Set in some distant future, one man must restore order when a mainframe system crashes in a virtual reality prison where computers control the inmates' thoughts.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ...
Matthew Stolopin (as Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi)
Claire Stansfield ...
Tilda
Nick Eldredge ...
Ken Allen
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Steven Falcon
Christian W.C. Ryser ...
Tech One
Suzanne Charnos ...
Tech Two
Barry Ross Rinehart ...
Tech Three
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Hacker
Thomas Craig Elliott ...
Tye (as Tom Elliott)
Natasha Roth ...
Little Girl
Natalie Scandiuzzi ...
Tammy
Kerry Skalsky ...
Clerk
Marcus Aurelius ...
Dayton
Larry Albert ...
Old Man
Eric Liddell ...
Byron
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In the near future, a new law has criminals sent to a virtual reality world as their prison, built by a shadowy corporation called Zircon based in Seattle. The designer of the system, Steven Falcon, realizes the danger of it being overloaded and of hackers who try to break in and steal files only to have the prisoners try to break out via that method. When Falcon threatens to quit the operation, he becomes marked for murder by his employers who force him to enter the Matrix virtual reality/afterlife to find the source of the danger of the system crashing. Written by Matt Patay

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Rated R for some strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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18 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Darkdrive - Verschollen in der Matrix  »

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Quotes

Julie Falcon: Will they let you just walk away?
Steven Falcon: What else can I do?
Julie Falcon: That's what I'm afraid of.
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References Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962) See more »

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Tilda Jazz
Written by Jim Goodwin
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26 January 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I don't see enough of this genre to properly make any comparisons, but this film certainly had very little analytical thought behind the script. It takes place in some future when people are all driving black 97 Ford minivans, but penal reform has reached the point at which prisoners are banished to a virtual reality, furnished with, among other things, abandoned Pintos and Vegas, as well as the other prisoners in a similar plight. The banishment, of course, is accompanied by sustained, blinding flashes of intense white light. The general story line is told through closeups of computer screens the flash up-dating messages like "Transformation Complete" and "Program Compromised". The film abounds with non-sequiturs, which I suppose is de-rigeur in a world where the final outcome cannot possibly have any link to the premise. Needless to say, it has its standard complement of beautiful babes, and Claire Stansfield is kinda cool.

I get 25 cable movie channels, and this was the best thing on at not-quite-bedtime, so I guess it wasn't that bad.


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