Cast and Crew Index
played by Edward James Olmos.
done a man's job, sir!"
Gaff is an enigma. We have many questions regarding who he is and
his exact role. Is he the lower cop who just fetches Deckard and
drives him around? Or is he a master Replicant manager? Perhaps
he is ambitious and therefore just jealous of Deckard being called
Presenting his compulsory invitation to Deckard in a street lingo
called Cityspeak, (much of it invented by Mr Olmos), he is quickly
identified as very different to Deckard. He dresses quite differently
and behaves quite differently. He makes subtle observations about
Deckard, sometimes by making little origami figures, (see FAQ for
interpretations), and sometimes through comment.
There with Deckard at the beginning of the investigation, but appearing
on the Replicant death scenes only afterwards. Finally, letting
Deckard escape with Rachael. He could have killed Rachael, but didn't.
Why? Did he wish them happiness together, for the short time he
expected them to have? Or did he just want Deckard to leave town?
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