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The Net (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 July 1995 (USA)
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

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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 Garcia ...
Resort Desk Clerk (as Juan García)
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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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Escape is impossible when you're caught in the net. See more »


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

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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La red  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$50,728,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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At the beach scene, the book Angela has in hands and throws down shortly is 'Love in the Time of Cholera' by Gabriel García Márquez. See more »

Goofs

When Angela Bennett gets her temporary visa using the name Ruth Marx, the lady shows her the form and asks her if that was the correct address, Angela nods and says it is but Ruth Marx is not her name. Presumably she didn't notice it, since her attention was drawn to the address portion. See more »

Quotes

Jack: God, we're pathetic, aren't we?
Angela: Excuse me?
Jack: Well, we're here. We're sitting on the most perfect beach in the world, and all we can think about is-...
Angela: "Where I can hook up my modem?"
Jack: Yeah, exactly.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.15 (2005) See more »

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Nocturne in B maj. Opus 32, No.1
Frédéric Chopin
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Very well done and thought out.
10 April 2005 | by (Lawrenceville, NJ) – See all my reviews

If you're actually reading this review, I give you a lot of credit. You care enough to actually look up this movie, which most people have forgotten about and then cared to read beyond the first review! So for your reading pleasure...

I'm assuming you know the plot line already so I won't waste time typing that out. I will mention that Sandra Bullock did an amazing job with this movie. She really brought a lot of sympathy to the role of a computer programmer, often difficult to do. I can say this because I happen to be a computer programmer.

Anyway, I thought the basic plot was a very good one. You can easily build sub-plots upon its mainframe and turn it into a very enjoyable movie. The premise is also scarily realistic in that this can all really happen if the right precauctions aren't taken.

To make a long review short...oops! Too late! If you enjoy Sandra Bullock bringing a role to life and want to see a very well made movie for the time, take a look at this little gem. You won't be disappointed. :-)


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