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The Net (1995)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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Imagine a world where everything about you is on record. A world where every trace of your existence is on computer... A world which could easily be erased... See more »

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

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Release Date:

28 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La red  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)


$50,728,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Angela gets off the elevator at Cathedral, we clearly see the number 20 posted on the elevator door frame, indicating that she is on the 20th floor. A few minutes later, it becomes clear that she is on the 5th floor, when Ruth calls for security after Angela copies the disk. See more »


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Ruth Marx: Let's finish the work and get the hell outta here. These people make me nervous.
Jack: No harm done. Everything you done will be wiped out by just escaping the system.
Angela Bennett: [dares Devlin to press the "Escape" button] Really?
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Not to be taken internally or seriously...
1 July 2002 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

In the dim, dead, dark days preceding my ownership of a PC, I was rather intrigued with the movie. Very Hitchcockian in its tone, and kind of a David-beats-Goliath theme that every one can relate to (Apple vs. Microsoft, employee vs. boss, ad infinitum). Seven years hence...I realize that many of the governmental entities supposedly "hacked" were, at the time of this movie, utilizing systems built when leisure suits were still the rage--and IBM was lord and master of the computer domain. Granted, hackers can be considered a real and acknowledged threat, but we should take this movie for what it is...Just some passably good entertainment and not too representative of R/T (Real Time for all you Netsurfing newbies). However, the plot remains fundamentally sound, and not too taxing on the mind.

Sandra Bullock gave a reasonably credible performance as programmer/support tech/consultant Angela Bennett. I realize that sex appeal fuels Hollywood, and it IS possible to have beauty and brains. But the story seems to have some fundamental flaws. What are the odds that NO one would know who you really were...It's impossible to think that we really have become the so-called "ghosts in the machine". As long as we have receipts, hard copies,friends and loved ones, we won't be caught in "The Net."

Some good performances by the smooth but irreverent Dennis Miller, and by the suave but deadly Jeremy Northam make for a movie worth watching when there's nothing better on the boob tube...Or if you're a closet geek like yours truly, you call friends and laugh about all the inaccuracies.

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