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The Net (1995)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  28 July 1995 (USA)
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A computer programmer stumbles upon a conspiracy, putting her life and the lives of those around her in great danger.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wendy Gazelle ...
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Bergstrom
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Dale
Daniel Schorr ...
WNN Anchor
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Public Defender
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Ben Phillips
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Nurse #1
Juan García ...
Resort Desk Clerk
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Mexican Doctor
Margo Winkler ...
Mrs. Raines
Gene Kirkwood ...
Stan Whiteman
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Storyline

Angela Bennett's a software engineer type who works from home and has few friends outside of cyberspace. Taking her first vacation in years, she becomes embroiled in a web of computer espionage. Written by Rob Hartill

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Her driver's license. Her credit cards. Her bank accounts. Her identity..... Deleted. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$50,728,000 (USA)
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Trivia

One of the few PG-13 rated movies to use the word "fuck" in a sexual context. See more »

Goofs

Right before discovering Bergstrom's mis-diagnosis of Aids, she connects to a system using the telnet command with an email address that was written on a card she had taken from Devlin's wallet. It is impossible to establish a connection using telnet with an email address. The only way to connect using telnet is with a FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) or IP address (and/or a TCP port number). Once the telnet connection is established, you can however login to a system using an email address. See more »

Quotes

Angela: So, what's this for?
[showing Jack his gun]
Jack: It's uh... it's for shark fishing.
Angela: Shark fishing... with a silencer?
Jack: Yeah. You certainly seem to know your ordinance.
Angela: Colorado. You grow up with guns.
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BLANCA ROSA
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Cyber-thriller has a few internal glitches, but it keeps on running.
17 February 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This isn't a bad movie thriller to keep you off the Internet for two hours, but can you take the risk? THE NET sounds unconvincing since our love of computers and cyber-sputting expresses what the story is all about, and a possible fad to recognize. Thankfully, it does attempt to bring some raw suspense that is head-and-shoulders above other lame films that contend to "artificial communication". Once again, Sandra Bullock knows how to keep her fans happy, and even though it's no "chick-flick", she's still the likeable character inside. This time, she's stalked in a game of cat-and-mouse and becomes ruined by an identity crisis. Even with the brand new concept of cyberware, that's just normal for a suspense thriller. An old, traditional "chase" plot gives the movie a blip on the screen, but the story is greatly paced and exciting enough to increase your pulse rate to rapid highs. The computer mess is the biggest fuss some viewers will have in common, including all those not used to this new style. A good shot at a modernization of mystery-suspense films, but you know exactly what to predict here. Why the new TV series?


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