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


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)  »

Also Known As:

La red  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,037,745 (USA) (30 July 1995)


$50,727,965 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

| (8 channels)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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On the checklist on Angela's computer, it says "Bring 2600 Mag". 2600 is an actual hacker's magazine. See more »


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 »


Dr. Alan Champion: I figured you'd be hungry, so I stopped on the way over. I got your favorite, Chinese.
Angela: Um, it's your favorite. I never really cared for it, remember?
Dr. Alan Champion: Ah, it's immaterial, I knew it was somebody's favorite.
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Written by Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
Performed by Sandra Bullock (uncredited) and Jeremy Northam (uncredited)
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Dated Very Badly Due To Technology
7 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Net whilst an entertaining movie, sadly suffers as a movie of it's time. The pc's, the laptops, the computer images and games, the pagers and the mobile phones, and not to mention the dial up modems.

Plot In A Paragraph: Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock) is a computer expert, who works from home. This beautiful analyst is never far from a computer and modem. The only activity she has outside of computers is visiting her mother, who suffers with Alzheimer's disease. She is sent her a program with a weird glitch for her to de-bug. Her life then turns into a nightmare, her records and identity are erased from existence and she is given a new identity, one with a police record.

I enjoyed it when it was released, but had never revisited it. Watching it now with my kids, 15 and 8 they laughed at all the ancient devices, and it detracted from the movie and a good performance from Bullock. She was gorgeous then and even now she remains one of the most talented and beautiful women in movies, and her ladylike sexiness is in rare supply. Any movie becomes promising just by having her name in it's cast.

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