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?
"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
New footage of Joey being arrested appears in the film before it happens. If you pay close attention to the scene where Cerel, Freak, Nikon, and Crash begin to watch "Hack the Planet." You can clearly see Joey being led out in cuffs in the background. See more
This *is* a payphone.
References Superman III
Halcyon & On & On
Written by Paul Hartnoll
, Phil Hartnoll
(as Philip Hartnoll) and Ed Barton
Performed by Orbital
Courtesy of Internal Records
Contains a sample of "It's a Fine Day"
Performed by Opus III
Courtesy of PWL International See more