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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
their only crime was curiosity
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Did You Know?
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)
Hackers is set in NYC however in the "Hack the Gibson" scene Plague places a call to Dade in Grand Central Station but the phone rings using the European tone (ring ring - pause - ring ring) rather than the American tone (riiiiiing - pause - riiiiiing) indicating that this scene was either filmed or sound recorded in the UK. See more
You're in the butter zone now, baby.
References Johnny Mnemonic
Written by Carl Cox
Performed by Carl Cox
Courtesy of MMR Publishing and Ultimatum Records Ltd. See more