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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 <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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,564,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The "pool on the roof" prank is actually based on an old Stuyvesant H.S. prank of the "Sixth Floor Pool". The original Stuy building on East 15th Street in Manhattan had only five floors, and freshman were sent to look for a pool upstairs. The building had no pool. There was a literary publication at Stuyvesant referencing the prank called "Sixth Floor Pool". The school moved into the new building (featured in the movie) shortly before filming began. See more »

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When Dade is introduced to Lord Nikon, he asks if anyone knows who the Hacker Acid Burn is, but no one knows. Later at Kate's party, the same hackers that said they did not know who Acid Burn is, are calling Kate "Burn" as though they were aware of her hacking handle. However, they are lying because they didn't know who was asking and they didn't want to reveal Kate's identity and get her into trouble. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Murphy: Dade?
Dade Murphy: Yeah, ma?
Mrs. Murphy: What are you doing?
Dade Murphy: I'm taking over a TV network.
Mrs. Murphy: Finish up, honey, and get to sleep.
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References The Transformers (1984) See more »

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Written by Neil Barnes (as Neil John Barnes), Paul Daley (as Paul Terence Daley) and Toni Halliday
Performed by Leftfield (as LeftField)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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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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