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Antitrust (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  12 January 2001 (USA)
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A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

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This movie is the fictional story of computer programming genius Milo Hoffman after graduating from Stanford and getting out into the competitive world of computer software. In his contemplation of where to begin his career, he is contacted by Gary Winston whose character is loosely based on Bill Gates. Winston is the CEO of a company called NURV, and they are on the brink of completing the global communication's system, Synapse. They need Hoffman to help them meet their launch date, so after much thought and with the full support of his girlfriend Alice, he accepts the job. Tragedy soon after strikes and Milo becomes suspicious of the company he has been wrapped up in. He learns that trusting anyone could be a mistake, and that nothing is as it seems. Written by Jordan Thornsburg

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A good idea can get you millions. A great Idea can get you killed. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,486,209 (USA) (12 January 2001)

Gross:

£449,494 (UK) (11 May 2001)
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President of NURV Gary Winston appears to be an amalgam of the CEOs of Microsoft and Apple: Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, respectively. NURV resembles Microsoft in power and composition, and Winston's appearance is modeled after Gates. But Gary Winston also posesses Steve Jobs' cutthroat business drive, fiery temper, and motivational speeches. This combination is also possibly supported by the coexistence of both PCs and Apple computers on the NURV compound See more »

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Gary Winston: You're either a one or a zero. Alive or dead.
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Closing disclaimer: Stanford University has not endorsed this motion picture and no filming took place on the Stanford campus. There are a number of other entities and persons with names which may be the same or similar to those used in this motion picture. However, this motion picture is entirely fictional and (except for minor incidental references) is not intended to depict or refer to any other existing entities or persons and any such references are purely coincidental. See more »

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Not "The Net 2"
14 January 2001 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the preview for Anti-Trust, I thought 2 things. 1) It was a not-so-disguised movie about Microsoft. 2) It was probably "The Net 2." It looked like another computer-based movie that would be as realistic as "Hackers," but with a more obvious plot. From the first 30 seconds of the preview you can pretty much tell that the open-source sidekick is marked for death and Bill Gates...I mean Gary Winston was a criminal mastermind who will do anything to get ahead in business. I'd happy to say that while the first half of the movie went without any surprises, there are enough plot twists in the 2nd half to keep you guessing who's on who's side. Tim Robbins and Ryan Philippe both give good performances, and nobody seems out of place talking about technology. It's not the best movie I've seen this year, but it definately blew away my expectations.


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