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Antitrust (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas McFerran ...
Teddy Chin
Brian Bissel
Phil Grimes
Desi (as Zahf Hajee)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Truth can be dangerous... Trust can be deadly. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,486,209, 14 January 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,965,209, 4 February 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,867,516, 31 December 2001
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Another Microsoft reference: one of the characters working at NURV is called Redmond Schmeichel. Microsoft's headquarters are in Redmond, Washington See more »


When Milo performs the scratch test at dinner, he quickly pulls his sleeve forward so that Rebecca will not notice. However, when Milo pours the wine for a toast, his sleeve is pushed up. When they raise their glasses for the toast, his sleeve is pulled back to the normal position. See more »


Milo: This isn't a game! In the real world, when you kill people they die - for real! And in the real world you're fucked!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Featured in Antitrust: Cracking the Code (2001) See more »


Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (as Courtney Taylor)
Performed by The Dandy Warhols (as Dandy Warhols)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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A brainless movie that requires brain.
15 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I didn't expect much from AntiTrust, but I was surprised. The story was fast-paced and exciting, it never really slowed-down. When the movie was over I felt satisfied, it had a lot of what I look for in a movie. It requires you to think about what is happening, even if sometimes it gets un-realistic with plot twists. Good things aside, AntiTrust had its share of problems. There was some techy-talk that went on too long, whenever something bad was discovered by Milo(Ryan however you spell his last name) the camera would zoom in and then shake around, and it got a little un-realistic in the finale. All-in-all AntiTrust was good, but I just found-out it opened it 12th place. It deserves better.

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