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A young boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends discover... See full summary »

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A young boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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You thought your secrets were safe. You were wrong. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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15 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hakeri  »

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$7,564,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The poster for this movie shows Acid Burn and Crash Override with various words and ASCII symbols transposed on their faces. Amongst the words are:
  • 1. Names of hackers in the movie, including Lord Nikon, Acid Burn, and Crash Override


  • 2. Some of the commonly-used passwords, according to Plague, such as God, Sex, Love, and Secret


  • 3. Phreak - a "phone freak" - a hacker who concentrates their knowledge on telephone systems. (Phantom Phreak was the main Phreaker in the hacker group)


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Goofs

The P6 processor, which was not yet released at the time of filming but which later came out under the name Pentium Pro, was only twice as fast as even the slowest Pentium processor, not 3 times as Kate claimed. See more »

Quotes

Kate Libby: Never send a boy to do a woman's job.
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Connections

Referenced in NCIS: Love & War (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Protection
Written by Robert del Naja, Grant Marshall (as Grantley Marshall), Mushroom Vowles (as Andrew Vowles) and Tracey Thorn
Performed by Massive Attack
Courtesy of Circa Records Ltd/
Virgin Records America Inc.
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Fun and Entertaining
3 June 2004 | by (Palm Harbor, Florida) – See all my reviews

First off I would just like to say that anyone who reads into this movie too much(ie try to take the validity of each and every aspect of the movie) will hate the film. Coming from a programmer and a computer enthusiast, the movie was great despite all the false statements, fake guis and totally bs methods of cracking. Quite frankly if you are one of my fellow computer geeks don't expect anything close to the real deal, it would never make a good movie for the public. I think that the true movie here is behind the whole "hacking" front. It is the development of characters the build up of a plot and an exciting climax and satisfying denouement. In closing, don't expect a command line prompt or a true UNIX client on any of the systems because it just doesn't happen in movies. Instead watch the movie because its exciting, fun and a great throwback to the early 90's.


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