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

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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

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£449,494 (UK) (11 May 2001)
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The code that Phil and Randy are stealing, while Milo broke into the daycare center, is from lnx4win or "Linux for Windows", another piece of Free Software. See more »

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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 »

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Larry Banks: We don't take anything seriously, unless it's on a hard drive.
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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 Mission: Impossible III (2006) See more »

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Nietzsche
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (as Courtney Taylor)
Performed by The Dandy Warhols (as Dandy Warhols)
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under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Great flick!!!
19 January 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. Tim Robbins is excellent, as always. His uncanny Bill Gates like character will leave true computer geeks rolling in the aisles. Geeks will get the inside jokes of the film....but the script doesn't leave the computer illiterate hanging. I thought they did a good job of thoroughly explaining things to avoid confusion. Ryan Phillipe did a pretty good job...as did Claire Forlani. I gave this movie a vote of 9...I can't wait for it to come out on DVD.


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