A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
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
Another Microsoft reference: one of the characters working at NURV is called Redmond Schmeichel. Microsoft's headquarters are in Redmond, Washington See more »
In the scene after Milo leaves Building 21 the first time, he's standing outside under the shadow of the mouse satellite dish. The shadow from the satellite dish is cast to the right of the screen, while Milo's shadow is cast to the left. This could only happen with two light sources, and even then, there would be two shadows. See more »
Gary Winston once said that any teenager in a garage could put him out of business. Is that what you've done?
[Looking around him]
This is a garage.
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At the end of the cast list in the end credits, there is a section entitled "Geeks", much in the same vein as "Stunts". See more »
Tim Robbins- He is an actor who is a head and shoulder above the rest.
I saw "Antitrust" today the 1:15 matinee. I loved it. I became acquainted with Tim Robbins through 5 copies of" Top Gun." I will not give away the plot or read the last page of the book, but for those of you who like "Arlington Road" ,"Antitrust" may be a good sequel. So this movie does not win rave reviews. Movies are entertaining , some of them are informative. This one says that without computer geeks not many of us could not enjoy this modern day tool. Back in the 70's I thought the electric typewriter with a ball going across the page was exciting.
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