Rutger Hauer in particular has some thoughtful thoughts:
When I got the part, I thought it had lots of interesting corners to it. The script had a lot of wit to it and so did Ridley. The whole design of the future, being a design of a past, an old future, I thought was brilliant. I immediately thought that this was something that I would really feel at home with. That was my third role in America but, of course, now I can easily look back and say, that was best role in film that I've done. How lucky can you get, to have it open again, 25 years later?