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Writer (WGA):
Rafael Moreu (written by)
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Release Date:
15 September 1995 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Hack The Planet! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Caution: movie may be better than it appears... See more (213 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jonny Lee Miller ... Dade

Angelina Jolie ... Kate

Jesse Bradford ... Joey

Matthew Lillard ... Cereal

Laurence Mason ... Nikon

Renoly Santiago ... Phreak

Fisher Stevens ... The Plague

Alberta Watson ... Lauren Murphy
Darren Lee ... Razor

Peter Y. Kim ... Blade
Ethan Browne ... Curtis

Lorraine Bracco ... Margo

Wendell Pierce ... Agent Dick Gill

Michael Gaston ... Agent Bob

Marc Anthony ... Agent Ray

Penn Jillette ... Hal
Liza Walker ... Laura
Bob Sessions ... Mr. Ellingson
Blake Willett ... S.S. Agent - Seattle
Max Ligosh ... Young Dade

Felicity Huffman ... Attorney

Paul Klementowicz ... Michael Murphy
Richard Ziman ... Judge
Bill Maul ... Norm

William DeMeo ... Jock

Denise George ... Denise
Jeb Handwerger ... Freshman on Roof
Mitchell Nguyen-McCormick ... Freshman on Roof
Gary Howard Klar ... Mr. Simpson (as Gary Klar)
Terry Porter ... Joey's Mom
Johnny Myers ... 1st Sysop Technician

Kevin Brewerton ... 2nd Sysop Technician

Sam Douglas ... English Teacher
Kal Weber ... 1st V.P.
Jeff Harding ... 2nd V.P.
Thomas Hill ... 2nd S.S. Agent (as Tom Hill)
Jennifer Rice ... Reporter
Douglas W. Iles ... Addict Hank

Annemarie Lawless ... Addict Vickie (as Annemarie Zola)

Michael Potts ... Tow Truck Driver

Nancy Ticotin ... Phreak's Mom
Mike Cicchetti ... Ellingson Guard
Mick O'Rourke ... Phone Repairman

David A. Stewart ... London Hacker (as Dave Stewart)

Naoko Mori ... Tokyo Hacker
Roberta Gotti ... Italian Hacker

Ravil Isyanov ... Russian Hacker

Olegar Fedoro ... Russian Hacker (as Olegario Fedoro)
Eric Loren ... News Technician
Kristin Moreu ... Flight Attendant

Ricco Ross ... Second Reporter
Tony Sibbald ... Jail Guard
Richard Purro ... Talkshow Host
Enzo Junior ... Da Vinci Virus
Yoshinori Yamamoto ... 3rd V.P.

Ralph Winter ... 4th V.P.
Kimbra Standish ... Receptionist
Steven Angiolini ... Rollerblader

Jennifer Badger ... 'Cyberspirits' and Skaters
Melissa Barkan ... 'Cyberspirits' and Skaters
Don Hewitt ... 'Cyberspirits' and Skaters (as Don J. Hewitt)

Christo Morse ... 'Cyberspirits' and Skaters
Felix Santiago ... 'Cyberspirits' and Skaters
Christopher Waller ... 'Cyberspirits' and Skaters
Joseph Lloyd ... 'Cyberspirits' and Skaters
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John D. Bair ... Juror (uncredited)

C.J. Byrnes ... Father (uncredited)

Liam Ferguson ... Deli Owner (uncredited)

Walter Lewis ... Smitty (uncredited)
Raquel Mondin ... Hot Girl (uncredited)

Rawleigh Moreland ... Teacher (uncredited)

John H. Tobin ... New Yorker on Park Avenue with Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Iain Softley 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rafael Moreu (written by)

Produced by
Janet Graham .... co-producer
Jacob Peratrovich .... associate producer
Michael Peyser .... producer
Selwyn Roberts .... associate producer
Iain Softley .... executive producer
Ralph Winter .... producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Boswell 
Guy Pratt 
 
Cinematography by
Andrzej Sekula (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Blunden  (as Christopher Blunden)
Martin Walsh 
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
Michelle Guish 
 
Production Design by
John Beard 
 
Art Direction by
John Frankish 
 
Set Decoration by
Alyssa Winter 
Joanne Woollard 
 
Costume Design by
Roger Burton 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Blundell .... hair stylist
Christine Blundell .... makeup artist
Liz Daxauer .... hair stylist
Liz Daxauer .... makeup artist
Judith Goodman .... hair stylist: New York
Marese Langan .... hair stylist
Marese Langan .... makeup artist
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup artist: New York
 
Production Management
Selwyn Roberts .... unit production manager
Joel Tuber .... unit production manager: New York
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Daly .... assistant director
Dean Garvin .... second second assistant director: New York
Cordelia Hardy .... first assistant director: second unit
Pippa Harrison .... second second assistant director
Simon Hinkly .... assistant director
Steve Robinson .... assistant director
Glen Trotiner .... second assistant director: New York
Joel Tuber .... first assistant director: New York
 
Art Department
Jacqueline Arnot .... set dresser
JoAnn Atwood .... first assistant props: New York
Crocus Bever .... art department coordinator: New York
Jeff Butcher .... property master
Ray Chan .... junior draughtsman
Jane Clark .... storyboard artist
Marlon Cole .... dressing props
Thomas Costabile .... construction coordinator: New York (as Tom Costabile)
Hannah Coupland .... art department assistant
Joe Dipple .... chargehand stand-by prop
Rochelle Edelson .... on-set dresser: New York
Craig Hillier .... construction manager
Richard Jones .... stand-by carpenter
Chanda Kochie .... assistant set decorator: New York
Paul Lawlor .... props carpenter
Elizabeth Linn .... scenic artist: New York
Roy Martin .... stand-by painter
Timothy Metzger .... lead man
Andy Nicholson .... draughtsman (as Andrew Nicholson)
Andy Nicholson .... set designer
John O'Shaughnessy .... production buyer
Rudy Pelikan .... key carpenter: New York
Jeffrey Rollins .... set dresser
Ben Scott .... assistant art director
Chris Shriver .... art director: New York
Eliza Solesbury .... assistant set decorator
Simon Staines .... computer graphics designer
Bradley Torbett .... stand-by props
Keith Vowles .... property master
Brian West .... prop storeman
Kevin Wheeler .... dressing props
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
Patricia Woodbridge .... draughtswoman: New York
 
Sound Department
Polly Aitken .... foley editor
Philip Alton .... dialogue editor (as Phillip Alton)
David Anderson .... assistant re-recording mixer
Peter Baldock .... sound
Alexandra Baltarzuk .... cable man: New York
Peter Elliott .... adr editor
Steve Finn .... sound assistant
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Song Jones .... sound transferer
Nicolas Le Messurier .... foley mixer
Peter Lindsay .... sound mixer
Tommy Louie .... boom operator: New York
Keith Lowes .... assistant sound editor
Mervyn Moore .... sound maintenance
Richard Pryke .... assistant re-recording mixer
Ed Stabile .... assistant sound editor
John Taylor .... sound consultant: DTS
Timothy Vine .... assistant sound editor
Sandy Buchanan .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Randy Vandegrift .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tim Baxter .... optical effects
Paul Dunn .... special effects technician
Rick Jotle .... special effects: equipment
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects: New York (as Steve Kirshoff)
Tez Palmer .... special effects technician (as Terry Palmer)
Paul Stephenson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Alexander .... visual effects assistant (as Matthew Kok)
Helen Ball .... optical effects animator
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor: Matte World
Peter Chiang .... visual effects
Alan Church .... optical cameraman
Brenda Coxon .... visual effects coordinator
Evan Davies .... digital effects animator
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production: Matte World
Ingrid Domeij .... camera operator: visual effects
John Duffy .... motion control assistant
Andrew Eio .... visual effects technician
Julian Eyres .... model maker
Peter Field .... visual effects camera operator
Tim Field .... visual effects producer
Mark Gardiner .... camera operator: visual effects
Nigel Hardwidge .... computer animator
Joel Hladecek .... motion control camera
Matthew Holben .... visual effects producer
Alex Hope .... visual effects producer
Adam Howarth .... model maker
Antony Hunt .... visual effects producer
Andrew Jeffery .... optical cameraman (as Andy Jeffery)
Martin Kelly .... motion control operator
Martin Kelly .... motion control operator
Charlie Koble .... digital effects artist
Alan Marques .... digital effects supervisor
Martin Matzinger .... visual effects editor
John R. McConnell .... 2D Compositor: Pixel Magic
Rich McKay .... camera assistant
Phillippe Montagny .... digital effects animator (as Philippe Montagny)
Cameron Noble .... motion control camera
Charlie Noble .... digital visual effects
Jane O'Callaghan .... 3D animator
Justin Owen .... visual effects technician
Paul Rivera .... digital compositor
Keith Roberts .... computer animator
Martyn Robinson .... visual effects editor
Richard Scarlett .... digital effects animator
Simon Staines .... computer graphics designer
Andy Stevens .... optical camera assistant: Magic Camera Co
Robert Thomas .... model maker
Arthur Windus .... visual effects producer
Craig Chandler .... optical effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunt driver
Jennifer Badger .... stunt double: Angelina Jolie
Mike Cicchetti .... stunt performer: USA
Tom Delmar .... stunt coordinator
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Danny Downey .... stunts
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Jennifer Lamb .... stunt performer: USA
Tony Lucken .... stunts: UK
Glenn Marks .... stunts: UK (as Glen Marks)
John Patrick McLaughlin .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunt performer: USA
Peter Pedrero .... utility stunts
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator
Don Picard .... stunt performer: USA
Nick Powell .... stunts: UK
Seon Rogers .... stunts: UK
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Banwell .... second assistant camera
Jim Bridges .... still photographer: New York
Zoran Djordjevic .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Edland .... assistant lighting technician
Kris Enos .... loader
Neil Fallon .... video assist: New York (as Michael Neil Fallon)
John Ferguson .... clapper loader
Jim Galvin .... electrician
John Higgins .... gaffer
Alex Howe .... focus puller
Kevin Janicelli .... assistant lighting technician: New York
Rob Koch .... film loader: New York
Wayne Leach .... rigging gaffer
Dave Lowry .... dolly grip: New York (as David Lowry Jr.)
Billy Miller .... key grip: New York
Jim Miller .... grip
Mark Milsome .... clapper loader
David Morgan .... focus puller
Chris Mortley .... lighting technician
John L. Oates .... rigging gaffer: New York
Michael Palmer .... gaffer
Ronnie Phillips .... electrician
Mike Proudfoot .... camera operator
Pamela Rittelmeyer .... assistant camera
Gerard Sava .... assistant camera
Penny Skuse .... video assist operator
Todd R. Smith .... key grip
John Sosenko .... camera operator: "a" camera, New York
Mark Tillie .... still photographer
Tony Turner .... camera grip
Howard Weiner .... video assist: New York
Dominic Walton .... computer video playback (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Paul J. Franklin .... computer animator
 
Casting Department
Barbara Collins .... casting associate
Judie Fixler .... extras casting: New York (as Judy Fixler)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Forbes .... assistant costume designer
Anne Gorman .... wardrobe supervisor
Abigail Hicks .... wardrobe assistant
Marcia Patten .... costume supervisor
Lawrence Tarzy .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tom Gibson .... color timer
Jo Human .... post-production coordinator
Steve Maguire .... assistant editor
Jonathan Mann .... third assistant editor
Julian Pryce .... second assistant editor
Fabienne Rawley .... first assistant editor
Christian Wheeler .... second assistant editor
Ed Stabile .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bob Last .... music supervisor
Paul Rabjohns .... music editor
Sven Taits .... music mixer
 
Transportation Department
Jimmy Nugent .... transportation captain: New York
Micky Webb .... unit vehicles
 
Other crew
Roderick Alleyne .... production secretary
Laura Barnett .... assistant locations: New York
Carolyn Baxter .... on-set nurse: New York
Nicholas Bernstein .... location manager: New York (as Nick Bernstein)
Charles Bodycomb .... armorer
Michael Boonstra .... production coordinator: New York
Dave Buchwald .... hacking consultant
Lauren Buckley .... assistant production coordinator: New York (as J. Lauren Buckley)
Jo Burn .... production coordinator
Nick Cornwell .... production assistant
Diana Dill .... script supervisor
Piers Dunn .... assistant location manager
Andrew Eio .... computer playback supervisor
Eric Fisher .... production assistant
Jamie Fowlds .... crowd coordinator
Adam Ben Frank .... set production assistant
Peter Grecian .... computer programmer
Donal Heath .... production assistant
Peta Hoyes .... hacking consultant: New York
Jo Human .... assistant to producers
Jessica Johnson Tavenner .... production assistant (as Jessica Johnson)
Becky Jones .... location assistant
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Isabelle Kostic Crosley .... assistant location manager: New York (as Isabelle Kostic-Crosby)
Margaret McCourt .... accountant: New York (as Margaret Ann Mccourt)
Sarah Millar .... assistant accountant
Justin Miller .... assistant accountant
Tony Miller .... production accountant
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Justin Owen .... computer and video systems
Trip Pierson .... assistant to producers
Martha Pinson .... script supervisor: New York
Reid Rosefelt .... unit publicist
Holly S. Rymon .... assistant accountant: New York (as Holly Rymon)
David Schwed .... production assistant
Jo Sexton .... production assistant
Richard Sharkey .... location manager
Graham Smith .... unit publicist
John Tammi .... dialect coach
Ron Wahl .... assistant accountant: New York
Omar Wason .... hacking consultant: New York
Kitty Witwer .... craft service: New York
Gala Wright .... assistant: Iain Softley
Emmanuel Goldstein .... consultant (uncredited)
Nicholas Jarecki .... consultant (uncredited)
Nick Jarecki .... consultant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cybernet" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language
Runtime:
107 min
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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In English class, Kate is seen underlining her quote from her mother's book on the chalkboard. After the teacher reads Dade's quote, and Kate says that he is not supposed to be in this class. In the next couple of shots there is no underlining under her quote. Also the exclamation point at the end of the quote has black chalk used as shadowing, Kate is clearly only using white chalk.See more »
Quotes:
Kate Libby:I hope you don't screw like you type.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Halcyon & On & OnSee more »

FAQ

What were the 6 hacker books mentioned in the film?
There's a song on the soundtrack that I can't find in the movie, where is it?
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143 out of 175 people found the following review useful.
Caution: movie may be better than it appears..., 25 May 2001
Author: kergillian (kergillian@hotmail.com) from Montreal, Canada

Hackers is a non-stop cheeze-fest. It's also one of my favourite films of all time. Which is not to say it's a perfect ten, it isn't. But it's a great combination of good cheeze and pure fun. Suspend all disbelief, it's not about realism. And try not to nitpick (we all know graphics would not have been possible using Unix, we all know that those archaic modems couldn't run that fast, etc. etc. etc.)

That aside, this film is really funny. It also laughs at itself on a regular basis...I mean just look at dade's wardrobe, and then remind yourself that you know half a dozen people who dressed like that in 94. I know a people who mirror just about every character in this film, which makes it even more enjoyable.

The dialogue is often over the top, and some of the acting is overdone, but tis the nature of the beast. Jonny Lee Miller (who never ceases to amaze me) pulls off the American accent quite well (though he tends to slip on occasion) and Dade is certainly no Sickboy. But that's just an example of range (he did it again in Dracula 2000...and almost saved it). Matthew Lillard, though occasionally OVERLY annoying, is perfect as Cereal Killer; his best role ever, though Scream comes close. Renoly Santiago is a funny and loud Phantom Phreak, a role only second to his role in Con Air, and his lines are always great; and Laurence Mason as the ultra-cool Lord Nikon a very close tie with Tin-Tin in The Crow for coolness (and he's done some *cool* spots...Floyd D in True Romance (not to be confused with Brad Pitt's character 'Floyd';) and Roach in an awesome ep. of Law & Order...) his character is by far the coolest of the Elite. Lorraine Bracco in a *very* early role...and speaking of *early* - Early Edition's Fishe Stevens is amusing as the arrogant swine Eugene 'The Plague' Belford. And how can one not like a film with Penn Jillette in it???

But all that aside, Angelina Jolie stole the show (as she often does). Looking like a cyber-elf straight out of ShadowRun, she's sultry and sexy in a way most actresses these days can't manage. I can't think of any films I haven't liked her in...even if I didn't like the films themselves. She's simply awesome here, she even takes bad dialogue and turns it into fun, good lines. And *her* outfits are really nice, save for that horrid dress she was stuck in at the end. And she has a Massive Attack startup on her puter!! (with a 28.8 bps modem!! ;p~~~)

Overall: sure it's unrealistic. Sure half of it's impossible. Sure it's overacted and the dialogue needs work. But the cast are all under-rated, and most of them went on to better roles, some to much fame. And the soundtracks are absolutely AMAZING!! I own them and listen regularly... This should probably rate a four or five, but I can't help but ignore all critics and pronounce myself as one of the large cult following of adorers of this film. For fun value, let alone the fact that it's entertaining as hell: 8/10.

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