel
Gaff
(Bryant )
29
30 Deckard recieves a prize for his success, but it’s a false victory. Rachel went rouge. So Bryant orders him to find and kill her. Bryant congratulates Deckard for killing two androids in one night and tells him Rachel went rouge, and he must now kill her. EXT. KIOSK Bryant
Deckard
(Rachel )
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31
Deckard and Rachel get to know each other better.
Later, at Deckard’s apartment, Deckard justifies killing androids to Rachel. INT. DECKARD’S KITCHEN – NIGHT Deckard
Rachel
31
32 As Rachel pervs out on Deckard bandaging himself half-naked, Rachel asks if he will hunt her. He says no, but someone will. She asks if Deckard knows how long she’ll live, and he says he doesn’t know. INT. DECKARD’S BATHROOM – NIGHT
INT. DECKARD’S BATHROOM A FEW MINUTES LATER
Rachel
Deckard
32
33 While Deckard sleeps, Rachel looks at a photo of Deckard’s family jealously and then plays a beautiful melody on a piano. INT. LIVING ROOM NIGHT
INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT
INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT
Rachel
Deckard
33
34 Pris gets to know Sebastian better, and introduces him to Batty. In Sebastian’s apartment, Sebastian and Pris flirt. Batty sneaks in while Pris asks Sebastian why he’s still on Earth. Sebastian says he has a disease. Batty walks up on them and acts all creepy. INT. CITYSCAPE DAWN
EXT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT – DAWN
INT. SEBASTIAN’S BUILDING – DAWN
INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT – DAWN
INT. WEDDING DRESS ROOM – DAWN
INT. SEBASTIAN LABORATORY – DAWN
Sebastian
Pris
Batty
34
35 Rachel and Deckard get to know each other better, and they have sex. The next morning, Rachel asks Deckard how he feels about all his family members and her. Then they have sex. INT DECKARD’S BEDROOM – MORNING
INT. DECKARD’S LIVING ROOM MORNING
Rachel
Deckard
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36
4
Team 2 convinces Sebastian to take them to see Tyrell. Holden tells Deckard that Team 2 is trying to find their maker and eternal life.
Sebastian gets to know Pris and Batty better. Sebastian agrees to take them to their creator. In Sebastian’s house, Sebastian figures out Pris and Batty are androids. They ask him to help them meet Tyrell, and Sebastian reluctantly agrees. INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT – NIGHT Sebastian
Pris
Batty
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37
Holden and Deckard get to know each other better. Holden explains Team 2’s plan to Deckard and gives Deckard clue #5. While spying on Deckard and Holden, Gaff and Bryant plan to follow Deckard to find Rachel.
In Holden’s hospital room, Deckard tells Holden he killed two androids, including the one who shot Holden. Deckard says the androids had feelings, and Holden jokingly accuses Deckard of having sex with Salome. INT. HOSPITAL (DAY) Holden
Deckard
(Team 2 )
(Rachel )
37
38 Bryant and Gaff spy on Holden and Deckard. Bryant wonders if Deckard knows where Rachel is. Gaff says he’ll find out if Bryant gives him a promotion. INT. BRYANT’S OFFICE – DAY Bryant
Gaff
(Deckard )
38
39 Holden explains to Deckard that the rouge androids are trying to infiltrate Tyrell Corp. to meet Tyrell. INT. HOSPITAL (DAY) Holden
Deckard
(Team 2 )
39
40 Bryant and Gaff are surprised by Holden’s explanation that the rouge androids are trying to meet Tyrell. INT. BRYANT’S OFFICE – DAY Bryant
Gaff
(Team 2 )
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41
5
Tyrell tells Batty he’ll die of old age very soon and there’s no cure. Batty kills Sebastian and Tyrell. Deckard follows clues to Sebastian’s house, where he meets, fights and kills Pris. Then he fights Batty who spares Deckard’s life and then dies of old age.
Deckard investigates clue #5 and finds Pris.
Sitting in his car, Deckard calls Schlecht and orders her to give him personnel files on the four people in Tyrell Corp. with the most authorization clearance, including Sebastian. Schlecht reluctantly complies. INT. DECKARD’S CAR Deckard
(Team 2 )
(Sebastian )
41
42 Deckard calls Sebastian’s house. Pris answers and abruptly hangs up. Deckard studies her picture in his video phone. INT. DECKARD’S CAR
INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT
INT. DECKARD’S CAR
Deckard
Sebastian
Pris
42
43
Batty meets and gets to know his creator. Batty asks for more life, but his creator says he can’t give it to him. So Batty kills his creator and Sebastian.
Sebastian takes Batty to Tyrell’s apartment at the top of The Pyramid. Tyrell reluctantly lets them in. EXT. TYRELL CORP. – SUNSET
EXT. PYRAMID – NIGHT
INT. ELEVATOR – NIGHT
INT. TYRELL’S BEDROOM -NIGHT
INT. ELEVATOR – NIGHT
Sebastian
Batty
Tyrell
43
44 Batty asks Tyrell how to extend his life. Tyrell says it’s impossible, and Batty kills Tyrell and Sebastian. INT. TYRELL’S BEDROOM – NIGHT Batty
Tyrell
Sebastian
44
45
Deckard investigates Pris’s location, where he fights and kills Pris and Batty (with a twist).
Deckard goes to Sebastian’s apartment and finds, then fights, then kills Pris. EXT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
INT. LOBBY/SEBASTIAN’S – NIGHT
INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
INT. STAIRWELL/SEBASTIAN’S BUILDING – NIGHT
INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
INT. STAIRWELL – NIGHT
INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
INT. STAIRWELL – NIGHT
INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
Deckard
(Sebastian )
Pris
45
46 Batty returns to Sebastian’s apartment and fights Deckard, resulting in Deckard hanging over the edge of the roof. INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
INT. CORRIDOR – NIGHT
INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
INT. BILLIARD ROOM – NIGHT
INT. SEBASTIAN’S APARTMENT NIGHT
INT. LOBBY – NIGHT
INT. BILLIARD ROOM – NIGHT
INT. DARK ROOM – NIGHT
INT. FLOOR B – TOILET – NIGHT
Deckard
Batty
46
47 Batty saves Deckard’s life and then sits down to die of old age. EXT. ROOF – WINDOW LEDGE – NIGHT
EXT ROOF – NIGHT
EXT. THE ROOF – LOW ANGLE – NIGHT
EXT. THE SECOND ROOF – NIGHT
EXT. THE FIRST ROOF – NIGHT
EXT. ROOF – LOW ANGLE – NIGHT
EXT. SECOND ROOF – NIGHT
Deckard
Batty
47
48
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Denouement
Gaff congratules Deckard for completing his external quest. He gives Deckard a chance to continue his love story quest, but also promises to hunt and kill them.
Gaff finds Deckard on the roof next to Batty’s lifeless body. Gaff deduces Deckard will run away with Rachel. After threatening Deckard, Gaff decides to let Deckard run away with Rachel. EXT. THE SECOND ROOF (DAWN) Gaff
Deckard
(Rachel )
48
49 Deckard returns to his apartment and gets Rachel. INT. DECKARD’S CORRIDOR – DAY
INT. DECKARD’S LIVING ROOM – DAY
INT. KITCHEN – DECKARD’S POV – DAY
INT. BEDROOM – DAY
Deckard
Rachel
49
50 Deckard and Rachel drive into the sunset. INT. CORRIDOR – DAY
EXT. MOVING TREES – DAY
INT. DECKARD’S CAR – DAY
EXT. WOODS – DAY
Deckard
Rachel
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