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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 am    Post subject: How Does Roy Know Deckards name? Reply with quote

This might have come up before but at the end of the movie when Roy is chasing Deckard through Sebastians building he calls Deckard by name and tells him he's supposed to be the 'good man?' Given that Roy only refers to Policemen' at the apartment after Leon has tried to go back for his 'precious photo's' how does he learn Deckards name or even know of him?
They never far as i'm aware meet. Leon is gunned down right after Zhora ... then Pris. I've not seen Roy watching Deckard in any scenes and he arrives after Deckard does at the apartment. Sebastian doesn't meet Deckard either so he can't have mentioned him by name ...

Its perhaps something from the script that was cut out but its a very specific reference which ive never noticed before ...

http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/blade-runner_shooting.html

I thought you were supposed to be good.
Aren't you the good man?
Come on, Deckard. Show me what you're made of.
Proud of yourself, little man?
This is for Zhora.
This is for Pris.
Come on, Deckard. I'm right here, but you've gotta shoot straight.
Straight doesn't seem to be good enough!
Now it's my turn. I'm gonna give you a few seconds before I come.

Below is a link to the script which i have not read yet .. Im just curious to know where Roy would have found out about Deckard directly ..

Read more: https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=blade-runner
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found some theories here:
https://stason.org/TULARC/movies/blade-runner/13-Blade-Runner-Questions-part2.html

I think that perhaps Leon caught Deckard's name when his apartment was searched.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, Leon was hiding in his apt. when Gaff & Deckard were there searching for evidences. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always attributed Roy's info as an error arising from script revisions or editing. I've always justified Batty's knowledge as intel that he worked up as part of his "mission." Easier to manage your opponents if you know who they are, etc...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha .. i like all of those theories .... its interesting ... I saw an article just now online that states ..

In Hampton Fancher's script dated 7 January 1980, Bryant tells Deckard
that the replicants may have tapped into the ESPER computer and that it
will take about a day to secure the system. Later, at Sebastian's
apartment, Batty tells Pris and Mary that Leon and Zhora are dead and that
the police have discovered he has been tapping into their computer. He
informs them that he can't monitor what the police are doing anymore.
This is what causes Pris to say, "Then we're stupid and we'll die," and
why the replicants are expecting Deckard to come for them.

Which would make some sense with Roys higher ability and military training .. I'm guessing if Roy has accessto the police files then he may indeed see its Deckards assigned case and the names of Zhora and Leon and the 5th Replicant listed as closed on the files? ..shame if it was lost as one throwaway line mould certainly clear up the conundrum
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