The life of a young computer systems analyst is thrown into turmoil when, after arriving in Istanbul to start a new job, she finds her credit cards useless, her bank account empty, and her identity stolen.
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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 (sic) of computer espionage. Written by
On the checklist on Angela's computer, it says "Bring 2600 Mag". 2600 is an actual hacker's magazine. See more »
At the Cathedral, after Angela tries to delete her profile at fake Angela's computer, she approaches the window to check out the fire engines outside. The opposite building bears the flag of USA. You can see this flag overhead the crowd of Cathedral employees at the next scene (the scene when the fake Angela asks the fireman about the smoke). This means that the Cathedral employees are just somewhere near the flag but at Angela's perspective, the crowd of Cathedral employees are nowhere near the flag. See more »
The beauty of the Gatekeeper system is that we can get in and out of the FBI like it's the Public Library. It's a beautiful system.
Let's finish the work and get the hell outta here. These people make me nervous.
No harm done. Everything you done will be wiped out by just escaping the system.
[dares Devlin to press the "Escape" button]
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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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