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
The building used for the exterior shots of "Cathedral Software" is located at One Post Street in San Francisco. Also known as the McKesson building. See more »
In the first scene with Angela, when she hangs up the speaker phone, she hits the Handsfree/mute button. The light that comes on either mutes the call, or answers the phone - it does not release the call. See more »
So, what's this for?
[showing Jack his gun]
It's uh... it's for shark fishing.
Shark fishing... with a silencer?
Yeah. You certainly seem to know your ordnance.
Colorado. You grow up with guns.
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Sandra Bullock is very appealing as an unloved independent systems analyst who unknowingly gets hold of a disk that could bring worldwide chaos; pretty soon, she's dodging bad guys, running from the cops and putting her allies in danger (including Dennis Miller, who is surprisingly good). Despite a penchant for filming mouths in close-up, Irwin Winkler has directed a very fast, fun technical-thriller in which charming Bullock is bounced from one nightmare to another. I loved the way she gets out of a building swarming with security: she dons a fireman's outfit and escapes, but then the bad guys see a nicely piled fireman's outfit (and helmet!) sitting on the sidewalk and yell, "She's getting away!" Just one example of how this movie is so completely brainless, but yet entertaining enough on a non-think level that you tell yourself not to notice. You'll hate yourself in the morning, though. **1/2 from ****
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