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Hostile Intent (1997)

Brilliant renegade hacker Mike Cleary and his crack team have finally debugged Guardian, his software program designed to block government cyber snooping. It's going to make them all rich. ... See full summary »





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Brilliant renegade hacker Mike Cleary and his crack team have finally debugged Guardian, his software program designed to block government cyber snooping. It's going to make them all rich. Now it's time to celebrate with a game of paintball, played in rugged wilderness far from the digital devices of their everyday lives. Not even an ominous encounter with a militia-style survivalist can dampen the weekend warriors' spirits. But someone is playing for keeps. Instead of getting hit with paintballs, soon they're getting splattered for real. As the body count climbs, Cleary discovers he's at the center of a worldwide web of deceit, aimed at gaining control of the program at any cost. Stalked with high-tech weapons, betrayed by trusted friends, only his programming savvy and a bizarre strategic alliance forged on the battlefield can keep him alive. If he fails and Guardian falls into the wrong hands, the game is over for everyone in the nation. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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His Government is Hunting Him Down.


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Rated R for brutal bloody violence and strong language | See all certifications »




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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Lethal Games  »

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Old formula not given new life
22 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

When the Canadian B movie company Le Monde Entertainment folded its tents, I didn't exactly shed a tear, because their efforts were uniformly bad, "Hostile Intent" being just one such example. Oh, I admit that it's not completely bad. It is fairly well shot, and by setting almost all the movie in the wilderness, the filmmakers were able to mask the low budget... for the most part. There are some tacky bits here and there. But that's not one of the real problems with the movie. One of them is that the protagonists rub you the wrong way, particularly the one played by a very miscast Rob Lowe. They are not made to be very sympathetic. The second problem is that under the direction of Jonathan Heap, the movie really lacks sufficient tension and excitement. There's an almost casual feeling at times. Maybe it because the whole "most dangerous game" formula has been done to death, but whatever the reason, the movie ends up being predictable and dull. The title tells you how you will feel towards the filmmakers after watching the movie.

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