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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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Mess with the best, die like the rest. 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)  »

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$7,564,000 (USA)
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Trivia

William Gibson "invented" the term "Cyberspace" in 1982 for his book, Neuromancer. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when Dade calls the Television Station and talks to the Security guard, the guard says a different phone number than the one on the modem. See more »

Quotes

Cereal Killer: Snoop on to them...
Nikon: As they snoop on to us.
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Connections

Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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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.
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How to be overjoyed with a 28.8 BPS modem
18 July 2001 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It doesn't take a very good movie critic to see that the movie doesn't really have a really interesting plot with interesting characters. A group of teenagers doing things they really shouldn't, getting into trouble and saving themselves again. And in the mean time a sub-plot which involves a girl and a guy that hate each other in the beginning and fall in love with each other throughout the movie. Nonetheless, i still rated this movie very high. Why? because in my opinion it's still a great cult classic. It gives a very good image about how people thought about computers a few years ago when not everybody had one yet. The handlenames are mysterious ("acid burn" "the plaque") but would be ridiculous in this age. People are overjoyed when they get to see a 28.8 BPS modem (who needs T3 anyway? ;) PLUS they pretend as if you can see a program running like it's some sort of great graphic animation. Angelina Jolie and Jonny lee Miller (from trainspotting) are really great in this movie although you can see they're still pretty young and unexperienced. 9/10


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