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I'm trying to remember a sci fi movie I saw all or at least most of on TV some time in the last two years. I don't remember all of the details, but here's what I've got:

  • The protagonist is a female detective (blonde if I remember right)
  • She has a friend/partner who appears as a bald monk-looking guy virtually but she later meets to find that he is heavily overweight and has been living on a boat connected to the internet and to feeding tubes (something about a plexiglass table with colored lights in that scene)
  • At some point she gets stuck in some kind of cyber mind trap in which she meets a fragment of her partner's mind that was left there to help her escape.
  • There is also something about an assassination attempt on here by some Chinese syndicate member and a scene or two in which the syndicate leaders (one of whom is a woman) are playing some sort of chess-like game for control of the city/country.
  • There is also a scene where she meets an uncle or a friend's uncle outside of the city (the house is surrounded by plants) and they are attacked there.
  • The setting is a somewhat futuristic city (that seems like an asian port city, if I recall) and there is a scene where she is video chatting with her partner where the windshield of the car has a HUD which she is using to chat.

It is possible that I am conflating two movies, in which case both films would be good if possible, so I can untangle them in my memory.

Also, there is something involving her partner and dolphins.

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Some of this sounds like VR5 to my feeble memory. –  user209 Apr 11 '14 at 3:40
@Keen, I took a look at what was online about VR.5 and it similar (at least the lead is), but I'm fairly sure that's not the show. It feels similar, but the partner character looks different and the show I'm talking about took place in a vaguely cyberpunk future city. –  DanBlakemore Apr 11 '14 at 17:09
How about Surrogates? there is a blonde female detective in this movie. –  rps Apr 13 '14 at 16:48
@rps Nope. The movie in question had a much lower budget. It had a very 90's feel, too. I've seen surrogates at least twice so I'm 100% sure that's not it. –  DanBlakemore Apr 14 '14 at 20:50