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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Blade Runner Badge / Deckard's Number Reply with quote

This has been discussed over the years but what is the consensus regarding his badge number? For many cops, badge numbers are special. When I got hired I asked for a number that represented part of my birthdate and when I changed departments I got to keep that number.

I seem to recall Deckard having the following numbers attributed to him:

26354

B26354

B 263 54

B 260 354

So, which one is considered THE badge number for Deckard? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the film he states "Blade Runner, 26354" when the beat cop is "arresting" him while hes sitting in his car.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The number I hear as; ‘twosixtythree fiftyfour’ - 26354
and not; ‘twosixty threefiftyfour’ - 260354

I’m making my own Deckard wallet printed paper ephemera and I’m writing it as; B-26354
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/909a0248-24fa-46e3-a354-3139877c8a3c
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Andy...well guys, there you have it Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And in another part of the film he says "B, two sixty-three, fifty-four". The B obviously standing for Blade Runner.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeckB26354 wrote:
And in another part of the film he says "B, two sixty-three, fifty-four". The B obviously standing for Blade Runner.


Or the soundtrack cut out him saying "Ahh" just preceding that.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeckB26354 wrote:
And in another part of the film he says "B, two sixty-three, fifty-four". The B obviously standing for Blade Runner.


I watched the Final Cut a couple nights ago, and in the scene where he talks to the spinner cop in the restricted zone, I hear him say like in the link above "263-54", no B. I wondered if the dialogue had changed or I had been convinced by others to hear it differently. I may need to check other versions of the film I own, but if there is another scene where he said it the other way "B-260-354", I missed it when I watched it. This all fits the theme in Blade Runner of false memories though, so I would be surprised if they changed it just to mess with us like the Leon quote about his mother changing in the tunnel. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeckB26354 wrote:
And in another part of the film he says "B, two sixty-three, fifty-four". The B obviously standing for Blade Runner.


Could you point that part out -- I must be missing it? I'm just aware of the patrol car scene.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other time Deckard reads off of his badge is after he kills Zhora, and he does indead say it as "B 26354" without any real hesitation in the number. With the subtitles it reads as "B 26354". In the Restricted zone scene, the subtitles read "26354", no B.

Check out this propsummit thread with more on the 26354 number sans hyphen. http://propsummit.com/viewtopic.php?t=5457&highlight=

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy is correct. I like the way Ford hesitates after saying "Bladerunner" before then saying 26354. as if he wants to say "B" but realises he doesn't need to as he has already said Bladerunner. Either a genuine check on Fords part or very convincing acting.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scroll down to the bottom of this page where R13 make the case for B 260-354.

http://propsummit.com/viewtopic.php?t=5427&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=80
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry ... I just don't see how the existence of a "XXXX-XXX" format serial number on a prop you can't even read in the movie supports the case for a "XXX-XXX" format number, especially when taking into account that it seems a noticeable majority of people who hear both instances of Ford's delivery in the movie feel they clearly hear "2-63-54", not "2-60-3-54".

Add to that that licensed merchandising that clearly was in production several months before the film's first theatrical release use the number "26354", obviously based on information coming from the production itself, and it seems to me, at least, that the case for "260-345" must rest on wobbly ground indeed.

Or beyond the prop and Ford's delivery ... is there further evidence I'm missing?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least one person who was an actual police officer has told me that the ID# does not match a badge number.. The ID# or pin# will be longer and hyphenated, and the badge number shorter. From all the real world stuff I have looked at supports this, but this also implies two things. The James Jacobson ID# matches the artwork intended for Deckard, and so that should be Deckard's number, and very likely is the same number on Deckard's ID. Second, Deckard has a badge number, but no real badge. In the scripts, Deckard never reads off any numbers for anyone, just shows off his badge. In the film he reads the number as "B26354" or "Blade Runner 26354", and he shows off his ID. The badge seems to have been replaced with the ID and his number. Blade Runner also seems to be an official unit. In any case the numbers do not have to match, and the badge number is probably not hyphenated.

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