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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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

"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 »

Goofs

When swimming in the rooftop pool at the end, Kate and Dade's ears are underwater as they talk to each other. They would still be able to hear each other speak, since water transmits sound waves just like air, albeit somewhat distorted to the human ear. Their voices would be audible to one another, just not as clear as if they were completely out of the water. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Murphy: Listen you guys, help yourself to anything in the fridge... Cereal has.
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Connections

Referenced in Ghost in the Shell (1995) See more »

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Good Grief
Written by Patrick Tilon (as P.I. Tilon), R.H.J. Van Barneveld, M. H. Schoots, S.C. Matadin
Performed by Urban Dance Squad
Courtesy of Ultimate Def Sounds
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So what if it is unrealistic... It's still fun to watch.
17 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Ok, I've read lots of the reviews here. I'm a computer person by trade, and I'll agree that the effects, and even some of the terminology is WAY off. But that's not the point of this movie. It never claims to be a documentary, just a fun movie about good vs. bad, and good wining. It just happens to take place over the internet. I think that this movie has just gotten a bump rap, it's the perfect B movie for lazy Saturday nights...


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