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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,564,000 (USA)
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The film's writer, director, and some cast members attended the New York City 2600 meeting, a monthly hangout of the local hacker community, to observe and talk with real-life hackers. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, the plane is shown with the sun on it's left (port) side, meaning it was heading west. If it were heading from Seattle to New York City, the sun should be on it's right (starboard) side. See more »

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Dade Murphy: Hack the planet! Hack the planet!
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References Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) See more »

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Original Bedroom Rockers
Written by Richard Dorfmeister and Peter Kruder
Performed by Peter Kruder (as Kruder) and Richard Dorfmeister (as Dorfmeister)
Courtesy of Quango Music Group/G-Stone Recordings
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Spandex is a privilege, not a right.
10 July 2000 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

I happen to like this movie because it is just fun to watch. If I'm bored, I can easily become unbored by watching this movie. The soundtrack is awesome and it introduced me to electronic music. I never liked it until I saw "Hackers". I love the clothes and the visuals. I knew it wasn't accurate from the minute I saw it, but then again, it's not like it was posing itself as some movie that depicted the real life of cyberpunks. It's just fun little movie. Though some of the dialogue is a bit cheesed up, it is quotable.

I especially enjoyed the performance by Matthew Lillard. It made me look forward to seeing him in "Scream" later on. He is so funny. I enjoyed Angelina Jolie, though this is hardly one of her best performances.

The only person who really didn't belong in this movie was Lorraine Bracco. She just looked strange in her role. Other than that, this movie was a good movie and it shouldn't be bashed because it depicts people, technology, and life inaccurately. What movie ever does? I'm from Iowa and do you think movies depict Iowan's lives exactly the way they are? No. But I'm not out to fertilize the lawn with "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?".


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