This film is based on the story of the capture of computer hacker "Kevin Mitnick".

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Kevin Mitnick
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Tsutomu Shimomura
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Julia
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Alex Lowe
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Mitch Gibson (as Chris McDonald)
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Brad
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McCoy Rollins
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Lance 'Icebreaker' Petersen
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Karen
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Dan Bradley
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Shelley
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Committee Chairman
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Jake Cronin
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Tom Fiori
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Rachel
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Storyline

Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cybertrophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the computer of a security expert and an ex-hacker, he finds one - and much more than that... Written by Jaromir Król

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Hackers 2: Takedown  »

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Trivia

When Kevin Mitnick flees Oregon and flips through his stack of false IDs, he shows Martin Bryce. Martin Brice (Bishop) was the name of the hacker character played by Robert Redford in Sneakers 1992. See more »

Goofs

Alex Lowe states that 56 bit encryption allows for roughly 72 trillion combinations. He is off by 3 orders of magnitude. 56 bit encryption allows for roughly 72 quadrillion combinations. See more »

Quotes

Tsutomu Shimomura: I mean, how lame are you?
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References Hackers (1995) See more »

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(You Can Never Find A) Policeman In The Rain
Performed & Written by FibreHevy Brain
Published by Insidious Music (BMI)
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Truly pathetic
14 January 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

"Takedown" is a dire film. Poor direction, poor acting and an embarrassingly bad script make this a film to avoid at all costs. The story of Kevin Mitnik is a fascinating one but "Takedown" misses the mark by miles. If you want to watch a well-made and fun film about hacking, then watch "Wargames". If you want to know the truth about what happened to Kevin Mitnuk then watch "Freedom Downtime". There's simply no reason to watch "Takedown".


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