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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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Storyline

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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job | computer | genius | boss | trust | See more »

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Trust is not an option. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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12 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£214,952 (UK) (4 May 2001)

Gross:

£449,494 (UK) (11 May 2001)
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NURV is shown to stand for "Never Underestimate Radical Vision" on a sign at the entrance to the campus. This is also seen on a whiteboard during Gary's first motivational meeting that Milo attends. See more »

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Milo would not have been able to enter the Department of Justice Building without Lyle Barton knowing; the security officials would have informed Barton of Milo's entrance, and Barton would have had to clear Milo. See more »

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Gary Winston: It's just a matter of time before someone borrows your technology, improves it and makes a billion dollars on it.
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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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References The Firm (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude No. 5 in G Major, Opus 32
Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by David Troy Francis, pianist
Courtesy of Barbarian Records
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Young computer programmer discovers inter workings of corporate software giant
17 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is interesting on a surface level. It has lots of action and suspense to engage even passive viewers. Antitrust contains lots of ideas that are specific to the software industry however. The most significant theme of this movie is not one that seeks to implicate major corporations in illegal activities; it is instead one that blatantly discusses the idea of open source code sharing. For those of you who do not know what this is, it is the free sharing of computer programing code. This movie is designed to entertain though. It makes corporate software companies look like organized crime rings. This is simply Hollywood's appeal to its audiences.This is a good movie for all audiences; however a Linux user would particularly enjoy it.


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