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Best Improvised Movie Scenes

In honor of the improvised "Like Crazy," see top movie improv scenes, from "Taxi Driver" to "Casablanca."

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“Like Tears in the Rain…”

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BLADE RUNNER (1982)

In director Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic, Blade Runner, Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard, a retired police officer in a futuristic society who used to work as a “blade runner”—tracking down robots called “replicants” and putting them to sleep. He’s soon hired back when a few replicants, led by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), escape. In the film’s rainy final scene, Deckard corners Roy on a rooftop, but Roy’s robotic body starts failing—due to its limited lifespan. After Roy saves Deckard from certain death, he delivers a beautiful soliloquy on the meaning of life, before dying in front of Deckard, including the line, “All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain …” This line was improvised by Hauer on the spot and has since become the most famous line of the film.

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