A young boy is arrested by the U.S. 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 <email@example.com>
Boot up or shut up!
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Did You Know?
"ARF! ARF! GOTCHA", which appears near the end, when the Gibson is about to crash, is a reference to one of the earliest Trojan horse programs, EGABTR from 1985. Disguised as a graphics utility, EGABTR spread by email, wiped out everything on a victim's hard disk, and left only the message, "Arf, arf, Gotcha!" on the screen. "ARF" may also serve double duty as a reference to the German hacker group "Asoziale Randgruppe Frankfurt". See more
When Plague shows up to threaten Dade in his room, Dade's camouflage-painted computer is visible in some shots. However, Dade doesn't actually paint the camouflage on it until later in the film. See more
Our recent unknown intruder penetrated using the superuser account, giving him access to our whole system.
Precisely what you're paid to prevent.
Someone didn't bother reading my carefully prepared memo on commonly-used passwords. Now, then, as I so meticulously pointed out, the four most-used passwords are: love, sex, secret, and...
[glares at The Plague
god. So, would your holiness care to change her password?
References Boy Meets World
Written by Rob Birch
(as Robert Birch), Nicholas Hallam, Harry Wayne Casey
(as Harry W. Casey) and Richard Finch
Performed by The Stereo MCs
(as Stereo MC's)
Additional Vocals by Cath Coffey, Andrea Groves, Verona Davies and Jennifer Ismail
Courtesy of Island Records Limited
Contains a sample of "Let Me (Let Me Be Your Lover)"
Performed by Jimmy 'Bo' Horne
(as Jimmy "Bo" Horne)
Courtesy of Rhino Records Inc. See more